Major has completed over 200 bronze sculptures including large public monuments and small limited edition castings. Those monuments include life-size and larger than life monuments of public figures such as Simon Kenton,William Tecumseh Sherman, Abraham Lincoln, George Rogers Clark, Mother Alfred Moes (founder of the Mayo Clinic) and many more.
Michael and his wife Jane moved to Urbana in the mid-seventies for Michael to serve as an artist-in-residence for the college and county schools. Their intention was to stay one year before moving back to New York where he felt he needed to be for his art career. They fell in love with the people and environment of Champaign County including Urbana’s architecture and Urbana College. After finding and purchasing an abandoned church to renovate for a home and art studio, they committed to stay on here.
Major studied art at the Dayton Art Institute from the sixth grade through his senior year of high school, has a BS, Summa Cum Laude from Ohio University and an MFA from Pratt Institute, New York.
He founded Main Graphics in 1988 in part to publish books of drawings and after thirty-three years sold the company recently to Boldman Printing.
He continues to spend most of his time at his art studio at 119 Miami Street along with the Champaign County Arts Council and Architect daughter, Sarah Mackert.
They will be offering cookies, macarons, cupcakes, candy, and a raffle to win a free arrangement. Bell's Flowers will also have a variety of single stemmed flowers, pre-made vase arrangements, and handhelds.
Prior to the grand opening, a ribbon cutting with the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce will be held on Friday, March 4th at 1pm. The new shop is located at 33 Monument Square, Urbana. To learn more, click here to follow Bell's Flowers on Facebook!
The theater will be showing Selma (PG 13) in remembrance of the Civil Rights Movement.
"Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for Blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated with President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965."
The showing is free to the public, so enjoy a night out with the family and experience the 2014 movie in fellowship with the community while remembering important history.
How to: House Plants and Succulents
Tammy Taylor is the head of the House Plant department at Meadow View Growers. Tammy has previously volunteered with the Greene County Master Gardener Volunteers, and will be presenting on the latest popular house plants, caring for them, and what's new in the world of house plants and succulents. Tammy will be bringing house plants samples with her to present to participants.
The presentation will begin at 5:30pm at the Champaign County Community Center, 1512 S US Hwy 68, Urbana.
Cost is $15 per person. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Registration is due by March 1st. You may choose to pay for your registration online by credit/debit card, or mail a check to their office. If paying by check, it should be made out to OSU Champaign County Extension. Checks and cash can be received at the Champaign County Extension Office, 1512 S US Hwy 68 Suite B100, Urbana OH 43078.
PLEASE NOTE: Whichever payment method you choose, registration is not final until the fees are received.
For more information, contact Amanda Douridas at email@example.com or call the Extension Office at (937) 484-1526. Seating for this event will be limited.
Tuesday, March 1 from 3:30pm-6:30 pm: Dr. Seuss Party, Ages Kindergarten–5th Grade. Thing 1 or Thing 2? Sam I Am? Come Celebrate the life and works of Dr. Seuss! There will be Dr. Seuss trivia, character search and find, crafts, and coloring pages! We will also have a Grand Prize Book Pack that children can enter to win! Each child can enter up to three times: Visiting the Library, Completing the Dr. Seuss trivia, Completing the Seuss character search and find. Winner will be picked March 2nd!
Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 11am-11:45 am: Story Time, Ages 2–5. These programs are intended to support early learning in a group setting. Join us for a mixture of stories and activities that provide enjoyable opportunities for the children to practice skills that prepare them for reading. Light snacks will be served. Donations of nutritional snacks are appreciated.
Wednesday, March 2 from 2pm-7pm: Quilt Guild, All Ages. Bring your sewing machine and work on a project while exchanging ideas and tricks to quilting!
Tuesday, March 8 from 5:30pm-6:30pm: Shamrock Fringe Door Hanger, Ages 18+. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, create this easy DIY shamrock with fringe. Perfect for your walls or front door, it's a simple, festive project.
Thursday, March 10 from 4pm-5pm: Lego Club, Ages 5–12. Imagine it. Build it. Legos and K'nex will be provided. Donations of new Legos or money to purchase additional Legos are welcome.
Monday, March 14 from 3:30pm-4:30pm: Explorer’s Club, Ages 6 (Kindergarten)–5th Grade. Explorer’s Club meets on the second Monday of every month from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Each month we will explore a different topic. In February, we will explore the History of Baseball!
Thursday, March 17 from 11am-12pm: Shamrock Fringe Door Hanger, Ages 18+. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, create this easy DIY shamrock with fringe. Perfect for your walls or front door, it's a simple, festive project.
Friday, March 25 from 11am-12pm: Book Chatter @ Simple Comforts, Ages 18+. Join us at Simple Comforts to talk about BOOKS! Either what you are currently reading or a favorite book!
Tuesday, March 29 from 5:30pm-6:30pm: Riddles Trivia, All Ages. Come see if you can solve these tricky riddles!
Thursday, March 31 from 3pm-4:15 pm: Drawing with the Masters, Ages 16+. Come make a masterpiece with Lisa Ware!
Thursday, March 31 from 4:30pm-5:45pm: Drawing with the Masters, All Ages. Come make a masterpiece with Lisa Ware!
For more information, visit Mechanicsburg Public Library's website here or call (937)834-2004.
Online Applications must be submitted before 5:00 PM on Friday, March 25, 2022. The application must be "Submitted" to be considered.
For more information or questions, contact Director of Community Impact, Kara Van Zant by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (937) 324-5551 x 108.
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If you are interested or need more information, contact Kim Arms at (937) 206-4995.
2022 Champaign County Restaurant Week
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History Captured at Legacy Place
Locations include: Legacy Place North (located at 626 N Russell Street, Urbana), Legacy Place South (located at 725 S Main Street, Urbana), and Legacy Place Monument Square (located at 27 Monument Square, Urbana). Andrew Grimm captured the artwork done by students in the Legacy Place North building that was left behind by the builders.
Below you will find photographs taken by Andrew Grimm Photography:
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