Calendar of Events

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

Mar
14
Sat
Postponed: The Art of Nature…Everything’s Beautiful Gala @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm
Postponed: The Art of Nature...Everything's Beautiful Gala @ Oxford Community Arts Center | Oxford | Ohio | United States

In accordance with the order from Governor Mike DeWine prohibiting mass gatherings of 100+ people, we will be postponing our 2020 Annual Arts Gala: “The Art of Nature...Everything's Beautiful.

As our Board of Directors and Gala Committee work to figure out next steps, we will be sharing additional information.

Thank you for your patience and support as we work through this situation.

 

Mar
16
Mon
Canceled: Folklore: Aaron Pergram Miami University Faculty Recital @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Canceled: Folklore: Aaron Pergram Miami University Faculty Recital @ Oxford Community Arts Center

This event has been canceled.

Miami University bassoon professor Aaron Pergram's faculty recital has been canceled.

Mar
20
Fri
CANCELED – Memory Cafe @ Oxford Lane Library
Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
CANCELED - Memory Cafe @ Oxford Lane Library

Event Location: Oxford Lane Library

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.

 

Apr
3
Fri
Suspended until further notice – Oxford Community Dances @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Apr 3 @ 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

Apr
8
Wed
Suspended: Oxford Tale Spinners – True Stories Told Live @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm
Suspended: 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.

Apr
10
Fri
Second Friday Celebration of the Arts @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Second Friday Celebration of the Arts @ Oxford Community Arts Center | Oxford | Ohio | United States

Second Friday, sponsored by The Elms Hotel, is a local celebration of the arts. Beginning at 6 pm on the second Friday of each month (except January & July). This free event includes music, new art exhibitions opening reception, open 3rd Floor Studios and ArtShop.

Stay tuned for more information about the Art Exhibits and Music featured at this event!

Apr
13
Mon
Brush & Bottle: Bluebell Time @ The Oxford Community Arts Center
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Brush & Bottle: Bluebell Time @ The Oxford Community Arts Center

Let's Celebrate the Season!
Bluebell Time
April 13, 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

You know it’s Spring when all your Virginia Bluebells start popping up everywhere! And if you don’t have any... get some! Or come and paint this gorgeous landscape! It’s very fun and colorful AND easy!

Grab some friends and sign up for this fun fall 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!

Apr
17
Fri
CANCELED – Memory Cafe @ Oxford Lane Library
Apr 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
CANCELED - Memory Cafe @ Oxford Lane Library

Event Location: Oxford Lane Library

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.

 

Apr
18
Sat
CANCELED – Dragons Love Tacos – Family Performance Series @ The Oxford Community Arts Center
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm
CANCELED - Dragons Love Tacos - Family Performance Series @ The Oxford Community Arts Center

Dragons Love Tacos is presented by The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Off the Hill Touring Plays and is ideal for children ages 5 through 12 and their families.

Do you know what dragons really love? Tacos, of course! Chicken tacos, beef tacos, big tacos and tiny tacos. As a boy and his dog watch a television show about dragons, they unexpectedly get caught up in the "Dos and Don'ts" of what to feed them. But if they accidentally eat spicy salsa, watch out!

By Ernie Nolan, Adapted from the book by Adam Rubin

The Family Performance Series is sponsored by the Miami University Performing Arts Series. OCAC's children's programming is supported by grants from the City of Oxford, Artswave and the Ohio Arts Council.

Apr
20
Mon
Boston Brass @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Boston Brass @ Oxford Community Arts Center

Boston Brass’ one-of-a-kind musical experience treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment captivating all ages. The ensemble’s lively repartee, spanning from exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards, is touched with humor and personality. Boston Brass tosses out classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun.

Sponsors
Chris Adryan, Realtor, Special Agent @ Re-Max Alpha Real Estate
Jack Keegan
The Knolls of Oxford