ArtsConnect has applied and received a grant from the Ohio Arts Council to install the township's very first sculpture! The sculpture will celebrate the life and legacy of the nationally recognized artist, Charley Harper and will be installed at the heaviest traveled intersection in Hamilton County, Galbraith and Winton Roads.
Charley Harper was a resident of Springfield Township for over sixty years. Celebrating his legacy in Springfield Township brings attention to the arts and vibrancy the arts bring.
In January, ArtsConnect placed a "Call to Artists" to gather submissions from sculptors. Proposals were reviewed in February and interviews of top candidates were held. ArtsConnect selected artist Micah Landers and his assistant, Andy Finn to design, build and install Lander's concept for the sculpture, "The Many Sides of Charley Harper". ArtsConnect is not releasing the design to the public until the unveiling of the sculpture, tentatively scheduled for late June 2022.
Now, the community has a unique opportunity to participate in the design of the sculpture by voting on a series of Charley Harper artworks. Four of Harper's artworks will be represented in the sculpture.
Voting is now LIVE and can be done by clicking HERE. Votes will be collected through March 26, 2022. Those without a computer or who prefer to vote on paper can pick up a paper ballot at the Springfield Township Arts Center, located at 9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231.