Something Big has been Afoot in 212: Hero Bearcats Have Arrived!

Yesterday Martin Ludwig, the Director of Trademarks and Licensing for the University of Cincinnati, officially kicked-off the #HeroBearcats campaign! Hero Bearcats will be taking place throughout greater Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati campus between April and September 2019, as a way to celebrate the University’s Bicentennial. Hero Bearcats will be a way for the community to engage with the University’s beloved mascot by interacting will life-sized statues, designed by local artists, that are inspired by and celebrate the everyday heroes that live and work among us all.  The University of Cincinnati believes there is dignity within every person/profession, and this will be a great way to celebrate the difference each person can make to contribute to a stronger community and a better world.

Ludwig stated:

“Universities offer more than just sporting events to bring people together. The University of Cincinnati certainly has some wonderful athletic facilities and exciting competitions, but as an elite research institution, we have faculty and students engaging in groundbreaking research that advance technology. We also have a deep bench of talented faculty and students in the arts and humanities, which celebrate the creative facility of the human mind to promote deeper thought for a more informed and civilized society. The #HeroBearcats campaign is one way for the University to bring the community together to celebrate amazingly talented local artists. The artists created a great variety of designs to represent different career disciplines to show that heroes really do come from all walks of life”.

OHHS Art and Design student, and National Art Honor Society member, Destanie Sexton created a design based upon the field of Engineering that was selected for creation! Destanie worked hard alongside Ms. Schorsch throughout the month of February in the creation of the Engineering Bearcat and preparing it for display for the Bicentennial celebration. The Engineering Bearcat will be on display at the U-Square at the Loop on Calhoun St.

 

View the creation process here:

 

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Check out the Bearcat’s Bon Voyage with the OHHS Staff here:

 

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