The People’s Liberty Haile Fellowship is an immersive civic program that develops more effective, courageous, and visionary leaders equipped to shape the future of Cincinnati. Over six-months together, three Fellows will hone their leadership skills; learn from notable thought leaders; and expand their connections across sectors while tackling a vexing community challenge. This year’s challenge is one cities across the country are discussing and grappling with…How do you preserve the spirit of a changing neighborhood? Our dynamic team will spend 6-months focused on one of our city’s most cherished community spaces, the historic Findlay Market district located in the heart of Over-the-Rhine and just outside our front door.
Kyle Ebersole is a Cincinnati-based artist, designer and animator. He has worked for Procter & Gamble, Kroger, and Neltner Small Batch. In college, Kyle sold produce at the Neltner Farm Stand at Findlay Market. Additionally, Kyle was chosen as an artist for BLINK 2017 and created the Chroma projection for the Hanke building on Main St. as well as the Rookwood Pottery Projection on Elm St. Most recently, Kyle has crafted design for Boomtown Biscuits and Whiskey and Hugo Arnold’s Bathtub Gin. After three years working as the Art Director for Leap Frame, a local film and animation studio, Kyle switched his focus to freelance work.
Asa Featherstone, IV’s artistic journey started in middle school when he picked up an old camera from the thrift store. He loved the way stories could be told by looking at something as simple as a picture and has carried that passion through today. A Cincinnati-based filmmaker/photographer, Asa uses images to bridge people. The basis of his work is the belief that all of us are looking to connect with one another authentically. Asa received a B.A. in Communication from the University of Cincinnati and is currently the Media Relations Coordinator/Video Producer at the Contemporary Arts Center, where he uses video to give audiences the opportunity to understand more about each other through art.
Brian Yangyuen is a Southern California native and newly-minted Cincinnati resident. Brian’s construction and real estate development background centers on his passion—projects that emphasize experience and placemaking through thoughtful design. Brian has spent over a decade as a Disney Imagineer bringing large-scale theme park projects to life in California and China. His multi-faceted study of the built environment has earned him a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley, a Master's degree in Construction Management from USC, and a California Real Estate license. Brian is a fan of needlessly complex board games and lives in Prospect Hill with his partner and their 15-year-old “puppy,” Cookie.
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