Nelsonville Final Friday: Facebook Contest

Date(s) - March 25, 2016
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Welcome to Nelsonville, the Star of the Hocking Hills

On the last Friday of the month the locally-owned galleries, shops and restaurants of the Nelsonville Historic Square stay open late into the evening, and the square comes alive with activity. Enjoy street musicians, artists demonstrations, exhibits and more.

The theme for the March Final Friday is “Facebook Contest.” The person who has the most likes on a photo they submit will win a prize.

Special Happenings:

  • All Night: Facebook Photo Contest ~ Capture the Spirit of Final Fridays…and win prizes!! (see contest rules HERE)
  • 7pm Majestic Annex: Aaron Smith presents Lo-Fi Photography, an Introduction to Coffee Processing of film.
  • 8pm Starbrick Gallery: Jim Shirey presents Deep Focus Flower Photography

Additional Events on the Square:

Majestic Galleries is Back!!! Opening Night: Ryan Louis Davis, Graduate student at Ohio University, will exhibit Polyvocal Mixtape: Positionality. The works to be displayed are a series of paintings, screenprints and audio works. The intent of these works is to explore the intersections and self-actualizations of identity and Blackness.

Starbrick Cooperative Gallery Opening Night: Hidden Worlds Revealed IV by photographer Jim Shirey. Jim’s work with a macro-lens exposes a veiled and secreted world. His work invites the viewer through this veil by depicting natural objects as centers of power lying just beyond the physical limits of vision. Jim will be present to discuss his work and techniques. (8pm)

Paper Circle Opening Night: 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 has recently been experimenting with the fiber found in the stalks of the okra plant. She took paper made from okra to a community Okra Festival in Alabama and asked people to write okra memories on it. The exhibit at Paper Circle is inspired by the gathering of those memories into a paper ‘quilt’ and by reflections on ideas of rootedness, both personal and communal. 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.

The Majestic Anex: Ongoing with New Work each month by Majestic Members: Changeling. Plus: a talk by member Aaron Smith on processing film with coffee. (7pm)

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

Nelsonville LibraryOpen until 8 pm. Final Friday for Kids & Families: Drop in between 5:30 and 7 pm for a special photography project. Make a one-of-a-kind coloring page out of yourself, then decorate! Ever wanted to see what you might look like with blue hair and a purple nose? Now’s your chance! Be sure to drop by our Book Sale as well, where all items are just 30 cents apiece.

Nelsonville Emporium Picture Yourself in the Nelsonville Emporium Kitchen – use your phone or camera to take capture the night in the future space of chocolate, pretzels, and salsa!

The Plaid Butterfly Katey Burgess from World Tree Therapies is bringing her massage chair & healing hands to Plaid Butterfly! New giant incense from Wildberry are here. New bags from BlueQ have arrived.

The Mine will be serving two dinners: Chicken Parmesan over linguine with salad and bread sticks, and, fish/chips with slaw, along with Mine Burgers

Christmas Store: Open for Final Friday! More than just Christmas, the shop keeps a very nice selection of seasonal items perfect for the time of year!

For more information on Final Fridays, click HERE.

Nelsonville's Historic Public Square