Monday, September 24, 2007

Unique Art

painted bottle with Harry Lauder branch
by C. Bayrak

Do you feel bottled up? Are you looking for something unique, something you can't find anywhere else. Then come and chill out in Yellow Springs, and explore the shops and galleries. "Transmuted" is one of those unique pieces of art to be found in "would you, could you, IN A FRAME" on Corry Street.

Pun of the day
He collects mouthwash bottles, and they're all in mint condition.


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Book Signing

Jane Baker will be giving a small reading and signing her biography titled "William Mills: The Yellow Springs Man" at the Senior Center on Xenia Ave today at 2pm. To read the news article in the YS news just click on this link.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Hungry for Art and Good Food

“Bestia chaman” acrĂ­lico sobre madera, 30 x 40 cm

Then check out the work of Ana Videla Lira while eating at the Sunrise Cafe. My personal favourite by the way is Thai Peanut Tofu, but if you look at the menu everything looks yummy. Ana is from Santiago, Chile and the exhibit pays homage to the Mapuche Indians.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Cool Art in Yellow Springs

Well, not just cool art, but some cool people too. This is resident artist Bill Brown saying hi in the Nolaa Gallery, and one of his paintings, "Nuclear Porkchop" selling at $35. What a bargain!

"Make a Joyful Noise"
If bold and wild is more your cup of tea the owner of the Nolaa gallery, Jennifer Float, has a few of her paintings to brighten your day. And if you have a need to use the local restroom while visiting our village, then check out her painting at the ChamberPot Gallery.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Gregory's Studio of Wonders

When Gregory moved into the old Center Stage on Dayton Street he created the most magical place to visit in town. I mean where else do you see prams hanging in trees. His "studio of wonders" spilled into the street for all to enjoy, so it is very sad to see this wonderful place close at the end of next week. A visitor to our village wrote a lovely entry about her experience visiting Gregory's Studio on her blog here.
Your fabulous place and presence there will be missed Gregory :(

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Art Ball Machine & Call to Artists

The JafaGirl's have moved the Art Ball Machine to a new location in Kings Yard at the Nolaa Gallery. Curiosity seekers can now enjoy a chance to buy a piece of original art from 5 artists, Corrine Bayraktaroglu, Nancy Mellon, Deb Housh, Talitha Greene, and our guest artist Jennifer Float.

The Yellow Springs Arts Council invites the public and local artists to create a street inspired artwork (2d or 3d) for their Street Art Themed Art Party ( a celebration of art placed on streets, such as murals, posters, stickers, graffiti, stencil art, wheat pastes, LED graffiti, light graffiti, 3d objects, found art, etc) on the night of Art Stroll (19th October). The work will be exhibited one night at the Art Party located at the Hip Joint (senior Center Hall) at 227 Xenia Avenue and then subsequently exhibited at the John Bryan Community Gallery for one month. There is no entry fee, work should be delivered at the time the event starts at 6pm with name, address/phone number, title and price attached to the work.
There will be live music, video slide show, a ""Hide & Seek Project"using found art (NOT found art as in objet trouvé, but art made with the intent to be found). Examples of found art can be seen here or here.
Links: Found Art Org is " a community of people who believe that giving of themselves through their art can change the world". For the USA story on how Found Art Org was started please visit here.
For information contact us at:

For those interested in street art check out the Wooster Collective. This is a site "dedicated to showcasing and celebrating ephemeral art placed on streets in cities around the world."

Sept 5th-9th: Blues Fest. For a schedule please visit African America Culture Works website.

Sept 8th: Village Artisans is hosting its 25th Anniversary Reunion show and Potluck Dinner starting 6:30pm.

September 23: "The Yellow Springs Historical Society is truly honored to have been allowed to publish the biography by Jane Baker of one of the key early figures in the creation of Yellow Springs, William Mills." There will be a book-signing for William Mills: The Yellow Springs Man on Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m in the Senior Center Great Room.

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