J. Miles Wolf: Hometown Heroes
Hometown Heroes is a public art display featuring Cincinnatians who made an impact on the city. J. Miles Wolf creates collages combining historic and contemporary photographs of Cincinnati in locations significant to local heroes. The result tells the story of great achievements accomplished by these individuals, who include: William Howard Taft, Ezzard Charles, Harriett Beecher Stowe, DeHart Hubbard, and Oscar Robertson.
Hometown Heroes aims to raise awareness of some of the remarkable achievements by fellow citizens that have lived or worked in Cincinnati. These photographic collages tell the story of these diverse and accomplished people, who achieved greatness through individual effort. The photographs are placed in large vacant windows and each location adds a sense of place and reinforces the local aspect of this project. Each photographic collage is accompanied by a descriptive text about each of these local heroes. They are on public view and accessible to a great number of people to enjoy and learn from them.
Locations include vacant windows on Main Street (between 6th and 8th Street) and on the corner of Vine and Garfield, with additional locations to be announced.
Mohau Modisakeng, Passage, 2017. Inkjet print on Epson hot press natural, 58 x 78 inches. Part of the 21c collection
J. Miles Wolf, William Howard Taft, Birthplace and Childhood Home, 1857–1880, 2021. Digital print, 32 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the artist
J. Miles Wolf, Johnny Vander Meer, Cincinnati Reds, Crosley Field, 1937–1951, 2021. Digital print, 30 x 44 inches. Courtesy of the artist
1203 Walnut St
Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 977-8043
Free to the Public