Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Afternoon Tea with the Fashion Gang

Afternoon Tea with the Fashion Gang
May 30th, 2-5 pm, 
At the YSAC Community Gallery
$20 admission -all proceeds going to the YSAC -

Have Afternoon Tea with the fashion gang
 and explore the vital importance of accessorizing your "look".

 From last year's highly popular Historical Clothing Series,
Deb Henderson, Bette Kelley, Bill White and Celise McKee
are coming back to talk about clothing accessories,
both historical and current.

Wear all the bling you want - hats, scarves, jewelry, gloves, belts, shoes, and jackets!
Sue Hawkey, our Tea Party Expert is hosting the scrumptious Afternoon Tea.
At the end of the Historical Clothing series last year, no one wanted it to end.  The participants insisted that there needed to be a Tea with everyone wearing their favorite clothes. They wanted more time with and more information from the clothing experts who had imbued the whole series with their high spirits and charm.
"Just a quick note to tell you how VERY much I enjoyed the Tuesday "workshop" at the Arts Council gallery.  I can imagine how much time and work went into developing the clothing displays and the talks -- they were terrific.  All of the presenters were so knowledgeable, informative and fun - the afternoon bubbled with the enthusiasm and love of each one's particular area of interest.  Looking forward to another Tuesday with you all."  Phyllis

Join us on Tuesday May 30th for Afternoon Tea With the Fashion Gang

To reserve your spot go to: or mail in your check to Yellow Springs Arts Council, P.O. Box 459, YSO, 45387

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bosom Buddies Exhibit at Yellow Springs Arts Council

“Bosom Buddies”
A Journey Through Breast Cancer
Presented by the Jafagirls
April 21st-May 14th
Bosom Buddies Website
 Two friends and invited guests (the artists invite the public to participate with art, mementos, poetry, pictures, and stories) share how a diagnosis of cancer affects patients, friends and family. This an exploration of the creative ways they have dealt with the roller coaster of emotions: of fear, anger, grief, bewilderment and joy.

 Boob Print by Nancy Mellon
The JafaGirls, have an art partnership and friendship that began in 2005 in Yellow Springs, Ohio. A love of arts and crafts has been a lifetime passion for artists Corrine Bayraktaroglu and Nancy Mellon.  At a Yellow Springs Arts Council meeting,  they discovered a mutual joy for creating art mischief together, along with a desire to spread the word about local arts, artists and community.  Part of their creative endeavors took the form of Yarn Bombing.  They created public, textile, art installations on trees, poles, fences and benches.

On January 21st 2016 after a suspicious mammogram, Corrine Bayraktaroglu was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  In an effort to help her friends and family help her as well as put everyone at ease, Corrine asked them to create textile boobs for a series or yarnbombed trees outside her house. She wanted something to make her smile. Her friends were delighted to be a given a joyful way to help and the boobs rolled in. They came through the mail, they were hand delivered, they were even tossed out of passing cars. They were made by friends, family and strangers that heard her call.
Lost Bear with donated textile boobs

Corrine also created a blog page called c.central as a way to keep track, share the different stages of the journey and share art created during this time.

A lot of the art created during this time, by Corrine and friends will be included in the show.

The public is encouraged to bring their written stories, pictures and memento's of their or their loved one's journey through cancer, to add to the sharing space during the reception or during any Open Gallery hours during the run of the show. The sharing space is for people who have had cancer of any kind and their family and friends.
Close up of shadow box by Karen and William Evertson

The pick up dates for pieces left in the sharing space, is May 13th 1-4 or 14th 1-6 p.m. Or they can make a copy/reproduction/photo of any beloved momento to leave so that you don't need to pick it up. Please put contact info on the back of any piece that you plan on picking up and sign the Shared Story List.

Please join the Jafagirls for the Bosom Buddies reception
 on April 21st. 6-9 p.m.
Open Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday 1-4 p.m.
At the Yellow Springs Community Gallery

111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 2017 Art Around Yellow Springs, Ohio

Nancy and I took a quick art walkabout yesterday in our wee village, alas we couldn't get ALL the town covered.

Musician, Artist and Writer

Jim Rose Marionettes
Yellow Springs Senior Center
The amount of detail in these Marionettes made by Jim Rose is stunning.

Erin Smith
This is a huge painting at John Bryan Community Center and it is magnificent.

For more info on shows please visit
Yellow Springs Arts Council
Yellow Springs News (print only)
Yellow Springs Art Exchange

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Yellow Springs Arts Council Giving Tuesday

Donate on Giving Tuesday, November 29th
The Yellow Springs Arts Council supports local arts infrastructure through program opportunities, publicity, education, fiscal sponsorship, advocacy, and coordinated partnerships across the community. Each year the YSAC supports over 200 local creative workers. The organization began in the 1950's as the Yellow Springs Arts Association. In 1972 it incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit and adopted the full name, Yellow Springs Arts Council.

YSAC is a member organization and relies on membership dues and donations. The organization is also supported through grant writing and fundraising projects. artists, appreciators, and supporters of all arts disciplines are welcome and encouraged to participate in the organization. Our programs are accessible to YSAC members, local citizens and visitors through free offerings and ticketed events.

The Yellow Springs Arts Council strives for wide cultural participation in our efforts to meet the needs of the community. YSAC does not discriminate on basis of age, ability, background, culture, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or economic circumstance. Through an inclusive practice, we aim to reflect our wider community and promote positive attitudes about similarities and differences with all participants and visitors. 

Give to the Yellow Springs Arts Council on Giving Tues, November 29th, 2016
and become a MEMBER


that best expresses the value you receive from the Yellow Springs Arts Council and join us in supporting the arts here in Yellow Springs. To join by mail, print a membership form and send the completed form with your check or credit card information to The Yellow Springs Arts Council, PO Box 459, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Holiday Art Jumble and Free Art/Craft Supplies

For the last few years the elves at the Yellow Springs Arts Council have been accepting the most wonderful donations for their fundraiser and this year there are plenty of goodies. Whether you want to do a little holiday shopping or just love browsing for bargains this is the place to be. Maybe you need a few free art supplies such as frames, matts, brushes, beads, paint, candle making mould, or yarn. Items in the Holiday Art Jumble range from vintage Christmas Tree ornaments, huge wicker baskets,fine jewelry, ceramics, 2d art, bags, vintage fan (works), dolls, vintage camera's and vintage slides of Cameo Glass, vintage photographs.
Check out this gorgeous mango wood bowl below. If this isn't snapped up soon I will be very surprised.  
and if you are into brooches

There are some excellent stocking stuffer items that children can buy at prices they can afford. 
So please do check the gallery out
It's located at 111 Corry Street
Look out for this Fence

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Gift of Art at the Village Artisans in Yellow Springs

Village Artisans Gallery
The Gift of Art

Artists Reception Sat Dec 10th 5- 8pm

All items are created by Village Artisan members and presented in the Lobby Gallery, with affordability and "giftability" in mind.
The show will be up through Dec 31, 2016.

The Village Artisans Gallery is a mutli-media cooperative art gallery located at 100 Corry Street, in Yellow Springs. 
Current gallery ourse 
 Mon-Thur 11am until 5pm
Fri-Sat  11am until 6pm
Sun  noon until 5pm 
Later for special events
Week before Christmas
19-24th December 
Mon-Thur closes 6pm
Friday closes 7pm
Saturday closes 6pm

For more information stop in, or call 937.767.1209

For other holiday events in Yellow Springs
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE events calendar