Evening with the Arts, the annual fund raising event which benefits the programs and projects of the Southern Hills Arts Council, takes place each Spring.

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The 2017 Evening with the Arts – “Mad for the Markay” – will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Jackson Area YMCA beginning at 7PM.

Entertainment will be provided by “The Menus,” a Cincinnati-based cover band. Delicious food and desserts will be catered by The Wounded Goose and a gourmet coffee bar provided by The Spot on Main. (All included with ticket price.) A cash bar will be available for beer (Sixth Sense Brewing Company) and wine purchases.

Tickets are $30/person, advance purchase, $40/person at the door, or $275 for a reserved table of 8. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 740.577.3841.

The event will feature a live art auction, a silent auction, and the traditional “Match Pack” and AL Terry Jewelry Chest.

Thank you to our Red Queen Sponsors to date – LOCAL Gallery, Holzer Health System, and AL Terry Jewelers, as well as all of our other sponsors and donors.


The Menus – a Cincinnati-based cover band will entertain us for Evening with the Arts!


If you haven’t seen The Menus, you are in for a treat!








2016 Evening with the Arts

Aaron Apsley's

Bob Eisnaugle shows Aaron Apsley’s watercolor “Broadway and Pearl” during the art auction.

The 2016 event themed “Derby Day at the Markay,” was held May 21 in a new location at the Jackson Area YMCA and included music by the Kenny Valentine Band, catering by Tuscany Cuccini, a Derby hat contest won by Phyllis Michael, a match pack raffle, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, chances for the Jewelry Treasure Chest, and of course, the art auction of pieces donated by area artists for the event.

Debbie Crawford was named Volunteer of the Year, and other volunteers who served as ushers, or in other capacities at the Markay Cultural Arts Center, were recognized as well.

Jackson’s Aaron Apsley donated two pieces of art to be auctioned off. His first print called “Broadway and Pearl” was purchased by Nea Henry. His second watercolor was called “Jackson Skyline,” and it was purchased by Phyllis Michael.

Sherry Betschel’s “Purple Rain” acrylic and charcoal sold to Nea Henry. J.R. Bradley’s wood piece, “The Last Supper,” was purchased by John Lewis. Jim and Kim Milliken purchased Kit Dailey’s acrylic called “Aqueous.” A wood carved piece created by Emmett R. Joy called “Owlette” was purchased by Megan Davis.

An oil painting called “Poppies by the Pond” by Phyllis Michael was purchased by Nea Henry, and an acrylic by Dawn Marks called “Chicken with Broccoli” was purchased by Marie Henry.

An acrylic, pastel, paper and chalk piece was donated by Megan Peters. It was called “Eleanor” and was purchased by James Betchel. Dave Walke purchased a watercolor called “Yesteryears” by Al Burger. Karisa DeLay’s acrylic and charcoal piece called “Ame Perdue” sold to the Mike & Becky Gambino, and Shaun Gentry’s 3D digitally printed piece called “Poe” was purchased by James Betchel.

Evelyn Pierson’s oil called “Winter Shadows” was purchased by Dorothy Hazelrigg. David Walke’s pen and ink called “Gibson House” was purchased by Scott and Kayla Massie. Charlotte Stewart’s watercolor called “Ponn Bridge” was purchased by Dorothy Hazelrigg. Bob Eisnaugle created a 20 inch tall clay vase. It was purchased by Brad and Sarah Munn.

Pictured is Cindy Eubanks, AL Terry Jewelry Chest winner, along with Holly Gray, and Alan, Alex and Jeanine Terry.

Pictured second from the left is Cindy Eubanks, AL Terry Jewelry Chest winner, along with AL Terry Jewelers staff Holly Gray, Alan Terry, and Alex Terry.

An oil “Tribute to Red Skelton” was created by Mary Lynn Vititoe, and it was purchased by Isaac Mills. An oil called “Sunny Day at the Markay” was painted by Paul Brown. It was purchased by Lou Davis. Erik and Jenny Massie purchased Susie Blanton’s pencil piece called “Now Playing.”

Shirley Eley Nachtrieb donated a watercolor called “Yellow Water Lily” that was purchased by Joe Kirby. John Victor donated an oil en Plein Air called “A Path to Canters” which was purchased by Shelly Michael.

Jewelry pieces were won by Dawn Marks, Cindy Eubanks, and Sher Black-Lewis.

Thanks to our crew of volunteers who helped make everything extraordinary for Derby Day for the Markay!