Festival in the Woods
Each winter, UC Blue Ash displays artwork from hundreds of local students in Muntz Hall as part of an annual event called "Festival in the Woods." The name stems from the festival's beginnings in 1989, when it was an outdoor event on the campus.
Now, artists are pupils from more than a dozen local public and private school systems near the college.
The 2013 opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 22 from 4:30-7 p.m. and will feature more than 1,500 original works of art.
The public is encouraged to come view the artwork which will continue to be on display through March 29, 2013. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays noon - 5 p.m.
This year, visitors are encouraged to support a project incorporating the
love of art and reading. In partnership with UCBA and First Book, Festival in the Woods is also partnering with this national organization
through the college connection by providing handmade bookmarks to give to
children in need. The bookmarks will be distributed with their new books.
How to participate:
There will be craft tables located on all three floors in Muntz Hall where visitors attending the opening reception on Friday, February 22,
will have an opportunity to make bookmarks for needy children receiving a book from First Book sponsors.
Marcie May: author of "The Adventures of Penny and Tubs" selling and signing books
Valerie Woebkenberg: author of "The Story the Little Christmas Tree Told" selling and signing books and she has notecards
Trudy Roesch: Watercolor artist-paints a variety of winter scenes, flowers, herbs, and will have pictures and cards for sale
Gary Overmann: a collector of children's' books especially those by Beatrix Potter, Tasha Tudor - he will sell books
John Kraimer: Director of Disability Services-artist, musician
More Information on Festival in the Woods
Please contact Debbie MIller at (513) 936-1573.