Calendar of Events

Canceled due to Covid-19 concerns:  March 13, 2020 2nd Friday event;  Monday, March 16 Faculty Recital
Postponed due to Covid-19 concerns:  The Art of Nature...Everything's Beautiful gala.

OCAC Hours:
Monday - Friday 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm
Additional evening hours according to programming schedule

Video by Ron Hautau
Feb
29
Sat
Bingo – An OxACT Production @ Oxford Community Arts Center @ The Oxford Community Arts Center
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm
Bingo – An OxACT Production @ Oxford Community Arts Center @ The Oxford Community Arts Center

Book by Michael Heitzman & Ilene Reid
Music by Michael Heitzman, Ilene Reid & David Holcenberg
Directed by Rebecca Howard

Bingo is a splashy, zippy, fun new musical comedy. Bingo is about a group of die-hard bingo players who stop at nothing to miss their weekly game. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite. These lovable characters spring to life with a smart, funny script and bouncy, hummable score.

Tickets Available Now!

Show Dates and Times:

Fri. Feb. 21 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 22 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 23 2 p.m.

Fri. Feb. 28 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 29 7:30 p.m.
Sun. March 1 2 p.m.

All Tickets $15
Available at the door, at the OCAC Office, reserve on our Box Office phone line: 523-6228, or order online.

Mar
1
Sun
Bingo – An OxACT Production @ Oxford Community Arts Center @ The Oxford Community Arts Center
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm
Bingo – An OxACT Production @ Oxford Community Arts Center @ The Oxford Community Arts Center

Book by Michael Heitzman & Ilene Reid
Music by Michael Heitzman, Ilene Reid & David Holcenberg
Directed by Rebecca Howard

Bingo is a splashy, zippy, fun new musical comedy. Bingo is about a group of die-hard bingo players who stop at nothing to miss their weekly game. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite. These lovable characters spring to life with a smart, funny script and bouncy, hummable score.

Tickets Available Now!

Show Dates and Times:

Fri. Feb. 21 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 22 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 23 2 p.m.

Fri. Feb. 28 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 29 7:30 p.m.
Sun. March 1 2 p.m.

All Tickets $15
Available at the door, at the OCAC Office, reserve on our Box Office phone line: 523-6228, or order online.

Mar
2
Mon
Memory Cafe @ The Oxford Community Arts Center
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Memory Cafe @ The Oxford Community Arts Center

Event Location: Oxford Community Arts Center

Memory Cafe is a social space where people living with Alzheimer's or other dementias and their care partners are welcomed.  These monthly gatherings provide opportunities to socialize with each other and Miami students, enjoy music, art, games, foods, or other fun activities.  Programs will vary each month.

C0-sponsored by Scripps Gerontology Center and Opening Minds Through Art (OMA), Oxford Lane Library, and Oxford Community Arts Center.

Mar
3
Tue
Suspended – Life Drawing Group Sessions @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Suspended - Life Drawing Group Sessions @ Oxford Community Arts Center | Oxford | Ohio | United States

Every TUESDAY at $10 per session ($7 for students) , paid at the door. Includes 2-hour drawing session with a live model, followed by optional sharing and feedback time, a chance to sharpen skills, share tips and meet other artists in a fun and relaxing environment, live model, music, coffee & light refreshment, BYOB. No reservations required.

Calling All Models!
Paid sessions.  Experience preferred but not necessary.  For more details, contact:
Joe Prescher
redprescher@gmail.com

Mar
5
Thu
Suspended – Oxford Writer’s Group
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Suspended - Oxford Writer's Group

Writer's Group has been suspended until further notice.

When: Every First Thursday from 6-7:30 pm
What: Plays, novels, short fiction, narrative poetry, children’s books, (auto)biographical narrative, etc.
Who: Any writer who wants to develop their skills in narrative, character, dialogue, environment, exposition, etc. in a supportive community.

If you are an aspiring writer, a published author, or are at any point on the writing journey and wish to share ideas, tips, inspiration, trials and tribulations, or simply want to enjoy the company of writers, you are welcome to attend this inaugural meeting.

For more information, contact Rebecca Howard at kailismom@hotmail.com or Matt Benzing at mattbenzing@gmail.com

Sponsored by Oxford Area Community Theater (OxACT) and the Oxford Community Arts Center (OCAC)

 

Mar
6
Fri
Suspended until further notice – Oxford Community Dances @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm
Suspended until further notice - Oxford Community Dances @ Oxford Community Arts Center | Oxford | Ohio | United States

Community Dances have been suspended until further notice.

Join us for our Oxford Community Dances hosted by the Jericho Old Time Band. The caller for 2019-20 is Steve Edwards. Dances are held on the First Friday of every month through the fall, winter, and spring, except January. Admission is just $7 at the door and $5 for students. People of all skill levels are welcome!

Square
Contra
Waltz

Mar
9
Mon
Brush & Bottle: The Road Not Taken @ The Oxford Community Arts Center
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Brush & Bottle: The Road Not Taken @ The Oxford Community Arts Center

Let's Celebrate the Season!
The Road Not Taken
March 9, 2020
5:30-6:00 - Social time
6:00 - Class begins - promptly!
9:00 - Class over
$35 16" x 20" canvas
If you would like to do this on a smaller canvas you will have that choice.

REGISTER HERE

Get ready for Spring with this beautiful landscape. So easy to do! You can even paint in daffodils popping up along side the road! This will be your own creative juices as to the outcome of this painting!

Grab some friends and sign up for this fun painting!

brush & bottle is a fun art studio for anyone interested in painting! You will be painting with acrylic paints on a 16” x 20” canvas, and Jan Hunsche will teach the class step by step through the painting process. Most of you will have no painting experience and all of you will have great success! Guaranteed!

PAINTING PARTY CLASS - here is what you need to know:

*You must be registered for class prior to the event date - no observers allowed without a registration.
*The class meets in the Art Room of the Oxford Community Art Center.
*Class begins PROMPTLY at start time indicated above! You need to arrive at least 10 minutes before the class start time. In consideration of the others in class, if you arrive 15 minutes or more late you may not be allowed to paint and lose the registration fee.
*Walk ins are not allowed at the time of class.
* You are welcome as much as 30 minutes before the start of class to enjoy some food, drink and socialize with friends if you want before you get ready for the fun!
*All materials are provided: your canvas, paints, brushes, glasses (for your BYOB), and the corkscrew! The step-by-step instruction will help you to create this painting you see before you.
* Please wear comfortable clothes on which you don’t mind getting paint; the paint is acrylic and permanent on fabric . . . even though aprons are supplied, spills and splatters can happen!
*Classes are 2 hours to 3 hours long, depending on the art chosen.
*brush and bottle Cancellation Policy applies to all classes:
48 hours or more = refund.
48 hours or less = studio credit.
4 hours or less from class time = no refund/credit.
*You must be 21 yrs. old to consume alcoholic beverages in our studio.
**NO Hard Alcohol Allowed, NO EXCEPTIONS Please** Please drink responsibly.

BYOB and Munchies!
The studio is all BYOB - we only serve paint water! Feel free to bring in your favorite beverage (adult beverages limited to beer/wine* or premix pouches) and some light snacks to enjoy during class! There will be ice, wine openers and glasses for your use. A large table will be set up for you to put your snacks, etc. on. Remember you are painting most of the time so finger foods are best!
* Again, you must be 21 yrs. old to consume alcoholic beverages in the studio.

How to Sign Up and Pay!
*Register online or in person at the Oxford Community Arts Center (OCAC). If you have any questions about how to register, you can call OCAC at (513) 524-8506 or email Bonnie at adminasst@tm9.0fb.myftpupload.com.
*If you have any questions about the class, please don't hesitate to contact the instructor, Jan Hunsche at janjerh@yahoo.com

REMEMBER:
This is not a fine art class - this is a FUN art class! Everyone is an artist!

Be Social!                              Be Artsy!                                    Take pART!

Mar
10
Tue
Suspended – Life Drawing Group Sessions @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Suspended - Life Drawing Group Sessions @ Oxford Community Arts Center | Oxford | Ohio | United States

Every TUESDAY at $10 per session ($7 for students) , paid at the door. Includes 2-hour drawing session with a live model, followed by optional sharing and feedback time, a chance to sharpen skills, share tips and meet other artists in a fun and relaxing environment, live model, music, coffee & light refreshment, BYOB. No reservations required.

Calling All Models!
Paid sessions.  Experience preferred but not necessary.  For more details, contact:
Joe Prescher
redprescher@gmail.com

Mar
11
Wed
Oxford Tale Spinners – True Stories Told Live @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm
Oxford Tale Spinners - True Stories Told Live @ Oxford Community Arts Center

Everyone has a Story to tell… care to share?

Beginning at 7 pm on March 11th and continuing every 2nd Wednesday the Oxford Community Arts Center is offering “Oxford Tale Spinners: True Stories Told Live”. Modeled after the NPR radio show, “The Moth” and organizations such as Storyclub Cleveland and several groups in Cincinnati who present events and teach the craft (links below), we invite you to be a part of our stories!

The essence of Storytelling is life experiences. Stories can be funny or real tearjerkers… or both. The key is that they “are true as affirmed by the speaker”.  As a means of passing down “oral” traditions, storytelling is part of our histories… every culture on Earth shares through the spoken word. As an “art form”, there are Storytelling groups and conferences throughout the country and around the world.

Whether you want to be a “Teller” or just part of the audience, we invite you to share the stories… No reservations are required, but if you are bringing a large group, please let us know!

Questions can be directed to our Moderator, Ross Wason at 216-965-4547 or Wasonadphi@gmail.com.

Links:
https://themoth.org/
http://www.storyclubcleveland.com/

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Ross H. Wason Sr. moved to Oxford in August 2019 to start his 6th or 7th career as the live-in House Director for his college fraternity, Alpha Delta Phi. Previously Ross worked as an IT Infrastructure Project Manager and as a Career Counselor; in that regard, he has been a popular presenter on resumes and career development at Job Seeker groups and colleges. Since arriving here, he has worked as a Substitute Teacher and has joined the Oxford Arts Writers Group to work on his Journal about his latest career.

Ross has been active in Community Theater for over 35 years, primarily in Aurora Ohio where he appeared as Arthur in “Camelot”, Don Quixote in “Man of La Mancha” and Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady”. He has also performed in “The Robin Hood Caper” in Brecksville and “Vintage Hitchcock: A Radio Play” in Broadview Heights.  Ross also has experience as a Director and Acting Coach, has performed stand-up comedy at the Improv and reads Quiz Bowl for High School Tournaments. He first got involved with Storytelling through listening to the Moth and telling his own tales at Storyclub Cleveland.

Mar
13
Fri
Canceled: Second Friday Celebration of the Arts @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The March 13 Second Friday event, sponsored by The Elms Hotel, has been cancelled in compliance with Governor DeWine's order prohibiting mass gatherings of 100 or more people. The Art of Nature exhibit and the ArtShop are still open.

Exhibit Opening:  The Art of Nature...Everything's Beautiful