Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Women's Retreat at Grailville

Dear ones,
I'm wanting to let you know about a weekend retreat for women at Grailville in November. I am honored to be facilitating this with three artist will be an interweaving of visual arts, movement, writing, and singing. I have never done a collaboration quite like this, and am looking forward to experiencing a weekend with an inspiring and supportive community of women.

Peace and blessings, Theresa Horan-Sapunar

The Art of Living: A Women’s Retreat for Creativity, Spiritual Deepening and Community Experience
A renewal of heart and spirit amidst a supportive, inspiring community of women!

Grailville’s annual Art of Living Retreat, held November 11-13, 2011, is an opportunity for spiritual deepening and creative play. Visual artist Diane Debevec, dancer, Gloria Esenwein and poet, Pauletta Hansel, join with song leader and spiritual mentor, Theresa Horan-Sapunar to interweave visual arts, movement, writing and singing as pathways to self-healing, creative expression and personal transformation. The Art of Living will include time for individual and group creative explorations, rest and reflection, and connecting with other women.

Facilitators are:

Diane Debevec, a Cincinnati artist specializing in oil and pastel painting, as well as paintings and drawings in a variety of mediums for private and commissioned sale. Diane teaches workshops and classes to a wide spectrum of participants, from novices to professionals. As a teacher, she is known for both her passion and her patience.

Gloria Esenwein, a dancer/performer, choreographer and educator who has taught and led movement and dance classes/workshops for over 20 years. Her choreography often combines personal story with movement and life's HUMOR. Gloria's movement work with residents of healthcare facilities and her study of movement and massage inform her teaching. She appreciates that each of us learns in highly individualistic ways and she enjoys discovering what works for her students.

Pauletta Hansel, MFA, Grailville’s Co-Director, a poet, teacher and author of three collections of poetry, Divining (WovenWord Press), First Person (Dos Madres Press) What I Did There (Dos Madres Press) and The Lives we Live in Houses (Wind Publications) (forthcoming). Pauletta directs Grailville’s Practice of Poetry program, intended to help women find new meaning in our experiences, and make room for both inspiration and careful discernment in our spiritual and creative lives.

Theresa Horan-Sapunar, who has been passionately involved with singing and sounding as a path of self-healing, creative expression and spiritual development for over 30 years. Theresa is co-founder of the Center for Personal and Spiritual Growth in Cincinnati, is the director of the Yellow Springs Threshold Choir, and has been creating and leading retreats for enhanced well-being, creativity, and spiritual deepening since 1977.

The retreat is part of Grailville’s Practice of Poetry program, intended to help women find new meaning in our experiences, and make room for both inspiration and careful discernment in our spiritual and creative lives.

Past participants have said:
“This weekend has helped me to get reacquainted with my inner artist!”
“I ecstatically appreciate the time to be 100% art.”
“It was perfect in a way nothing is ever perfect.”

Give yourself the gift of time and community. Go deep. Play hard. Reconnect with the artist within. Whether you already engage in a regular practice of creative expression or only wish you did, this retreat is for you!

The Art of Living: A Women’s Retreat for Creativity, Spiritual Deepening and Community is held Friday, November 11 thru Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Grailville, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland, OH. Tuition (includes lodging & meals) is $300 for Single Occupancy, and $250 for Double Occupancy. Participation as a Commuter ($200) is available, although we encourage women to stay at Grailville in order to truly retreat . Reservation with nonrefundable deposit is required. Limited scholarships may be available.

For information or to register contact (513) 683-2340 or click here and scroll down to the desired program to register online.

If you would like to apply for a program scholarship you can click here to download the application form. The form may be printed and completed by hand, or copied and pasted into a Word file.

For more detailed information.

Belly Dance and Veil Movement Classes by Laylia

Laylia's School of Belly Dance and Drum presents:

Belly Dance Classes in Yellow Springs
314 Dayton Street
(Old Union Schoolhouse) 2nd floor, Room #315

Mondays 6-7:30pm (No class Sept 5th)

Drop-in rate: (1&1/2 hrs class) is $15
SEPTEMBER Whole month = $36

Come to the Senior Center on Mondays, Sept 12 & 26th to try out Laylia's Veil Movement class for free: 3:30-4:40 p.m. This is a free class and the public is invited. No dance experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes. All abilities welcome. Laylia is a wonderful teacher—encouraging, upbeat, and funny. The Senior Center is located at 227 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs.

Contact Laylia at for more information.

Book Trailer for Promises of the Heart by Scarlett Rains

"Whoo Cooks for You?" Raptor Center Fundraising Dinner

Whoo Cooks for You?

Please join us for our second annual culinary adventure to benefit the Glen Helen Raptor Center.

Celebrated chefs from the Wind's Cafe, Seasons Bistro and Grille, The Meadowlark, Sidebar, and the Dorothy Lane Market will prepare a bountiful six-course feast with local foods sourced from area growers.

Guests will enjoy music, complimentary wines, and a raptor meet and greet.

Sunday, September 11, 2011 4pm
The Glen Helen Raptor Center
1075 State Route 343, Yellow Springs , Ohio 45387

Tickets available online at

More information online. Questions? Contact Ann Simonson at 937.903.1762.

Photography by Itinerant Studio

Yoga Explorations with Patricia Schneider & Andrew Junker

Our classes offer an organic, internal and exploratory approach to access core energy, release internal holding patterns and help you feel centered, energized and refreshed; bringing balance to body, mind and spirit.

These gentle-yet-powerful classes focus on creating more space, ease of movement, deep openings, and release of internal holding patterns…invited by breath, imagery, movement, individual attention and hands-on adjustments. We explore meditation and breathing techniques; restorative poses; partner poses; and traditional Yoga postures for strength, flexibility, and balance.

~ 5 Week Session Begins August 29 (No Class 9/5 – Labor Day) ~
Monday evenings: 6:30-8pm
Cost: $60 for 5 week session; $15 drop in per class
Location: Bryan Community Center, Dance Studio

Patricia Schneider & Andrew Junker have been teaching Yoga since 1982. Patricia’s background in nursing and as a healer/bodyworker and Andrew’s background as a scientist/researcher/inventor bring unique qualities to their teaching. They were originally certified Iyengar teachers, having studied with the foremost Iyengar teachers. Since 1986 they have been inspired by the Inner Body teachings of Angela Farmer & Victor van Kooten, and are Senior Teachers in this body of work. They also study extensively with Judith Lasater and Erich Schiffmann. Patricia is featured in Angela’s DVDs, and Erich’s Freedom Style Yoga DVD.

Patricia & Andrew have been teaching yoga in Yellow Springs for 27 years and offer weekly classes when they are in residence, June through November.

December through April they teach classes and workshops on St. John, Virgin Islands.

More info: 937.767.7727; email:

"Marching to a Different Drumbeat: Antioch College and the Civil War"

What usually comes to mind with Antioch College in connection to war are the words and actions against war since the 1960s, but on Sunday, September 11, at 2:00 pm in the Great Room of the Yellow Springs Senior Center one of the Yellow Springs Historical Society's favorite speakers, Antioch College archivist Scott Sanders, will take those in attendance back to the 60s, in this case the 1860s, in a presentation on “Marching to a Different Drumbeat: Antioch College and the Civil War”. Sanders will expand on material covered in his “Songs from the Stacks” blog entries on the college's website, covering both the dramatic episodes like the actions of executed hero Marion A. Ross to the dedicated service of Lucy Salisbury Doolittle in the areas of health and sanitation.

Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served.

Contact Scott Sanders at for additional information.

Embodying Conscious Femininity comes to Yellow Springs

Embodying Conscious Femininity®

with Sherry Wheaton and Linda Kawer

September 23-25, 2011

Casa De Paz, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Cost: early registration - $325.00; after September 9, 2011: $ 375.00
Workshop hours: Friday 6 pm - 8 pm | Saturday 9 am - 5:30 pm | Sunday 9 am - 3:00 pm
Lunch is included, and the group size is limited.

Having recently competed their fourth Omega Intensive Workshop, Linda and Sherry stand in awe of the women who find their way to Embodying Conscious Femininity. Many have received a call which may not always make sense, but a call that must be obeyed. Others have been falsely nice for way too long and are ready for the flame of anger to free them from that falsity. They are prepared to live more fully, no matter what!

If you find yourself at a crossroad, searching inside for a quiet miracle that allows you to witness the secret symmetry of your soul, consider joining us September 23-25, 2011 in the quaint village of Yellow Springs, Ohio for the Embodying Conscious Femininity Weekend Workshop.

Embodying Conscious Femininity is an awareness of one's own feelings, needs and values and the ability to act on them. Power, prestige, fame and fortune drive our outer world to the brink of destruction. When we turn inward, we are challenged to discover our own feelings, to know what we need and what we value. We discover the courage to speak with our authentic voice. Listening with the ear of our inner healer, allows for the healing of our old wounds which then creates space for the emergence of new energies. The Workshops are suited for all women, health professionals and laypersons alike.

This Workshop is based on the BodySoul Rhythms® work of Marion Woodman, Ann Skinner, and Mary Hamilton.

For more information please contact:
Linda Kawer - or (845) 687-4854
Sherry Wheaton - or (505) 690-4990

September Reiki Training

Here are the monthly offerings for September for Goldenwing Center for Reiki Training (at EdenWorld):

Sunday September 11 Reiki Level I 10-6PM
Sunday September 18 Reiki Level II 10-6PM

(Cost of each intensive workshop is $150 which includes a manual; healthy snacks and spring water are provided')

Advanced Reiki Training class and Master-Teacher class scheduled as needed.

Please contact Jannirose Joy for more information at 319-6039 or or to register (no later than the Friday prior to the class)

EdenWorld is located at 253 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs


Jannirose Joy

West African Dance this Saturday at Art Park

Saturday, September 3

Dance Piazza at:

The Art Park
100 Corry Street
Yellow Springs, OH

Come to an outdoor international dance party!

From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, each "Dance Piazza" features a different dance performer, encouraging audience participation through a brief demonstration.

This week's Dance Piazza will feature BabaaRitah Clark, of Columbus, Ohio, who will perform and teach both West African Drum and West African Dance!

Then, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, DJ Juju will spin Latin dance tunes (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton), along with other world dance music including Afro-beat, Bhangra, Middle Eastern, club, old-school R & B and more...

This event is free to all ages.

All are on Saturdays - performances begin at 7pm:

SEPTEMBER 17 - Appalachian Clogging & Old Time Music with Rick Good (formerly of Rhythm in Shoes) & Friends

More info: (937) 430-2505 or

Sponsored by Yellow Springs Arts Council, Toxic Beauty Records and J.W.Maldonado

Here's an example of West African Dance:

Fall Classes

John Bryan Community Pottery

Fall 2011 Classes

Adult Classes

Clay 101 | Erin Lambers
Tuesday, 6:30–9:00 | September 6 – October 25
Beginning Adults | (8 weeks)
$150 + $35 materials fee (includes first bag of clay & firings)
Perfect for those new to clay! Each week, make a different project. while learning a new ceramic technique. Handbuilding, tile making, glazing and an introduction to wheel throwing will all be covered during this fun, intensive class.

Intermediate Wheel Throwing | Janet Murie
Monday, 6:30–9:00 | September 26 – November 21
Adult | (8 weeks)
$150 + $35 materials fee (includes first bag of clay & firings)
An opportunity to work with one of Yellow Springs finest potters and teachers to further develop your abilities. A great class for those who have had some previous experience at the wheel.

Children's Class

Harvest Time Clay for Kids | Eve Sturm
Wednesday, 3:00 – 5:00 | September 7 – October 26
Grades K – 6 | (8 weeks)
$130 + $35 materials fee (includes clay & firings)
Accent the season with your own decorations. In this fall inspired class, children will create an assortment of fun and functional pieces from lumiaries to festive tableware.

How to register 
Send contact information & class choice
Or contact us by phone: 937-767-9022

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jafa Jaunts: Sunflowers in Yellow Springs

Ah! Sun-Flower

Ah Sun-flower! weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the Sun:
Seeking after that the sweet golden clime
Where the traveller's journey is done;

Where the youth pined away with desire,
And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow
Arise from their graves and aspire
Where my sun-flower wishes to go.

Call for Artists: Glen Helen Atrium Gallery

CALL FOR PROPOSALS at Glen Helen Atrium Gallery, Yellow Springs, OH
2012 Exhibitions
Postmark deadline: Thursday, September 15
Glen Helen Atrium Gallery invites artists to submit proposals for 2012 solo or group exhibitions. The Gallery is located at the entrance to the Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Complete information is available at:
Questions? Contact Alice Robrish, Gallery Coordinator, at

Monday, August 29, 2011

Village vignettes

photo by Susan Gartner

New works at Unfinished Creations

Here are works by Mills Lawn School students, currently on display at Unfinished Creations.

Call for Artists: Dare 2B Square

Village Artisans invites all emerging and established artists to submit a 12x12 work in any medium to the second annual "Dare 2B Square" show, to hang the month of October in Village Artisans' main lobby. All artwork will sell for $100 each, with all proceeds going to the artist.
 Entry deadine is Thursday, Sept. 29, 5 p.m
. Information and applications are available from Village Artisans,
 100 Corry Street, or from
Application Form

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Health & Wellness Fair -- Saturday

You are invited to our Health & Wellness Fair

Saturday, August 27, 2011
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Antioch University Midwest
(corner of Enon Road and Dayton Street)
in Yellow Springs
Room B-101 (south end of building)

Sign up now for Individual Mini-Sessions
Massage – Reflexology – Reiki

Sign-up now to reserve a spot. E-mail Pat at with “Health Fair” in the subject head. Give her your name, service requested, and an approximate time-frame. You will receive a confirmation e-mail. Walk-ins are also welcome.

(A donation for the services is appreciated but not required.)

Classes at the Fair:

11:30-noon – Joyful movement: Local Nia instructor Linda Sohner will give a 30-minute Nia demonstration. Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Nia draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts.

12:15-12:45 p.m. – Joyful movement: see above

1-1:30 p.m. Gentle yoga

(A donation for the class is appreciated but not required.)

* Snack Sacks available for purchase – 3 items for $3.
* Blood pressure check
* Door prices
* Give-aways
* Health information

A fundraising event to support the Elaine Marie England Student Philanthropy Program

Call for Artists: Newport on the Levee Holiday Crafts Fest

Join us for the first Newport on the Levee Holiday Crafts Fest:
Saturday, December 3rd from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Newport, Kentucky

Calling all artists: We are seeking a wide variety of talented artisans & craftsmen to participate in the first Newport on the Levee Holiday Craft Fest.

Newport on the Levee Holidays Crafts Fest is an indoor market. Both levels of the Gallery Building are at our artisans’ disposal.

We will offer everything a holiday shopper could desire...all under one roof! Holiday shoppers will find an endless array of unique home accessories, artisan jewelry, handcrafted holiday d├ęcor, tempting gourmet specialty foods and much more.

If you are an artisan interested in showcasing/selling your handcrafted items along with other artisans (or know any talented craftsmen), please contact us and feel free to spread the word!

Please visit our web site at for more information
August 13th-September 30th: Join us at Art on the Levee Gallery for a fantastically fun art exhibition. Our 80's Pop Culture Art Show is a celebration of all things 80's: from movies and cartoons, to Art, music, fashion, global issues and much more. More details to follow.

If you are an artist and you are interested in participating, please contact us:

Art on the Levee

1 Levee way
Newport, KY, 41071
(859) 261-5770

Gallery Hours Mon-Thurs:11am-9pm, Fri-Sat:11am-10pm, Sun: 12pm-6pm

YSKP: Adult Ballroom Dance Classes

YS Kids Playhouse will again be offering Adult Ballroom Dancing, this fall, with instructor, Mario Krazewsky.

The class will be a 9 week session, running from September 19th to November 14th
on Monday evenings, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. The location to be announced.

The cost is $135.00 per person.

You can register via the YS Kids Playhouse web site:
or by calling 767-7800.

We are asking everyone to register at least five (5) days prior to the first class. Please pass this information onto others who will enjoy our fun evenings.

Happy feet,
Roger Beal and Kristen Andreae

YS Kids Playhouse
PO Bo 478
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

photo by Susan Gartner from YSKP Presents: Ballroom Dancing Under The Stars on July 16, 2011

A NonStop Event:Trailer Talk

Friday, Sept. 2  from 4-8pm and Saturday, Sept. 3 from 10-Noon
A Nonstop event, occurring in a trailer in front of the Emporium,  233 Xenia Ave.

Please join Sabrina Artel at the kitchen table of her red and white camper parked in the center of Yellow Springs over Labor Day weekend. Speak with her and hear what others have to say about water, shale gas extraction, the environment and home. Work with her to come up with the 10 Commandments for Water and share the 3 Questions about water. Please check at the Nonstop website for an update on the streaming of this event

Sabrina Artel’s Trailer Talk is a live performance, a community event and a recorded public conversation. Trailer Talk portable conversations explore how individuals come together in unique and productive ways. Trailer Talk investigates and constructs new ways of becoming and defining community. Artel, an actress, was inspired to do theater in non-traditional spaces after working with New York experimental director Reza Abdoh’s company. After moving to the Catskills Artel started working with community radio at WJFF, and then took her program on the road with Trailer Talk. She has recently received grants for her art and journalism work from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Trailer Talk’s Frack Talk Marcellus Shale Water Project is a combination of live events, sound pieces, radio broadcasts and an interactive website exploring the impact of natural gas drilling. It began in New York State where Sabrina lives on the shale and is expanding to include our stories across the country. With the Frack Talk Project Sabrina is capturing the emerging experiences of home that can quickly be lost as the drilling expands throughout the country. The Frack Talk Shale Project hopes to further discourse during this critical time in our neighborhoods. Guests have been joining Sabrina at the kitchen table to give voice in on-going live public conversations about living on the Shale for the past three years and half years.

Sabrina Artel is the creator and host of Trailer Talk, stories from America’s kitchen table. It's a performance, a public conversation and a community event that happens in and around a 1965 BeeLine travel trailer. Her weekly radio show explores community engagement through conversations about culture, politics, the arts and the environment. She's also a regular contributor to Alternet. She lives on the Shale in the Catskills of Liberty, NY. To find out more about Trailer Talk please

For further information call Michael Casselli, 310-977-8583.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Call for Actors: The Uninvited

Auditions for "The Uninvited" - a ghost story by Tim Kelly, based on the novel by Dorothy Macardle

Pam Fitzgerald and her brother, Roddy, buy a charming old house, Cliff End, overlooking the Irish Sea. Slowly the Fitzgeralds begin to sense an evil spirit inhabiting the house. During a seance, Cliff End is forced to reveal its dark secrets as a dangerous and very real ghost is discovered.

Directed by Tony Copper

Needed: 4 men, 6 women

August 29 and 30 at 7 p.m.
Auditions are cold reads. No preparation required.

Show Dates: November 4-13

Xenia Area Community Theater
45 E. Second Street
Xenia, OH 45385

Yelloween Scarecrow posts go up

Click here to read details of the Yelloween Scarecrow Project.

YS Kids Playhouse Fall Classes

YS Kids Playhouse Fall Class Offerings

The YSKP Fall schedule of classes includes new offerings for children, youth, teens and adults. Kindermusic, for ages 0 – 3 provides music, stories, songs and movement activities to support every aspect of the developing child. The curriculum includes age appropriate materials for parents to take home and do with their children throughout the week. Kindermusic is taught by instructor Jill Becker who will also teach classes in creative movement for children 3 – 5.

Club Glee, a singing class with Sally Dennis, develops and refines vocal technique through group and individual study and performance of classic and contemporary Broadway songs. Club Glee is for students in junior and high school who are eligible to receive credit for the taking the class through the McKinney and YSHS Open Credit policy. Teens can also take and receive credit for a new dance class in Modern Jazz Blues and Contact Improvisation.

For adults, Mimes, Masks and Miracles is a new class, taught by John Fleming, that explores comedy and comic improvisation. Adults can also join the popular Ballroom Dance course that will continue this fall. Contact Improvisation with Tricia Gelmini, is a dance form that plays with sensitive, fluid weight sharing between partners. Jill Becker will teachThe Fluid Core, deep, gentle exercises that dancers use to stretch and strengthen the body.

In addition to these new courses, ongoing classes in Ballet and Hip Hop dance are being offered. And for young actors the New Actors Club is a course for grades 4 – 6 that will culminate in participation in the YSKP’s biannual holiday show, The Bremen Town Musicians.

Information and a detailed schedule about all YSKP classes can be found at or by calling 767-7800. Pre-registration for all classes is critical as each course has a required minimum participant base. Classes that don’t meet the necessary registration will be cancelled 5 days prior to beginning.

Cleaning For A Reason

My favorite bike path is referred to in my house as the “Ice Cream Bike Path” because it passes by two ice cream parlors: Two Scoops in Spring Valley and Corwin Peddler in Waynesville.

On a recent bike trip, I got to talking with Mary Tackett, owner of Two Scoops, and learned about an organization that Mary belongs to that is worth promoting.

The organization is called “Cleaning For A Reason” and it’s the only foundation in America cleaning homes for women with cancer. One of the testimonials reads: “There are tons of cancer-research foundations. I need help with my house! I have three small children and have been taking chemotherapy for 19 months. This is a God-send to me.”

Mary Tackett is also owner of Added Touch Cleaning and it is through this business that she partners with “Cleaning For A Reason.” Mary and her cleaning staff are committed to providing the gift of cleaning to women who are undergoing treatment for cancer. They provide free professional housecleaning and maid service to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer—any kind of cancer.

For more information about the organization, visit or (877) 337-3348. They can also be found on Facebook.

To contact Mary Tackett and Added Touch Cleaning, call (937) 862-9380 or write

Blues & Jazz Fest

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Yelloween Scarecrow Project

The Yelloween Scarecrow Project is the brainchild of Cathy Christian from Ye Olde Trail Tavern that she presented to Mindy Harney and me last summer. Unfortunately we couldn’t make it happen then but we hope to make it happen in 2011.

The concept is to create a Scarecrow that will be installed in the flagpole holes in the sidewalk during the Yelloween season. The project is open to anyone; businesses, artists, crafters, students, non-profits. Businesses and non-profits can sponsor an “artist” to create a Scarecrow to depict their business or organization or individuals can simply do one themselves.

The Scarecrow creator will receive the structural elements and then gets to be creative in designing their Scarecrow. They will go up in mid-October and remain through Yelloween. The Yelloween Scarecrow Project is a unique Yellow Springs project that shows our creativity and brings with it the opportunity for regional and national press.

If your business wishes to sponsor a Scarecrow or if you wish to create a Scarecrow:

I will provide the structure (a post and cross-member) on which the sculpture will be built at cost (under $25). All other supplies will be provided by the creator or sponsor. You can be your own Scarecrow artist or find a community member to create your Scarecrow. We will be putting out a call to artists also so there will be a list of interested creators. If you don't have a flagpole hole in front of your business, the Village will put one in or we can come up with another way to display. Display it front of your location from October 14 through November 1.

The Yelloween Scarecrow Project is already on track for Dayton Street with Mindy of Brother Bear’s and me coordinating. Cathy and Sarah from the Trail have agreed to coordinate participation on Xenia Avenue. If your business wishes to participate please email I will pass your information on to them or Mindy. Thanks for considering this fun new project for Yellow Springs.

Bob Swaney
Corner Cone

Monday, August 22, 2011

Faerie sighting: Corner Cone

photo by Susan Gartner

Villagers end the weekend in the street

The weekend culminated in a Reggae Street Party on Corry Street and featured bands SeeFari, Soul Rebels, and a special appearance by Pato Banton and The Now Generation.

photo by Susan Gartner

Music, mirth, and mosquitoes at Davis Street Block Party

The Community Wide Block Party sponsored by the Yellow Springs Human Relations Commission took place this past weekend throughout the village.

The Davis/Whiteman/Phillips/High/Xenia Block Party on Saturday, August 20, featured food, fun, friendship and ping pong with musical accompaniment by Elizabeth Price, Patti Dallas, Joseph and Matt Minde, and Mark DeLozier.

After invites went out to 80 homes, pictures were taken of all the houses and made into a neighborhood map to help guests make a visual connection of faces to places. Many participants had just moved to the area and appreciated the creative (and well-timed) way to meet their new neighbors.

Thanks so much to the Human Relations Commission for the inspiration, $20 gift certificate from Tom’s Market, and the box of chalk. We hope we did you proud.

photos by Susan Gartner

Art on the lawn -- literally

Top image taken from Jurate Phillips' booth at Art on the Lawn last weekend which took place at Mills Lawn School. Bottom image is nature's version of same which was found on Mills Lawn lawn.

View more of Jurate's work at

photos by Susan Gartner

Scene Around Town: Dog Art

Balloons outside Village Artisans promote the featured artist for this month: Mozart Dane, "the dog who paints with his paws for a good cause."

photo by Susan Gartner

Art from one end of town to the other

During Third Friday Fling, August 19, local sculptor Behrle Hubbuch III (right) talked with fans who came to Super-Fly Comics and Games to see his two latest large-scale Steampunk ships, The Leviathans, which he created for Catalyst Game Labs.

Meanwhile, Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery hosted an Opening Reception for Erin Smith, art instructor at Central State University. Her exhibit, “Hairitage: A Cultural Journey,” can be seen Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. August 20, August 27, September 3 and September 10. Call (614) 323-2784 for more information or to schedule a private viewing. For more information about YSAC, visit

photos by Susan Gartner

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Glen Helen Exhibit : "Birds of a Feather"

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery Exhibition:
Birds of a Feather - From Songbirds to Raptors
September 2 - 30 2011

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery is showing “Birds of a Feather – From Songbirds to Raptors: Watercolors by Kathryn K. Lehotsky. from September 2 – 30, 2011. A lifelong observer of birds and their habitat, Lehotsky uses watercolor to realistically depict her subjects. The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception on Sunday, September 4, from 2 - 4 pm.

Lehotsky lives in Springfield and holds a BA in art from Ohio University. Using her late father’s camera, Kathryn takes photographs of birds in their natural settings in order to have different angles to study for the final painting. To create a realistic image, she builds up the watercolors, layer upon layer. Through the building of many layers she creates opaque colors, rather than the usual transparent watercolor. There will be over 30 paintings on view; the product of two years work.

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 with proceeds supporting the Glen Helen Nature Preserve.

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

About the Glen Helen Atrium Gallery:
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

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sunday - Reggae Street Party at Art Park

Reggae Street Party Update

Sunday, August 21
Art Park, corner of Corry and Dayton Streets

Street opens at 3
4 p.m. Soul Rebels
5 p.m. SeeFari

Soul Fire Tribe Fire Dancing after dark. Party closes at 10.

Featuring PATO BANTON & THE NOW GENERATION stopping through on their 50 state tour! A highly entertaining, sincere and spirited show from a LIVING REGGAE LEGEND! Grammy-nominated, International Recording & Touring Artist PATO BANTON is truly one of the most talented performers of any genre. Bring friends, family and associates and BE COMPLETELY UPLIFTED by this POSITIVE REGGAE MINISTER & HIS HEAVENLY BAND OF SINGERS & PLAYERS!

Mark Making: Emporium

Chalk Marks
Aug 2011 Emporium on Xenia Avenue

Marks on Paper

Third Weekend Fling Food Cart Kick-Off

Jon Bartell will be parking his food cart, The Green Room, at the corner of Xenia Avenue and Corry Street TODAY, Friday, August 19, from 4 p.m. til the food runs out.

Jon's menu is a fusion of Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean ingredients. The Green Room is the "Home of Thaiyaki," a sauce/marinade he developed. Jon will be serving Thaiyaki Chicken Tacos, Ital Vegan Vean Tacos (a vegan blend of peruano and black beans), Nathan's Dogs, Brats, Homemade Coney Sauce, Kraut, Grilled Onions and Peppers, Cheese, Pure Cane Sugar Coke, Jarritos, Coco Rico, Agua, and Peach Guava Hibiscus Nectar!

The Green Room sources locally grown and organic items whenever possible. His menu of "Island Style" cuisine is eco-friendly and delicious!

Jon has a degree in the Culinary Arts from the New England Culinary Institute as well as years of hands-on experience with some of America's finest chefs including Jeremiah Tower, Bradley Ogden, Mario Batali, and Terrance Brennan.

You will always find a nice selection of music at the cart as well.

Come try out The Green Room!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Learn Middle Eastern Veil Dance with Laylia

Laylia’s Middle Eastern Veil Demo and Instruction class this past Monday at the Senior Center attracted eight enthusiastic participants. We are looking forward to the second class on Monday, August 29, 3 p.m. This is a free class and the public is invited. No dance experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes. All abilities welcome. Laylia is a wonderful teacher —- encouraging, upbeat, and funny.

She is also teaching Belly Dancing on Monday evenings at 6-7:30 p.m. at Union Schoolhouse, 314 Dayton Street, Second Floor, Room #315. Fee: $15

Contact Laylia at for more information and come join us at The Senior Center on Monday, August 29!

Health & Wellness Fair at AUM August 27

You are invited to our Health & Wellness Fair

Saturday, August 27, 2011
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Antioch University Midwest
(corner of Enon Road and Dayton Street)
in Yellow Springs
Room B-101 (south end of building)

Sign up now for Individual Mini-Sessions
Massage – Reflexology – Reiki
Sign-up now to reserve a spot. E-mail Pat at with “Health Fair” in the subject head. Give her your name, service requested, and an approximate time-frame. You will receive a confirmation e-mail. Walk-ins are also welcome.

(A donation for the services is appreciated but not required.)

Classes at the Fair:

11:30-noon – Joyful movement: Local Nia instructor Linda Sohner will give a 30-minute Nia demonstration. Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Nia draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts.

12:15-12:45 p.m. – Joyful movement: see above

1-1:30 p.m. Gentle yoga

(A donation for the class is appreciated but not required.)

* Snack Sacks available for purchase – 3 items for $3.
* Blood pressure check
* Door prices
* Give-aways
* Health information

A fundraising event to support the Elaine Marie England Student Philanthropy Program

Meet Mozart Dane at the Third Friday Fling

Did you miss your chance to meet Mozart Dane at Art On the Lawn?

Don't worry. He had such a doggone good time that he's decided to visit us again.

Join us Friday for our reception for the Dog Daze of Summer show going on at Village Artisans.

Reception August 19, 2011 6pm - 9pm

Join us for some fun and refreshments.

Get a second chance to meet Mozart and learn how he creates his paintings.

You'll also get the opportunity to peruse other pooch inspired works by our own artisans.