Saturday, September 20, 2014

French Art Colony September Exhibit: Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Best of 2014 Show

The French Art Colony, regional multi-arts center located in Gallipolis, Ohio, is proude to present selections from the Ohio Designer Craftsmen Best of 2014 Gallery Show, on display through September 28.  The FAC’s exhibit features 40 works of art, many by Ohio fine craft artists.

The collections features works in wood, ceramics, metal, pottery, fiber arts, weaving, quilting, multi-media and more.

The French Art Colony is one of only three sites to showcase the exhibit, with the other two being the Ohio Craft Museum, in Columbus, and the Wassenberg Art Center, in Van Wert.  The French Art Colony’s showing will complete the exhibition tour.

The Ohio Designer Craftsmen is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of fine craft.  With nearly 2000 members in 44 states and Canada, ODC, in its 51st year, is one of the premier craft organizations in the country.

The French Art Colony is located at 530 1st Avenue, in Gallipolis.  Gallery hours are 9:00-4:00, Tuesday through Friday; 10:00-3:00, on Saturday; and 1:00-5:00, on Sunday.  The Galleries are closed on Mondays.  Admission is free.

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.  For more information call the French Art Colony at 740-446-3834, or visit

French Art Colony Thursday Hot Summer Nights



Every Thursday afternoon and evening, from through September 25, The French Art Colony lawn and gardens comes to life with the arts!  French Art Colony Thursdays, Hot Summer Nights, is a weekly art festival with live entertainment, food from Honey Creek Barbeque, legal beverages, and local artists and crafters from the Gallia County Artisan Market.  Our evening event begins each Thursday at 6:00, with tickets only $5.  (Gates open at 5:30 with music beginning at 6:30.)  Please bring ID's and lawn chairs.  

Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the evening.  Visitors will enjoy entertainment from great, regional musicians and browsing the booths and watching demonstrations from locals artists and crafters.  The Gallia County Artisan Market will also be open on the FAC lawn from 1:00-4:00 each Thursday afternoon.  (No ticket is required to visit the Artisan Market during the afternoon hours.

French Art Colony Thursdays, HOT SUMMER NIGHTS is presented weather permitting and will cancel in the event of rain.  

For more information, please call the French Art Colony, 740-446-3834.

Sept 18: Paul Callicoat

Sept 25: Cee Cee Miller

Spine Tingling Campfire Tales

United Way Fall Fling

United Way Fall Fling

Saturday, September 20th in the Gallipolis City Park beginning at 5:30 pm

Evening of music and fun
Two bands ~ Full Circle & Klassik Heat

Food & Drinks available for purchase

Adults $10.00

For more information, contact Judy Walters at 740-441-7408

151st Annual Emancipation Celebration Day September 19th

Friday, September 19, 2014


Location: Ariel-Dater Hall @ 426 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631

Homecoming Reception...................6:00 pm Second Floor Banquet Hall

Concert.........................................7:00 pm Ariel Theater Main Auditorium
• Women’s Day Musical “Be Still & Know He Is God” performed by women of St. Paul AME Church, of Charleston, WV

Candelight walk to Ohio River...........8:00 pm
• Song: “America” – All Sing
• Remarks: Deacon Glenn Miller
• Song: “Lift Every Voice and Sing” – Lead by Bobby Dean Gordon & Jeannie Williams, both of Gallipolis, Ohio

Closing Prayer
• Reverend Gene Armstrong, Pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Bidwell, Ohio

Everyone Welcome

151st Annual Emancipation Celebration Day September 20th

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Location: Bob Evans Farms, 10854 State Route 588, Rio Grande, Ohio
10:00 A.M. - Opening Ceremony


Inflatables R Us will provide bounce house, wet/dry funslide & balloons, etc. all day for free


FREE Carriage rides & Pony lead rides by Rio Valley Stables

Raising of the Flag – Bill Jackson/Civil War Troops
Welcome..........Andrew Gilmore, President
Negro Anthem..........Jeannie Williams
Pledge of Allegiance..........Austin Sherrill, of Boy Scout Troup # 201
Special Remarks….Bob Evans Farms CEO Steven Davis
Holzer Health Fair Announcement….Bonnie McFarland, RN, BSN, Dir. Of Community Health & Wellness, Holzer Health System
Musical Selections..........River Valley Marching Band
Remarks/Performances ......John Mercer Langston, portrayed by Clark Morgan
Special Music ...Steve Ball, Civil War Music (10:30 am to 11:00 am)
10:30 am .....Zumba on the grounds near Inflatables, weather permitting
Remarks/Performances............Henry Box Brown, portrayed by Rory Rennick (11am to noon)

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium – Promotions/Animal Encounters Program to be held beginning at 1:00 pm
2:00 p.m. - Afternoon Program

Welcome & Recognition of Local, State & National Dignitaries……Glenn Miller, Vice-President
Interpretive Dance .... performed by Dana & Jessica Dotson, of Gallipolis, Ohio
Introduction…………..Mrs. Elaine Armstrong
Guest Speaker ......... James L. Hale of Huntington, WV; Story of the Polley Family
Scholarship Presentation..........Mr. Arthur Clark
Special Music…….St. Albans Men’s Chorus, of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, St. Albans, WV
Musical....Saints Drum Line, Columbus, Ohio
Special Music…..St. Albans Men’s Chorus, of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, St. Albans, WV
Closing Remarks..........Glenn Miller, Vice-President

Everyone Welcome

151st Annual Emancipation Celebration Day September 21st

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Location: Bob Evans Farms @ 10854 State Route 588, Rio Grande, Ohio
10:00 a.m. - Morning Worship Service
Inflatables R Us will provide bounce house, wet/dry funslide & balloons, etc. all day for FREE
FREE Carriage rides & Pony lead rides by Rio Valley Stables

Welcome..........Glenn Miller, Vice-President
Musical Selections..........Ordinary People, Gallipolis, Ohio
Devotional..........Glenn Miller, Vice-President
Musical Selections..........Ordinary People, Gallipolis, Ohio
Introduction of Pastor....Mrs. Stephanie Scott, of Gallipolis, Ohio
Sermon.....Minister Christian Scott, of Triedstone Baptist Church, Gallipolis, Ohio

1:30 p.m. - Afternoon Program

Welcome/Special Remarks..........Andrew Gilmore, President
Recognition of Local, State & National Dignitaries & Emancipation Board..........Andrew Gilmore, President
Introduction of AEP Gavin Power Plant Maintenance Superintendent….. Nicholas Tipple
Musical Selections.....Just Family, of Columbus, Ohio
Introduction of Keynote Speaker….Andy Gilmore, President
Keynote Speaker……Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Associate Professor of History at The Ohio State University
Musical Selections.....Just Family, of Columbus, Ohio
Closing Remarks..........Andrew Gilmore, President

Everyone Welcome

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick


Saturday, September 27th

11:30 am Registration begins at Memorial Field

Boys and girls ages 6 to 15 years
(age is determined as of December 31, 2014)

**Birth certificates and registration/waiver forms signed
**Each participant allowed one punt, and one kick.
**No football shoes, turf shoes, cleats or bare feet allowed.
Only soft-sole gym shoes are permitted.
Failure to wear gym shoes results in the disqualification of the participant.

For more information, contact Gallipolis Recreation at 740-441-6022

Farm City Day

Farm City Day

Saturday, September 27th ~ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

OO McIntyre Park District

For more information, contact Erica Massie at Gallia Soil & Water 740-446-6173

Gallia County Farmers Market

Beginning Thursday, May 8th behind
the Medical Shoppe Building, 101 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis

Saturday, May 10th at the Gallipolis City Park, State Street, Gallipolis

For more information, contact Christina White at 740-612-2835
or follow them on Facebook at Gallia County Farmers Market



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