Wednesday, October 8, 2003

Midwest artists show their stuff at Pyramid Hill

Jungle Jim's will cater Hamilton sculpture park art fair

By Aaron Johnson
The Cincinnati Enquirer

HAMILTON - Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park is offering its first art fair this weekend, offering a chance to take in a variety of artworks in a natural setting - and also to try some offbeat food.

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts and Jungle Jim's International Market are part of what could become an annual event.

"We see this as a collaborative park and Fitton Center and Jungle Jim's are both in Butler County; we see this as a way (to show) people what we have here in Butler County," said Christina Waddle, director of development for Pyramid Sculpture Park.

Visitors can admire watercolors, pastels, charcoals and other types of artwork created by artists throughout the Midwest in addition to the sculptures permanently at Pyramid Hill. Jungle Jim's will take care of the culinary arts, offering gourmet hot dogs, chicken brats, caramel apples, cheesecake, hot and cold apple cider inside a food court encased by a giant hay sculpture.

"The feeling of Pyramid Hill is getting back to the earth and the arts, so we wanted to stay with foods that make you think of fall," said Sarah Baumann, manager of creative services at Jungle Jim's.

The Enquirer's own Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Jim Borgman, will give a clinic. Activities will be available for kids, and there will be live music.

The fair will run Friday through Sunday the following hours: 12 p.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, and 11a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for adults are $7 and are good for the entire weekend. Tickets for children ages 8-18 are $3 and children under 8 are free.

For more information, call 868-8336 or visit the website at

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