OXFORD — Three new exhibitions will open at the Oxford Community Arts Center’s (OCAC) Second Friday, sponsored by The Elms Hotel, on Aug. 12, from 6-9 p.m.
Exhibitions include “Photo Safari in Africa” a series in celebration of the late Bob Scholl, “Color in Nature” by local photographer Fred Russell, and “Anonymous was the Woman” an installation by EJ Brown.
Music, by the Oxford Arts Trio (Jerry Stanley, Christine House-Shumway, and Joanna Klett), sponsored by Sally and Jack Southard, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Third floor studio artists will have open studios from 6-8 p.m. and the Art Shop Co-op will be open throughout the evening. The event is free and open to the public.
After retiring from the School of Education, Bob Scholl began a pursuit of nature photography. Before his passing, Scholl said of his work, “The challenge in nature photography is to locate and capture a subject without undue manipulation. In so doing, I hope to communicate to others the beauty of our natural world and encourage the preservation and enhancement of our natural treasures. It is my hope that in sharing my photographs of the natural world, I might in some small way encourage the appreciation, preservation and joy of these worldly treasures.”
Fred Russell was born and raised in the Cincinnati area and graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Engineering. Since retiring in 2007, photography has become Russell’s main hobby; he enjoys landscape and macro photography.
“Photography gives me the opportunity to take the time to enjoy the amazing world we have around us,” said Russell.
EJ Brown attempts to discover, commemorate and incorporate the invisible woman in her new installation.
The Oxford Arts Trio was formed in 2010. Violinist Christine House-Shumway serves as Director of the Virginia Pierce-Glick Young Musicians’ Program at Miami University and is Director of the Talawanda School District orchestras. She received a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Michigan. Pianist Jerome Stanley received a PhD from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is an emeritus professor from Miami University’s Department of Music. Cellist Joanna Klett completed her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at Western Michigan University and Miami University, respectively.
The Oxford Community Arts Center is located at 10 S. College Avenue, in Oxford. For additional information, contact the offices at 513-524-8506, email [email protected], or visit their website at www.oxarts.org. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.