About the Exhibition
Elevate at 21c presents temporary exhibitions of works by artists living and working in the communities surrounding each 21c Museum Hotel property. Elevate provides hotel guests with unique access to the work of notable regional artists, while featuring their work in the context of 21c’s contemporary art space. To view these works, please stop by the front desk to arrange access to the vitrines on guest room floors.
Cincinnati art icon, Pam Kravetz regularly wears tutus, big wigs, and faux furs around town. She drives in a motorized bathtub during Cincinnati Pride parades, and has been a vocal advocate for the arts community on the former and much beloved radio station, WNKU. Yet Kravetz is maybe best known for her hand-stitched, larger-than-life puppets that she creates using a variety of media. An art educator for 29 years, Kravetz is the founder of the Bombshells (the Midwest’s first yarn graffiti gang), an active member of the board of trustees for ArtWorks, and co-chair for The Carnegie’s Art of Food. As a leader of the ArtWorks Youth Apprentice team, Kravetz oversaw the transformation of clinics at the Ronald McDonald House, and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and worked with residents at the Cedar Village Retirement Community to create art projects. “Pam is living proof that creativity can transform and impact a community,” says Tamara Harkavy, CEO and artistic director at ArtWorks. “As an artist, teacher, Pam is curious. She brings her unique and innovative perspective to everything she does.”
Collaboration is her secret ingredient. “It makes your voice louder and bigger and stronger and way more impactful,” she says. Kravetz is honored to work with the following artists, friends and family to create this body of work: Craig Davis, Carla Lamb, Jennifer Sult, Jen Edwards, Reenie Kravetz, Andrea Kravetz, Nancy Weber, C. Jaqueline Wood, Theresa Kramer, Scottie Bellissemo, and the Harrison High School Art Students.