Archive for Prominent Residents

Summer Drawing with Charlie Berger

Summer Drawing with Charlie Berger:

Intensive Classes & Immersion Workshops

Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center

May through September, 2015

Each month offers one 3-hour class and one 5-hour workshop

Intensive Classes 9am – noon Saturdays (May 16, June 6, July 11, August 15 & Sept. 19) Single class fee: $20

For serious beginners & intermediate artists. Build your skills in the fundamentals of professional line quality, rich tonal value & effective composition. Work from terrific well-lit subjects. Develop a more secure foundation for your paintings.
Immersion Workshops 9am – 2pmSaturdays (May 30, June 27, July 25,August 29 & Sept. 26) Single workshop fee: $30
Continuous drawing with a short lunch break. Time & space to grow and develop in any drawing medium. Work from photos or the still life. Benefit from ongoing evaluation and critique.

Enjoy a discount when you sign up for any three classes or workshops!

To register:

Contact the instructor – details below

Class size is limited to allow greater personalized instruction.

Charlie Berger is a Cincinnati artist & Mariemont resident who has taught drawing throughout Cincinnati,
most recently at UC’s School of Design, College of DAAP, and at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
He truly enjoys working with creative adults, combining compassion, humor & insight to
help each person build confidence & develop their artistic strengths & abilities.
Click here for downloadable pdf with complete info.
Contact Charlie:
(voice or text)

Summer Carillon Concerts 2015

dogwood park fieldDick Gegner and Rick Watson are doing an extra duet recital, this on June 7, specially arranged for members of the Cincinnati and Dayton American Guild of Organists chapters who will be the special guests that evening.
On June 21, Amy Johansen is performing as a guest recitalist: Amy is University Carillonist (as they call carillon players there) of the University of Sydney, Australia. She is also University Organist. Her husband, Robert Ampt, is Municipal Organist of Sydney, presiding over the famous large organ in the Town Hall. Amy is an American, and has lived for some years in Cincinnati. While in Cincinnati she studied at the College Conservatory of Music, after earlier receiving her bachelors from the University of Florida. She later studied organ later in both England and France, and studied carillon with the former Sydney University Carillonist.
On April 25, she performed the world premier of a piece composed by Geert D’hollander, (now the carillonneur of the Bok Singing Tower in Lake Wales, Florida), in commemoration of what is known in Australia and New Zealand as “Anzac Day”. This marked the centenary of the landing of the combined Australia – New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on the Gallipoli Peninsula in World War I, April 25, 1915.
The program can be found here: Summer Concerts 2015


Jasmine Warga – New Mariemont Author

Jasmine Warga profileMariemont resident, Jasmine Warga, is a budding young fiction writer whose first book titled, My Heart and other BLACK HOLES published by Harper Collins will launch nationwide on February 10th. It is a gorgeously written and compulsively readable novel about two teens who make a suicide pact – and fall in love in the process. It deals candidly with the issues of depression and teenage suicide and ways that these teens have confronted and coped with these troubling issues. On, the Kindle price is $9.78 and the List price $17.99. Amazon’s Hard Cover is $14.21.

Jasmine will have her first book signing at the Barnes and Noble Booksellers at Fields Ertel at 7p.m.on Tuesday, February 10. We congratulate Jasmine on being a published author.

Mariemont Elementary thanks Veterans

A a big “thank you” to all of our special guests on Veterans Day! Dozens of veterans came to visit with and speak to students at Mariemont Elementary. The students displayed Veterans Day related artwork and projects around the building and the PTO hosted a breakfast for our special guests. Thank you for visiting us, and thank you for keeping us safe and serving our country!

Veterans day Mariemont Elementary 5

Kindergartener Caroline Steger with her grandpa Col. Creighton Wright


Veterans day Mariemont Elementary 3

Lorne Hland, kindergarten teacher Missy Fields & Jerry Vianello


Veterans day Mariemont Elementary 4

Richard Demaret & 4th grade teacher Amy Uhl


Veterans day Mariemont Elementary 2

Mariemont Elementary student Madeline Love and her special visitor Tim Love


Veterans day Mariemont Elementary 1

Mariemont Elementary student Ariana Burton & her special visitor Ashley Brown



Mariemont High School Recognizes Distinguished Alumni

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Mariemont High School Recognizes Distinguished Alumni

Recipients Include a Retail Developer, Opera Singer and Assistant Secretary of the Army

The Mariemont Alumni Association (MAA) and the Mariemont School Foundation (MSF) are pleased to announce the recipients of Mariemont High School’s 2nd annual Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes graduates of at least 10 years who have notably distinguished themselves by extraordinary contributions and/or remarkable accomplishments in their chosen career; skill, trade or business; civic duties; military service; philanthropy; volunteerism; the arts; the sciences; education; religion; or any other field, endeavor or pursuit.

This year’s recipients are Jeffrey R. Anderson, class of 1965, CEO/President, Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate; Pamela J. Coburn, class of 1970, Distinguished Professor of Voice, DePauw University; and Harry N. Walters, class of 1954, Chairman/CEO Veterans Coalition, Inc. The second class of recipients was selected from nominations submitted to a committee consisting of MAA and MSF board members.

The Distinguished Alumni were recognized during Mariemont High School’s homecoming events and were invited back to Mariemont High School, where they met with students and faculty. Pictures and biographies of the Distinguished Alumni are on permanent display in the district’s College and Career Planning Center.

“We were honored to welcome back three outstanding alumni to their hometown. Students were inspired by listening to their success stories and it showed what one is capable of accomplishing at Mariemont City Schools,” said Steven Estepp, superintendent of the school district.

Nominations for 2015 will be solicited in the spring. Visit the Mariemont School Foundation website,, for more information.


Jeffrey R. Anderson graduated from Mariemont High School with the class of 1965.  He attended the University of Virginia as a scholar athlete.  Following a brief career in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins, Mr. Anderson returned home to serve in the Ohio National Guard and begin his career in the real estate industry.  Mr. Anderson started Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate in the mid-1980s and has built its reputation as an award-winning retail developer.  Mr. Anderson and his wife Darlene are also committed philanthropists, giving significant time and resources to the local community, the real estate industry and the global community.

Pamela J. Coburn is a graduate from the class of 1970.  Ms. Coburn studied voice at DePauw University, Eastman School of Music and Juilliard School in New York.  Early in her career she won the ARD Competition in Munich, Germany and the Metropolitan Opera National Competition in the U.S.  Ms. Coburn went on to spend more than 20 years singing in the finest opera houses around the world and recording with the most important conductors in opera.  Ms. Coburn teaches voice at DePauw University, holding the position of Distinguished Professor of Voice.

Harry N. Walters is a member of the Mariemont High School class of 1954.  Mr. Walters graduated from West Point in 1959 where he played fullback, blocking for Heisman Trophy winner Pete Dawkins.  After serving in the army for four years, he began a successful career in the paper industry eventually becoming CEO of Potsdam Paper Corp.  In 1981, President Reagan nominated Mr. Walters as the Assistant Secretary of the Army.  In 1983, he was appointed by President Reagan to be Administrator of the U.S. Veteran’s Administration and served in that role until 1986.  Mr. Walters continued to serve the public in numerous positions and, today, is the CEO/Chairman of the Veterans Coalition, Inc.

The three Distinguished Alumni stand in front of their plaques that now hang in the College and Career Planning Center at Mariemont High School. Harry N. Walters (left), Pamela J. Coburn (center) and Jeffrey R. Anderson (right) received the award prior to Mariemont High School's  homecoming football game on October 3.

The three Distinguished Alumni stand in front of their plaques that now hang in the College and Career Planning Center at Mariemont High School. Harry N. Walters (left), Pamela J. Coburn (center) and Jeffrey R. Anderson (right) received the award prior to Mariemont High School’s homecoming football game on October 3.

Douglas Adams: Prominent Mariemont Resident

doug-adamsDouglas Adams, senior vice president at PNC bank, and former Mariemont Councilman was recently featured in Venue Magazine as an outstanding community volunteer.

His outstanding Civic Involvement includes: Boy Scouts of America, Cincinnati Community Toolbank; Cincinnati Zoo Foundation; Cincinnati Reds Community Fund; Phi Kappa Tau National Fraternity; Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center; American Institute of Public Services; Rotary Club of Cincinnati; Leadership Cincinnati; Leadership Action; Campaign for Sight in the Dark; Big Tree House Project; Mariemont Recreation Association; Cincinnatus Association; Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity; Clermont County Chamber of Commerce; Answers in Genesis; Volunteers of America; Birdies for the Brave/ Wounded Warriors; Agenda 360; Lunken Airport; Ohio foundation of Independent Colleges; United Way; Fine Arts Fund; March of Dimes; Hamilton County SPCA

When asked: “Why are you passionate about the volunteer organizations you are affiliated with?”  He responds: “Being able to be on the ground floor of starting a new nonprofit organization in Cincinnati that provides a service that no other nonprofit organization does is a unique experience, one that not many get the chance to do.  The Cincinnati Community ToolBank is positioned to help other nonprofits, community groups, and civic organizations take on larger and more frequent projects be equipping all their volunteers with the tools they need to complete these projects.  By using the ToolBank’s extensive inventory of tools instead of buying the tools they need for their projects enables these organizations to save money that can then be used for their specific mission. This makes our community a better place to live, work, and play, and helps build our community.”