Saturday, September 2, 2017

North Zanesville, OH (9/2/2017)

Saturday, September 2, 2017
After breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express, we headed out under cloudy skies to north of Zanesville.
Mission Oaks Gardens:
Olga's Children's Garden has a Little Library
Lotus pond
Conifer Grove
The northwest bank of the Conifer Grove was a tile shard dump used by the AE Tile Company in the 1920s. This extensive base of tile, covered by a shallow layer of soil, provides an excellent planting site for plants that require well-drained soil. “Well-drained soil” is rare in the Zanesville area, which used to be noted as the pottery capital of the world due to the high clay content of the soil.
The beginnings of a Rhododendron Garden
Cunninghamia lanceolata/Common Chinafir
Large flat needles of the Common Chinafir
Abies koreana 'Horstmann's Silberlocke'/Korean Fir
Korean Fir needles
Taxodium dislichum 'Peve Minaret'/Baldcypress
These cypress knees are more like ankles
Thuja occidentalis 'Linesville'/Eastern Arborvitae
Eastern Arborvitae with very finely textured leaves
Perennial Garden around the Todd House
Fairy Flats and Gnome Homes in a section
of the Woodland Gardens
Gnome Home with grill
Fairy Flats
Woodlands Gazebo; it was near here when we saw two deer
Farther north was the Zanesville Museum of Art, established in 1936 with the collection of Old Master paintings, sculpture, prints, Zanesville glass, and ceramics from Mr & Mrs Edward Ayers, founders of the Ayers Mineral Company. In 1975 it moved into its current museum.
Outlook (2007, by David Black) (KSS)
The first floor hallway featured portraits by Karl Kappes.
Woman with Plaid Shawl (c 1880, by
Karl Kappes) reminded Kent of Vermeer's
Girl with a Pearl Earring (KSS)
Karl Kappes was born in Zanesville, OH, and studied art in Cincinnati, New York City, and Munich, Germany. There were many of his works throughout this museum.
Stained glass above the "back door"
Storyteller (2017, by Elizabeth Brandt with Marina Baudoin),
in a special exhibit of the artist's quilted fabric works
The third floor displayed works by Ohio artists.
World War II Poster (1943, by Douglass Crockwell of
Columbus, OH) for the Office of War Information
Engraved Pitcher "Jacob Kappes/Putnam Hotel"
(c 1855, by Zanesville Glass)
John Jacob Kappes was the father of artist Charles/Karl Kappes.
Witch Ball on Pedestal Stand (c 1840, unknown artist)
For well over 300 years hollow glass spheres have been hung in windows to ward off witch spells, evil spirits and ill fortune. Hanging these decorative balls in the [east] window is thought to attract evil spirits that may be threatening a home's tranquility. The evil spirit is mesmerized by the ball's reflective beauty. When the spirit touches the sphere it is absorbed and trapped in the web-like strands of glass inside the ball, or in this case, the web-like design.
A sketch of Zanesville's Y-Bridge (1901, by Anthony Dunlavy)
Della Robbia Vase (1905, designed by Frederick
Hurten Rhead) from the Roseville Pottery Company
Roseville Pottery was founded in 1890 in Roseville, OH. In 1898, they purchased the Clark Stoneware Company in Zanesville, and moved the headquarters there.
Peg, the Ideal Waitress (1994, by William Saling) (KSS)
Hills of Ohio (1948, by Paul Bogatay)
The second floor had decorative arts from several cultures and countries.
Back on the first floor there was a wood-paneled room with European art.
Monkeys at Play (1600s, by David Teniers the Younger),
an early version of Dogs Playing Poker (KSS)
George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham
(early 1600s, by Peter Paul Rubens)
We drove across town to Mike's favorite restaurant, Nicol's.
Unfortunately, Nicol's Restaurant (1947) was closed and up for auction

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