Location: YS Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio
The YSAC Holiday Art Jumble is coming back for it's 4rth year this December!
We invite you to donate anything fascinating, lovable, crafty or “arty” that you are ready to pass on or no longer have a place for.
We would love your Out-of-the-Closet, Under-the Bed, Boxed in the Basement or Stacked in the Garage Art. And that box of Grandma’s Arty Knickknacks wrapped in old newspaper or the Hand-Crafted Whimsy that is sitting in the dark, on the top shelf, would be greatly appreciated too.
We adore getting those Art Supplies that no longer inspire you, but will make another artist's eyes light up. And the strange (you thought,) funky but cool, (he thought) lamp that your husband brought to your marriage 36 years ago that you've stashed in the dark, back room for years, it could be time for it to go to someone else who loves funky, cool things and will be totally charmed by it!
Drop off your “Art Treasure” donations from Wednesday to Sunday (1-4pm)
between November 14th -November 29th at the YSAC Gallery at 111 Corry Street.
Or call Nancy Mellon at 937-767-1366 to work out another time.
(So that we can keep restocking the Jumble, we will continue to accept donations during open gallery hours, through December 20th.)
Starting December 5th, enjoy the Holiday Art Jumble! You will find unique gifts at “can’t-resist” prices and you’ll be supporting the arts in Yellow Springs.
Sorry, we cannot accept used toys, clothing, kitchen appliances or books. (Of course, if the item is just plain screaming “This Is ART!”, we will gladly make an exception!)
We are doing it again! This time, we have 3 artists that applied as a team (last year, the artists met for the first time the day before they were locked in). Wonder what will happen?
3 Artists, locked in the gallery for 3 days, 3 boxes of ‘stuff’ donated from the community to use in an art installation, 3 tools they can each bring with them, and 3 phone calls among them to call for a friend to bring something for them to use in the piece. Plus one Camera Artist to capture it all.
During October, is your first chance to be part of the adventure.You get to supply the "stuff" for the artists to work with.On the first day of being locked in last year, the artists laid the “stuff” all out and it covered every inch of the floor. It was an amazing sight--art supplies, cans of leftover paint, toys, household things, pieces of wood, metal, building supplies, large pieces of material, yarn, string, and, oh my, the ands just keep coming.
So start plotting...what would you like to see the artists work with? There are 3 boxes waiting at the YSAC Gallery to hold your “stuff” for the Locked In Artists to use in November. The Gallery is open Wednesday–Sunday 1-4 (with the exception of October 14-16, while we hang a new show).
November 9th, 10th and 11th the artists will be locked inand creating like mad. They'll need fuel! You can be an integral part of the process by making breakfast, lunch or dinner for 3 and bringing it to them on one of the days. It's a grand way to get a peek at what's going on and to be part of the creative energy that will be percolating.
Contact Nancy Mellon at
nancymellon.jafa (at) gmail.com or 767-1366 to pick out your day and time.
We are throwing a joyous celebration of the sunflower field
at Whitehall Farm! This exhibition of
paintings and photographs and mixed media is coordinated by Tecumseh Land Trust
and will be hosted at The Yellow Springs Art Council Galley.
The show will be part of several other celebrations of TLT's 25th
anniversary this year.
The Sunflower Show stemmed originally from one glorious day, full of
sunflowers and many smiling people, of all ages, all painting in the sunflower
fields. But it grew even bigger, for everyone loves the sunflowers. TLT has since extended an invitation to the art community to make art , in any medium,
inspired by sunflowers.
“In August of 2014
Tecumseh Land Trust hosted a "paint out" at Whitehall Farm when the 10 acre sunflower field was in
bloom. The event that was open to the public."
"Sharon Neuhardt, who owns Whitehall Farm with her husband David, began
planting sunflowers in their 10 acre field on Route 68 several years ago. Her
motivation was simply to share these beautiful flowers with people in the
area. Her mission succeeded-people come from far and wide to photograph
and paint the flowers. Tecumseh Land Trust, with it's offices on
Whitehall Farm, began a sunflower photo contest in 2012, that shares the beauty
of the field even more broadly through their ever growing collection of
"One way that TLT reaches out to the public is through arts, using
writing, painting, and photography to capture the wonders of nature and through
experiences of food and farm. TLT is a non-profit membership organization
that protects land in perpetuity with the help of volunteers and donors.
Cultivating the next generation of land stewards and leaders through education
and outreach is essential to their mission."
Quotes are from Krista Magaw, Executive
For anyone who would like to try their hand at drawing sunflowers there
will be a class offered by artist Jennifer Rosengarten
September 20 from 2 - 5 PM
Cost is $20 for registration, plus a $5 materials fee. Pay at
the door. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register send name and contact
information to email@example.com or
Show Reception is on Sunday the 27th 2-4 p.m. It will include
interactive art for all ages, meeting the artists, and refreshments.
Five members of the Yellow Springs Textile
Art Group are presenting a group art show. The members, Karren K. Brito, Carol
Culbertson, Pam Geisel, Bette Kelley, and Sue Rudolf are all local fiber and
textile artists who create innovative embroidery, weaving, and art quilts.
“Stitch By Stitch: A cross-cultural exploration of contemporary textile and
fiber art” can be viewed from Sept. 8 through Nov. 1 at the Winds Café, 215
Xenia Ave. in Yellow Springs. There will be an opening reception on Sun., Sept.
20, from 6:30-8:30 pm.