Cincinnati Business Courier: DAAP student captures Cincinnati spirit with art at new TQL Stadium

Emily Baxter, a student at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, never dreamed that she would be designing art for a major league soccer stadium. 

But Baxter, 23, designed several large-scale murals and 12 pop-art-style portraits of “Cincinnati Legends” (pictured above) for the new TQL Stadium, home of FC Cincinnati. It was her spring co-op project, conducted with New York design firm RAREculture. UC was the birthplace of co-op, the only public university in the nation to offer a paid co-op experience of its kind to fine arts students.

“When I think of a stadium, I think sports. I don’t think of it as a place for nice artwork,” Baxter told the Cincinnati Business Courier. But that's exactly what she helped create for the new venue.

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