Exhibit Captures Spirit, History of Chillicothe

By
Jack Jeffery

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Updated Thu, Nov 8, 2012 1:51 pm
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“Legacy” by Kevin Colleman and Dawn Zarbakhsh, part of the exhibit "Chillicothe: A Crossroads"

The new art exhibit Chillicothe: A Crossroads is on display in the Patricia Scott Gallery at the Ohio University-Chillicothe campus through Wednesday, Nov. 21.

The show consists of work by four women artists who form pARTners: Polly Campbell Boles, Barbara Finegan Harsha, Maryjo Flamm-Miller and Dawn Zarbakhsh.

One of the sculptural pieces features the calligraphy of Kevin Coleman, a local artist and historian.

The exhibit showcases the past and present of Chillicothe, one that is rich in history.

The town was a crossroads where Native Americans congregated and white settlers passed through on their way westward.

Today it is a town with many distinct features; a town of which to be proud.

Before it was Ohio's first capital, this region of the heartland attracted Native Americans, trappers and tradesmen. This show gives a glimpse of the rich story of Ohio's earliest meeting place.

This exhibit was first installed at the Columbus Statehouse in May and was well-received by the public and featured in the Columbus Dispatch.

The public is invited to enjoy the exhibit and meet the artists during a wine & tapas reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 8.

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Jack Jeffery
“Looking Forward” by Maryo Flam-Miller
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“Sunlight Through Ancient Trees” by Dawn Zarbakhsh
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