Events

OCAC Hours:
Monday - Friday 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm
Additional evening hours according to programming schedule

Video by Ron Hautau
May
29
Tue
Life Drawing Group Sessions @ Oxford Community Arts Center
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Life Drawing Group Sessions @ Oxford Community Arts Center | Oxford | Ohio | United States

Every TUESDAY at $10 per session ($7 for students) , paid at the door. Includes 2-hour drawing session with a live model, followed by optional sharing and feedback time, a chance to sharpen skills, share tips and meet other artists in a fun and relaxing environment, live model, music, coffee & light refreshment, BYOB. No reservations required.

Calling All Models!
Paid sessions.  Experience preferred but not necessary.  For more details, contact:
Joe Prescher
redprescher@gmail.com

Jun
5
Tue
Life Drawing Group Sessions @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Life Drawing Group Sessions @ Oxford Community Arts Center | Oxford | Ohio | United States

Every TUESDAY at $10 per session ($7 for students) , paid at the door. Includes 2-hour drawing session with a live model, followed by optional sharing and feedback time, a chance to sharpen skills, share tips and meet other artists in a fun and relaxing environment, live model, music, coffee & light refreshment, BYOB. No reservations required.

Calling All Models!
Paid sessions.  Experience preferred but not necessary.  For more details, contact:
Joe Prescher
redprescher@gmail.com

Jun
7
Thu
Oxford Writer’s Group
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 

When: Every First Thursday from 6-7:30 pm
What: Plays, novels, short fiction, narrative poetry, children’s books, (auto)biographical narrative, etc.
Who: Any writer who wants to develop their skills in narrative, character, dialogue, environment, exposition, etc. in a supportive community.

If you are an aspiring writer, a published author, or are at any point on the writing journey and wish to share ideas, tips, inspiration, trials and tribulations, or simply want to enjoy the company of writers, you are welcome to attend this inaugural meeting.

For more information, contact Rebecca Howard at kailismom@hotmail.com or Matt Benzing at mattbenzing@gmail.com

Sponsored by Oxford Area Community Theater (OxACT) and the Oxford Community Arts Center (OCAC)

 

Jun
8
Fri
Second Friday Celebration of the Arts @ The Oxford Community Arts Center
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Second Friday, sponsored by The Elms Hotel, is a local celebration of the arts.  Beginning at 6 pm on the second Friday of each month (except January & July), this free event includes music, new art exhibitions opening reception, open 3rd Floor Studios and ArtShop, and readings of original work by the Oxford Writers Group.

Exhibition: B & W Photographs: No People, No Explanations
In the fall of 2017, a Facebook photography challenge was posted on the Oxford Visual Arts Connection (OVAC) page. The challenge was to post black and white photos for seven days. These photos could be of any subject except people and were to be posted without any explanations.

The members of OVAC ran with this challenge, posting many strong photographs online. Members decided to propose an exhibit to Oxford Community Arts Center to share selected photographs with the community beyond Facebook. Three members – Elizabeth Brice, Debra Bowles, and Lee Baker DeVore agreed to organize and co-curate the exhibit.

B & W Photographs: No People, No Explanations uses the original Facebook challenge as its basis and presents the work of over 20 OVAC members.

Exhibition: Portraits in Glass - Laura Weaver Brooks
Laura works in both stained glass and acrylics.  In both mediums, she find the human face a fascinating subject.  Traditionally, faces have been painted on glass for stained glass works.  Brooks thought that she would try to do faces in glass rather than paint them on glass.  The results are not always what she plans, but that is also the case when painting.  It can be a surprise in both mediums.  Hopefully, it is a pleasant surprise.

Laura Weaver Brooks studied art sporadically, taking classes in high school, college and at the School of the Chicago Art Museum.  "It would have been nice to be able to earn a living with art," She said,  "but I could never figure out how to do it.  Maybe I was never sufficiently devoted."  Once I retired from working as a physical therapist, I returned to working in stained glass and to painting for her own pleasure.

Performance: Kevin Malone & Stillwell Becket
Kevin Malone has been playing music in the Cincinnati area off and on since the late ‘80’s in such semi-legendary bands as the Love Cowboys, Great Uncle Short Fuse, and the Summer Nationals. After reconnecting with some old friends, the band STILLWELL BECKETT was formed. The rest is potential history. The performance begins at 7:30

Second Friday musical performances are sponsored by Jack and Sally Southard

 

Jun
10
Sun
Oxford Arts Trio @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm

The Oxford Arts Trio was formed in 2010 and has performed numerous concerts in southwestern Ohio.  Members include:

Violinist CHRISTINE HOUSE-SHUMWAY is an accomplished violinist, who serves as Director of the Virginia Pierce-Glick Young Musicians’ Program at Miami University and is Director of the Talawanda School District orchestras.  A member of the Oxford Arts Trio, she received a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Michigan, with certification in music education from Miami University. She received her Bachelor of Music from Washington State University and has studied extensively with David Cerone, Camilla Wicks, and members of the Juilliard String Quartet. Her many professional activities include performances with the Bedford Springs Music Festival and positions on the faculties of the New England Music Camp, the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Miami University Chamber Music Institute, and the Hamilton Honors Orchestra. She enjoys raising her two children, biking and performing for weddings, fundraisers and special events.

Pianist JEROME STANLEY received a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is an emeritus professor from Miami University’s Department of Music, where he taught for more than thirty-five years. His career included instructing students in studio piano, music theory, and ear training. Prior to his position at Miami University, he operated a private piano studio in Missouri while attending Washington University in St. Louis. As a young musician, he won the St. Louis Symphony Young Artists Competition, which led to a debut solo recital and an appearance as concerto soloist with orchestra. He has performed as a piano soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist, performing in both Europe and the United States. Most of his career has been devoted to teaching. He has also authored two books on music, one of which explores relationships between visual arts and music.

Cellist JOANNA KLETT completed her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at Western Michigan University and Miami University, respectively. Her principal teachers include Jonathan Chenoweth, Bruce Uchimura, and Pansy Chang. Ms. Klett has attended Encore School for Strings, Meadowmount School of Music, and the National Orchestral Institute. In addition to her work with the Virginia Pearce Glick Young Musicians’ Program at Miami University, she maintains an active piano studio at West Chester Academy of Music in West Chester, Ohio, and is the church pianist for Seven Mile Presbyterian Church.

Oxford Arts Trio – The French Connection @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jun
11
Mon
Paint Out – Plein Air Painting Group @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Jun 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Paint Out - Plein Air Painting Group @ Oxford Community Arts Center | Oxford | Ohio | United States

 

Paint Out - Plein Air Painters of Oxford and surrounding areas, is an informal group meeting at 10:30 am the Second Monday of each month at the Oxford Community Arts Center.  Existing without a board, officers or regular meetings,  Oxford's Paint Out members decide where to paint after meeting up in the OCAC library for a cup of coffee or tea.  During inclement weather, the group may choose to set up and paint on the OCAC porch or other available space within the building.  Membership is open to whoever would like to participate.

En Plein Air or plein air painting, is a phrase borrowed from the French  meaning "open (in full) air" and used to describe the act of painting outdoors, also called French: peinture sur le motif ("painting of the object(s) or what the eye actually sees"), where a painter reproduces the actual visual conditions seen at the time of the painting.

For additional information contact Debra@ArtistryFarm.com

Jun
12
Tue
Life Drawing Group Sessions @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Life Drawing Group Sessions @ Oxford Community Arts Center | Oxford | Ohio | United States

Every TUESDAY at $10 per session ($7 for students) , paid at the door. Includes 2-hour drawing session with a live model, followed by optional sharing and feedback time, a chance to sharpen skills, share tips and meet other artists in a fun and relaxing environment, live model, music, coffee & light refreshment, BYOB. No reservations required.

Calling All Models!
Paid sessions.  Experience preferred but not necessary.  For more details, contact:
Joe Prescher
redprescher@gmail.com

Jun
18
Mon
brush & bottle: Poppy Field  – Painting on Canvas @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
brush & bottle: Poppy Field  - Painting on Canvas @ Oxford Community Arts Center | Oxford | Ohio | United States

Create with heART!!!!
Every 3rd Monday from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Register for the event

5:30-6:00 - Social time
6:00 - Class begins - promptly!
8:30 Class over

$35 - Studio fee - Painting on Canvas, 16" x 20"

Come out for an evening of fun and PAINT! Grab some friends for a fun evening activity to do together and sign up! It's so easy! brush & bottle is a fun art studio for anyone interested in painting! Whether it is on canvas or glass! You will be given whatever supplies you will need for the class you sign up for. Jan Hunsche will teach the class step by step, and you will go home with your finished masterpiece! Most of you will have no painting experience, but all of you will have great success! Guaranteed!

Painters!!!!! -here is what you need to know:

  • You must be registered prior to the event date - no observers allowed without a registration.
  • The class meets in the Art Education Classroom of the Oxford Community Art Center.
  • Class begins PROMPTLY at start time indicated above! You need to arrive at least 10 minutes before the class start time. In consideration of the others in class, if you arrive 15 minutes or more late you may not be allowed to paint and lose the registration fee.
  • Walk-ins are not allowed at the time of class.
  • We welcome you between 5:30 and 6:00 pm before the start of class to enjoy some food, drink and socialize with friends if you want before you get ready for the fun!
  • All materials are provided: your canvas, paints, brushes, glasses (for your BYOB), and the corkscrew! The step-by-step instruction will help you to create this painting you see before you.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes on which you don’t mind getting paint; the paint is acrylic and permanent on fabric . . . even though aprons are supplied, spills and splatters can happen!
  • Classes are 2 hours to 3 hours long, depending on the art chosen.
  • brush and bottle Cancellation Policy applies to all classes:
    48 hours or more = refund.
    48 hours or less = studio credit.
    4 hours or less from class time = no refund/credit.*You must be 21 yrs. old to consume alcoholic beverages in our studio.**NO Hard Alcohol Allowed, NO EXCEPTIONS Please** Please drink responsibly

BYOB and Munchies!

The studio is all BYOB - we only serve paint water! There will be ice, wine openers, and glasses for your use. Feel free to bring in your favorite beverage (adult beverages limited to beer/wine* or premix pouches) and some light snacks to enjoy during class! Remember you are painting most of the time so finger foods are best!

* You must be 21 yrs. old to consume alcoholic beverages in the studio.  No exceptions.

*REMEMBER:
This is not a fine art class - this is a FUN art class! Everyone is an artist!

Be Social!                                  Be Artsy!                             Take pART!!!

 

 

Jun
19
Tue
Life Drawing Group Sessions @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Life Drawing Group Sessions @ Oxford Community Arts Center | Oxford | Ohio | United States

Every TUESDAY at $10 per session ($7 for students) , paid at the door. Includes 2-hour drawing session with a live model, followed by optional sharing and feedback time, a chance to sharpen skills, share tips and meet other artists in a fun and relaxing environment, live model, music, coffee & light refreshment, BYOB. No reservations required.

Calling All Models!
Paid sessions.  Experience preferred but not necessary.  For more details, contact:
Joe Prescher
redprescher@gmail.com