Blog Entries - tag: 'warren county'

Student Art Exhibition Winners

The winners of the 1st Annual Harmon Student Art Exhibition have been announced! We'd like to thank all the talented young artists that submitted their work to make the show a success. They made it a very difficult decision. The artists of the

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Marcus Mote

Local History: Marcus Mote

Marcus Mote (1817-1898) was a natural born painter and photographer. For a man who never had a lesson in his life, he was remarkable. Born to a Quaker family of farmers in West Milton, Ohio. As a child, he would go into the woods to

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Peggy Hamlin bio pic

Artist Spotlight: Peggy Hamlin

   Almost 20 years ago, Peggy Hamlin took a pottery class with her 14 year old daughter at the local YMCA. "From the moment I put my fingers into the clay…" she said, an echo of nostalgia in her tone, "I knew I didn't ever want to stop."

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David and Lora Smith (photo credit David T. Smith facebook page)

Artist Spotlight: David T. Smith

    "Through the late 70s, while working a full-time job, David began restoring and rebuilding antiques for dealers, collectors, and museums. He experimented with 'aged' painted finishes and developed a line of reproductions to market to

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Trish McLennan

Artist Spotlight: Trish McLennan

   "I had the studio before I knew what I was going to do with it.  We bought some property with an old house on it in 1998.  I knew I wanted to keep the house to use as a place to do messy crafts with my kids and

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Karan Witham-Walsh bio pic

Artist Spotlight: Karan Witham-Walsh

   "As a potter and ceramics teacher, I love being able to spread my love of handmade pottery to others.   The act of a potter expressing themselves and creatively giving a part of their personality while bringing the depth of their

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Mike and Karen Baum

Artist Spotlight: Mike Baum

Mike and his wife Karen are a husband and wife team who have been creating pottery together for over 40 years. Working in the space between utilitarian and fine art, their pottery that is not only beautiful but functional. They

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Greg Neal hard at work.

Artist Spotlight: Greg Neal

   "Greg Neal is a self-taught potter, born and raised in Lebanon, Ohio. His interest began with making pottery in high school, and he continued on as a hobby potter for several years. Greg became a full time artist over 25 years ago,

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Fred Cook bio pic

Artist Spotlight: Fred Cook

An exerpt taken from the "about me" page of his website. "...High school art class was my first formal introduction to clay work. We were handbuilding, pinchpots and slabs.  I was falling in love with it. In the industrial arts room next door there

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Warren County & Pottery

Warren County & Pottery

Posted on: December 14, 2018
Tags: art, art show, exibition, pottery, warren county, clay

Ohio is known around the world for its pottery made from the rich clay deposits found throughout the State.  More than 2000 years ago the prehistoric Hopewell peoples who lived in Ohio used the clay of Ohio’s earth and fashioned a variety of

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World War I - Armistice

Local History: Lebanon’s Reaction to the Armistice

Posted on: December 11, 2018
Tags: War, warren county, Armistice, WWI, Western Star, November 11, 1918

One hundred years ago today, on November 11, 1918, an armistice went into effect. It was the formal agreement to stop the fighting in what was called “The Great War,” “The war to end all wars” better known today as World War I. They didn’t know at that time that a little over 20 years later we had to start numbering such devastating conflicts.

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