Final Friday on the Nelsonville Square: Focus on History

Date(s) - April 29, 2016
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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Celebrate the History of Nelsonville, the Star of the Hocking Hills

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On the Square: Special exhibits & happenings focusing on Nelsonville’s rich history:

Nelsonville: A Walk in the Past a pair of Walking Tours w/ Hocking Natural & Historical Interpretation students.
5:30 Community Connections Tour
6:30 Industrial Heritage Tour
Both Walks will begin at the Nelsonville Public Library, 95 W. Washington Street

Curtain Up to Encore:  Old Tyme Opera House Review presented by The Little Cities of Black Diamonds
2 Showings, 6 & 7:15 on the Green, Nelsonville Public Square

Windows in Time
31 W. Columbus St. featuring an imagined Nelsonville Brick Company office in 1910.
39 W. Columbus St. featuring an imagined Wilson Brothers Grocery Store of 1930.
41 W. Washington St. featuring a depiction of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as a year-round invitation to visit Nelsonville during the Christmas season.

Robbin’s Crossing on the Square  Learn about this local treasure & see some special items from their collection.

Hocking College Epicurean Club will add historic flavor with Soup Beans & Cornbread

The Majestic Galleries: Opening Night: The Past Inside the Present.  MFA Thesis Show by Brett Barton.  Barton’s large and intimately scaled abstract paintings of layered color reference Impressionism and Color Field paintings, creating a space that offers an invitation to engage in active contemplation of the current moment as the result of traces that remain from the past.

Hocking College Art Gallery (49 W. Columbus St.): Opening Night: Hocking College’s Art, Design, & Marketing Program 2016 Senior Art Exhibition featuring the culminating work of Tyann Altier, Kim Amnah, Sara Bulach, Devan Dee, Mel Gagnon, Forge Garrabrant, Jessica Hatfield, Jessica Holloway, Anna King, Alistair Lee, Nadja Pruy, Seth Rigsby, John Roman,  Karen Renee, & Nikki Rowland.

Starbrick Cooperative Gallery:  Opening Night: Starbrick Gardens.  An all-member homage to the natural world, Earth Day & Arbor Day.  This Show Will Be A Gardener’s Delight!  In the Windows:  Athens High School regional finalists of the Governors Youth Art Show.

Windows In Time:  Opening Night: A collaborative community project combining art and history, promoting appreciation of Nelsonville’s historic buildings and encouraging their use as present-day shops and businesses. Visit imagined store fronts of an 1850 counting house on W. Washington Street, a 1910 brick company and 1930 grocery store on W. Columbus Street. This Nelsonville community project was created by a team of enthusiastic artists, historians, students, teachers, business people, and community volunteers to promote economic development by featuring three of Nelsonville’s historic buildings. Supported by The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.

Paper Circle: Continuing:  Roots.  Plants take center stage as Ann Corley Silverman explores cultural roots and digs into the organic nature of life.  Her passion for papermaking is intimately connected to plants and natural processes, and to paper’s role as a medium of human expression.  She provides an opportunity for visitors to make a ‘Nelsonville Quilt’ on a canvas of okra paper.  In line with her theme, it has an image of a single taproot, waiting for the nourishment of local ideas. 

Stuarts Gallery 1879:   Continuing: Stag Song: The Art of Emily Beveridge – A selection of Athens artist Emily Beveridge’s artwork based on animal mythology. 

Nelsonville Library:  Open until 8 pm. This Final Friday’s theme was planned by the Nelsonville Library.  Meet here at 5:30 for the Community Connections Tour and at 6:30 for the Industrial Heritage Tour. 

Nelsonville Emporium: Time Capsule Signing – Come be a part of history!  Plus, local artists signing historical books of the area and much artwork that is sure to be collectibles! 

 The Plaid Butterfly:  has Vintage flatware jewelry for sale from local artist Luke Hall. Work includes whimsical fork/spoon earrings, fork bracelets, spoon necklaces and so much more.  As always we have handmade soap from scratch, just like Grandma used to make.

The Mine: will be open & serving Mine Burgers!

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