It’s an elegant lady ….
… wearing white glove at the end of her bare arms.
She catches one’s eye other ways …
Her voices captures your attention as she sings …
She displays elegance, beauty, and charm as she sings with confidence
Greetings Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002)
Through Swing Around Rosie, ArtWorks honors a local legend who went onto become an entertainment star – Rosemary Clooney. From a small town about an hour from Cincinnati, she came to the city and made a name for herself, then moved on to be a film and recording star in the 1950s and 60s. Yes, George is her nephew.
ArtWorks is a unique non-profit organization that employs and trains local youth to create art in the community. To date, ArtWorks is responsible for over 125 murals throughout Cincinnati – which many are in the main part of the city.
Swing Around Rosie
Location: 1606 Pleasant Street 1606 Pleasant St., facing West Liberty Street near Findlay Market
Surface: 3283 sq ft (305 sq meters)
A local story about this mural and its honoree
Thanks to Resa (Toronto’s leading lady) whose posts about street art in Toronto and Winnipeg, got me interested in outdoor arr in my area. I invite readers to visit Resa’s blog (but tell her I sent you.)
To see past posts on other murals in Cincinnati, click here.
I close with a song from White Christmas, in which the dress will look familiar.