Back to All Events

Advice For Future Homecomers Opening

  • People's Liberty 1805 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

Wave Pool is thrilled to organize the final exhibit in the People’s Liberty storefront, aimed at inviting reflection and exchange around homecoming and what it looks like to engage in our changing communities with thoughtfulness and care. The exhibition will run September 13th through November 10th, 2019.

Christian Schmit started Tall’s Bread just over a year ago as a way to better connect with his neighbors and to become a ‘non-invasive species’ that is integral to the function of his city. A trained illustrator and sculptor, Schmit is interested in his art practice becoming something that is both fundamental and accessible. The tradition of breadmaking seems like the perfect answer. He uses a shared kitchen in a church in Covington and drives around and delivers bread to people in their homes. In his words, “baking is a conduit through which I can talk about emotional issues. . . I’m not invading, I’m moving around, making contact with people, and making very good bread accessible.”

Schmit’s baking practice is the cornerstone for an installation and programming series that will involve multiple artists, bakers, poets, and puppeteers interested in shaping the character of a city in ways that honor the culture of a place.

Artists include The Archive of Creative Culture, Elese Daniel, Lizzy Duquette, Llewellyn Fletcher, Christian Schmit, and Catherine Whited. The exhibition and programs are curated by Calcagno Cullen of Wave Pool.

Each Friday and Saturday join Schmit in the storefront for Pretzel Baking between 9-11am, followed by a roving pretzel cart around Findlay Market from 12noon until the pretzels run out. Grab a pretzel in exchange for advice for future Cincinnatians.

Please find a full list of affiliated programming at

Megan Trischler of People’s Liberty says of the exhibit, “More than a bold capstone to mark the conclusion of People's Liberty, Advice for Future Homecomers embodies a question so many of us are asking: how do you preserve the spirit of a changing neighborhood? Cal's thoughtful curation invites a diverse mix of artists to engage the question (and the city) in ways that feel true to the surrounding Findlay Market neighborhood."

Earlier Event: September 13
Pretzel/Advice Exchange Cart