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Oxford Arts Alliance collaborates with the Ned Smith Center

08/09/2021 02:32PM ● By Steven Hoffman

The Oxford Arts Alliance is introducing a two-month exhibition with the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art on Aug. 20. 

The Oxford Arts Alliance is partnering with the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, from Millersburg, Pa., to recognize Ned Smith's evolution as an artist and his impact as a conservationist. This extended two-month exhibition will run from Aug. 20 to Oct. 8 and will feature the original Pennsylvania Game News cover artwork by Ned Smith. 

Visiting audiences will not only see the growth of Ned's work through the decades, but learn about the environmental impact Ned Smith had on Pennsylvania and the legacy he leaves behind. 

The event will be composed of an art exhibition at the main gallery of the Oxford Arts Alliance. In addition to the customary opening reception for the exhibit, the Arts Alliance will feature an exclusive special presentation with John Booth, the executive director of the Ned Smith Center. 

Additionally, the original early illustration covers for Stackpole Publishing, created by Ned Smith, will be displayed at the Oxford Public Library. Visitors can explore the legacy of this fascinating conservationist and artist beloved to Pennsylvanians. 

The Open House will take place on Friday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The special presentation with John Booth will follow the Open House and begins at 6 p.m. The Oxford Arts Alliance will serve light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

The Oxford Arts Alliance is located at 38 S. Third Street in Oxford.