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World Choir Games mural makes it debut

Artist Annie Ruth and CPS students unveiled the Global Canvas Quilt Tuesday afternoon at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  The mural was created by more than 500 World Choir Games participants and spectators July 4-14 using mixed media to design colorful  four-by-four-inch canvases. 

It was a collaborative project involving the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Art Museum and Arts on the Corner, a program created by Ruth.

Ruth said she was inspired to launch the  project so the community could embrace the Games through art.

"The project brought the community together to celebrate the 2012 World Choir Games while focusing on the themes of diversity, unity, music, voice and harmony," said Ruth.  "And that's  what Arts on the Corner is all about--bringing people together through art and teaching youth the value of community service through creativity."

The mural is temporarily on display at the Art Museum through Labor Day.  It'll be permanently installed at Silverton Paideia Academy on September 6.