Community Celebration
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

Community Celebration

We are thrilled to announce—that thanks to the incredible collaborative effort of over 225 participants in our flower making studio—Make Someone’s Day will be honoring all 110 local nominees with ceramic bouquets!

Pat yourselves on the back & Mark your calendars.

We’re celebrating!

Thursday, August 16th 6:30-9pm.

 


Nominators—bring your honoree to receive their bouquets and to be celebrated by our community!

Participants—bring a friend, show off your work, meet local honorees, and connect with honorees and the larger Make Someone’s Day community!


Special thanks to People’s Liberty, Ron & Julie Pelle, Standard Ceramic Supply, Amaco, NKU, Charlie Keiser, Will Humason, and Ezra Cline.

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Artist Talk by Lauren Wells & Intimate Ice Cream + Sorbet Tasting
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Talk by Lauren Wells & Intimate Ice Cream + Sorbet Tasting

Artist Lauren Wells uses the rituals of producing and presenting food culture as conduits for community dynamics. Against this backdrop, she projects her own sense of uprootedness, displacement and transition as she follows the opportunities of her life as an artist.

For this event, Wells returns to her home town after years living abroad in Portugal, Italy, & the UK. She’ll guide participants on a tasting of iconic Cincinnati ice-creams & sorbets as she reflects on ideas of home, displacement, migration, diaspora, loss, representation, nostalgia, and membership. Wells will share personal anecdotes and discuss the cultural origins of different Cincinnati ice-cream styles––tracing heritage production techniques from French Pot to Italian-Style Gelato. Participants will be encouraged to share their own memories & associations throughout the tasting, as well as insights into personal and community significance of ice-creams & sorbets.

Programming Partners: Artist Lauren Wells

*All events are free to attend, but small donations will go a long way to helping us keep our events inclusive for everyone.

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Floral Cocktails (& Mocktails) with Justin Frazer
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Floral Cocktails (& Mocktails) with Justin Frazer

A shrub is a refreshing fruit based mixer for craft cocktails or sodas. A shrub utilizes natural preservation methods allowing you to enjoy fresh fruit flavors throughout the year. Shrubs were popularized in the colonial era out of necessity, forgotten about in the industrial age, and reemerged as a versatile mixer for sodas and cocktails for today’s modern taste.

Justin Frazer will discuss the history of shrubs and share signature cocktails made with his Hibiscus Coriander Shrub & garnished with fresh, edible flowers. 

Age Limit: 21+

Programming Partners: Queen City Shrubs

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Ikebana - Japanese Flower Arranging
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Ikebana - Japanese Flower Arranging

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging.  In this workshop, participants will learn about the traditional Japanese way of arranging flowers and other types of plants and have the opportunity to construct a simple arrangement to take home.

Age Minimum:  Adults Only


Programming Partners: Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati

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Urban Gardening & Edible Flowers
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Urban Gardening & Edible Flowers

Kaia Goodwin of The Abundance Box will introduce six edible flowers & share samples of ways to prepare them. She’ll offer a limited-edition edible flower abundance box & discuss the history and trajectory of her non-profit.

Julie Pelle of Potager + Pottery will share the inspiration for the transformation of her small urban yard into an organic garden. As a work in progress, her garden is always evolving. She’ll share edible flowers, herbs, and lessons learned–so far. 


Programming Partners: Abundance Box & Potager + Pottery

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Still-Life Drawing with Andrew Hostick
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Still-Life Drawing with Andrew Hostick

Students will look at still life drawings by Andrew Hostick and learn the reasons why they appear so often in his work, as well as make observations on their style. After looking at a classic still life image chosen by Andrew, students will collaboratively build a 3-dimensional still life. Students will then choose an angle and draw what they see focusing on SHAPE and COLOR and finish with colored pencils. 

Programming Partners: Visionaries + Voices and Indigo Hippo

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Signature Scents
Jul
5
6:30 PM18:30

Signature Scents

Philadelphia-based artist and writer Suzanne Seesman will share the story and process behind her experimental work in perfume making. To create her scents, Seesman has sourced fresh botanicals from the homes of historically under-recognized women of Philadelphia, kitchen scraps at the Vermont Studio Center, and urban gardens in Philadelphia.  

Following Seesman’s talk, Carisa Hund-Bunten of 7th Street gifts will share single-essence botanicals and help you create your own unique blend of fragrance. We’ll apply perfumery techniques of top, middle and base note blending & use “anchoring” scents to form a long lasting foundation that sustains and carries your custom made signature scent.

Participants will have access to apothecary quality droppers, bottles, and carrier oils as well as therapeutic grade absolutes and essential oils to blend, explore, and create. Once your signature scent has been created, apply it as a personal perfume, an all-natural house-linen spray, diffusing oil, bath and body enhancements, etc. 

Programming Partners: Artist Suzanne Seesman & Carisa Hund-Bunten of 7th Street Gifts

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GRAND OPENING
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

GRAND OPENING

Stop by the People's Liberty storefront across from Findlay Market on Thursday, June 28th from 6-9pm to celebrate our next 7 weeks in this space.

Make Someone's Day is a call to action - to honor one another within and across local communities through collaborative gesters of kindness.  

How can you participate? 

1) Nominate a local to be honored with a hand-made ceramic flower arrangement. 

2) Get your hands dirty in our ongoing ceramic workshop to help create clay flowers for nominees. 

3) Create and connect with community during Thursday evening special events.

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