Monday, January 24, 2011

Artists in the News: Jay Teilhet

Teilhet chosen for American Craft Council show in Baltimore
"Jay Teilhet was selected to participate in the 35th American Craft Council Show in Baltimore from Feb. 24 to 27."
source: Yellow Springs News

Congratulations to Jay

Press Release. Tom Watson III at Glen Helen Atrium Gallery

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery Exhibition:

Entropy & Reclamation: The Art of Tom Watson III

February 2 – 28, 2011

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery is showing “Entropy & Reclamation: The Art of Tom Watson III” from February 2 – 28, 2011. The public is invited to meet the artist at the
opening reception on Friday, February 18th from 5:30 – 8:00 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.

The exhibit showcases Watson’s work over the last few years and includes part of his screenprint/mixed media series, Stem/ReAssemblage. Looking at Watson’s brilliant, expressive assemblages you might never realize that they were born of a tragic event. In 2005, Watson suffered a massive brain stem stroke that left him seriously disabled. It was his passion for art that saved him. “While relearning how to write and regaining my fine motor skills, my artwork became a cathartic outlet to help me deal with the emotional turmoil and depression resultant from such a traumatic and life-changing experience.”

Watson’s recent work reflects outwardly the internal transformation that occurred during his physical recovery. While his mind learned to reconnect broken synapses, Watson destroyed and reassembled materials salvaged from earlier silkscreen projects to create a new body of art with a cohesive design.

In the cold, gray days of February this show is a welcome celebration of physical and creative rebirth.

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

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Art at the Little Art Theatre

It's outside

have you ever looked up and noticed this beautiful mural by local artist Pierre Nagely.
 Next time  when buying tickets look up :)

It's inside

The lobby has new art exhibits almost monthly
and then of course

on the screen
Check here for movie listings and upcoming events
Wear your Jammies to the Theatre Oscar Event Feb 27th
Yellow Springs Short Film Festival February 5, 2011 at 1 p.m. for the 2nd annual

Friday, January 21, 2011

Dayton Street is cold, BUT

 we know how to keep poles warm
with a wee bit yarnbombing
Tummy's  Warm
I heard Brother Bears is serving up white chocolate peppermint mocha YUM!
and if you want something a little more exotic check out the Curry at the Corner
Williams Eatery offering not only offering Peruvian & American fare, but lots of art on the walls.
 Is there a place not showing art somewhere on Dayton Street, Oh wait, the laudromat, HUM  will have to FIX that ;)  Naaaaaaaaaaaaaancy!

Dayton Street Alliance now has a facebook page :)
to see pics of Yellow Springs check out the YS  flickr page

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mardi Gras with the Village Artisans

Felt Art Face by Nancy Mellon

February is cooold but you'll warm up fast when you come party with the Village Artisans from 6-9 p.m. on February 18th, Third Friday in Yellow Springs. We are celebrating Mardi Gras with artist' made Masques and great food and wine. Join us for a joyfilled evening of fun.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Are you interested in partnering to start a new, small gallery in Yellow Springs?

Or you know someone who is? Or are you an accomplished artist looking for a place to sell work on consignment? I have ideas but need some help making them a reality. If you an easy-going, creative person who wants to get more involved in the YS arts scene, feel free to contact me for brainstorming:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Winter Wellness this Saturday at YS Library

The Winter Wellness Series continues this Saturday at the YS Library when facilitators Kristen Andreae, RN, LAc, and Carmen Milano, RYT, will present the topic "Boosting the Immune System". See video highlighting last week's program, "Movement and the Arts". On Saturday, January 22, the topic will be "Reflect Inward, Prepare for Spring". The interactive workshops are from 1-3 p.m. No registration necessary. Learn, share, enjoy yourself. Bring a friend.

video by Susan Gartner

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Postcards in a Village

Postcard and photo by Sue Brezine

One of the lovely things about having a pal  working in Village Artisans is I can sit and chat and spend time with all the work in there by the various artisans. On a cold day like today it was lovely to come across this bright and cheery postcard .  If you are looking for unique cards or postcards this gallery is THE place to go. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Alley Art

from the past

Keith's Alley 2005

The nature of graffiti/street art (not talking about  territorial gang tagging symbols) is that it doesn't last long, but I used to really enjoy this one while it lasted.

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Art of Healing: Call for submissions

Spring comes to the Emporium

The opening reception for the Flower Power Group Art Show took place Saturday night, January 8, at the Emporium. While it was wintery weather with temps in the teens outside, inside the coffeehouse it was sunny and Spring-like with flowers everywhere.

The collection includes flower-themed paintings, embroidery, quilts, mosaics, and photographs. Also included were felt flowers from the Flower Power Dayton Street Project that took place last spring. Many of the exhibiting artists took part in last year's project by creating realistic and fanciful flowers that were then attached to benches, railings, sign posts, telephone poles, trees, and trellises. For this exhibit, some of the flower creations were recycled and given new life in vases and on coffeehouse chairs

The exhibit will be up for the month of January. Stop by and bask in the warm glow of Spring. For more photos, visit

Pictured above: Flower Power Project co-creator Nancy Mellon (right) looks over photos from the spring 2010 event with opening reception guest Denise Cupps.

photos by Susan Gartner

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Art On the Lawn Applications

Village Artisans is already looking forward to this year's
Art on the Lawn,
and we know some you are too.
You can download your application on our website.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Mosaics by Johanna Smith


Mixed media mosaic on MDF: glass tile, recycled stained glass, recycled crushed glass, marbles and plastic barrettes.

Currently on exhibit for the month of January
at the Emporium FLower Power Show

Friday, January 7, 2011

Talitha & Evelyn Greene

What an honor, Talitha was invited to sell her jewelry in the State House Museum Gift Shop in Columbus.
She does do commissions and teach classes so feel free to contact her at:
Currently she has her photographs in the Flower Power Exhibit at the emporium for the month of January and has a piece in the Yellow Springs Arts Council Permanent collection (currently on display).

Like Mother Like Daughter
Talent seems to know no bounds in this family, Talitha's 13 year old daughter Evelyn not only sings at the Blues Fest, she has taken up embroidery
private collection of jafabrit

and also has 2 small paintings in the flower power exhibit.

Always fun to see what mother and daughter are up to.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Group Art Reception this Saturday at Emporium

Free dance classes at Presby Church

Free trial dance classes are taking place this week for the Fluid Core (a deep, gentle exercise class) on Friday, January 7, from noon-1 p.m. and Beginning Modern Dance, Saturday, January 8, from 10-11 a.m. Both classes will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Yellow Springs. A series of 7 classes will begin on January 21 & 22 for $70 each. Please call or write Jill Becker if you need more information at 767-2646 or

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

At the Emporium Group Exhibit

Flower Power

Ann's Garden
8"x10" Pastel
Ann Gayek

Monday, January 3, 2011

Call for Artists: Glen Helen Members' Show

Bring up to three artworks for the Fifth Annual Glen Helen Members' Show, which will be on view in the Glen Helen Auditorium, January 9 - January 30, 2011. Opening Reception is January 9th, 2-4 p.m.

Deliver work THIS FRIDAY, January 7, 11am - 2pm

Click here.
Go to "Calling All Artists" heading and click on pdf entry form.

You may join Glen Helen Association when you submit your work.

New this year: the show is open to art addressing a wide range of
subject matter and is a great opportunity to show your new work.
Please spread the word to fellow artists.

Questions? Fran LaSalle 937-767-2085, or

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Faces in Places

Corner of Corry St and Xenia Ave

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New art installation at Brother Bear's

New art installation by Pierre Nagley at Brother Bear's Coffeehouse on Dayton Street.