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The first exhibition of the year, “Artists of the Winding Road A-Z,” runs Jan. 20 to April 15, 2018. It showcases the works of 12 Appalachian Ohio artists who, through innovative work in media ranging from cloth and clay to bottle caps and asphalt, are raising an artful Appalachia and, in the process, helping to redefine the economy of Ohio’s Appalachian region.
Co-curated by David Mitzel, director of Appalachian Hills of Ohio Territory, and Zanesville-based painter Michael Seiler, this exhibition features works by artists from Athens, Muskingum and Perry Counties. Those areas of Ohio were once mined for natural resources but have recently become known for artistic riches that are catalyzing economic revival.
“The (region’s) economy had been basically an economy of extraction- whether it be coal or oil or gas or timber. So instead of extraction, we’re looking for attraction- we want people to come here, we want people to stay here, we want people to live here,” Mitzel said.
The unique exhibition will feature works of more than 10 artists from the region.
Diverse assortment of vendors from microgreens to grass-fed beef and granola.
Held on Thursdays at The Loft, above Combustion Brewery & Taproom.
Both Museums re-open for the season today, and will be open regular hours through mid-December.
Enjoy chocolate in many forms as you stroll through downtown.
Acrobats, jugglers, aerialists, funny clowns, audience participation and much more.
The Ohio Poetry Association is sponsoring an afternoon in celebration of National Poetry Month. Twelve poets with their own roots in Appalachia will read original poems written in response to artwork found in the exhibition.
$8.00/$5.00 members with reservations, or $10.00 at the door.
A special program entitled “Gen. Sherman and the Treaty of 1868 - From War Maker to Peace Maker” will be presented by Shawn Price, director of the Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers of New Mexico. Mr. Price will give a history of his people before, during, and after this important event, which was the only treaty to give land back to the Native Americans. Gen. William T. Sherman signed this treaty with the Navajo Nation 150 years ago. Free, public is welcome.
The Dineh’Tah Dancers are travelling from New Mexico and will perform traditional Navajo dances at the Heritage Association Spring Meeting. Their director, Shawn Price, will narrate the meaning and significance of each dance to the audience. The meeting is open to the public, admission is a donation.
Join us for the 6th annual Wine and Beer tasting, this year being held at the fabulous Victoria Opera House! All proceeds go toward the Victoria Opera House Restoration.
Sun and Moon and Stars
A Prayer of the Middle Ages – Howard Hanson
An die Sterne – Robert Schumann
Stars – Ēriks Ešenvalds
There Will Be Rest – Frank Ticheli
Lux aeterna (from Enigma Variations) – Edward Elgar / arr. Cameron
The Creation Rose – Stephen Caracciolo
Song of Creation – Stephen Caracciolo
Sugar Creek Bluegrass is an energetic young band from central Ohio made up of brothers and sisters who strive to preserve Bluegrass music for many generations. The band performs traditional bluegrass, old time, and gospel music inspired by legends like Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley. Sugar Creek has shared the stage with some amazing bluegrass bands including Dailey & Vincent, Russell Moore, Rhonda Vincent, Joe Mullins, Flatt Lonesome, Mountain Faith and many others. The band can often be heard on bluegrass radio stations and they have performed live on both ABC and NBC in Columbus, Ohio. The band tours in many states and is honored to be selected as a top-10 youth band to showcase at IBMA in Raleigh, North Carolina in September 2016. Sugar Creek has recorded three bluegrass albums and they are currently working on their first gospel album to be released in 2017. The band members include Emily on banjo, Cody on fiddle, Zac on mandolin, Molly on bass, Matt on guitar, and Ben on washboard. While working hard to play their best, it is their sincere desire to honor and please God with their music. After all, music is a blessing and a gift from the Lord!