Monday, March 01, 2010

DECORATIVE ARTS CENTER OF OHIO (Reese-Peters House in Lancaster,Ohio)


This is a MUST SEE in Lancaster,Ohio…Please-Please-Please visit their website for a wealth of information concerning (exhibits,classes, gift store, and more)

DECORATIVE2 Just CLICK on the LOGO and enjoy your visit. Also, a special thanks to Andrea Brookover the Operations Director at the DECORATIVE ARTS CENTER OF OHIO 


Center hours are:Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm..
Time to go inside




Greek Revival mansion on Main Hill in Lancaster known as the Reese-Peters House ( It was built in 1865 by William James Reese)


Reese sold the home to Philip and Caroline Rising and it remained in the family until 1994.The Reese-Peters House was then given as a gift to Fairfield County and is now THE DECORATIVE ARTS CENTER OF OHIO.


So, we know who Reese is but who is Peters? Well, Philip Rising Peters, was the last private owner, and now you know. (we also have RISING PARK )



Time to go to the second floor where over 30  artists from Europe and the U.S.A.. (including central Ohio) are exhibiting.  Have you ever made a tri-cornered hat from newspaper? Wait til you see what the  Hawaiian artist named Moses can do. You will be awestruck. CLICK to visit his website. (A MUST SEE). Maybe my favorite (if you can have a favorite at this exhibit) BEATRICE CORON  and her ELECTRICITY 

FRAMEDARTFULPAPER2 ALMOST THERE AND ANDREA SAYS “NO PHOTOS” so if you live anywhere close by just go to the exhibit ok. But, if you don’t ( for you dear reader the research I do ) then watch the video.

JOE TODD As Always Thanks for stopping by

Read more in the The Eagle-Gazette  CLICK


edawson said...

Wow!!! Wonderful photos of the House! This is a top notch exhibition and the video, good as it is, cannot possibly do it justice- see for yourself!!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Joe, Thanks for the info and tour of the Decorative Arts Center... I'd love to see the Reese-Peters Home. AND-that paper art looks fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!

Glad to be home!!

Lona said...

Joe you are really educating me about Lancaster. I only live 27 or so miles away but never knew there was so much there.

Anonymous said...

My son is an art lover and an amazing artist. He won several art awards in high school and college. I'll be sure to show him your post and let him watch the video. I know he will enjoy it.

I love art, too, but I couldn't draw a straight line if my life depended on it. I do consider my cooking creations art and also, my sewing. I'm making a wedding ring quilt for my son and soon-to-be daugher-in-law. It's not the the easiest quilt in the world to make, but it's turning out pretty well.

It's a shame I live too far away to enjoy the Decorative Arts Center in person, but thanks to you, I at least got a glimpse. I sure did enjoy it, so thank you for sharing with us. :)

God bless you!


Carolyn Ford said...

I would love to visit this center. I especially like the information about the paper. Wonderful post full of gorgeous photos and information...
I have sent you some sunshine from That's My World Tuesday! Enjoy!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joe: What a neat place, really have some interesting paper designs.
We still have a while until the ground firms up to golf.

Snowbrush said...

Very nice, Joe. I would like to see it.

Anonymous said...

The Decorative Arts Center looks like a fascinating place. Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shots, Joe, and what a terrific looking place! Would love to visit there! Thanks for the tour! Have a great week!


Dina said...

Hi Joe. I understand you really like that arts center. :)
But those dreaded words for any blogger: "No photos."
Thanks for the tour.

Marie said...

Thanks for this education Todd. Lovely post and interesting reading.

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like a really wonderful place, Joe. I love the origami!

Photo Cache said...

That is a fun tour. Thanks for taking us.

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Beautiful Reese-Peter House.
Luiz Ramos

Joe Todd said...

The video is good but if at all possible really worth seeing in person. I will probably go back for a second visit and take my dear wife Linda ( she seems to think I should have taken her the 1st time)

Ebie said...

Its a beautiful house and worth a visit if in the area.

Thanks for the tour!

Randi said...

Wonderful and interesting post. Thanks for taking us on a tour!

Benita said...

Wonderful and interesting post.

Anonymous said...

Lovely house and the 2nd floor is just awesome with all that creativity. Thanks for sharing.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I see those white peace origamy cranes. A simple thing, but accepted in this beautiful house.

Do you visit often?

Anonymous said...

This looks fabulous. What a pity it is so far away.

Carver said...

What a fascinating place. Thanks for the tour and wonderful shots.

Arija said...

Joe, I love your photos, unfortunately they take forever to load with our slow internet and some of them flatly refused to at all.

I am sorry your friend had to linger so long, it is hard for both the sufferer and those seeing their pain.

I'll gladly trade my heat for your snow!

TONY LETTS said...

looks like an amazing place Joe