Monday, March 29, 2010

Four Fantastic Small Towns In The United States

and
Yellow Springs is one of them. 

"Yellow Springs, Ohio

The small town only has a total of 3675 people and the nearest city from here is Dayton which is only 21 miles. Since 1852 when Antioch College had built at here, yellow spa town has become the guiding light of the artists, activists and thinkers. People can freely display their knitting work in the town to show the unique public art, tourists can come here to feel the freedom and self-released smoothly."
Article Source:About the Author: Copyright by Tony Eva. Leiyi Trading – the manufacturer and exporter of China Marble, China basalt, Tombstone and so on, provide a series of required materials samples for interior and exterior decoration, construction, gardens, tombstone. Different types of Building Materials are offered for you to choose the best.
For more information on where to stay, dine, events etc please visit the
 
to arrange events/lodging
 
Stay Yellow Springs
 
 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Fools Ball

The Fools Ball
(Costumed or Not)

with DJ Dr. Falafel -the Eclectic Selector

Saturday, April 3rd

Nonstop Institute of Yellow Springs

305 N Walnut Street (in Millworks)

Suggested donation: $10


This Dance/Rent Party for the Nonstop Institute of Yellow Springs

will include three musical genres:

7-8:30 Swing Dance

8:30-10:30 Rock 'n Roll

10:30-Midnight Hip Hop/Indie Music

Friday, March 26, 2010

Live Art Show Super-Fly Comics

Advanced Photo Student Exhibit

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery Exhibition:


Yellow Springs High School Advanced Photo Student Exhibit

April 2 – 28, 2010

The Glen Helen Atrium Gallery is showing Yellow Springs High School Advanced Photo Student Exhibit

from April 2 to April 28, 2010.

Young photographers from Yellow Springs High School’s advanced photography classes will present digital works in a variety of photo genres, including landscape, experimental, documentary and still life. 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. Images will be available for purchase.

The exhibit will feature work by Yellow Springs H.S. Seniors Marlee Layh and Colby Silvert and Juniors Gabe Amrhein and Sadie Rehm. “All four of these photographers show tremendous talent,” says their Media & Arts Educator, Melina Elum. “Silvert’s senior portfolio was awarded a gold key in Scholastic this year and is now competing for national honors. Rehm’s was awarded a silver key in Scholastic as well.” Amrhein, Rehm and Silvert have also received recognition for their work in the 2010 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.

For more information call the Glen Helen Ecology Institute at (937) 769-1902 or visit http://www.glenhelen.org/.


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.



Monday, March 22, 2010

Jafagirls At it Again In Yellow Springs, Ohio

jafagirls flower power project

 First it was the Knit Knot Tree, then Dayton Street Textile Totems, Red Knit King's Yard, and NOW this season it is time to bloom with
If you would like to feel the power of the flower and participate then come to Brother Bear's  Friday March 26th,  9am-11:30 am with some craft felt, scissors, needle/thread and maybe some buttons and join us for a SEW IN.
We will also be yarn/craft bombing a bench on Dayton Street.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Repost: Arts Council Gallery Exhibit Opportunity

Exhibiting Opportunity


The Yellow Springs Arts Council

invites artists to apply to show in the YSAC Art Space Gallery.

No exhibition experience is required and there is no entry fee. Artists must become a member to show. Solo and shared shows are encouraged. Artists hang and manage the glalery duirng the Third Friday Fling receptions, for three hours each Sautrday during their one month exhibit.

For more information and an application
 please visit the Exhibit Page here.

Spring into the Arts March 19 - 20th


“CUTTING LOOSE” FILM TEST SCREENING

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 (pbs.org/onaroll) and recommended by The New York Times; plus Ballerina, Ballerina children's video, recommended by Sesame St. Magazine.



ARTS COUNCIL BOARD OPEN HOUSE

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.

THE BUSINESS OF ART PANEL DISCUSSION
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.

WOOF, WOOF AT THE MICROPHONE
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.

TUNES BY TAINT
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.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Dennie Eagleson at the Underdog Cafe

The Underdog Cafe, 233 Xenia Avenue in Yellow Springs, is hosting Village People, an exhibition of photographic images by Dennie Eagleson. The exhibition will run until the end of April. Eagleson, a long-time Yellow Springs resident, is a fine art and documentary photographer. The images are close portraits of current and former Village members, made over the past two decades and include some of Eagleson's more experimental work with plastic lens cameras, gel medium transfer, and Polaroid Transfer processes. The images are a celebration of the vitality of life in the Village, and a reminder of the expansive and voluptuous quality of summer light and tastes. The portraits demonstrate how, as members of a small village, we watch each other grow up.

Eagleson exhibits her photographic work regionally and nationally. Her body of work includes projects made about alternative families in Ohio, a micro-loan program for Nicaraguan women, a music school in Sarajevo, and extensive work made in Cuba. Eagleson is a former faculty member at Antioch College. She continues to teach courses in photography and community journalism through the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute. She is currently offering a series of workshops in Digital Photography through the Nonstop Institute.
 For more information, please call Dennie at 937-475-5618.

Woof, Woof at the Microphone

invites you
to make your way to the Underdog Café (at the Emporium) on Saturday, March 20 at 7pm 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 during our 2nd Annual "Spring Into the Arts" weekend!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Elaine Comegys Black Film Festival


I didn't know Elaine, but we always shared a smile, she had such a lovely smile. I do know she was a very special person to many and her death was a great loss to the community (see article). When Nancy and I saw the post office bench (dedicated to her ) looking a bit worn we wanted to decorate it with knit graffiti.

I like to think that she would have appreciated this and enjoyed it.
(we are getting ready to replace it with some new knitted/felt pieces late spring).
"Before she died in November, consummate community woman Elaine Comegys, (shown in the photo above with Barbara Fleming at her left), came up with the idea of a black film festival to jump start conversations about race relations. source: YS News
The Elaine Comegys Black Film Festival 3rd Festival
Saturday, March 13, 3:30 PM
at the
Little Art Theatre
The movie presentation will be "What's race got to do with it?
followed by an audience discussion.
This event is sponsored by
the 365 project and the Human Relations Commission.




Monday, March 8, 2010

Film Test Screening: Mark Your Calendars


"Cutting Loose" Film Test Screening
Friday, March 19, at 5:00 p.m.

In early 2002 Joanne Caputo entered the maximum security Graterford Correctional Facility with a video camera, her Vietnamese sister-in-law, and 75-year-old mother. The women passed nervously through the high-security check point in order to enter the visiting room behind bars, but they were most anxious to see inmate John Caputo, their nephew, son, and grandson. More relaxing was Graterford’s art exhibit at the Philadelphia Inquirer, 30 miles away, where John’s wooden miniature prison cell — created from scavenged wood, tongue depressors, pencils and toothpicks — had just won 2nd Place. After more than a decade behind bars — beginning with a teenage auto theft charge — John had become not only a violent prison “scrapper,” but an artist.
The visit kicked off Cutting Loose, a film project that Joanne Caputo would follow for the next seven years, observing art’s ability to rehabilitate her Asian American nephew. A free test screening of the documentary will be held on Friday, March 19, at 5:00 p.m. at the Little Art Theater in Yellow Springs, where a 40-minute version will be shown, plus a brief feedback session with the audience.

Cutting Loose follows Caputo’s On A Roll: Family, Disability and The American Dream, winner of the 2005 PBS Independent Lens Audience Award and recommended by The New York Times; and Ballerina, Ballerina children's video, recommended by Sesame St. Magazine.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Poetry By Robert Paschell

video

Poetry Night at Yellow Springs Arts Council 2008

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Yellow Springs Artist featured at DAI


Seasons showcases recent works by Yellow Springs painter and printmaker
Katherine Kadish.
North & South Galleries
Cost: Free
Katherine Kadish: Seasons

Meet the Artist:
Sunday, March 21, 2:00 p.m.
FREE
Join artist Katherine Kadish in the gallery for an intimate talk about her work.