OXFORD — The Oxford Community Arts Center (OCAC) recently announced the installation of two bronze heron sculptures designed and created by the Magaws of Boston in honor of longtime Oxford residents and philanthropists, Jack and Sally Southard. The sculptures were commissioned by a group of local citizens and installed in a recently completed landscaped area funded by the Des Fleurs Garden Club.
Jack and Sally Southard have resided in the Oxford community for over 50 years. During this time, they have been active members and supporters of the Oxford Community Arts Center and currently sponsor the musical performances at the monthly Second Friday exhibition openings. Sally was a longtime member of OCAC’s Development Committee who was instrumental in creating the yearly Arts Gala and Jack is a past president of the Board of Directors and currently serves on the Finance Committee.
In addition to their support of the Arts Center, the Southards have dedicated their time and resources to numerous of Oxford-area organizations, including the Oxford Rotary Club, the Oxford Community Foundation, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, and Miami University.
The sculptures were dedicated at a community gathering honoring the Southards at the Knolls of Oxford in May 2017. They are on view to the public in OCAC’s West Garden.
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.