OXFORD — Second Friday, sponsored by the Elms Hotel, at the Oxford Community Arts Center will be held on Friday, April 8, from 6-9 p.m.
This free monthly celebration of the arts will feature the opening of a new exhibit by Opening Minds through Art. Live music by Lisa Biales, with special guest Laurie Neyer sponsored by Sally and Jack Southard, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Third floor artist’s studios and the Art Shop Co-op will also be open throughout the event.
Second Friday is free, and open to the public.
Biales, an Ohio native, grew up in a musical family and started performing at the age of thirteen. Singing from the heart, and writing playful music about the simple things in life, she weaves a down-home blues vernacular with finger style acoustic guitar to create songs that feel like they’ve been around forever.
Laurie Traveline Neyer performs locally and regionally with John Kogge and the Lonesome Strangers, and many others. Laurie is also a piano teacher out of her private studio at the Oxford Community Arts Center.
Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is a Scripps intergenerational art program for people with dementia. It is grounded in person-centered ethics and founded on the fact that people with dementia are capable of expressing themselves creatively. OMA’s mission is to build bridges across age and cognitive barriers through art.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.