Thursday, September 30, 2010

Artoberfest Coming! Oct. 16

Reap the fruits of fall culture at the first annual Yellow Springs Artoberfest on Saturday, October 16th from 5 to 10 pm. The Yellow Springs Arts Council (YSAC) plans its new fundraiser as a celebration of music, beer, food, wine and the art of the stein. Artoberfest will be held at the Barr property on the corner of Limestone and Xenia Ave, next to YSAC’s new home in Alan MacBeth’s building.

Enter your favorite beer container in the “Finest Stein” contest to be judged by local artists and celebrities between 7 and 8 pm. Seasonal beers, wine and food will be available and live bands will perform. Brewing and other food and drink demonstrations are planned. After completing the Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour Saturday afternoon, art lovers can finish their trip at Artoberfest as the perfect end to a day of cultural adventure.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the YSAC Street Fair booth or online at

YSAC is kicking off its membership drive at Artoberfest. YSAC current members and those who join YSAC at Artoberfest will receive a discount in the ticket price. For more information about YSAC events, becoming a member and member benefits, visit To confirm that your membership is current, email!

Play with clay this Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Local sculptor Sharon Mohler is the featured artist currently on exhibit at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery, 309 Xenia Avenue. Sharon will be holding informal Sculpey workshops at the gallery from 1-3 p.m. on Saturdays, Oct. 2 and 9. Sculpey is a type of polymer clay that can be molded and then hardened in a conventional oven. Villagers and visitors are invited to come and play with the clay and learn how to create flowers, dollhouse food, and beads. Come see the exhibit (which includes work by local fabric artist Karen Russell) and stay to play. For more information, contact Sharon at

photo by Susan Gartner

The Art of Presentation

And at the Winds, where a fireplace crackles, art displayed the walls (currently Tom Hawley), one can get such seasonal fare as Pumpkin Squash Lasagne that is a feast for the eyes and the palate.  As they describe it: "A variety of locally grown squashes are roasted, scooped and mashed, layered with fresh pasta sheets and cheeses, and baked until bubbly. A thick square is cut and drizzled with roasted shallot cream and fresh sage oil. Served with dressed greens."  YUM!

Okay! you came for Street Fair, it's getting late, you're hungry and all those food vendors are packing up to go. Not to worry, we have oodles of places to satisfy your hunger pangs and meet your budget.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Public Poetry at Town Drug

Nancy at Getaways for Women pointed this out to me, and whoever put it on the side wall I want you to know we enjoyed reading it.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Upcoming Events for October in Yellow Springs

Please remember: No Pets Allowed

The calendar schedule for exhibits, etc.

Third Weekend Fling in the Springs listings

If you have any you would like to share and list here, just email me at

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Faces in Places: Xenia Ave

Rod Serling used to hang around Yellow Springs when he went to Antioch, so it's nice to see a wheatpaste poster of him in town. Vanessa Query wrote a super article about him for the Yellow Springs New Blog.

    Maria making jewelry                     Gina opening Kismet

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Spotted Early Sunday Morning

On Corry Street

Pierre Nagely off to work on his painting for Brother Bear's Window

Friday, September 17, 2010

The STI(C)KMAN Cometh

To Yellow Springs

and has been spotted in quite a few locations around town!  I can tell you it makes this jafagirl chuckle! First time I saw one of these was in Washington DC 2009 and I thought it so funny.  Most people don't notice them but I spotted the little blighter straight away. This one is at the crosswalk at Ohio Silver and Downing's Do It Best Hardware Store. Just for those who don't know,  STI(C)MAN gets around and there is even a flickr group dedicated to this little fella.
Who is the artist? Someone called Bob  from Philadelphia .


OODLES going on, it's THIRD FRIDAY
Jafagirls are leaving some free art around town for FAF
check in with the Chamber of Commerce for what's going on in town

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Post Office Mural

oil on canvas 1941

Lovely to read in the Yellow Springs News that this 70 year old mural by Axel Horn is getting some loving attention from conservator John Salhus.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Architecture a Work of Art in Itself

My friend Karen and I visited the Alan Macbeth’s Oten Gallery Building yesterday. It is now the location for the Yellow Springs Arts Council in the back gallery next to the garden and what a beautiful space. The building itself is a work of art.

There is also a much photographed mural on the side done by Sarah Dickens.

 and if the gallery is closed, sit in the little garden or visit the Asian Collection store at the front.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Blues Fest Video 2010

video by Aaron Zaremsky
edited by Vanessa Query

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What Happens to Old Ironing Boards in Town

Not quite as fun as Karen Russell's  bottle cap board below but hey, it's fun coming across something unexpected.

Sunflowers Bloom

Sunflower Field Opposite Peifer Orchard 4590 Route 68

Soak in the view and then drop by Peifers for some locally grown apple's peaches or produce

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

AACW Blues & Jazz Cultural Fest

September 8th, 10th and 11th
Antioch College Amphitheater
Yellow Springs, Ohio

Festival Schedule

Wednesday September 8th Gospel Fest
(Central Chapel A.M.E. Church, 411 South High Street Yellow Springs, Ohio)
7:00 p.m. Joining us will be Central Chapel AME Church, Men of Valour AME Church of Jesus and The Praise Dancers, The 5YZ Men, Lagos, Nigeria and The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

Friday, September 10th Blues/Jazz Educational Workshop
(Wittenberg University, School of Music, Springfield, OH 45504)
4:00 The 5YZ Men-Lagos, Nigeria, Daddy Mack Blues Band-Memphis, TN, and
Home School Recording Artist-J. Vaughn.... Facilitator- Karen Patterson

Friday, September 10th Blues/ Jazz Fest
(Amphitheater 795 Corry Street Yellow Springs, Ohio)
Starting at 6:40 Opening ceremony, 7:00 J. Vaughn- Home School Records Recording Artist,
9:00 Karen Patterson Jazz Cellist & 5 YZ Men Lagos, Nigeria and
10:45 Daddy Mack Blues Band- Memphis, TN

Saturday, September 11th Educational Workshops
(Amphitheater 795 Corry Street Yellow Springs, Ohio)
2:00 until - Innovation Stage and Performance Art
Hosted by: Cellist – Karen Patterson

Saturday, September 11th Blues/ Jazz Fest
(Amphitheater 795 Corry Street Yellow Springs, Ohio)
6:00 5YZ Men-Lagos, Nigeria, 7:30 Bluzion,
9:15 Nerak Roth Patterson Band-Criminal Records Recording Artist
10:45 Andrew "Jr Boy" Jones- Dallas, TX

For more information please visit the  AACW website

Axel Bahnsen photographs published

A volume of select photos from the Axel Bahnsen collection at the Wright State University Special Collections library has been published through the Y. S. Historical Society, Y. S. Community Foundation with support from Bahnsen's daughter, Elaine Bahnsen Brown. Paul R. Cooper, author. Announcement will be made at a meeting of the Historical Society at the Senior Citizens center September 19, 2-4 p.m. All welcome.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

YSAC Third Friday Fling reception Sept. 17

The Yellow Springs Arts Council presents “By the Available Light,” an exhibition featuring the work of folk artist Sharon Mohler with quilt artist Karen Russell. A Third Friday Fling opening reception will be held on September 17, 6-9 p.m. at the YSAC Gallery, 309 Xenia Avenue.

Mohler’s one-of-a-kind, miniature “sculpted stories” are inspired by her experience as an artist, mother, homemaker, and “handymom.” Fabric artist Karen Russell fulfills her basic needs as she hunts and gathers scraps of cloth that others have discarded to create a little beauty out of nothing.

Gallery hours and flower sculpture demos will be Saturdays, 1-3 p.m., Sept. 18 and 25, Oct. 2 and 9. For more information, contact Sharon Mohler at

pictured: "The Holidays Are Brought To You By Mom"

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Call for Artists-- Dare to be Square

Call for Artists!!!
Village Artisans
Proudly Presents
“Dare to be Square”
Visual Art Show
October 15th, 2010
Award for Best in Show
Promote your artwork and you!

For more information and to download an application visit
Village Artisans
100 Corry Street
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Getaway for Women: spa's and relaxation

“Time Out For Women”
Sign up for a day out in Yellow Springs,
full of classes and sessions for relaxation and deepening your inner world.
Come by yourself or with friends.
Sign up for one class or as many as you want.

On September 18th, the activities will be held indoors, in different locations in Yellow Springs.

For details on Activities and to Register go to

or call Nancy at (937) 767-1366

Saturday, September 18th
Authentic Movement
10a.m. –noon
in a yurt in the Vale-
Teacher- Marybeth Wolf -
$30.00 per person

Mini Spa Sampler
10a.m.-5p.m. available in 1 hour private sessions-
Eden World, 253 Xenia Ave.
$60.00 per person

Pampered Feet and Hands
2 sessions 12- 12:45 and 1-1:45 p.m.-
Studio 315 at 314 Dayton Street, Union School House –
Practitioners Keri Spek L.M.T. and Amy Spurr L.M.T.
$55.00 per person

Autumn Mindfulness-A Mini Yoga Retreat
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Dance Room, John Bryan Center, Dayton Street, 2nd floor-
Teacher- Carmen Milano


At the Emporium Xenia Ave