The weekend of Friday-Sunday, Oct. 15-17, will be a great time to invite friends and family to town to sample all that is Yellow Springs.
Friday is the semi-annual Art Stroll, 6-9 p.m. Many shops and galleries in town will be open late with galleries featuring artist receptions. Music, food, and wine will be available for villagers and guests as they stroll through the downtown area.
Information about all the events is available online at: Yellow Springs Arts Blog (http://ysarts.blogspot.com), A Yellow Springs Blog (http://ayellowspringsblog.blogspot.com), Yellow Springs News (http://www.ysnews.com), and Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce (http://www.yschamber.org).
Friday highlights include:
Sam Eckenrode and her daughter, Miriam, will hold a Grand Opening, 6-9 p.m., for the Eddie Eckenrode Gallery to honor their beloved husband and father who passed away this summer. An exhibition of Eddie’s artwork will be displayed in the newly rededicated gallery located in Sam & Eddie’s Open Books, 232 Xenia Avenue. The Grand Opening is particularly appropriate because Eddie Eckenrode was instrumental in helping Sam and villagers Jocelyn Robinson and Behrle Hubbuch to create the Art Stroll from its beginning in 1996.
“would you, could you” In A Frame, located at 113 Corry Street, will host an Opening Reception, 6-9 p.m., for “Stitch Gasp!” by local multimedia artist (and Yellow Springs Arts Blog blogger) Corrine Bayraktaroglu. The exhibit of stitched art is intended to elicit gasps of wonder or horror.
The new YSAC Gallery presents an Opening Reception of “Out of My Box: An Exhibition of Extreme Quilting” from 6-9 p.m., featuring multimedia artist Karen Russell. Guest sculptor Sharon Mohler is sharing the exhibit. The gallery is located at 309 Xenia Ave. The two artists met for the first time in a shared exhibit last month and had so much fun they asked to do it again. Last month's display will be swapped with a gallery full of new art.
Village Artisans of Yellow Springs presents a Gallery Opening of “Dare 2B Square,” 6-9 p.m., featuring the work (all on 12”x12” canvas) of over 30 artists. Enjoy live music and refreshments at the gallery at 100 Corry Street.
Wine tasting and Grace Adele and Her Grand Band at Emporium, 233 Xenia Avenue.
Beer and & Wine Making Demos at Main Squeeze, 229 Xenia Avenue
Saturday, Oct. 16
YS Arts Council presents: Artoberfest, 5-10 p.m., 321 Xenia Avenue (Barr Property). Enjoy live music, food and drink, beer brewing, and winemaking. Go to www.yellow-springs-experience.org for more info.
Getaways for Women presents “For Couples” Event featuring couples yoga and massage, drum-making, and letterpress workshop. Express your love creating your own individual hand-printed poster on an old-fashioned letterpress; create your own personal drum; drink wine and paint your own canvas masterpiece with a Cork and Canvas workshop. For more info, go to www.getawaysforwomen.com
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16-17
Yellow Springs Artist’s Studio Tour, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Eight host artists share their Yellow Springs studio with 11 guest artists. Discover unique jewelry, pottery, sculpture, fiber, paintings, and other handcrafted creations.
Go to www.ysarts.org for more info.
Enjoy all things Yellow Springs!!