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Reds Inspired Art Show Returns to Covington in April

Covington-based design agency BLDG, in partnership with Renaissance Covington and Folk School Coffee Parlor, will host 199C: House of Cards on Saturday, April 2 from 7:00-11:00 p.m. 

199C draws its name from the pantone color for the Reds and is a collaborative art experience celebrating two great achievements: Baseball and the Reds.

For the exhibition in BLDG Gallery, the agency dug into shoeboxes and rifled through childhood collections of their favorite baseball cards to find the greatest inspiration we could think of, the Reds players themselves. From Johnny Bench to Bronson Arroyo, Dave Parker to Paul O’Neill, the agency hand selected their favorite Topps baseball cards to inspire the artists.

The show will feature over 40 local, regional and nationally based artists who will create artwork based on a curated Reds baseball card they receive from BLDG. 

The festivities continue outside on Pike Street where our friends from Folk School Coffee Parlor have planned family-friendly entertainment including live music by Willie Tea Taylor and Honey & Houston, a celebrity podcast by Jerry Springer and the Curve Ball Classic Homerun Derby.

It wouldn’t be baseball without food and beer, so BLDG has partnered with Renaissance Covington to bring the event to the next level. Braxton Brewing Company will offer up cold beverages while local Covington restaurants and food trucks will satisfy event attendees after an evening of celebrating America’s favorite pastime.

- Staff report/Photo: All Stars music line up 2015, image courtesy of Rudy Harris (provided)