Category Archives: Arts

Earth Gathering Planned For Chillicothe

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Plans have been set for the 21st Annual Earth Gathering in Chillicothe’s Yoctangee Park, for April 24th.

The event is described by organizers as having “Earth-friendly art, music, food, products and ideas.”

The Earth Gathering will take place on the lawn of the Pump House Center Center For The Arts between 11am-6pm on Saturday, April 24th.

In case of rain, it would be held on Sunday, April 25th.

Pump House Center for the Arts Prepares for More in 2021

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If you’re hoping to see the Best of Ross County Art Show has its final run this week at the Pump House Center For The Arts in Chillicothe’s Yoctangee Park. The show runs through February 28th.

2021’s schedule is filled for those who appreciate the arts.

The Pioneer Center Art Show will be featured March 4th through 21st followed by the Chillicothe Art League Spring Open April 1st through May 1st. The Earth Gathering in Yoctangee Park is scheduled for April 17th.

The Pump House is accepting suggestions for shows to fill May and June.

July 8th-31st, “Generations” features works by Savannah Fout and Sharon Hille.

August heats up with “Barns Around Ohio” by Dr. Robert Kroeger, August 5th through 29th.

“The Hills” competition is scheduled for September 2nd through 30th.

David Pepper’s Art Show in Oils will be featured October 7th through 31st preceding a Salute to Veterans Art Show November 4th through 14th.

The Gift Shop Holiday Open House will take place in conjunction with the Downtown Open House November 19th-21st followed by the Christmas Art Gallery November 18th through December 24th.

The Pump House Center for the Arts will be closed for the Holidays December 25th – 31st.

For current updates on the Pump House events, follow them on Facebook.

Best Of Ross County Exhibit Running Now at Pump House Center For The Arts

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High school students from area school districts participated in the Best Of Ross County competition at the Pump House Center For The Arts in Chillicothe’s Yoctangee Park, garnering awards for students from Chillicothe, Unioto and Amanda Clearcreek.

Students were allowed to enter whatever art medium they chose, with 35 entries being accepted. Pump House Director John Payne says typically there would be well over 100 entries from students, but that number was drastically reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Major prize awards came from Atomic Employees Credit Union and the Chillicothe Art League.

The contest was judged by an artisan from Dayton, Ohio.

The winners are:

Best Of Show- Savannah Fout, CHS, “Willow”

1st Place- Lizzy Miller, CHS, “Survival”

2nd Place- Jaycey Longcoy, UHS, “Hope Through the Immigration Fence”

3rd Place- Leah Mettler, UHS, “Chained”

Honorable Mentions:

Krystian Faith Jones, CHS, “Highs and Lows”

Allison Gozy, CHS, “Bird of Many Colors”

Emma Powers, CHS, “Endless, Nameless”

Eden Stout, UHS, “Octopus”

Layla Robertson, Amanda CC, “Snakes Among Ribs”

Sarah Quanci, UHS, “Release”

Layla Robertson, Amanda CC, “Two Women”

Jessica Grey, UHS , “Fish Bowl”

Payne says the judge had very positive comments about each of the prize winners, especially Savannah Fout’s Best Of Show entry saying; “Being such a youthful artist, but being able to put together a painting like this, she could be a professional if she wanted to be.”

The exhibit will remain available for public view through the end of February.


Savannah Fout’s “Willow” was selected Best of Show.