Press Release

January 31, 2001

An Expression of Community: Cincinnati Public Schools Legacy of Art & Architecture Slide Lecture at Mariemont Branch February 17

Decorative Architectural ElementWell known local photographer Robert Flischel will showcase the treasure of architecture found in Cincinnati Public School buildings on Saturday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Avenue, as he presents An Expression of Community: Cincinnati Public Schools Legacy of Art & Architecture. The free slide lecture is open to the public.

Mr. Flischel is a graduate of Xavier University and the Pazovski School of Photography. In addition to his photography work with corporate and commercial clients, Flischel accepts portrait commissions and contributes to a wide variety of publications. His photographs have been reproduced in many national publications, including Life, Time, Smithsonian, Forbes, Business Week, Newsweek, National Geographic Traveler, and Travel and Leisure.

He has been a contributing editor to Ohio Magazine since 1978, and his photographs are in the corporate collections of Cinergy, Cincinnati; H.J. Heinz Company, Pittsburgh; Longaberger Company, Newark, Ohio; Walt Disney Company, Burbank, California; and Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, among others.

His photographs are part of a series that documents school architecture in southern Ohio and show Flischel's interest in the urban environment. Flischel has also produced photographic series of architectural murals and mosaics produced earlier in the century. "My examination of the urban environment reveals beauty, irony, humor, and paradox. I portray these situations in a direct style, allowing viewers to draw their own conclusions."

For additional information, contact the branch at 369-4467.

Interpreter available upon request for the hearing impaired. Please call 513-369-6944 [TDD 513-369-6946] at least one week before program.

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