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Arts &Culture It’s All Happening in Springfield,Ohio www.springfieldevent.com www.springfieldevent.com The Smithsonian in Our Town springfield museum of art 107 cliff park rd 937-325-4673 www.springfieldart.museum email@example.com The Springfield Museum of Art the new presents a broad array of changing exhibition, jack exhibits featuring outstanding art- earl– modern work from established and emerging master, thru artists. The Museum also exhibits jan. 6, 2013 works from the permanent collec- tion and hosts traveling exhibitions certain to excite enthusiasts, students, scholars and the community. Opening September 22, 2012 the Museum is showcasing the ce- ramic sculpture of Ohio native Jack Earl. The first studio artist to use porcelain, Earl draws his inspiration from landscapes, comics, master paintings, found photographs, and biblical stories. Earl’s work reflects his wit and insight into human behavior and is rooted in the can- dor and honesty of common lives and experiences. In Association with the Smithsonian Institution Ceramics Monthly wrote that Earl is “a storyteller in clay,” and Museum Hours Admission his work is found in major collec- Tuesday-Saturday: 9am-5pm Non-members: $5; Students with valid ID: $3 Sunday: 12:30-4:30 pm (free admission day) Members, Wittenberg University community, and tions throughout the world. The Closed Mondays children under 18: free. Parking is free. exhibition includes captivating and compelling sculptures that span the artist’s five-decade career. Springfield Museum of Art will also be hosting the 43rd Annual Art Ball on Saturday, September 8, Unique Performance Opportunities 2012. Supporters of the visual arts in our community will be dining and dancing into the night to the music of Red Hot Rhythm Review. Ohio Performing Arts Institute is tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, and For ticket information, please contact the Museum at 937.325.4673 or firstname.lastname@example.org. a complete performing arts school. acting, voice, piano, Mommy & Me don’t miss the Mostly known for offering the music and the Springfield Youth nutcracker on Did you know? Springfield Museum of Art finest professional dance training, Choir. december 5 and is family friendly and welcomes children and OPAI is so much more. OPAI also offers performance 6, performed adults of all ages. Some exhibits even include The Institute is operated by a opportunities throughout the at the kuss interactive child/parent gallery guides to help auditorium. adults help children understand the art on dis- retired Broadway professional and year and is home to Springfield’s play. Children 17 and under always visit free. offers year-round classes in ballet, dance company The Springfield Revvin’ It Up Downtown The History of Us August 25, 2012, 2-10pm Live entertainment, food and drinks, and car and bike cruise-in. No admission charge. Ohio Archaeology October 17, 2012, 7pm Dr. Bradley Lepper, Curator of Archaeology at the Ohio Historical Society. SantaLand the military service gallery in the civil war exhibit illuminates The Heritage Center of Clark which features our history. Museum Gallery Tours County in the center of downtown exhibit galler- Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm Springfield was originally con- ies, an archive and research li- Main Exhibits: National Road, structed in 1890 for city offices and brary, rental facilities for meetings, Agriculture and Industry, Archae- ology of Clark County, Clash of Tue-Sat, 9am-5pm, Nov 24-Dec 22; a farmers weddings, and special events, and Cultures, Military Service to the Santa Visits: December 1, 8, 15, 22, market. To- a museum store with great local Nation, Political Service to the 12-4pm day the Heri- history related gifts. Nation SantaLand is a magical world tage Center The Springfield Arts Council, is the home United Way, the office of Veteran’s which winds through the temporary events at the heritage center: of the Clark Services, Un Mundo Cafe, and the exhibit space on the 2nd Floor of Springfield Farmers Market County Running with Scissors Gift Shop the Heritage Center. Familiar sights 9am-12:30pm, Saturdays through Histori- are also located within the Heritage from around Springfield are repli- September 29; located on Market cal Society Center building. cated in this child-friendly minia- Alley next to the Heritage Center. turized world. Life-like friends frolic Each week the Springfield Farmers Market has vendors offering local in the snow, ice skate, decorate and produce, baked goods and jams, dance. Come see all Santa Land flowers, handcrafts and other local has to offer! Ballet Theatre and Clark County’s best-loved holiday tradition – The items from Clark and neighbor- 117 s. fountain ave. ing counties in a fun festive atmo- 937-324-0657 Nutcracker. www.heritagecenter.us sphere featuring local musicians. follow us: Summer Sky Family Festival Museum Hours: Tue-Sat, 9am-5pm August 18, 2012, 1-5pm No admission fee; donations welcome Featuring Boonshoft Museum of Library/Archive Hours: Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm; Ar $5 Research Fee ts in otion Discovery, Columbus Zoo, COSI, M Hunters of the Sky – Glen Helen Did You Know? The Library and Archives August 18 Open House/Registration Raptor Center, Games, Music, is the place to come for research! We have September 15 & 16 Nutcracker Auditions birth, death, marriage, and land records, wills, December 5 & 6 The 23rd annual Nutcracker Crafts, SuperGames Inflatables estates, and guardianship records, city direc- ohio performing arts institute Presented by Family & Children Services of 1616 e. high st., springfield Clark County, Heritage Center, and Center tories, newspapers, cemetery listings, local 937-324-7444 City Association maps, family, county, and company histories, www.ohio-perfoming-arts.org No admission charge. and photographs of local people and places. www.springfieldevent.com An Exceptional Season Haydn, Stravinsky and Bernstein, this program will be an intriguing portrait of famous students and the 2012-13 teachers. season begins september 29 Carol Jantsch featuring the composers of Did You Know? Carol Jantsch, featured in the great britain. September 29 concert, is an Ohio native, and was once a student of Music Director Wilson. She was also named Principal Tubist with the Philadelphia Orchestra before she graduated from college and is that orchestra’s youngest Alexander Schimpf musician. The exceptional talents of the 2011 winner of the Cleveland Piano Competition, Alexander Schimpf will be featured in the March 16 program, Mahler & Mozart. Music Director and Conductor of For the season closer, April 27, the Symphony, Peter Stafford Wilson, the Springfield Symphony Chorale best describes this community will join regional soloists for a jewel: “The Springfield Symphony deliciously seductive trip through Orchestra is a dedicated community Bizet’s opera Carmen. Not a concert Carmen of musicians whose passionate, version, not a staged version, this all concerts 8pm at clark state synergetic quest for music, per- performing arts center performance will be something Music Opportunities for Young People formed at the highest artistic level, 300 s. fountain st.; free parking exceptionally unique, and not to The Springfield Youth Orchestras is contagious. Achieving this in 937-325-8100 be missed. www.springfieldsym.com and the new Springfield Children’s such a sensational hall, and with Chorus sea- tickets: http://www.pactkts.com such an enthusiastic, enlightened son begins or call 937-328-3874 audience is what making live music in Septem- should be all about!” and the music of Bach, Pachelbel ber. These The subscription season and Handel. ensembles begins September 29 with our first A sellout two years ago, Cirque provide NightLights program, The British de la Symphonie is back by popular quality per- Are Coming!, featuring the amazing demand on December 1. Breath- formance talents of Ohio native Carol Jantsch, taking music and harrowing acro- opportunities for students. Rehears- currently Principal Tuba with the batics will delight concert-goers of als are held on Monday nights, and Philadelphia Orchestra. all ages. participants come from more than The MasterWorks Series will The Springfield Youth Symphony 40 schools and eight counties. start on November 10 with our will share the stage February 23 in For information on youth music programs, Baroque Greats program featuring a NightLights program, Masters of visit www.springfieldsym.org/education or call us at SSO Principal Flutist Lori Akins Music. With music by Beethoven, Cirque de la Symphonie 937-325-8100. Legends: Broadway and Beyond! From hot new tenor Alfie Boe to Special Event: An legendary song stylist Johnny Evening with Steven Mathis, and from classic Broadway Curtis Chapman L EG E N D S hits Hair and A Chorus Line to family entertainment with The Sounds of Thursday, August 30, 2012, 7:30 pm Christmas and the magic of Spen- at Kuss Auditorium. cers’ Theatre of Illusion, it’s a season Broadway and Beyond 2012-2013 Tickets are on sale now for the Springfield Arts of shows you won’t want to miss. Celebrating 35 Seasons Council’s Legends Broadway and Beyond Season at of Great Entertainment! Be a part of the fun for every Kuss Auditorium. Season tickets are still available. performance with Season Tickets, springfield arts council offices Elisabeth von Trapp also on sale now at the Clark State 117 s. fountain ave. open monday-friday, 9am-5pm von Trapp is the granddaughter of Performing Arts Center Ticket 937-328-3874 the legendary Maria and Baron von Office. Call 937-328-3874, or order www.springfieldartscouncil.org Trapp – whose story inspired The tickets online at www.springfield- Sound of Music – and for Elisa- artscouncil.org. See you at the The Rat Pack is Back! For Christian musician Steven beth, who has sung profession- theatre! Curtis Chapman, viewing the ally since childhood, the “sounds Alfie Boe of music” are part of her earliest world through a different lens has memories. Celebrate the holiday led to a new season of creativity season as these two music legends that finds the veteran singer/song- present a unique yuletide concert writer both penning new songs and brimming with your favorite sea- taking a fresh look at some that sonal selections. have been longtime companions. On Steven’s recent album, Spencers’ Theatre of Illusion re:creation, he serves up six new Friday, January 25, 2013, 8pm songs, including the debut hit sin- Saturday, November 17, 2012, 8pm Today’s magic is about spectacle, What happens in Vegas all started gle, “Do Everything” and breathes drama, danger, and personality, new life into some of his most with The Rat Pack! This spirited and Kevin and Cindy Spencer memorable and popular songs. show recreates one of the famous are the masters of this new magic Steven Curtis Chapman “Summit at the Sands” nights when theatre! The Spencers have been cherishes the chance to continue the swingin’, ring-a-ding “Rat Pack” named Performing Arts Enter- recording, performing, and con- Saturday, October 20, 2012, 8pm was creating hipster legend with tainers of the Year, and their peers necting with the people who have You’ll love English tenor Alfie a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred named them International Magi- embraced his music over the years. Boe, who has won over audi- nightclub act starring Vegas’ leg- cians of the Year, joining the ranks “I feel like they’ve been on the jour- ences throughout England in endary favorite sons: Frank Sinatra, of legends Doug Henning, David ney with me from the very begin- productions of Kismet and as “Jean Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Copperfield, Penn & Teller, and ning,” he says. Valjean” in the 25th anniversary Joey Bishop. Criss Angel. Audiences of all ages Tickets are available at the Clark State Performing Arts concert of Les Miserables. His per- are raving about The Spencers. Center Ticket Office by calling 937-328-3874 (toll- formance draws from a variety of The Sounds of Christmas – The Empire free 866-PAC-TKTS) and may be purchased online at Broadway and classics, and features Brass with Elisabeth von Trapp A Chorus Line www.springfieldartscouncil.org. Selected tickets are Friday, February 1, 2013, 8pm also available at Beacon of Hope Bookstore, 1127 selections from his recent released Saturday, December 8, 2012, 8pm Bechtle Ave., Springfield. CD, Alfie. Be among the first in Empire Brass enjoys an interna- For 17 dancers, this audition is Sponsors: Emmanuel Christian Academy and The the U.S. to experience Alfie Boe’s tional reputation as North Amer- the chance of a lifetime… the one Turner Foundation; media partners for the event are WEEC Christian Radio, 93.7 FM WFCJ The Source, velvety tenor live in concert! ica’s finest brass quintet. Elisabeth Continued on next page... and Beacon of Hope Bookstore. Legends continued johnny mathis, a true musical including his hit songs, “Chances legend, will Are,” “It’s Not For Me to Say,” “The appear on Twelfth of Never,” “Wonderful, april 21, 2013. Wonderful,” “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late,” and “Misty,” accom- panied by a sparkling 28-piece orchestra! A Chorus Line Hair opportunity to do what they’ve dreamed – to dance. This is A Cho- rus Line, the legendary musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine Tony Awards,® including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and with a Tony-winning score by the late Marvin Hamlisch, the singular sensation returns for an all new tour. Gershwin in Paris – A Tribute to an American Icon in Paris,” and a performance of the complete “Rhapsody in Blue” – just Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7:30pm as performed by Gershwin in 1928 The Public Theater’s new Tony- with the missing 88 measures re- winning production of Hair is stored from Gershwin’s handwrit- an electric celebration on stage! ten manuscript! This legendary, exuberant musical The Midtown Men about a group of young Americans Friday, March 1, 2013, 8pm searching for peace and love in a The Midtown Men turbulent time has struck a reso- Oh, what a night! The Midtown Men reunites four stars from the nant chord with audiences young Johnny Mathis and old. Saturday, February 16, 2013, 8pm Original Cast of Broadway’s mega- Sunday, April 21, 2013, 7pm All performances take place at Kuss Auditorium, In Gershwin in Paris, pianist Eric hit musical Jersey Boys, singing the The Springfield Arts Council 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, OH 45506. Group Himy explores the music of the legendary hits of The Beatles, The discounts available for most performances. Tickets presents the one and only Johnny and Season Subscriptions are on sale now; call legendary George Gershwin and its Beach Boys, The Jackson Five, The Mathis live onstage in Spring- 937-328-3874 or visit www.springfieldartscouncil.org relationship to classical composers, Mamas and The Papas, The Four field! Enjoy Johnny’s Grammy® and presents his own transcription Seasons and more! Award-winning, romantic rendi- of the breathtaking “An American (Not a performance of, not affiliated with, the show Jersey Boys) tions of great American standards, www.springfieldevent.com The Joy gary geis dance company of Dance performing at clark state performing arts center. Spotlight on Drama The Gary Geis School of Dance Tickets are on sale now and can be Springfield The Last 5 Years, and the Westcott offers the finest dance and perfor- purchased through our blogspot at StageWorks House presentation of Work Song – mance training in the Springfield http://garygeisdance.blogspot.com is Spring- Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright. area. Registration for all children or by calling 937-390-6460. Pro- field, Ohio’s StageWorks has also produced and adult classes begins August ceeds benefit the Gary Geis Dance alternative several of the plays of William 20th. We offer beginning, interme- Company which is a 501(c)(3) non- theatre company. Debuted in the Shakespeare, including Hamlet, The diate and advanced level classes in profit organization. summer of 2004 at Veteran’s Park Taming of the Shrew, Titus Andronicus ballet, jazz, tap and modern. Classes To find registration dates/times, Amphitheater, StageWorks has also and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. begin September 4, 2012. tuition prices, the full class schedule held performances at the Bushnell All Springfield StageWorks The school is also home to and details on GGDC auditions Building, the Westcott auditions are open to the the Gary Geis Dance Company and other exciting events, find us House, the Springfield the tell-tale public. (GGDC) offering our dancers and become a fan on Facebook at heart from Museum of Art and, edgar, coming the unique opportunity to study facebook.com/GGDC1. 2012-2013 Season thanks to James and Nike october 19 choreography and performance True West by Sam Shepard – Lagos, each StageWorks at the state techniques in a professional atmo- theatre. Aug. 30–Sept. 8 performance season now sphere. Auditions for GGDC 1st takes place in downtown Edgar – A Mesmeric Passage and 2nd company will be held at Springfield’s historic State Theatre. Into the Life of Edgar Allen the studio on Sunday, August 26 Previous season highlights Poe by Wayne Justice – Oct. 19–20 from 2-4pm. include the Springfield area pre- Othello by William Shakespeare – The Gary Geis Dance Company mieres of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, Apr. 18–27, 2013 is also excited to present an exclu- David Mamet’s American Buffalo, all performances at 8pm sive Joffrey Ballet Movie Gala offer- state theatre, 19 s. fountain ave. Glengarry Glen Ross, and Oleanna, ing the area’s only screening of the admission: $10 at the door 14 e. main st., 2nd floor, suite 203 George Bernard Shaw’s Don Juan “Joffrey – Mavericks of American www.springfieldstageworks.org springfield, oh 45502 in Hell, Arthur Miller’s Creation www.facebook.com/springfield Dance.” This fundraiser will take phone: 937-322-6229 of the World and Other Business, stageworks place Saturday, September 15 at the website: www.garygeisdance.org the musicals Jacques Brel is Alive email@example.com State Theater and will include din- facebook: www.facebook.com/ggdc1 email: firstname.lastname@example.org and Well and Living in Paris and ner, a silent auction and the movie. www.springfieldevent.com Performance Perfection! 2012-2013 Club Kuss Series Susan Werner & David Wilcox Friday, October 12, 2012 | 7:30pm Susan and David, two very indi- vidual singer-songwriters who are amazing stand alone artists, but who are even greater when per- 300 south fountain avenue forming together. They will enter- 937-328-3841 tain you, make you laugh a lot, and http://pac.clarkstate.edu ticket office: 937-328-3874 tickets give you things to ponder. online: pac.clarkstate.edu Single tickets on sale beginning August 15! Ticket prices: Adults: $30, Seniors: $24, Students: $15 The Good Lovelies good lovelies – Friday, March 22, 2013 | 7:30pm the sharp, The Good Lovelies – Think the sassy, funny, and all-female Wailin’ Jennys only more bubbly canadian folk and effervescent. These Canadian music trio – Ruthie Foster march 22, 2013 ladies will overwhelm you with Friday, November 16, 2012 | 7:30pm amazing harmony and fabulous Ruthie is back by popular demand! sounds! The Clark State Performing Arts field Symphony Orchestra, to name She thrilled audiences with her Center is the home to the Kuss a few. great Blues and Gospel vocals and Auditorium and Turner Studio The Center also houses Clark she will do it all over again. Theatre. Artists and audiences alike State’s academic theatre program have been thrilled with the beauty, where students can work toward an The Cooke Book comfort and quality of this state-of- Associate of Arts degree in theatre featuring Darrian Ford the-art performing facility. with a concentration in perfor- Friday, February 15, 2013 | 7:30pm Along with presenting its own mance or technical theatre. Our The Cooke Book features the mu- season of events, the Clark State arts program for at-risk youth and sic of Sam Cooke - the oldies but Performing Arts Center is the families, Project Jericho, is nation- goodies music that you remember performance home for area arts ally recognized for its in-depth arts performed beautifully by Darrian organizations including the Spring- experiences. Ford. “You Send Me” was the first field Arts Council and the Spring- of 29 top 40 hits for Mr. Cooke. Learning From the Country Artist Series for Life Clark State has a rich tradition Customer Service Certification of being a leader in the local arts Program community. From hosting cultural Drug Free Workplace/Safety Training and entertainment events at the Energy Audit / Home Inspection Performing Arts Center, offering Training Country Legend Coming December 14! five degree programs and partner- Institutional Safety/Security/ Join us on Facebook and be one of ing with the Clark County Depart- Planning Certificate the first to find out who it is! ment of Job and Family Services Lead Abatement Contractor through Project Jericho to provide Training Lee Brice arts education to at-risk Medical Transcription youth, the College has full course Editor list online at OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour shown its commitment clarkstate.edu. Michael Kaeshammer to supporting the arts. Pharmacy Technician / register today Friday, October 12, 2012 | 7:30pm The Continuing by calling Phlebotomy / STNA Education program at 937-328-6062. Six Sigma: Green Belt Michael Kaeshammer has been Clark State offers a vari- Certification likened to the voice, style and ety of courses focusing on Supply Chain Management sounds of a young Harry Connick, 1) Personal Enrichment for adults Welding / Xactimate Jr. Join us for an evening of jazz! and children to help live a well- Professional Development Thursday, September 20, 2012, rounded and healthier life, 2) Authentic Leadership / Co-Active 7:30pm; Tickets on sale beginning Workforce Development to retrain Life Coaching August 15! In-person/by phone at workers who are looking to break Criminal Justice Technology / 10am and online at 12pm. into a new career field and upgrade Law Enforcement With his knack for inhabiting – not skills for those already working in DiscflexTM Business Behaviors just delivering – a song, the buzz is select professions, and 3) Profes- Emergency Medical Services/EMS/ sional Development to stay at the Firefighter Courses that singer/songwriter Lee Brice is a top of your field or rise to the top. Indaba Online Leadership Training talent on the rise! The Four Bitchin’ Walking a path between Personal Enrichment For Adults & ITIL Foundation Babes In Midlife Children Manufacturing Skills Standards honky-tonk and contemporary Vices Art Exploration / Basic Drawing Microsoft Office Access, Excel, rock & roll, Brice began working Friday, May 17, 2013 | 7:30pm Beginning and Conversational Powerpoint as a songwriter where he co-wrote The royally hilarious Fabulous Spanish Police Academy Basic Peace Officer Garth Brooks’ 2007 single “More Female Folkestra who brought you Stained Glass and Glass Mosaic Practical Public Speaking Than a Memory.” In 2007, Brice Hormonal Imbalance and Diva Exploring Art for Individuals with Professional Supervisor Training signed a recording contract with Nation will now wow you with Developmental Disabilities Curb Records and his highest- clark state community college Midlife VICES! Need we say more? General Hatha Yoga and Zumba charting single to date is “A Wom- continuing education Oil and Pastels 570 east leffel lane an Like You.” Don’t miss this young Watercolors Did You Know: Springfield loves it’s Idols! po box 570 and talented country artist springfield, oh 45501 American Idol’s David Cook sold out online in Workforce Development Ticket Prices: Adults: $20-30 | Seniors: $16-$30 | phone: 937-328-6062 three minutes! Students: $12-$30 Certified Insurance Claims website: www.clarkstate.edu Presented by the Jeff Wyler/Clark State Country Artist Client Care Specialist quicklinks: continuing education Series Living Architecture Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott 1340 east high street House is open to the public 937.327.9291 www.westcotthouse.org Wednesday through Sunday. email@example.com Shopping with a Purpose Designed between 1906 and 1908, Calendar of Perfectly Frank Events The Westcott House Museum Store Museum & Museum Store Hours this masterpiece of domestic September 14, 6:30pm: FotoFocus Wed-Sat: 11am-5pm; Sun: 1pm-5pm is a unique shopping destination in architecture is the only example of Exhibition Opening “House of Photog- our region. It offers a wide variety of Guided Tour Schedule Wright’s renowned Prairie Style in raphy” November-April: Wed-Fri: 11am, 1pm, 3pm; Sat high-quality merchandise featuring Ohio. 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm 3pm, 4pm; Sun: 1pm, 2pm, the timeless designs of Frank Lloyd October 12, 6:30pm: Let’s Talk 3pm, 4pm Following an extensive restora- Wright and other designers. Its Design Education! Public Forum May-October: Wed-Sat: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, tion, the Westcott House opened inventory includes “a little bit of ev- November 16, 6:30pm: PechaKucha 3pm, 4pm; Sun: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm to the public in 2005. In just seven erything” inspired by quality design, Night Vol. 6 Limited wheelchair architectural motifs and nature. years the Westcott House has December 7, 6:30pm: Holiday Party accessibility and street parking available This year the store introduced become a visible icon for cultural with Christmas Caroling Tour Admission Fees a variety of items with beautiful de- renaissance in Springfield and has free to whf members and Westcott House Mem- signs by Ohio-based artist Charley been recognized nationally for students; $5 for non-members; bers, Free; Adults $15; Harper celebrating natural world best practices in architectural and snacks and cash bar available AAA members, Se- with his colorful animals, insects niors 65+, Students & design education. Groups (minimum eight) $12; School groups $4 and plants. This “Living House” is helping Did You Know? This summer the Westcott House Foundation was awarded a “Creative Children 6 years and under: Free Stop by any time during mu- to redefine regional heritage tour- Reservations are strongly recommended. Groups of 8 seum hours to pick up a souvenir Economy” grant from the Ohio Arts Council. ism & economic growth and serve This competitive grant supports arts organiza- or more, call 937-327-9291. for yourself or buy the perfect gift as a unique educational resource tions that make extraordinary efforts to con- Closed holidays. for that special someone. for learners of all ages. tribute to the economic growth of their region. All purchases at the store support the Westcott House. www.springfieldevent.com A Labor Exhibition: House of Photography About Fotofocus of Love FOTOFOCUS is a nonprofit arts organization championing photog- raphy and a Biennial month-long regional celebration of historical The Hartman Rock Garden is one and contemporary photography of the nation’s most intriguing and and lens-based art revered works of in situ folk art, an launching October outsider art phenomena where self- 2012. Launching taught artists construct fascinat- ing worlds out of concrete, metal, one of the in October 2012, most unique the FOTOFOCUS stone, and whatever else they can installations biennial presents an unprecedented find. you’ll ever see. opportunity to learn about and Harry George “Ben” Hartman, right here in experience the diverse currents of in 1932, at the age of 48, and in the springfield! photography. midst of the Great Depression, was From the House of Photography exhibition: Flatiron FOTOFOCUS brings together laid off from his job. Not content In 2009, ownership of the site was Building, 1936. Berenice Abbott (1898-1991, American) museums, galleries, and universi- with his newly-sedentary lifestyle given to the newly-formed Friends The Westcott House Foundation is ties showcasing world-renowned Ben began constructing a cement of the Hartman Rock Garden. Al- proud to collaborate with FotoFo- artists and national and regional fishing pond in his backyard. By though never actually closed during cus, a major regional initiative, on standouts. Pop-up venues, com- the time he had finished the the restoration, the garden celebrat- a special exhi- munity art centers, and other grass project, he was hooked. ed its grand reopening in June 2010. the house of bition entitled roots organizations explore current He began constructing a variety Over the past eighty-plus years, photography trends in photography with exhibi- the Hartman Rock Garden has wel- “House of Pho- of structures and figures, follow- exhibition is tions featuring the work of emerg- tography.” Draw- ing the themes of history, religion, comed tens of thousands of visitors on view from ing talents and students. september 12 to ing an inspiration and patriotism. For the remaining from all over the world. We hope october 21. from the work For more information: www.fotofocuscincinnati.org twelve years of his life, Ben filled you will visit soon. of Springfield his yard with over fifty structures, 1905 russell ave native, prolific architectural pho- Yoga at the Westcott numerous varieties of plants, and open 365 days a year, dawn tographer Berenice Abbott, this House countless handmade figurines. to dusk free admission special exhibition will feature pro- Saturday, September 29th, 9am After his death, for the next www.hartmanrockgarden.org fessional and amateur photogra- We are pleased to offer a special fifty-three years, his wife Mary took phers whose work relates to Urban session hosted by Monica Hasek, on the monumental task of main- Spaces: “the elegances, the squalor, director of Yoga Springs Studio. taining the garden, caring for the the curiosities, the monuments, the wide array of flowers, preserving sad faces, the triumphant faces, Ben’s intriguing structures, giving the power, the irony, the strength, tours, and even adding small the decay, the past, the present, details where she the future of a city.” (Berenice saw fit. Abbott, 1940) In 2008, the Exhibition Dates: September 12-October 21, 2012 Wisconsin-based Opening Reception: September 14, 2012, 6:30-9pm Kohler Founda- For more information: Visit WescottHouse.org tion, purchased Did You Know? Ben Hartman’s and restored Ben creation contains more than $5 WHF members, $10 non-members To learn more go to westcotthouse.org and Mary’s unusual masterpiece. 250,000 individual stones! SAINT PARI 334 S PIKE 72 Places to go.Things to do. EAGLE ek CITY Cre People to see. It’s all happening RD JOHNSON RD BAKER RD VILLA RD VILLA R in Springfield! See you soon. PIKE VALLEY RD 1. Heritage Center of Clark County 72 PIK 2. Clark State Performing Arts Center E The HOME RD HOME RD C 3. Springfield Symphony Orchestra MIL 4. State Theatre 68 BLVD LER Tours of RD 5. Gary Geis School of Dance 4 6. Veteran’s Park S P R I N G F I E L D 41 N. PLUM ST N. FOUNTAIN 7. Springfield Museum of Art & Summer Springfield Center for the Arts at MITC HELL BLVD Wittenberg University W. 1st ST U 8. Clark State Brinkman Center W. McCREIGHT AVE E. McCREIGHT AVE COL 9. Westcott House N. LIMESTONE ST The Summer Tour Series, a pro- 10. Clark State Main Campus AV E N. BURNETT RD A FOUNTAIN D gram of the Springfield Preserva- N. PLUM ST 11. Hartman Rock Garden ON E G AV AVE LA US tion Alliance, celebrates Spring- 12. Ohio Performing Arts Institute B BELMONT AVE 7 UM BECHTLE L VICTORY CO CEMETERY RD AVE field’s distinctive architecture and RD VALLEY INE RD W. NORTH ST 6 E. NORTH SHR GREENMOUNT history with eigh- AVE W. COLUMBIA ST 5 E. COLUMBIA ST NEW CARLISLE PIKE teen amazing tours. W. MAIN ST 4 E. MAIN ST 12 40 40 W. HIGH ST 8 E. H The series runs 40 4 E. HI GH ST IGH RD 1 3 9 through Saturday, NATIO NAL 2 WEST W. PLEASANT ST Sept. 22. Architects, 4 SEL SHE RID ST AN historians, curators, and local MA RD S. FOUNTAIN AVE RD ST EA professionals guide each tour. S. LIMESTONE ST 69 The 2012 series includes Enine R LOWE PIK S. BURNETT RD Y VALLE walking tours, two youth tours, T GS S four happy hour tours, and three OLD MILL RD PRIN ver e. ell Av OW S bicycle tours. Ri Russ YELL Mad Tickets: $3-$10 W. JOHN ST 11 McCa Online at restorespringfield.org and at Fred E. in Ave . KE PI Peters & Sons, 411 East Main Street. RD W. PO ER LD W KE IE LO Y PI GF 937-322-0011 N SS D OL LLE RI SP 10 UM R VA N- restorespringfield.orgYTO DA E. LEFFEL LANE D W. LEFFEL LANE 70 TE Established in 2003, the Springfield Preservation CU MS Alliance grew out of a community-based effort to Exit 52 E Exit 54 H recognize, preserve, and revitalize the architectural RD and cultural heritage of Springfield, Ohio. 70 68 72 Keep up to date on all the arts & culture events Made possible with assistance from the in Springfield at www.springfieldevent.com. Convention and Facilities Authority and by a grant from
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