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Duck Tape Exhibition

  • Dates: 07 – 09 Jun, 2019
WHAT: Annual Outdoor Duck Tape® Exhibition
WHEN: Friday, June 7th(Install day) - Sunday, June 9th, 2019 10 AM-5 PM
WHERE: Corner of MLK Blvd and Clifton Avenue, University of Cincinnati Campus
RECEPTION: Saturday, June 8th, 12 - 3 PM – barbecue & music

America’s favorite fix-all since its World War II introduction, duct tape has been used for just about anything – from saving lives early in America's space exploration program to home improvement projects. And now students and faculty members from the University of the Cincinnati and the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) have found yet another project-based approach to the material: An exhibition of large-scale sculptures to be displayed outdoors at the University of Cincinnati prior to their departure for the 16th Annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival outside of Cleveland.

Utilizing thousands of rolls of Duck Tape®, the students are creating three-dimensional enlargements of work with this year’s “SWEET 16” theme. The work focuses on a wide range of interpretations from “SWEET-est Hot Rod, The DuckCup Cake, DUCKy Charms,” a large-scale “Duck Tape Tiara” and a large scale “Gummy Bear Lounge” to name a few. The work will be displayed outdoors on the UC campus green at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Clifton Avenue from June 8 to June 9.
There will be a reception from 12 - 3 PM on June 8th , 2019 before the work heads to Avon, Ohio to become one of the main attractions for the more than 60,000 Duck Tape® enthusiasts that will attend the 16th Annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival, June 13th – 15th.

The course is led by Professor Joe Girandola and also includes assistance from Artist Rick Wolhoy. The course also collaborated with the Clifton Cincinnati Recreation Commission(CRC) after school program child artists who created an amazing Duck Tape Candy Necklace! The course is sponsored by and made possible by ShurTech Brands, LLC, the company that manufactures the iconic “fix-all” material,
Duck® brand duct tape, that now comes in numerous colors, designs, and licenses. Special Thanks to the 1819 Innovation Hub ( where the course was held this semester!

Sweetest Hot Rod