The Hocking Hills and all their glory bring in visitors from all around to take in the beautiful sights and experience all of the great activities available. The towns surrounding the Hocking Hills have just as much to offer. The town of Lancaster, OH is just about forty minutes away from Logan and the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Lancaster is a charming town with plenty of entertaining activities to take part in. One of the attractions in Lancaster that you must make time for is the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. This center is housed in the Reese-Peters House of Lancaster and acts as a museum that displays decorative arts from and relating to the state of Ohio. If you’re interested in interior design or art history, then the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is a must see.
Exhibitions at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio
The current exhibitions at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (or DACO) include “Persistence of Nature” which features the works of James Mason and Karen Rumora. James Mason’s sculptures and Karen Rumora’s oils and encaustics. The exhibit will run through August 23rd, 2015. James Mason is a postmodern sculptor who honors the creativity inherent in art to give viewers a glimpse into his passion as a sculptor. Karen Rumora uses saturated color to bring her landscapes to life. Both artists blur traditional and contemporary boundaries. There will be a Gallery Walk & Talk with both artists, a Painting Nature outdoor painting class, and a Venice Biennale Presentation in conjunction with the exhibit.
Beginning on September 12th and running until December 31st, 2015 will be the exhibition “Early Visions of Ohio 1765-1865” curated by Christopher Busta-Peck.
Events and Education at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio
Along with exhibitions, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio hosts special events and classes. Events include a Teen Artist Series, Painting Studios – Landscapes, Introduction to Acrylic Painting, Workshop Wednesdays, Watercolor Series, Master Classes for Minors, a 15th Anniversary Fundraiser, private classes, DACO Studio Open House, Watercolor Workshop by Christopher Leeper and more.
There are also educational opportunities for all ages at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. The Wendel Center for Art Education is also known as “DACO Studio” houses a large professional studio on its ground floor where classes take place. The upstairs is what is known as the Art Garage, which is a family center where preschoolers can work and play with their parents and grandparents.
When you’re planning a trip to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, be sure to book your stay at the Inn & Sp at Cedar Falls. Our Inn Guest Rooms, Cottages, and Cabins offer the perfect respite from your hectic everyday life. Our property is the ideal place to unwind, surrounded by nature and serenity. And you won’t be far away from sought after area landmarks like Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, and, of course, Cedar Falls. Plus, Kindred Spirits,our onsite restaurant, is the perfect place to have a fine dining experience in a comfortable and casual atmosphere. You won’t find a better place than the Inn & Spa at Cedar falls to experience the best of the Hocking Hills. We can’t wait to see you soon!