Thursday, March 31, 2011

Artist Reclamation Project

Three local artists have contributed to the Landfill Art reclamation project, myself (Corrine Bayraktaroglu), Nancy Mellon and Jon Hudson.

"Landfillart is an international effort encompassing
one-thousand-forty-one (1,041) artists to claim a piece of rusted metal garbage
and create fine art."

Jon Hudson

Nancy Mellon

Corrine Bayraktaroglu

Are you interested in participating?  Here is the application info.

JailHouse Suites: Just minutes walk into town

"Just one "cell" block from downtown and
everything Yellow Springs.
This historic buildine was built in 1878
and in use as the town jail until 1929"
 check out their new Loft Suite

To check out where to eat, sleep, play and shop, current events check out the

snowflake tree on Corry Street

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

How cool is this

Yellow Springs News  just reported that Godzilla comes to our village.

Yay for

All Googly Eyes at The Winds Cafe

I wonder how many people have noticed?
There are googly eyes on The Winds Cafe sign

Made me chuckle when I saw it. 
Which reminds me,
 time to have lunch there again soon and feast my googly eyes on their YUMMY menu.

photos by jafabrit

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Call for Entries: Miniature Show In Yellow Springs

YS Dance Concert -- 2nd chance tonite, 8 p.m.

Watch excerpts from last night's YS Community Dance Concert. Second performance tonite, 8 p.m., Antioch College South Gym. Featuring works choreographed by Yasmina Amal, Victoria Walters, Emma Holman-Smith, Greta Hill, Erin Wolf, Ali Thomas, Jennifer Johnson, Jill Becker, Marybeth Wolf and more. With special musical guests soprano Jennifer Gilchrist and cellist Matt Minde.

Admission: $8 adults, $5 students and seniors.

Support YS Dance!

video by Susan Gartner and Tom Osborne

Friday, March 25, 2011

Public Event at NonStop TONIGHT

  • Date: Friday, March 25

  • Time: 7:00-9:00 PM

  • Place: Nonstop Institute

  • cost: $ 5

  • Getting Wigged out at the Emporium

    With the WONDERFUL work of Jeff Sutherland
    I love the sense of humour, and the thought and detail that went into the framing of the paintings.
    To see Jeff's work, pop by the Emporium on Xenia Ave and have a coffee and soak in the atmosphere, it's a real treat.

    Thursday, March 24, 2011

    Yellow Springs featured in Astounding Knits!

    We (the jafagirls) are proud to announce that once again Yellow Springs and our knit knot tree is featured in this fabulous book (no not just because we are in it) Astounding Knits! by Lela Nargi.

                        Astounding Knits: 101 Spectacular Knitted Creations and Daring Feats


    Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    Village Views: Lugubrious Scribbles

    Hidden in Plain Sight
    waiting for his clothes to dry
    Hopping about to keep the chill from his bones

    Sunday, March 20, 2011

    "Flam Tap, Body Slap" debuts at YS Dance Concert

    Dancers rehearse "Flam Tap, Body Slap, Be Your Own Drum," choreographed by Ali Thomas and Lara Bauer and part of the upcoming YS Community Dance Concert. Concert dates are Friday and Saturday, March 25 & 26 at Antioch College South Gym, 8-10 p.m. Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.

    photo by Susan Gartner

    April Pot Head Exhibit

    and it's NOT what you're thinking, ahem!

    To see more of Johanna's work visit her wesbite

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    Are you an artist looking for a place to display and sell your work?

    Then we want you!

    Village Artisans is currently seeking new members, particularly those individuals that work in 3-D mediums. Applications are available in the shop, on our website or by clicking here. For more information contact Village Artisans at 937-767-1209

    Monday, March 14, 2011

    "The Art of Healing" kicks off Wellness Weekend

    YS Arts Council presents "The Art of Healing," a one-month gallery show with an opening reception at the YSAC Gallery, 309 Xenia Avenue, on Friday, March 18, 5:30-9 p.m. as part of the monthly Third Friday Fling.

    The exhibit features more than 30 regional artists and performers honoring the healing power of creative expression. Guest speaker and laughter therapist Joanne Augenstein will start the evening with "The Healing Benefits of Laughter" at 5:30 p.m. followed by music by Yellow Springs Strings, directed by Shirley Mullins. A fundraiser will accompany the show with raffled artwork by esteemed artists such as Corrine Bayraktaroglu, Tom Watson III, and Libby Rudolf, and services by wellness practitioners. The reception is free and open to the public and kicks off the YSAC Experience Wellness Weekend.

    A weekend of wellness activities and workshops will follow. For more information, go to

    Sunday, March 13, 2011

    Budding local artists

    Have you had a chance to stop in Village Artisans to see our latest show?

      It is a truly special one.  All the work on display this month has been provided by the next generation of Yellow Springs artists.

    Through the end of March, Village Artisans  will be featuring work done by the students at The Antioch School

    Here is one example of our young local talent

    And, here is the creator, Olivia Brintlinger-Conn.

    Please join us this Friday, March 18th  for a very special opening reception. 

    The reception runs from 5pm - 9pm as part of the Third Friday

     The student's artwork will be on display until the end of March. 

    Saturday, March 12, 2011

    Signs in Town

    I love the colours on the new Ha Ha Pizza sign, which I believe was painted by Tara Shepard.

    Bunny says: buny luv pizza in tummy, make me go ha ha
     I agree

    Friday, March 11, 2011

    Red Cedars at YSAC Gallery

    Cincinnati folk duo Red Cedars (Pat Kennedy and Dinah Devoto) performed Monday night, March 7, during an evening of poetry and music hosted by villagers Anthony Fife and Lauren Shows. Poets Katerina Stoykova Klemer and Barbara Sabol also read selections from their poetry collection.

    The event took place at the new Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery located at 309 Xenia Avenue. To rent the space for your next event, e-mail or call (937) 532-6237.

    Thursday, March 10, 2011

    Where's the Bunny?

    Local Artist Pierre Nagely painted this.
     Can you guess where? It rhymes with there and care and toffee isn't its forte.

    Sunday, March 6, 2011

    Poetry and Music at YSAC Gallery, Monday

    An evening of poetry and music will be held at the YSAC Gallery, 309 Xenia Avenue, on Monday, March 7. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments and music from Cincinnati folk duo Red Cedars with Pat Kennedy and Dinah Devoto. Poets Katerina Stoykova Klemer (left with poet Barbara Sabol) will present works from her published poetry collections "The Most" and "The Air Around the Butterfly"; Barbara Sabol will present from her book, "Original Ruse". Their books will be for sale as well.

    To rent the YSAC Gallery for your next event, e-mail or call 937-532-6237.

    Friday, March 4, 2011

    Ohio Poetry Association & Antioch Writers Workshop Present

    Antioch University Midwest Auditorium
    A poetry reading to kick of National Poetry Month
    Saturday March 26th, 201


    Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    Women's Voices Out Loud

    Women's Voices Out Loud
    March 1-31
    Program and reception Saturday, March 12
    at 7 pm
    John Bryan Center, 100 Dayton St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387