Saturday, October 4, 2003

Mill Creek gets art boost


Exhibit benefits cleanup effort

By Dan Klepal
The Cincinnati Enquirer

WEST END - An art exhibit today showing the good, the bad and the smelly of the Mill Creek will also help clean up the troubled waterway.

The Capture the Creek Art Exhibit and Sale, from 7-11 p.m. at the Cincinnati Museum Center, is also a good place to get some cool art on the cheap.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Mill Creek Watershed Council and half the proceeds from the sale of paintings in watercolor, oil and acrylic will go toward paying the non-profit organization's overhead expenses, and paying for education, outreach programs and seminars to teach people about the creek. More than three dozen local artists will be featured, and their works will be on sale at reduced prices.

There also will be sculptures in ceramic and cast stone.

"It's a great way to help the Mill Creek, and to promote local artists," said Nancy Ellwood, executive director of the Mill Creek Watershed Council.

Jacob Pfeiffer, 66, of Union Township, is the featured artist and will have two pieces in the show. One shows the Mill Creek at its greatest point of contrast - a section at the Western Hills Viaduct where it changes from a man-made, concrete trough to a natural, winding creek.

E-mail dklepal@enquirer.com




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