Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Last Chance to See

Paintings in Wool

Paula Womacks

at IN A FRAME on Corry Street

Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Love Conquers All" filmed in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Love Conquers All", a short film by Vanessa Query.
Based on a story by Mike McCormack.
Starring Lee Johnson, Olivia Byrnes, Donna Lynn Johnson, and Jason Sine.
Shot in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Part One

Part Two

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wham Bam at the Underdog Cafe

Underdog Cafe’s open mic night to showcase writings from childhood

Yellow Springs, OH - October 23, 2009 - The Underdog Cafe hosts a bi-monthly spoken arts revue and open mic night called the Wham Bam.

The next event will take place on Thursday, November 5, 2009, from 6–8 p.m. It will take place at Emporium Wines and the Underdog Cafe on 233 Xenia Ave (Route 68) in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Its theme will be “stuff you wrote when you were a kid.” Anyone who would like to participate is invited to read short stories, poems, diary entries, letters, or anything else from their childhood or adolescence. To sign up to read, show up early or e-mail Vanessa Query at

If you do not wish to share, you are still welcome to join us for an entertaining evening of poignancy, honesty, and embarrassing laughter for our inner children and ourselves!

The open mic following this event will be on Thursday, January 7, 2010.

For more information about the Wham Bam or Emporium Wines and the Underdog Cafe, please contact:

Vanessa Query, Events Coordinator

Emporium Wines and the Underdog Cafe

233 Xenia Ave

Yellow Springs, OH 45387

(937) 767-7077

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Explore Yellow Springs

"Whether you are looking for an interesting place to visit, a quaint, quiet place to live or work, a place to expand your education or provide a wonderful educational system for your children, a place to hike, bike, recreate, a place to shop eclectic stores, or a place for experiencing the arts"
Explore Yellow Springs Website

Check out the many video vignettes by
Jo Caputo
of Yellow Springs on Explore Yellow Springs

Monday, October 19, 2009

Thrill the World comes to Yellow Springs

Miami Valley to join 3rd annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in Yellow Springs in attempt to break world record

Yellow Springs, Ohio, October 19, 2009 – On Saturday, October 24, 2009, the weekend before Halloween, Yellow Springs will host a local space in which Miami Valley residents and beyond may participate in a tribute to Michael Jackson, in the form of a simultaneous Thriller dance, carried out worldwide in an attempt to break a world record. The event will be a part of the official Thrill the World dance events happening across the globe. The 2009 Thrill The World event is set for October 25, 2009 @ 12:30am GMT/UTC (October 24, 2009 in EST). This year's Thrill The World aims to be an unprecedented global celebration of the life and music of Michael Jackson.

Judith Wolert-Maldonado, a local disc jockey known locally as DJ Juju, and local organizer of the event, encourages Michael Jackson fans and impersonators, zombie impersonators and dancers of all ages to participate in the local event.

Join us in 2009 as we Thrill The World! Visit for complete list of events.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Eclectic Art Quilt Exhibit

HappenIngs in Yellow Springs Ohio
YS Art Space
Eclectic Art Quilt Exhibit 2009
Opening Reception Friday 16th Oct 6-9pm
108 Dayton Street

OODLES of Happenings this weekend starting with Friday Fling
Please Visit the Chamber of Commerce for info

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Video of Radical Craft Show

Radical Crafts Show Fall 2009 in Yellow Springs, OH.
Video By Joanne Caputo and music by Cooper Fleishman.
To see more of Joanne's videos check out her YouTube Page or visit her website.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Update on Telephone Booth unveiling

Change of Plans for Telephone Booth Unveiling
With today's forecast predicting 1-2 inches of rain, the plans for the unveiling of Migiwa Orimo's Telephone Booth Project this evening have been changed: The Booth will be "officially opened" at 7pm, immediately followed by a reception at the YS Arts Council's Art Space at 108 Dayton St. The improvisational performance by Jill Becker, Melissa Heston, and Sandy Mathern will be rescheduled for a future date.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Public Art Unveiling

Explore Yellow Springs' Public Art
October 2009

Three New Sculptures!
The Telephone Booth Project Flock of Hands springs

Yellow Springs Sculpture Competition Winners to Be Unveiled!

This year, the Yellow Springs Arts Council, the Yellow Springs Center for the Arts Steering Committee, and the Community Information Project partnered to sponsor a competition to create three sculptures to place on public view in the community. The criteria was simple: each sculpture should celebrate the spirit of creativity of the community of Yellow Springs.

The winning sculptures will be unveiled this month, and you are invited to join us to meet the artists and to welcome these works into the creative landscape of Yellow Springs.

There is a rich variety of public art in Yellow Springs, from knit graffiti and painted murals to bronze sculpture and tile mosaics. Take a tour of the village's public art: click here for a map of the public art of Yellow Springs.

The Telephone Booth Project
Phone Booth
Location & Unveiling Date

The Corner Cone
Dayton & Walnut Streets
Yellow Springs, Ohio
October 9, 2009
Artist: Migiwa Orimo

Migiwa Orimo is a Tokyo-born visual artist who lives in Yellow Springs. Her artwork has been exhibited locally and nationally and she has been awarded twice the Ohio Arts Council's Individual Artists Fellowship grant in the visual art category; last year she was the recipient of the OAC Individual Creativity Excellence Award in the interdisciplinary category.

With this installation, the artist asks "Can I create a place/container where many form of art practices can be experimented by many artists, instead of a single art piece created by a single artist, then call it a sculpture?" "Can a sculpture be a collective form of individual artists in this village?" "Can a sculpture be a time-based organic/sustainable living presence?"

The Telephone Booth Project provides the community a context in which many creative minds can share their ideas and have dialogues with villagers and visitors. Between the months of Oct. 2009 and Sept. 2010, the artist will invite other artists to do site- specific pieces using the phone booth. There will be 8 to 12 shows/performances/installations, etc. over course of the Telephone Booth's year-long installation on Dayton St.

On Friday, Oct. 9, there will be an improvisational dance performance at the booth by Jill Becker, Melissa Heston, and Sandy Mathern immediately following the unveiling at 7:30 pm.

Flock of Hands
Location & Unveiling Date

Hilda Rahn Park
Corry St & Rte 68
Yellow Springs, Ohio
October 16, 2009
Artist: Olga Ziemska

Sculptor and installation artist Olga Ziemska, from Cleveland, received her BFA in 2000 from the Columbus College of Art & Design. She also studied at Rhode Island School of Design and exhibited at MOCA Cleveland and the Centre of Polish Sculpture. In 2007, she was selected for the prestigious Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artist Series at MOCA Cleveland.

"Flock of Hands" celebrates the spirit of Yellow Springs and reflects the strong sense of community present in this creative town. Inspired by the community-centered atmosphere of Yellow Springs, "Flock of Hands" is a public sculpture intended to directly involve the community in its creation. Envisioned by the artist as a still image of white hand doves in flight, "Flock of Hands" conjures feelings of harmony, peace, freedom, and potential. Within the piece, each cast hand is paired with another hand, creating through their collective gesture an image of a bird in flight.

Ziemska visited Yellow Springs in August and spent a day casting the hands of Yellow Springs residents. The hands, each atop a tall, thin branch, reach toward each other and collectively visually, reach towards the sky creating a sense of connection between human and nature, earth and sky, community and environment.

Location & Unveiling Date

Bill Duncan Park
Limestone & Dayton Streets
Yellow Springs, Ohio
October 18, 2009
Artist: Beth Holyoke

Mixed media artist Beth Holyoke, of Yellow Springs, has had numerous local and regional exhibitions of her drawings, fiber, clay and paper work. She has also worked on community-wide art events including parades, community tile projects, and children's arts festivals. Along with Kaethi Seidl, she has created three public art benches out of handmade tiles and has assisted in the creation of a wall-sized, outside mural made by members of the public during a two-year project.

This sculpture is a grouping of the letters spelling "springs," all in lowercase. It is tiled with many shades of yellow tile, as well as with many handmade ceramic objects reflecting some aspects of the village -- birds, fruits, rocks and vegetables, all made of ceramic and very durable, are included.

Yellow Springs Arts Council
Become a member today!

Thank you to the many people involved in the sculpture competition and the installation of these works, including Ed Amrhein, Jerome Borchers, Tom Borrup, Anita Brown, Jo Caputo, Dave Conley, Mark Cundiff, Lisa Goldberg, Tom Hawley, Jon Hudson, Kim Kremer, Kim Megginson, Jason Morgan, Ron Schmidt, Bob Swaney, Karen Wintrow, and all of the artists who entered submissions in the 2009 Outdoor Sculpture Competition.

Calendar of Events and Information at the
Chamber of Commerce

Monday, October 5, 2009

October Events in Yellow Springs

Chamber of Commerce

OCTOBER 16th 3rd Friday Fling in the Springs, oodles to see and do

YSAC Art Space--3rd Friday Fling, October 16th:
The opening reception of Eclectic Art Quilts will be held in the Yellow Springs Arts Council Art Space at 108 Dayton St. on October 16 from 6-9pm as part of the 3rd Friday Fling. The show highlights the work of 10 Yellow Springs artists. Refreshments will be served and this event is free and open to the public.

Quilt by Jerry Fogarty

October Getaway for Women

A Weekend of Art and Spa Options

On Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th, women are invited to visit Yellow Springs for an art immersion weekend. Once a year, for two days, some of our finest artists open their studios for you to come meet them and see how they work. This year you can combine the Studio Tour with art classes. See art. Make art. Feel like an artist.

Participants can sign up for a class in drawing, collage making, journaling, Nia, belly dancing, hoola hooping, and jewelry making with your choice of crystals; or commune at a “Literary Tea”, get your picture taken in a hilarious hippie costume (it’s soooo Yellow Springs!)

For More information Please Visit Getaways for Women

Yellow Springs Studio Tour Website

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Newest Public Art

photography by c.bayraktaroglu

Beth Holyoke's recent sculpture at the park on Dayton Yellow Springs Road is coming along and beautifully. Beth was one of the winners of the first village public art contest sponsored by the :"The Yellow Springs Arts Council, the Yellow Springs Center for the Arts (YSCA) Steering Committee and the Community Information Project (CIP)".
Story here in the Yellow Springs News.

Migiwa Orimo's piece is installed and will be open for the public viewing soon.
Dayton Street at the Corner Cone
Information about the Telephone Booth Project

Visitors who love murals and street art you can now print out the public art map.

woo hooooooooooooo! Street Fair, check out the info below.