Anyone 55 years of age or older may participate. There may be no more than five entries in the art show per participant and no more than five entries in the essay/poetry contest per participant. A reception will be May 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Esther Allen Greer Museum and Gallery for the participants, their guests and museum and Gallery visitors.
Essays, poetry and artwork will be accepted at the AAA7 office in Rio Grande until May 1.
For more details or to request an application, call (800) 582-7277.
Museum offers special exhibit on Sunday
A Collector's Corner will be assembled from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at the Southern Ohio Museum and will feature approximately 75 paintings displayed and available for purchase by event guests.
This special Sunday afternoon Mehser Gallery exhibit will feature many of the same historic Ohio women artists as the current main gallery display, “Breaking with Tradition: Ohio Women Painters, 1870-1950.”
The collection of lithographs, oils and watercolors accumulated and presented by Columbus' Lyle Gallery owner, Timothy Knapp, will each be available for purchase during this unique event where refreshments will be served. The event marks an unusual opportunity for art aficionados to acquire a splendid piece. There is no event admission, and the public is invited. The paintings will remain on exhibit in the Mehser Gallery through mid-April.
Pike County ready for Dogwood Festival
Pike County's Dogwood Festival has the distinction of being the first of the season registered by the state. It is always during the last full weekend in April. This year's festival falls on April 28, 29 and 30 in Piketon.
The committee is inviting craftsmen to share their talents and skills. There will be music, food and fun for the whole family. A large parade will begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Event hours will be 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
A bicycle tour will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Old Piketon High School, West Street, Piketon.
Admission is $8 for adults. Contact Matthew Minter at (740) 947-5409 or e-mail mmcrafts
@bright.net or for more information, contact the Pike Visitors Bureau for applications. Call (740) 947-9650.
Auditions for Jamboree will be at Columbia
The auditions for the Friday Nite Jamboree will be Saturday at the Columbia Music Hall downtown on Gallia. Auditions will begin at 1 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first round of auditions will be only for people who responded to the advertisement in the Portsmouth Daily Times.
A second round of auditions will be on the following Saturday, April 15. That audition will be for anyone who is interested in performing at the Jamboree, but was not part of the first audition. Show up at 1 p.m. at the Music Hall and have two songs ready to sing - preferably one fast and one slow.
The Jamboree will be on Friday, April 26 and continue through Labor Day weekend, and will be in Lucasville next door to the Scioto Breeze drive-in theater and the Cherokee Hall.
For more information, call Dewey Howard at (740) 858-4316.
New SSU Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series
The new Shawnee State University Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series will begin April 12 in the University Center lobby. Bill Hannah, associate director, instructional technologies/blackboard, will present local talent at the free concert running from noon until 1 p.m.
A second concert will be conducted on April 26. Each concert will present a different musical style. All faculty, staff, students and community members may set up an audition by contacting Hannah at (740) 351-3318.
“I would like to encourage all local talent to perform,” said Hannah. “I'm looking for all kinds of music.”
At each concert, the SSU cafe will provide a box lunch for $5.
From PDT staff reports