The Pike County Dogwood Festival is scheduled for April 27 through April 29. The event takes place on the streets of Piketon and features exhibits highlighting old-fashioned arts and crafts, antique car show, bike show, cyclists Dogwood tour, chain saw skill, fiddle and banjo contests, pie eating contest, horseshoe contests, band concerts, and lots of good old-fashioned food.
There is a grand parade at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Hotels in the local area are Comfort Inn in Piketon (740) 289-3000 and Ameristay in Waverly (740) 941-4678. The festival trail ride is set. On April 28, riders should meet at 230 W. Second St. in Piketon on the farm behind old Piketon High School.
The ride will begin at 10:00 am and will return at approximately 3 p.m. Bring a sack lunch and drink. No alcohol is allowed.
For additional information, call Howard Zimmerman at (740) 289-2430. The ride is free.
Free entertainment is scheduled to begin on April 26 and continue throughout the weekend.
For a complete list of events, go to www.travelohio.com.
For more information on hotels or local events, contact the Pike Co. Visitors Bureau, Sharon Manson at (740) 947-9650.
Museum launches photo detectives contest
The Southern Ohio Museum invites amateur sleuths of all ages to enter its new Photo Detective Contest this month.
Three images from the Carl Ackerman Collection of Local Historic Photographs appeared on the museum's Web site (www.somacc.com) on April 1, where they will remain, along with contest instructions, until April 30.
The first contestant to correctly identify all three images will receive a free membership to the museum and a free 8x10 reproduction of any photograph in the collection. Individuals without Internet access are invited to pick up a hard copy of the images at the museum desk at 825 Gallia St. during regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Pike Arts Guild to have drawing workshops
The Pike Arts Guild is pleased to sponsor workshops in drawing. Come along with instructor, Tom Noel, as we explore the basic techniques and tools of drawing.
Observational skills, measured drawing, sighting and shading will be covered along with various mediums of drawing.
The workshops will be on Friday, and April 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Market Arts Center, 211 North Market St., Waverly, next to the library. The fee is $10 per session.
To reserve a spot, contact Tom Noel at (740) 947-7034.
Art of Ohio offers Web site to galleries
ArtofOhio.com is offering Ohio art galleries the opportunity to promote current exhibits, gallery hours and location on-line in an innovative Art of Ohio E-newsletter.
Galleries interested in being included in the E-newsletter can log onto ArtofOhio.com on a monthly basis and submit their gallery information under the “Contact Us” page.
Information about upcoming workshops and tours is encouraged. An Art of Ohio member artist will be featured once a month as well.
The Art of Ohio Web site is designed to provide an opportunity for galleries and artists to reach new markets via the Internet. The viewing public can utilize gallery information to plan weekend or day trips throughout the region. Gallery listings in the Art of Ohio E-newsletter are free of charge.
ArtofOhio.com is a service program of the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks, a not-for-profit economic development organization located in Athens.
For more information, call Paulette Halliday at ACEnet (740) 592-3854.
The works of Charley, Noah and Hazel Kinney
An exhibition of the works of the Kinneys of Vanceburg, Ky., will be on display at the Southern Ohio Museum from April 22-June 20. This exhibition goes back to that old-timey pocket of place where making art and music was as natural as breathing.
The museum is located at 825 Gallia St., Portsmouth, and open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
‘Marilyn Monroe: Life as a Legend' begins
A wide range of artists and media explore the public and private life of one of the world's most recognizable icons, Marilyn Monroe. Through the art of Andy Warhol, Allen Jones, Peter Blake, Richard Avedon, Bert Stern, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and others, this exhibition of nearly 250 photographs, prints, paintings, videos, and sculpture captures Marilyn's rise to stardom. Nearly 80 artists depict the late movie star in styles ranging from fashion photography to Pop Art.
The show runs from April 24 to June 28 at the Dayton Art Institute at 456 Belmonte Park North in Dayton.
In conjunction with the special exhibition, The Dayton Art Institute will present a one-woman play on the life of Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn: Forever Blonde relives the Marilyn Monroe story in her own words and music.
Actress Sunny Thompson gives a funny, witty, and sometimes, heartbreaking performance in this one-woman play directed by Stephanie Shine. The result is two hours in Marilyn's presence. A must see performance.
For more information, call (800) 296-4426 or (937) 223-5277.