Weekend Briefs: Explore Art Exhibits At Athens Public Library, Celebrate July 4th With Fireworks


Friday July 2

“Perceive with Caution” An Exhibition of Merging Concepts at the Kennedy Museum of Art at 9 a.m., hosted by the Kennedy Museum of Art, 100 Ridges Circle. Visit the Kennedy Museum to see the “Perceive With Care” art exhibit developed, curated, designed and installed by students. To schedule a time to view the exhibit, complete the Kennedy Museum Visitor Approval Google Form.

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Mixed media on canvas: the art of Robin Brigante at 9 a.m., organized by the Athens Public Library, 30 Home Street. View multimedia works by local artist Robin Brigante. After Brigante was injured in a car accident that left her paraplegic, she began to explore the arts and crafts. Since then, she has created murals, painted furniture and jewelry. Brigante’s art will be on display at the Athens Public Library until July 30.

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People on paper: the art of the paper doll by Vivian Huggins at 9 am, hosted by Athens Public Library, 30 Home St. Explore Vivian Huggins’ paper doll artwork. Huggins has been creating paper dolls for a long time, using pen and watercolor paints. His subjects range from historical figures to make-up figures. Huggins’ art will be on display at the Athens Public Library until July 30.

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saturday july 3

Athens Farmer’s Market at 9 a.m., hosted by Athens Farmer’s Market, 1002 E. State St. Shop for locally grown and produced food and produce at the Farmer’s Market. The market accepts SNAP, credit cards and the healthy wave. Masks are recommended and social distancing protocols are in place.

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Athens city fireworks display at 10 p.m., hosted by the city of Athens at the end of East State Street. Watch the 4th of July fireworks display at the annual Athens event. Support for the event comes from Jerry’s Fireworks, the Athens Fire Department and the Athens Police Department. The Athens City Pool will also be free on July 4th during normal swimming hours. For more information, contact the Athens Department of Arts, Parks and Recreation at 740-592-3325.

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sunday 4 july

Thunder in the Valley 2021 at 10 p.m., hosted by the City of Nelsonville at the Hocking College Campus, 3301 Hocking Pkwy., Nelsonville. Celebrate July 4th with fireworks at Nelsonville’s Thunder in the Valley 2021. Parking for the show is available at Hocking College, but the fireworks will be visible over the surrounding hills of Southeast Ohio. The Nelsonville Fire Department sells VIP parking passes for the fireworks show for $ 10 and VIP passes for $ 3 per person. Questions about tickets and the event can be directed to the Nelsonville Fire Department at thunder@cityofnelsonville.com or 740-753-1244.

Admission: $ 10.00 for VIP parking passes, $ 3 for VIP passes.




William E. Bennett