Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Upcoming reception to mark Gough family exhibit at OU-C


The works of a talented local family will be feted during an upcoming event. The “Goughs Gold Celebration Reception” will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 9 in the Stevenson Center at Ohio University-Chillicothe.

The event will celebrate the current exhibit, “Processing 4 Professional Gough Artists,” on display in the Stevenson Center, which features the works of Alan, Joy, Kathyn and Robert Gough. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit displays the diverse artistic talents of the local Gough family and features the works of parents “Joy” Olcott Gough and Alan Gough, as well as their son Robert Perrin Gough and in memoriam of their daughter, Kathryn Gough Boulger. While all of the Gough family members possess a shared artistic flair, they express their talents in various forms.

The occasion will include an array of other cultural activities.

At 1:15 p.m. David Sanders will present readings from his new book, Compass and Clock. According to the Ohio University Press, “the poems of Compass and Clock take their inspiration from the intersection of the natural world and the human, exploring the landscapes in which those intersections occur … the true source of the poems’ vitality is Sanders’s attention to the missed or misread moments, those times when the act fails, and the perceived clashes with the actual.”

The Hilltop Brass will perform at 2 p.m. This group is comprised of music teachers in Ross County and includes Rachael Kolis, Samuel Kolis, Kate Kaufman, Luke Furniss and Carolyn Milbaugh.

At 3 p.m. Bruce Lombardo will give a talk, “Junction and Steel Earth Works – North Fork Valley.” Lombardo is director of Heartland Earthworks Conservancy Junction and Steel Earth Works. The conservancy strives to preserve the ancient earthworks of Ohio's mound-building cultures as well as raise citizen awareness and stewardship of these rapidly disappearing sites. Lombardo has worked in various conservation and education positions throughout the world during his 30-plus year long career.

Individuals may donate to the Gough Fine Arts Scholarships at OU-C by sending a check to the OU Foundation and mailing it to OU-C, Attention Joyce Atwood, 101 University, Chillicothe, Ohio with “Gough Scholarship in the memo line.

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