The annual “Deck the Hall” student art show at Longworth Hall, hosted by students and leaders of the Cincinnati Arts Technology Center, typically draws a crowd. This year’s show was no exception. CATC uses an art program with other services to help Cincinnati Public School students—mostly those at risk of not graduating—stay in school, graduate and prepare for self-sufficient lives.
Most students entering the program do not consider themselves artists, but surprise themselves with the skills they discover – and 93 percent end up graduating. The students keep the proceeds from the art show.