Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring into the Arts March 19 - 20th


Friday, March 19, 5:00 p.m. at the Little Art Theatre

Filmed over seven years, an American prison artist pits creativity against negativity to make it on the outside. A test screening of Joanne Caputo’s new documentary, 40 minutes in length, plus brief feedback session. Cutting Loose follows Caputo’s On A Roll: Family, Disability and The American Dream, winner of the PBS Independent Lens Audience Award ( and recommended by The New York Times; plus Ballerina, Ballerina children's video, recommended by Sesame St. Magazine.


Friday, March 19, 6-8pm at Art Space at 108 Dayton St., 2nd floor
The Yellow Springs Art Council will host Meet the Board, an open house event where the public is invited to mix, mingle and find out more about opportunities and programs of the YSAC. Our permanent collection will be on view, showcasing the artistic heritage of the Yellow Springs community. Refreshments and wine served.

Saturday, March 20, 2-4 pm at the Senior Citizens Great Room
Art is a vital business for many residents of Yellow Springs, yet marketing is rarely taught in art schools, and artists are often in the dark about getting their work into the marketplace. Hoping to shed some light, playwright Kay Reimers has coordinated The Business of Art, a panel and discussion group for sharing strategies. Traditional and non-traditional methods of marketing will be presented by local artists, including Naysan McIlhargey of Miami Valley Pottery and Lisa Hunt of YS Kids Playhouse. Karen Wintrow of the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce will also be on hand to describe marketing opportunities with the Chamber. For more information, contact Reimers at 767-8401.

Saturday, March 20, 7 pm at the Underdog Café (Emporium)
The Yellow Springs Arts Council invites you to make your way to the Underdog Café for original dog poetry by Cathryn Essinger. Author of several books of poetry, including My Dog Does Not Read Plato, Essinger is a professor of English at Edison Community College whose work has been featured in several anthologies and on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. Join us to hear Ohio’s 2005 Poet of the Year reading Stalking the Wild Fettuccine and other canine tidbits.

Saturday, March 20, 8 pm at the Underdog Café (Emporium)
Michael Taint will not likely blemish a note when he takes the mic at the Underdog Café March 20, accompanied by pianist Mary Fahrenbruck. A retired U.S. Air Force officer and Yellow Springs resident, Taint is an accomplished singer and actor who's been involved with Dayton Opera, the Dayton Philharmonic and local theater for the past 14 years, including leading roles in SOUTH PACIFIC, URINETOWN THE MUSICAL and THE KING AND I – for which he won the Blackburn Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical.