The Oxford Community Arts Center's (OCAC) Second Friday on April 12 features the opening of three new exhibits: the Miami University Glee Club Historical Exhibit, an exhibit by students in OCAC's After School Art, and the Opening Minds through Art exhibit. This event also features live entertainment by The Back Porch Hounds at 8:00pm. Nancy Sturgeon will once again teach square dancing at 7:30pm for 5 dollars per couple. Third floor studio artist will have open studios and the Art Shop Co-op will be open throughout the evening. The event is FREE and open to the public.
The After School Art exhibit will display the work of current students enrolled in the OCAC program from Bogan Elementary, Kramer Elementary, Marshall Elementary, and home schooled students. The work will range from two dimensional to three dimensional works. Opening Minds through Art is an intergenerational art program for people with dementia, the mission of OMA is to build bridges across age and cognitive barriers through art. The exhibit is a celebration of the culmination of art sessions that exhibit the work created during the program. Additionally, Miami University Glee Club will display a historical exhibit representing the art of music through the generations.
Nancy Strugeon will be teaching square dancing from 7:30 to 9:00 in the lower level rehearsal hall for a donation of five dollars per couple. All skill levels are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Oxford Community Arts Center.
At 8 pm, The Back Porch Hounds will perform in the North Parlor. The Back Porch Hounds will perform a mix of music that includes country blues, old style jazz, celtic, ragtime, oldtime, and bluegrass. Most of the music they play is obscure with a slight modern edge and the group does play some original material. At a distance this group may appear to be a bluegrass band, but don't let this fool you, they do enjoy playing a variety of musical styles. FREE