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.
House Speaker John Boehner says the sooner the government starts addressing its fiscal problems, the sooner the economy will begin to improve. Boehner spoke with employees of Vinylmax, a window manufacturer in Hamilton, during a tour of the company's plant Monday.
He says investors and business people around the country are looking for some certainty about what Washington is going to do.