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#B323 Painting Open Studio Workshop (Saturday, July 23, 2022)

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Join Dairy Barn Teaching Artist, Erica Magnus, for a long-form, instructor-assisted Open Studio painting experience on Saturday, July 23. Beginners and those with more experience are all welcome. Bring your own canvases, oil paints or acrylics, paint rags, brushes and odorless turpenoid (for oils). Work tables, table easels and other related materials will be provided… Read More


#A178 Mixed Media Embroidery

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Join Hillary Gattian on Thursdays (June 30-August 18) from 5:30pm-7:30pm for a new look at a traditional art form. Embroidery, once thought of as strictly utilitarian, has made a resurgence in the 21st century as an accessible, meditative art form offering the artist a mode of relaxation and disconnection from the digital world. In this… Read More


#A177 Altered Books

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Focus on the book as object can be almost an act of rebellion in contemporary times. In this course , with Hillary Gattian (Tuesdays June 28-August 16 from 5:30pm-7:30pm), participants will use the underlying information and imagery found in uniquely chosen secondhand books as both inspiration and a ready surface on which to make new… Read More


#A174 Intro to Pottery I

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Join Chip Wagner on Tuesdays, June 14- August 2 from 5:30pm-7:30pm for Pottery I.  This class is a great opportunity to start your journey into functional ceramics. The potter’s wheel is a useful tool with a long history. In this class you will learn all the fundamentals of throwing pottery, from preparing the clay to… Read More


Meet the Artist: Danette Pratt & Seriously Sick Socks

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On Saturday, April 16 at 2:00pm, Scribble & Play exhibiting artist, Danette Pratt, will be giving visitors a chance to get up-close and personal with her Seriously Sick Sock creatures…their origin stories, characteristics and construction secrets. All ages appreciate these wonderfully horrible beasties, don’t miss out! (Free for Dairy Barn Members/General Gallery Admission for Non… Read More

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Pumpkin Fest 2019!

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Join The Dairy Barn Arts Center at the annual Pumpkin Fest! Choose a pumpkin and let’s paint! Grab some apples and head to the caramel apple stations! Wagon Rides with the Hutchison’s Horses! 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This is a completely FREE event! Thank you to our supporters! Jackie O’s Brewery SE Ohio Foodbank & Kitchen Athens Head… Read More

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Put Down Your Phone and Hike! – With Artist in Residence Barbara Bryn Klare

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Help celebrate Ora Anderson’s Birthday, the Nature Trail, AND welcome the Dairy Barn’s Artist in Residence, Barbara Bryn Klare in this family friendly, all abilities welcome group hike.  Participants will leave their phones behind and go on a color scavenger hunt on the Ora Anderson Nature Trail behind the Dairy Barn Arts Center.  Afterward, participants… Read More

Dairy Barn Arts Center to Feature Poet Hanif Abdurraqib and More June 13

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Thursday evening, June 13, 2019, the Dairy Barn Arts Center is set to host it’s last event in the spring series “Spoken & Heard, Poetry of Departure and Relevance,” curated by Athens Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour. Featured are internationally acclaimed poet Hanif Abdurraqib and Ohio Beat Poet Laureate John Burroughs. Hanif Abdurraqib is a New… Read More

Wide Open: Excellence in Photography

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Wide Open: An International Juried Lens Based Exhibition September 29th – November 25th 2018   Open 12-5 Tuesday-Sunday. The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international… Read More