Monday, August 30, 2010

theater, Dance, Music classes begin soon at YSKP!!

Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse will offer a whole new round of theater, dance and music classes, including classes for teens and adults this fall. classes include: Ballroom Dance, Hip Hop, Pre-Ballet and Ballet, Beginning Tap, Jazz Dance/Musical Theater, Choral Singing (with a boys session and a girls session), Early Elementary Theater, Creative Movement (preschool and K), and a new Actors club (grades 4-6).

Please note that the 4 week session of Ballroom Dance Classes begin on September 14th with a registration deadline of September 7th. This will be taught by renown teacher Mario Kraszewski, former owner of Dayton's Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Class will include, swing, salsa, merengue, and rumba.

Guest teachers will be coming to Yellow Springs for these offerings. For a full description of classes, bios of teachers, information and to register, go to or call (937) 767-7800.

Scott Kissell Exhibit

One of my favourite photographers, Scott Kissell, and a member of the Village Artisans will be exhibiting at the
Glen Helen Atrium Gallery
“Sacred Places - Landscape Photographs by Scott Kissell”
September 1 – September 30, 2010

The Glen Helen Atrium Gallery is showing “Sacred Places - Landscape Photographs by Scott Kissell” from September 1 – September 30. The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception on Sunday, September 5 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

The Gallery is located in the Glen Helen Building at 405 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. Show hours are 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Artwork will be available for purchase.

Many of the landscape photos were taken in the Glen and around Ohio. Kissell calls these landscape photos sacred places because they deserve our care and respect. Through his work he hopes to me remind each one of us of the need to be good stewards and preserve the land for future generations to enjoy.

For more information about this exhibit call the Glen Helen Ecology Institute at (937) 769-1902 or visit

About the Glen Helen Atrium Gallery

The Glen Helen Atrium Gallery showcases the work of emerging local and regional visual artists in twelve exhibits each year. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of 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.

More Local Artists in the News: Jim Rose and Michael Fleishman

was quoted in the article The magic of puppetry lives on

 Photo by David Spencer/The State Journal-Register.

"Pepito, a 17th-century orphan taken in and raised by gypsies in Italy, comes to life under the guidance of master puppeteer Jim Rose of Yellow Springs, Ohio. An 18-string marionette, Pepito was being controlled by Rose using his signature “Pepito control.”

gives an interview about his new book, Drawing Illustration to the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators Newletter on page 8.

click on image for larger view

I am honored to be included in this book, chapter 16, page 261

Friday, August 27, 2010

Artists in the News: Brian Maughan

 AP Photo by Morry Gash

"....former Milwaukee Brewers owner who became baseball commissioner was honored with a bronze, 7-foot statue in front of Miller Park. It was designed and produced by Brian Maughan and portrays Selig with his right arm extended, his hand holding a baseball...."

Selig's love of game praised at statue's unveiling

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Repost: Public Art Map of Yellow Springs

View Public Art in Yellow Springs, OH in a larger map

Slide Show Examples of Past and Current Public Art

Monday, August 23, 2010

Open Invitation: Monday Morning Artists

 Labor Day Monday
9:30am until Noon
 First Presbyterian Church in Y.S. - back in the SS room.

Bring along your arts/craft supplies.
Meet other artists and share ideas/tips.
All skill levels welcome.

For more information about this group visit their blog Monday Morning Artists

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday Morning Yellows and Team Pollock

 While I was helping Nancy Mellon set up her Getaways for Women "paint like pollock" with the jafagirls workshop in the carport next to IN A FRAME on Corry Street I was stopped in my tracks. The colours of the buildings, flowers/trees and textile graffiti were so intense and gorgeous.

Team Pollock

No, these are not REAL ciggies, just candy one's lol, but in keeping with the Pollock spirit the team decided to sport ciggies too ;)

Jackson Pollock painting in his studio, Springs, New York, 1949 by Martha Holmes

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

YS Arts Council Exhibit: People, Places, & Things

Join the Yellow Springs Arts Council
 at their NEW GALLERY location at 309 Xenia Avenue
Third Friday 8/20, 6-9pm

click to enlarge

Events/Activities Around Yellow Springs

Watch out for the Harmony Islanders performance on the 19th at 6pm

Antioch College presents a Faux-Real Theatre / Nonstop Institute Collaboration All Male Oedipus Rex
Photo by Jeff Wood, Mask by Linda White, The Faux-Real Theatre Company
L to R: A. Santoni, Z. Lequidre, J. Carrillo (in mask), T. Naumovski (in mask), M. Zartman, R. Piniella

and don't forget to check out the

Monday, August 16, 2010

Village Artisans August Exhibition

"Extending Our Boundaries,"
a collection of bright, bold, beautiful abstracts from Sue Brezine (water color) and Leah Grommon (acrylic), is now on display in the Village Artisans lobby through Aug. 31

. Please join us for a celebratory reception on Friday, Aug. 20 from 6-9 p.m.
Village Artisans is located in the Corry Street Shops,
on the corner of Corry and Dayton Streets.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Art At the Little Art

Local Artist Claire B. is currently exhibiting her work in the lobby

This painting is called Night Flower

If you get a chance I hope you enjoy exploring this artist's work with it's mix of watercolour washes and intriguingly complex line drawing.

Thanks to the Little Art Theatre curator Sue Brezine

Zombie Walk Yellow Springs

Anti-Zombie protestor

The protestors were hilarious, shouting "zombies are socialists", and "zombies want to take away your healthcare".
sorry not a great video but wanted to share a little of my evening.

Saturday was filled with events in Yellow Springs and each just fabulous, from the GREAT vendors at Art on the Lawn, to 10 min plays at the Corner Cone (check out virgil's blog for great pics by Susan Gartner),  Superfly Art Show, and a great meal at Williams Eatery (you can take your own wine), and then seeing all the zombies around town. Pierre Nagely took some great pics you can see here.

If you're interested in spending a weekend here, fun workshops etc, or even just a day check out the

Friday, August 13, 2010

Corner Cone Gets Ready for Saturday

Corner Cone Gets the Soundproofing walls ready for the 10-Minute Play Festival: Compact Theater for the Easily Distracted
Saturday, August 14 at noon and 4 pm

Located at the corner of Walnut and Dayton Street

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

zombie walks, 10 mins plays, art on the lawn

It's all happening this Saturday August 14th.

Check out Superfly Comics for more info about art show and zombie walk.
Superfly FaceBook Page

10-Minute Play Festival: Compact Theater for the Easily Distracted

for more info visit Corner Cone 10 min plays
noon and 4 pm

ART on the LAWN

For info on shops, lodging, restaurants, events, etc check out the


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Yellow Springs Sign at Bill Duncan Park

Beth Holyoke has been a adding more to the sign and what fun to explore.

Friday, August 6, 2010

New Art in Keith's Alley

Painting of Beetoe by Pierre Nagely (aka Jafalad)

Evil Flower Stencil by the jafagirls

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Marley's Wide World by Wheels

Wheels performs an original written by Sam Salalzar of Marley's Wide World in Yellow Springs, OH.

filmed & edited by Steve Bognar

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ohio Magazine: WYSO Featured in August Issue

National Public Radio veteran and author Neenah Ellis has found her niche at WYSO in southwest Ohio.


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