THE QUEENS THRONE
ARTISTS: JOSH STOUT & KATE DEMSKE
LOCATION: 1230 ELM ST, 45202
SPONSORED BY THE GREATER CINCINNATI FOUNDATION
Every Queen needs a throne and Cincinnati now has hers. “The Queen’s Throne” is designed to encourage visitors to briefly lounge in luxury while being bathed in light. Constructed of steel, neon, acrylic, and LED, “The Queen’s Throne” offers a great opportunity to be seen as BLINK royalty, take a photo, and share your experience with friends.
ABOUT JOSH STOUT & KATE DEMSKE
ARTISTS SPONSORED BY THE LUTHER FOUNDATION
Joshua Stout is a Cincinnati native who has been working as an illustrator and fine artist for over 10 years. His work has been displayed at the BLDG Refuge Gallery in Covington as well as the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, OH. Joshua attended the University of Cincinnati and his work is inspired by European street art, neo-traditional tattoos, comic books, and 90’s cartoons. While mostly an illustrator and painter, Joshua has also worked on statues and animatronics for international amusement parks.
Solid Ground Studio serves as the creative outlet for Kate Demske. Kate, a native of Cleveland, has been based in Cincinnati for more than 20 years. She studied sculpture at the University of Cincinnati and while there discovered the joys of blacksmithing. She honed her skills working in local foundries and metal shops.
In the Spring of 2001 Kate established her studio in Cincinnati’s eclectic Northside neighborhood. Since then she has been designing and fabricating custom metalwork for clients throughout the region and as far away as Alaska. This work includes sculpture, public art as well as furniture and architectural ironwork.
Her unique style combines traditional blacksmithing techniques with modern tools and methods and she finds much of her inspiration in nature. She delights in sharing the magic of blacksmithing and works to pass on the spark of joy of that is created with fire and hammer and anvil.