Chris D Smith's Quizás Mañana opens Sept. 10, 2015, in the Farmer Family Gallery.

Farmer Family Gallery welcomes Chicago artist Chris D Smith

Chicago-based artist Chris D Smith will be on hand to open his show, Quizás Mañana, in the Farmer Family Gallery in Reed Hall at The Ohio State University at Lima from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thur., Sept. 10, 2015.

Quizás Mañana draws on Smith’s Puerto Rican heritage and his experience growing up bilingual in a Puerto Rican culture.

“Purposefully exposing the layered history of my paintings, I instill the works with a complexity that mirrors that of a human experience. I aim for the tension and harmony that result from contrasting organic and geometric forms, neutral and saturated tones, and smooth and rough surfaces to both stimulate the viewer’s relationship with the work as well as express my own perceptions and experiences,” Smith said.

Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekdays through Oct. 20, 2015. The opening and the show are free and open to the public.

Find out more about the art show.

Doug Sutton-Ramspeck.

Storytelling in Poetry with Doug Sutton-Ramspeck

Celebrate Associate Professor of English Doug Sutton-Ramspeck's latest book of award-winning poetry, Original Bodies, at "Storytelling in Poetry" from 4-5 p.m., Thur., Sept. 24, 2015, in the Special Collections Room of the Campus Library in Cook Hall. Sutton-Ramspeck and English majors Joe Fricano and Torie Wright will read several poems and discuss the topic of storytelling in poetry.

Read more about Sutton-Ramspeck's poetry.

Ohio State Lima Day at hte Allen County Fair Aug. 21, 2015.

Theatre for Young Audiences celebrates 20 years

As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Theatre for Young Audiences, The Ohio State University at Lima will offer various theatre and educational activities for area schools, including workshops for elementary, middle and high school students; a Theatre In and Out Of the Classroom conference for teachers in November; and the annual Theatre for Young Audiences production based this year on Rudyard Kipling’s story The Cat That Walked by Himself.

Read more about Theatre for Young Audiences.