Developers are a step closer to turning a former manufacturing facility in Hamilton into a multi-use sports complex.
A pair of feasibility studies suggests the former Champion Paper site could be converted into a successful indoor and outdoor sports facility focusing on court and turf sports like soccer, lacrosse, volleyball and basketball.
The name Harry T. Wilks is nearly synonymous with the arts scene in Butler County. The attorney was an avid collector and supporter of the arts.
He died Tuesday on what was his 89th birthday.
Wilks is probably most widely known for creating Pyramid Hill - an outdoor sculpture park with more than 60 works of art and a 10,000 square foot ancient sculpture museum. He also aided in helping the city of Hamilton brand itself "The City of Sculpture."
Jane Durrell introduces listeners to the InsideOut Studio, based in Hamilton, which serves artists with various physical and mental challenges. They have recently closed exhibits at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts and Miami University-Hamilton campus. Art Education Coordinator Steve Smith and artists Ashley Parris and Jody Mann describe the program and its meaning to them and the community.
The Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park sits atop 265 acres in Hamilton Ohio. It is beautifully decorated by many distinctive pieces of outdoor art located in and among the rolling hills and ponds. The park hosts many events throughout the year – from live music to yoga to weddings.