Second Friday in Oxford, June 9

R-H Staff

OXFORD — John Kogge (and Friends) will perform at the Oxford Community Arts Center (OCAC) during Second Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Second Friday is Friday, June 9, from 6-9 p.m. Continuing on display are Libby Birch’s “Mola Inspired Exhibit” and an anonymous quirky collection titles the “Hodge-Podge Exhibit”.

John Kogge, a longtime resident of the Oxford area, owns Framemaker Gallery in College Corner and is a well-known musician. Kogge writes music and teaches guitar in his studio at the Oxford Community Arts Center. John Kogge and Friends performance in the North Parlor at 7:30 p.m. will include Kogge accompanied by Jazz Pianist, John Bercaw for an exploration into traditional songs and Jazz standards. Continuing on display are Libby Birch’s Mola Inspired Exhibit and an anonymous quirky collection titles the

Elizabeth Birch holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa and presently is retired having taught both privately and at Miami University as well as in the Middletown City School District. Presently she teaches in the After School Art program at the Oxford Community Arts Center and is a board member working on various events sponsored by the center. Birch chooses to explore various media: watercolor, acrylic, fibers, sculpture and photography in her current exhibit on display in the hallway. Influences include: children’s art, nature, history and music.

This month we have an anonymous collector presenting their golden hoard where one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Oxford local’s collection of quirky acquisitions. This Hodge-Podge collection is on display in the south parlor where confessions of an avid and undisciplined collector can be named by anyone who wishes to participate.

Second Friday is a free, monthly community event. This celebration of the arts features live music, new visual exhibits, and a tasty opening reception. OCAC’s third floor studio artists host Open Studios, and the Art Shop is open from 5:30-9 p.m. Both of these give arts patrons the opportunity to view creative art spaces, as well as purchase one-of-a-kind artwork directly from the artists.

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, or visit their website at Office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

R-H Staff