Friday, January 29, 2010

Locals Perform in the Vagina Monologues

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V-Day Dayton is sponsored locally by Therapy Cafe

V-Day DAYTON 2010

Presents a Benefit Production of

Eve Ensler’s


"Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving . . . it is both a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction." —Variety


Sarah Caplan, Jennifer Lockwood, Annie Branning, Marva Williams, Ginger Hubbs, Phyllis Turner, Chris Fern, Corrine Bayraktaroglu, Erica Woods, Rani Deighe Crowe

Saturday and Sunday February 13 and 14 2010

At 2:00 PM

At the Therapy Café

452 East 3rd Street
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 461-4000

Tickets $10 cash

Presale tickets available through: Rani Crowe 937-241-5938

Proceeds benefit alternatives to domestic violence

V‑Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Further information about V-Day can be found at

Monday, January 25, 2010

Congratulations to Michael Fleishman

For his recently published book (his sixth)

Published by Delmar Cengage Learning

Michael's book is filled with beautiful colour plates and thought-provoking insights into the world of drawing and illustration from 188 artist around the world. "All the artists have graciously agreed to forego permissions fees. Instead, they have joined the author and Delmar Cengage Learning in making donations in support of the visual arts to a variety of charitable organizations, including the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Fund, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, and the Yellow Springs Arts Council, (helping to fund Cutting Loose, a prison art documentary by Joanne Caputo.).

Glen Helen "Love of Nature" Exhibit

Glen Helen Association Art Exhibition:
For the Love of Nature – Works by Paul Reif
February 1 – February 27, 2010

The Glen Helen Association is hosting an art exhibition titled For the Love of Nature – Works by Paul Reif from February 1 to February 27, 2010. This one-person show features regional landscape paintings in acrylic and pastels. Show hours are 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays in the Glen Helen Building located at 405 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend a reception to meet the artist on Sunday, February 7 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Paul Reif is a self-taught painter who has resided in Champaign County for 42 years. His favorite subjects are landscapes and florals, which he likes to render using the brilliant colors available in acrylic and pastels. The beauty and character of area fields, woodlands, streams and wildflowers provide Reif constant inspiration. Reif’s work has been exhibited in shows at the Springfield Museum of Art and is also represented in fine art galleries in Urbana and Yellow Springs.

The show is part of Glen Helen Association’s Atrium Gallery program – an ongoing series of monthly contemporary art exhibitions, which highlights the talents of emerging local and regional visual artists. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of any art goes to the Glen Helen Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support preservation and programs at Glen Helen and its 1,000-acre nature preserve.
For more information call the Glen Helen Ecology Institute at (937) 769-1902 or visit

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Locals in the News: Jan Augenstein

Local woman to step into ABC’s “Shark Tank,” community showcased

Jan Augenstein who owns and runs FridgeFront Designs will be competing in the entrepreneur reality show. "Yellow Springs will get a spin in the spotlight. Augenstein’s segment includes shots of the Greene County community and is set to air on ABC next month".

ABC Shark Tank Schedule Here

About FridgeFronts

All the Best Jan

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Local Professor Knits Up a Storm

Gary Pierson has knitted yet another panel for Olga Ziemska's public art piece "flock of hands". His first two were patterned gems seen here on Jafabrit's Blog. Yea! to the man knitters of Yellow Springs (this includes Pierre Nagely).

Watch out around town for "knit boxes" to leave your knitted pieces ( 10-12" wide and anywhere from 2" to 24" long) located at: Brother Bear's Cafe on Dayton Street, The Emporium and Yellow Springs Senior Center on Xenia Ave.
Keep an eye out for fliers around town.

If anyone would like to send us some knitting or crochet for "flock of hands" or the knit knot tree II please check the links above for dimensions and email me at

National Hug Day: An Investigative Report

"National Hug Day is January 21, 2010. While we applaud the efforts of the holiday organizers to encourage this positive action between two people, we feel the need to warn you about the perils of certain hugs: awkward hugs. Stay with us as we explore different types of awkward hugs. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but merely an introduction to some of the most common and most problematic"

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