Modern Makers Celebrate Earth Day In A New Way
When you think about Short Vine on a Thursday night, the last things that come to mind are gorillas, recycling, and old cell phones, but that was the combo at Wednesday night’s Modern Makers event. Friends and fans--all excited to donate their old cell phones in order to save gorillas in the wild--filled 2606 Short Vine with food, wine and zoo animals.
The festivities began with guests crafting gorilla masks and ended with animal lovers petting Rose the armadillo, just one of the animals provided by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s education department.
Familiar faces flooded through the door along with a several newcomers enjoying the featured collection--recycled art, compliments of artist Doug K. Sponsors to the April Modern Makers include the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, the Corryville Hampton Inn, and Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.
The next Modern Makers will feature an art auction to benefit Fernside, a non-profit organization providing support and advocacy to families who have experienced death. There is no entry fee and the event runs May 9 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Above: Friends Beth Robinson, CEO of Uptown Consortium, & Thane Maynar, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zooenjoy some art inside.
Below: Fia Cifuentes, Sustainability Coordinator at the Cincinnati Zoo, shows Uptown Consortium employees some interesting animals.
Above: Rosie the armadillo
Below: Fia, Dave Jenike, VP of Operations & Chief Operating Officer at the Cincinnati Zoo, along with Catherine Richards and Anh Tran of Hark + Hark, have a good laugh trying to get the animals to smile for a photo
Guest begin the crafting festivities!