The Newport/Bethel Project

in partnership with Northern Kentucky University, the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement (at NKU), and Newport Independent Schools

Join us for an exciting new program this summer at NKU! Steven Finke of Northern Kentucky University’s Spatial Arts Department and Francesca Fiore and Hillary Wagner of SOIL SERIES: A Social Drawing have teamed up to create this unique opportunity for high school students in Newport, KY and Bethel, OH to make art in NKU’s sculpture studios. Together we will research the histories of Newport and Bethel, reaching across historic borders and calling attention to the area’s complex history of abolitionism and segregation while inviting dialogue between those of urban and rural experience. Participating students will use sculpture and performance to understand the two sites and ask important questions about history, identity, and place. The resulting artwork will then be exhibited at both sites, inviting the local communities to participate in the conversation.

Program Dates:

June 11th – July 9th 2018, Mondays and Thursdays 10am – 3pm
All materials and transportation will be provided. This program is free!

If you are a high school student from Newport or Bethel who would like to participate please contact soilseriesbethel@gmail.com by June 4th.