Second Friday Celebration of the Arts

October 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oxford Community Arts Center
10 S College Ave
Oxford, OH 45056
Oxford Community Arts Center

Sponsored by The Elms Hotel, Second Friday is a local celebration of the arts beginning at 6 pm on the second Friday of each month. This free event includes new art exhibitions opening receptions, open 3rd Floor Studios, an open ArtShop, and live music sponsored by Jack and Sally Southard.

Exhibit Opening & Reception
Plein Air Painters Oxford

Continuing Exhibits:
OVAC Calendar Artists
Marginalia Reflexive

Oxford Gourd and Drum Ensemble -
on the porch from 6 to 7 pm
Low Country Boils - 
in the ballroom at 7:30 pm
Sponsored by Jack and Sally Southard

Open 3rd Floor Studios and ArtShop

The Low Country Boils, named after gramma’s favorite recipe, is a charming and funny band from the deep outskirts of Oxford, Ohio. The "Boils" have been playing music together for exactly nine years. They rarely venture out of their rehearsal shack to perform due to performance anxiety and slight social paranoia.  Yet they have been known on rare occasions to "give performance a whirl”. Members Mike Lindley, Laurie Traveline, Karl Reiff and Molly Franklin weave all kinds of styles into their music such as Tin Pan Alley, Mexican Promenade, Cajun, American Songbook and “old people music”, to create a delightfully relaxing and entertaining show. On October 13th the Boils invite guest musician extraordinaire Hank McLendon from the legendary Cincinnati band, Hogscraper, to join this "not to be missed" show.


The Oxford Gourd and Drum Ensemble (OGADE) has appeared on hundreds of occasions since its founding in 1995.  Largely consisting of amateur musicians from Butler County and surroundings, the group constantly evolves according to the talents and desires of its current members, and so then too does the product of their collective imagination.  Throughout this process, world percussion remains as its chief component.




Plein Air Painters Oxford 

Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel—the precursor to the plein air easels of today—allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.”
...from Artist Daily


Plein Air Oxford Artist Bios

Debra Bowles: was born 20 years ago but as a seventh generation farmer I've created art all my life.  Now aging, I enjoy process as much as finished art; painting outside with others is inspirational!  My beloved inks/dyes have a life of their own and with wax resist take on a batik look.  Using few colors, the inks perform their magic on hard surface bristol.

Carol (Dandelion) Burke was born in Albany, California.  She studied art at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, and at the Art Institute in San Miguel de Allende.  Carol received her BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and has lived in Oxford, Ohio since 1999.  Carol does oil painting and photography trending towards abstract and color expression.  You can find her work on Flickr at  Carol has three grown-up children who live in New York, California and Pennsylvania.  She is married to Marshall Burke.

Howard Krauss is a watercolor artist who maintains a studio in the Oxford Community Art Center He is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society, Plein Air Painters Oxford and The Southwest Ohio Plein Air Group. Howard teaches art classes in Oxford and various locations including abroad. Many of his paintings hang in homes around the country.

Marcia Waller: Aside from thoroughly enjoying the process of working (or playing?) with brushes and paint, I paint as a way to preserve the memory of something distinctive that I’ve seen. Many times it’s a scene from a non-familiar place that I may never experience again.  This year, the outdoor painting group challenged me to look at my own hometown with new eyes. It’s been a real lesson for me to realize that I may find another painting around the next corner.