Thursday, April 29, 2010

Yellow Springs Marionette Master

 Jim Rose will be at "The material culture exhibition at the 2010 Cityfolk Festival, “About Face: The World of Puppets and Masks” in Dayton, Ohio 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Yellow Springs Theatre Project

"20%" is a dramatic expose about U.S. women who have served and are currently serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. This piece is based on testimony and current statistics about the experiences of military women, both in war and at home. Although Congress currently has imposed a ban on women serving in combat, the harsh reality is that women are in fact serving and suffering devastating casualties and consequences including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), MST (Military Sexual Trauma), homelessness and family difficulties."  About the exhibit.

Emerging Artist At the Winds for May


Winds Cafe Yellow Springs, Ohio

Local Artists Spotlight: Sharon Mohler

"self portrait" in clay
"Kitty says "who do you think you are kidding?"
To see more of  Sharon Mohler's work check out her  Flickr Page

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Glen Helen:Call for Entries 50th Anniversary Art Show

Glen Helen Association 50th Anniversary Art Show

Participate in the Glen Helen Association's 50th Anniversary Art Show celebrating the fifty amazing years that the Glen Helen Association has been in operation. Show dates are July 2-16, 2010.

Jenny Montgomery
Project Manager
Volunteer Coordinator
Glen Helen Ecology Institute
937.769.1902 x 101

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Seen Around Town

Local Yarnbombing

Queen of Hearts
Kings Yard

Donnie Rose, local  Kings Yard Tarot card reader, named the tree for the Jafagirls.

Emporium is feeling the power of the flower

Roger Smith has an exhibit at Ha Ha Pizza

Free Workshop

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

May 15th Fun Things to Do in Yellow Springs


Dance Classes in Yellow Springs

New six week round of movement classes with Jill Becker begins this week:

Fluid Core-an exercise class based in warm-ups that dancers use plus some creative movement explorations to great music. People who take this class seem to feel more relaxed, stretched out and have a sense of well being when they leave class. Meets Fridays from 12-1:00 at the Presbyterian Church. Series of six classes for $54 or $10 drop in.
Modern Dance-Begins with a deep, slow warm-up and progresses to simple, rhythmic movement patterns. Saturdays from 10-11 at the Presbyterian Church. Series of five classes for $45 or $10 drop in fee.

Jill Becker teaches dance at Ohio Wesleyan University, the Nonstop Institute and YSKP. She headed the Dance Program at Antioch College, directed Jill Becker & Dancers in New York City, has received a National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer's Fellowship and has toured extensively with a one woman show in Holland and Germany.

For information/registration, contact Jill Becker 767-2646. classes run April 23-May 29 (no class on may 15th)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Skateboard Decks by Pierre Nagely

It's hard to choose a favourite but I think this one is it for me. Pierre did these for the Skarstic Festival 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Handmade Hemp Jewelry in Yellow Springs

Barefoot Sandal

Midnight Tripp Hemp now has a stall at the corner of Corry St & Xenia outside

 Maria has slave bracelets/sandals, anklets, bracelets, headbands, necklaces, armbands, belts, dog/cat collars and leashes. She can customize any jewelry piece in 25mins. Customers can choose their own colors/beadirng or if they have their own charn can customize any piece.
Maria can do phone orders at 937.5467137

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Unique Lodging in Yellow Springs, Ohio: Jail House Suites

This historic building was built in 1878 and in use as the town jail until 1929. It is completely renovated. Just one "cell" block from downtown and everything Yellow Springs.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Community Dance Concert

Ann Gayek exhibit: Flowers and Gardens

Flowers and Gardens
Pastel and Watercolour
Ann Gayek

Opening Reception :Friday, April 16th, 2010 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

Friday, April 9, 2010

YS Art Space Presents: Nevin Mercede

April 17th through May 15, 2010

Opening Reception Friday April 16th at
Art Space Gallery of the Yellow Springs Arts Council
208 Dayton Street, second floor
Yellow Springs, Ohio

Yellow Springs artist Nevin Mercede presents an encore exhibition of
20 DEGREES NORTH, 50 DEGREES EAST, multi-paneled image-text prints inspired by travels in Russia. A public reception with the artist will take place on Friday April 16th from 6 to 9 p.m., part of the Third Friday Fling. The exhibition may also be viewed from 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays (except May 8th) during the exhibition run. Two limited edition artist-made books of the works in the exhibition will also be available for purchase: “Russians Reflect” and “White Nights”

Bio Info
Nevin Mercede earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from theUniversity of Montana and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the art school formerly known as the California College of Arts and Crafts. Since 1995, her studio investigations have been situated around the interplay between verbal and visual reflections. After teaching at numerous other schools, among them Maryland Institute College of Art, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of South Florida, Nevin joined the Antioch College faculty in 1998. In response to the 2008 College closure, she became a founding faculty member of the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute where Antioch’s undergraduate teaching mission, including shared governance and experiential learning, was carried forward while embracing the contributions of life long learners from the regional community. Nevin, her spouse Bill Robinson and their wily cat Wilbur live in Yellow Springs, Ohio and New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

10-Minute Plays Festival

Announcing CORNER CONE Soft Serve Playhouse's 10-Minute Plays Festival
 Compact Theater for the Easily Distracted.
Submit plays now for 10-Minute Plays Festival

Submissions: Submit script, synopsis, or video of your ten minute play proposal by June 1, 2010 for priority deadline. All accepted plays will be performed Saturday, August 14 at the Corner Cone in Yellow Springs, Ohio at the ten-minute play festival. Submissions will be reviewed and accepted by a selection committee.

$100 best under 18

$100 best drama

$100 best comedy

$100 Crowd Favorite

Playwrights of accepted plays will organize or arrange the production of their plays for the festival. Plays should require zero to a minimum of set, props, and costuming.

Submit scripts/synopsis/video as attachments to

Subject of email should read: "10 Minute Play Entry". Body of email include: name, title, age group, category and description of play, phone number and email address, and list of props/set/costume requirements. If you need to submit your play in a different manner from email, call 937-241-5938 to make arrangements.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Yellow Springs is the Cat's Meow

Photography by David Stephenson

David and his family came to Yellow Springs for a wee Spring Break visit and he took this fabulous photograph of a cat watching people.
Check out his website, the photo of the Glen Helen Waterfall is stunning.

Glad you enjoyed visiting and thanks for letting me share your photograph

Monday, April 5, 2010

Call to Artists & Fine Craft-Persons

Exhibit/Booth Space Available

Dayton Street: Cirque Carnaval

Friday evening July 16, 2010, Chautauqua Week, 5PM to 10PM

The street closing of the area of the new Dayton Street Arts District for this one night event offers an opportunity for local artists and fine crafts-persons to meet a new audience and old friends while displaying and selling their objects.

10’x10’ spaces are available for reservation at no charge by contacting:

Mindy Harney at Brother Bear’s CafĂ© (937-767-1514)

Saturday, April 3, 2010