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A Proposed Project: New Residency Formats

The P.A.R. in PAR-Projects stands for Professional Artistic Research, so with each collaboration and each challenge we do our best to not just go with the easy answer (or someone else's solution) before taking time to consider multiple options, related to what we're trying to accomplish.
Another aspect of our research is the kind found in a university setting. It can be challenge-based, project-based, or based in the simple desire to seek knowledge. We don't take deep dives like this at a specific pace, but we do enjoy sharing the work when it's complete.
The remainder of this post is by Gabrielle Roach, our 2017 fellow. Her assignment was to observe the creative and/or community dynamics of Cincinnati, reflect on the work PAR-Projects does,  then create a meaningful piece of writing. 
We believe she did a great job, and plan to pursue her proposal at some point down the line.

And simply for clarity "Makers Mobile," which she refers to from time to time, is …

Switch Turns Ten

To commemorate a decade of business in Cincinnati, our friends at Switch Lighting & Design are hosting a Grand Re-opening and fundraiser for PAR-Projects!
Switch is owned and operated by Bertie Ray III and Drew Dearwester, who opened their first storefront on Vine Street in Over The Rhine, back in 2008.  

Bertie's dynamic salesmanship and Drew's remarkable eye for design has set them apart as a team and their success has allowed them to open a second, much larger  location on West 4th Street in Downtown Cincinnati.  

Both locations reflect their love of their business, along with the flexibility and power light has as a material for creating beauty.  For these reasons, Switch Lighting & Design has become a Cincinnati landmark and now serves clientele from around the country.  

PAR-Projects is honored to be part of the Grand Re-opening of the Vine Street location on Friday April 6th.  Join us for a night of inspiring design and the reveal of Switch's reinvented storefro…