The Weekend Buckeye List: Jan. 3-5
See renowned watercolors by Columbus artist Alice Schille, work on the railroad in Fremont, admire crystalline creations in Marietta and more.
Celebrate the life and work of Columbus artist Alice Schille showcased in “Gems of Modernist Bravery: Alice Schille Watercolor Miniatures.” The exhibit, which runs through March 8 at the Canton Museum of Art, features 30 diminutive paintings she created on ivory watercolor paper during her travels around the world, most of which are no larger than 5-by-6 inches. 1001 Market Ave., Canton 44702, 330/453-7666, cantonart.org
Feel what it’s like to be a conductor at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont as six model trains wend their way through an intricate holiday scene reminiscent of the Victorian age our 19th president lived in. Interactive buttons allow visitors to lower crossing gates and operate one of the trains. 1 Spiegel Grove, Fremont 43420, 419/332-2081, rbhayes.org
Admire the talents of 75 artists from more than 20 countries in “Driving Forces: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Ann and Ron Pizzuti,” on exhibit through Feb. 2 at the Columbus Museum of Art and through March 8 at the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art. Artists represented include Frank Stella, Susan Rothenberg, Nick Cave and Zhang Huan. Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus 43215; Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, 632 N. Park St., Columbus 43215; 614/221-6801, columbusmuseum.org
Marvel at the handiwork of 20 ice sculptors participating in the Fire & Ice Festival in Marietta on Jan. 3. In addition to the crystalline artworks, the event features extended shopping hours in local stores, hot chocolate and toasty s’mores. Downtown Marietta, mariettamainstreet.org
See exquisite 19th-century landscapes in “Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes” painted by artists who drew inspiration from the Hudson River Valley and surrounding areas. On display through Jan. 12, the exhibit offers a majestic retrospective of the natural wonders that inspired the formation of the first artistic movement in the United States. 316 Pike St. Cincinnati 45202, 513/241-0343, taftmuseum.org