Friday, September 30, 2011

Opportunity for Artists

Request for Proposals
Activated Spaces Pop-Up Project

Are you interested in opening a retail storefront in downtown Dayton? If so, we want to hear from you. The Activated Spaces Pop-Up Project, a component of the Greater Dayton Downtown Plan, is currently seeking proposals from prospective pop-up retail tenants. The minimal lease length for your retail shop will be three months. Spaces will have varying lease rates, but will be leased below market value."

More Scarecrows being worked on....

Local artist Libby Simms Rudolf is working on a Yelloween Scarecrow for the Little Art Theatre. More people are signing up. Come join us!

Click here to read full article.

Wanna get inked?

Local artist and tattoo apprentice Chelle Palassis is currently exhibiting her works at the YSAC Gallery at 309 Xenia Avenue.

If you are interested in receiving beginner ink, you can visit Chelle during open gallery hours tomorrow, Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The show will also be open throughout Street Fair on October 8, 9-5 p.m. Call or text 937-831-2219 for more information or to schedule a private viewing. For more info about Yellow Springs Arts Council, visit

Ubuntu Canteen -- Very Yellow Springs

It was a dark and stormy night….and I had an order placed at the local Ubuntu Canteen. What a perfect night for Rajma & Veggies (bean and veggie curry), Chicken Biriyani (rice cooked in broth and spices) and Carrot-Nectarine-Plum Salad (with ginger-honey dressing). I was in heaven! A lovingly-prepared meal that immediately took away the chill of the night. My partner, Tom, took one bite and said, “This is food for the gods.”

Ubuntu Canteen is the brainchild of a local woman who loves to cook and give back to the community. “Ubuntu” is her inspiration---a concept in many cultures of Southern Africa that emphasizes the spirit of sharing and honoring our connectedness. Ubuntu Canteen chef says, “In honor of our mutual humanness, we’ll provide a fun, colorful, healthful veggie-and-grain-rich dinner to anyone who would like one. We’ll have one extra dinner (to feed 2-5 people) on each MWF. Pick-up preferred; in-town delivery possible at approximately 5-5:30 p.m.”

E-mail to specify food restrictions and arrange. There is no fee. If you do not have e-mail, leave a brief message at 767-1611.

Sample Menus at

You have got to try this! It’s very Yellow Springs!

Booths still available for Street Fair

The Corner Cone Dairy Bar & Grill & Bike Rental still has a few spaces available for this year's fall Street Fair next Saturday, October 8th. Spaces are 10x10 size for $100. Contact Jen Foley at 937-789-0035 if you'd like a space.

Mary Kay Clark and Hawk News

I was sorry to see my friend and former villager Mary Kay Clark (former secretary of the Presbyterian Church) move back to her childhood home in Garrett, IN, this summer. The move involved a lot of changes for her including a small window of time between moving to her new home and starting her new job. Knowing Mary Kay to be a very dynamic, resourceful, creative, and energetic person, I knew she would land on her feet and establish herself quickly in her new community.

She did not disappoint.

This morning, Mary Kay sent me this link so I could see what she was up to. I’m ecstatic to see her talents and creativity being put to good use at her new job as Building Librarian at Country Meadow Elementary in Ashley, IN.

They are lucky to have you, Mary Kay! It’s great to see you thriving. We miss you!

P.S. You might see Mary Kay in the village this weekend---possibly at the Emporium tonite (for Cole Porter music)

Thriller practice and performance dates

Yellow Springs Dance is again sponsoring this year’s “Thrill the World,” the worldwide, zombie-filled, simultaneous choreographed dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The dance will be performed Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 p.m. at the Bryan Center, 100 Dayton Street.

Weekly teaching sessions will be held in the Senior Center’s Great Room for those interested in learning the Thriller dance steps. The Senior Center is located at 227 Xenia Avenue.

Here is the teaching schedule:

Friday, Sept. 30, 6-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 5-6:15 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 10, 6:30-8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16, 4:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5-6:15 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, noon-1:30 p.m.

Those not able to perform on Oct. 29 may also participate in performances during the annual Zombie Walk on October 22 (downtown YS some time around 7:30-8 p.m.), and downtown YS after community trick-or-treating on Saturday, Oct. 29 (6-8 p.m.). For more information, e-mail or

photo from 2010 Thrill the World

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Scarecrow work-in-progress at Glen Garden Flowers & Gifts

Glen Garden Flowers & Gifts employees Norma and Daria display the work-in-progress scarecrow being created by their colleague, Gwen.

For more info about the Yelloween Scarecrow Project, click here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Calling all dancers! Meeting on Saturday

Exploring the future of a Yellow Springs Micro Fringe Festival.

Seeking folks who may want to represent the Yellow Springs Dance Community in an upcoming meeting at the Public Library on Saturday, October 1st from 3pm to 5pm.

Click here to read details from earlier post.

Save the Date: 10-Minute Play Festival

10-minute Play Festival at the First Presbyterian Church, Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m. More details to come!

Click here for more details.

A Celebration of Cole Porter at Emporium

A Celebration of Cole Porter
Friday, September 30, 7 p.m.
Emporium Wines and Underdog Café
233 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs

An evening of the music of one of the great composers of the American theatre. Featuring:

Mark Smarelli – vibes
Kent Burnside – guitar
Erik Greiffenhagen – saxophone
Larry Halpern – organ
Gail Keen – flute
Lee McKinney – percussion

Admission is free.

7-week course on Sustainability Living starts Oct. 4

Villager Ellen Dawson-Witt will lead a seven-week course on sustainable living starting next week at the tiny house (192 square feet) she calls home on North High Street. Dawson-Witt will lead discussions on voluntary simplicity, ecology, food, money and more for those who want to live more lightly on the earth. The Northwest Earth Institute course “Choices for Sustainable Living” starts on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. Those interested in the course should call Dawson-Witt at 389-2030.

Click here to read the online article.

See the Sept. 28 issue of the YS News for the full story.

Fundraiser at Peach's Saturday -- ALL DAY

Ashton Gueth
D.A.D. Benefit

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Peach’s Grill
104 Xenia Avenue
Yellow Springs, OH

Live Music All Day
Bands start at noon and play until close.

Many local items for raffle.
Proceeds to help local resident Ashton Gueth get a Diabetic Assistance Dog.

Musical Guest Lineup:

Full Circle

2 PM

Blue Moon Soup
4 PM

Soul Rebels
6 PM

Spanish Tony Sanchez
8 PM

10 PM

Stop by and support a good cause!

Click here to see recent news program on D.A.D.s

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Micro Fringe Festival coming to Yellow Springs

Calling all artists, performers, directors, writers, dancers, theater lovers and potential audience members are invited to attend an upcoming public meeting at the Yellow Springs Public Library on Saturday, October 1st from 3-5pm.

Fringe Festivals contain several common elements.
1) Shows are not judged or Juried, but are accepted in the order received.
2) Shows are typically technically sparse; they are commonly presented in shared venues, often with shared technicians and limited technical time, so sets and other technical theatre elements are kept simple. Venues themselves are often adapted from other uses.
3) Casts tend to be smaller than mainstream theatre; since many of the performing groups are traveling, and venues (and thus potential income) tend to be fairly small, expenses must usually be kept to a minimum. One-person shows are therefore quite common at Fringe festivals.
4) Fringe festival productions often showcase new scripts, especially ones on more obscure, edgy or unusual material. The lack of artistic vetting combined with relatively easy entry make risk-taking more feasible.
5) While most mainstream theatre shows are two or three acts long, taking two to three hours with intermissions, fringe shows tend to be closer to one hour, single-act productions. The typically lowered ticket prices of a fringe theatre show permit audiences to attend multiple shows in a single evening.
6) Performers sometimes billet in the homes of local residents, further reducing their costs.
(Source Wikipedia - Fact Checked by Eric Wolf)

For more information read about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Call Eric Wolf 767-8696 for more info...

Monday, September 26, 2011

TLT's 7th Annual Harvest Auction

Tecumseh Land Trust
7th Annual Harvest Auction
Friday, September 30, 6-10 p.m.
at Clark State's brand new
Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield
275 S Limestone Street
Springfield, OH 45502

Lots of great items for auction.

Click here to see items or buy tickets online.

Here's an example of one of the auction items:

Dinner at Whitehall prepared by The Winds Cafe

or this:

Twin size quilt, circa 1930's

or this:

Set of 4 Plaques by Ceramic Artist, Lisa Wolters

Get your tickets now!

Community Thanksgiving Dinner planning meeting

We have begun planning this year's Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

The next planning meeting will be October 10th at 6 PM in the lounge of the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs. The lounge is located to the right of the front door up a short flight of stairs.

There are several areas where help is needed, including

--Coordinating volunteers the day of the dinner
--Advertising to the community
--Recruiting people to set up, help in the kitchen, and clean up after
--Coordinating borrowing equipment and chairs
--Possible home delivery to homebound people

If you can't come to the meeting but can help out, please let me know what you can help with.

The church is accessible via a door on the south side that leads into the kitchen and fellowship hall. There is a lift to the level of the lounge next to the front door.

If you have any questions, please email me or call my cell at 408-1391.

Dayna Foster

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Yelloween Scarecrow Project

Introducing The Yelloween Scarecrow Project. 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. The Scarecrows 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 ($20). 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.

To participate or discuss contact Bob Swaney at
Bob Swaney
Corner Cone
Jailhouse Suites
Veterinary Alternatives

Photos (submitted by Carol Culbertson): Thanks to a generous monetary gift from Bob Swaney, owner of the Corner Cone, sixth grade students at Mills Lawn School have been working alongside their teachers, Vickie Hitchcock, Sarah Amin and Jody Pettiford to create six scarecrows for the Yelloween Scarecrow Project. The students of Mills Lawn designed the scarecrows to showcase the MLS Skills For Life curriculum which focuses upon respect, cooperation, honesty, responsibility, and personal best. ILE teacher, Carol Culbertson coordinated the project and is anxious to see them hung at the Corner Cone during the month of October.

Eye Spy a new Mural in Town

A new mural in progress at Ha Ha Pizza
 by local artist Travis Tarbox Hotaling.
Looks like a Chupacabra and a Jackalope are ready to feast on some delish pizza .  I hear more mythical creatures will be joining the picnic :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Village Artisans show coming to a close

This month's lobby show of Kate Burch's Art Quilts is in its final days.

If you haven't been by to see the show in person, here are a few snippets of what you are missing.

Don't forget the show will be up until Friday, so there is still time to spot in Village Artisans and catch it.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Calling historical fiction fans!

I love when two events in town are scheduled independent of one another but make for a great match.

First event:

Author Signing
Saturday, September 24, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
The Winds Café, 215 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH
Promises of the Heart and Seduction of a Bluestocking
By Scarlett Rains

Come meet and socialize with Scarlett Rains, author of the popular Sisters of the Heart Series. Books will be available at the event.

Guests encouraged to dress-up in period costume. Tea and biscuits will be served.

Second event:

"Writing historical fiction: pinnacles and pitfalls"

When: Saturday, September 24, 2011
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Where: Antioch University Midwest, 900 Dayton St.

The historical fiction writer walks a fine literary line, balancing historic truths with the fictive imagination. Join author John Kachuba as he discusses the art of telling stories about the past. Learn why historical fiction is relevant to today’s readers.

This is a free event sponsored by the Robert Dizney Writing Center at Antioch University Midwest. For more information, email Denny at or call 937.769.1657.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dancing with the Zombies

photo from last year's event

Yellow Springs Dance is again sponsoring this year’s “Thrill The World” event, the worldwide, zombie-filled, simultaneous choreographed dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. The dance will be performed Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m. Place to be announced.

Weekly teaching sessions will be held for those interested in learning, with the first lesson being held this Sunday, Sept. 25, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Senior Center. Those not able to perform at 2 p.m. on Oct. 29 may choose to participate in performances during the annual Zombie Walk on October 22, and downtown after community trick-or-treating (the evening of October 29).

For more information, e-mail or

If you’re unable to make the practices, there is help on The person who created the “Thrill The World” event has broken up the entire routine into 40 short videos demonstrating the easy-to-master dance steps. It’s well-paced and very beginner-friendly and even though 40 seems like a lot at first, there’s a certain amount of repetition to the dance. I watched these videos and attended the practice sessions in past years and felt much more confident with the routine.

Here’s the first of the 40 videos on youtube to get you started:

Below is the video from last year’s Yelloween event and Thriller performance in the BP parking lot. The dance starts at the 2:15 mark in the video.

Wildwater Trio at Emporium Friday

Wildwater Trio at the Emporium THIS Friday nite, 6:30-10 p.m.! Wildwater Trio is Michael Kalter on guitar, Chip Pritchard on bass, and Richmond Symphony Orchestra violinist Doug Hamilton. The music is "eclectic acoustic" and always fun. Check it out!

Fall Zumba classes with Melissa Vanzant

Current Class Schedule in Yellow Springs

6:00 pm
Bryan Center Gym
100 Dayton Street, YS

6:00 pm
Antioch South Gym
Corner of Marshall & Livermore, YS

2:30 pm
Bryan Center Gym, YS

*All classes are $2 per person

Follow Melissa on her blog for details about Zumbathons and class cancellations.

Home Inc. wine-tasting fundraiser - Saturday

Fundraiser for Yellow Springs Home Inc.
Saturday, September 24 • 7-10 p.m.

A wine tasting fundraiser to benefit Yellow Springs Home Inc. will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, 7-10 p.m. at the Emporium. Tickets are $25 each, $15 of which is tax deductible. Admission includes the tasting of four wines, as well as appetizers and desserts and music from Mack and the Rockets and Mark DeLozier. A 50/50 raffle will also be held. Tickets are available at the Emporium or by calling Susan at 767-1206.

Gather with friends and support Yellow Springs Home, Inc., a community land trust for affordable housing.

The Emporium is located at 233 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Birds of a Feather at Glen Helen Atrium Gallery

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery Exhibition:

Birds of a Feather – From Songbirds to Raptors

Watercolors by Kathryn K. Lehotsky
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.

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

Writing historical fiction workshop Saturday

Writing historical fiction: pinnacles and pitfalls

When: Saturday, September 24, 2011
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Where: Antioch University Midwest, 900 Dayton St.

The historical fiction writer walks a fine literary line, balancing historic truths with the fictive imagination. Join author John Kachuba as he discusses the art of telling stories about the past. Learn why historical fiction is relevant to today’s readers.

This is a free event sponsored by the Robert Dizney Writing Center at Antioch University Midwest. For more information, email Denny at or call 937.769.1657.

"Veneer -- Cover or Disguise" exhibit open on Saturday

Photos are from the YS Arts Council Gallery opening reception for local artist Chelle Palassis and her exhibit, "Veneer -- Cover or Disguise," which took place on Friday, September 16, as part of Third Weekend Fling in the Springs. Extended gallery hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., September 24 and October 1.

The exhibit will also be open through Street Fair on October 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery is located at 309 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs. Call or text 937-831-2219 for more information or to schedule a private viewing. For more info about Yellow Springs Arts Council, visit

photos by Susan Gartner -- September 16, 2011

KAOS comes to Yellow Springs!

Introducing: Karen’s Academy Of Sewing (KAOS) Theory and Practice

Local fabric artist Karen Jane Russell is offering sewing classes in the basement of the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church, 202 S. Winter. She is teaching all levels of fashion sewing from the very basic to basic haute couture, sewing machine care and maintenance, techniques of tailoring and pattern cutting, and how to make soft toys, soft furnishings, curtains, children’s clothing and costumes, prom dresses and more.

The current plan is to have a full day of open class where participants can drop in at the hours of their choosing to work on any project with Karen there to guide and assist. BYOSM (Bring Your Own Sewing Machine). Class fee is $10 for the first hour and $5 for subsequent hours along with a donation to the food pantry of either food or a minimum of $2 in cash. For now, classes are being held on Wednesdays, approximately 9 a.m.-2 p.m. but other days/times will be considered depending on class interest.

If you are interested, please contact the class administrator, Karen Lynn Moore, at (937) 689-4077 or She is also on Facebook (Karen Lynn).

List of supplies you’ll need:

sewing machine, extension cord, scissors, tape measure, pins, thread, your project or ideas for project (lots of sewing project books supplied)
Donation for food pantry
Payment for class cash only please
$10 first hour then $5 for every hour after that

In today's class, Karen Russell came up with a brilliant idea to get everyone making all their own holiday gifts. KAOS students Jenny Delk Clark and Joel Moss Levinson practiced their sewing techniques while they learned to make an oven mitt. A ready-to-sew oven mitt kit is $5. The creative machine quilting on the front and back of the mitt is a great way to learn how to master a simple straight stitch.

Come join us!

KAOS creator and instructor Karen Russell explains pattern instructions to Joel.

Farmageddon at Little Art -- Sunday

Farmageddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms
Documentary by Kristin Canty

Little Art Theatre - Sunday, September 25
4 p.m.

Click here to see description and watch trailer.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Scarlett Rains at The Winds Cafe -- Saturday

Author Signing Event

Saturday, September 24
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
The Winds Café
215 Xenia Avenue
Yellow Springs, OH

Promises of the Heart and Seduction of a Bluestocking
By Scarlett Rains

Come meet and socialize with Scarlett Rains, author of the popular Sisters of the Heart Series. Books will be available at the event for purchase.

There will be a 2-tier raffle with prizes such as a vintage bag, wax and stamp seal set, lavendar soaps, lavender sachets, embossed journal, embossed notes/case, and fan. There are 2 gift bags (of differing value -- $25 and $50+) and 2 drawings. Buy one book to be entered in the 1st tier ($25 value) drawing. Buy 2 books and you'll be entered in both drawings.

Last Dance Piazza for the season: Clogging

The season finale of Dance Piazza, hosted by Judith Wolert-Maldonado (aka "DJ JuJu"), took place Saturday night, September 17 at the Art Park, corner of Dayton and Corry Streets in Yellow Springs. Special musical guests were Rick Good (of Rhythm In Shoes) accompanied by Yellow Springs' own Corn Daddies. Rick's wife and long-time collaborator, Sharon Leahy, taught villagers Appalachian Clogging as they danced to old time music.

From DJ JuJu: Thank you to all who participated in these events during this season, from May through September: whether you attended, taught, performed, danced, watched, listened, funded or documented, you were all an important part of the Dance Piazza 2011: Cultivating Community through Dance! Gracias

photos and video by Susan Gartner

Monday, September 19, 2011

Booth space available at Zombie Walk Oct. 22

The Yellow Springs 3rd Annual Zombie Walk will take place October 22 and is a charity event to raise money for 3 groups: affordable housing provider Home Inc.; the local food pantry; and a diabetic dog for a local child.

Booth spaces are still available and only $50. All of it goes to the above-named groups. Contact for more info.

Wine and Dine for a Canine shows Ashton the love!

Saturday night’s Brandeberry Winery fundraiser for a diabetic assistance dog was a huge success on many levels. Both winery parking lots were filled to capacity as friends, family and mostly strangers came from all over the area to enjoy music by Full Circle, food from Bentino’s Pizza and Brandeberry’s new Blackberry wine, and donate money to help with the purchase of the dog. The dog is for Ashton Gueth, son of our beloved mail carrier, Adam, and his wife, Vanessa. Adam and Vanessa were shocked at the turnout and the generosity of local businesses.

A portion of the sale of bottles of blackberry wine were donated and Bentino’s Pizza donated 100% of all food orders. There were yummy homemade desserts for sale, a raffle, and Premier Jewelry which also donated 100% of proceeds to the cause. Ten-minute massages from Ferguson Chiropractic Solutions (wonderful massages with Sharon!!) were offered with 100% of the proceeds going towards the dog.

This is what Brandeberry Winery posted on their Facebook page afterwards:

“You not only opened your pocketbooks to help Ashton get his dog you opened your hearts and were so wonderful even though some of you waited hours to get your food. Your kindness is very much appreciated by everyone at the winery.

The turnout for Wine and Dine for a Canine was incredible. It was by far the busiest day the winery has ever seen. It shows what a caring community we live in. The generosity and kindness of everyone who came out was unbelievable. We had an issue with long term waiting for pizzas because of how we bombarded Bentino’s with orders. However, there wasn’t an angry person around. Every one of you was patient and understanding and I can’t thank you enough.”

A fundraiser is scheduled for October 1st at Peach’s Grill. Stay tuned for more details or contact Vanessa Gueth at Donations may also be made directly to an account at the Yellow Springs branch of US Bank under the name of Ashton Gueth.

Click here to read article in YS News.

photos by Susan Gartner

Girls' Night Out: TONITE


Monday, September 19, 6:30-9 p.m.

This is a fundraiser for Ashton Gueth, son of Vanessa and Adam (our local mail carrier). Ashton needs a diabetic assistance dog.

Girls' Night Out at Brandeberry Winery
Brandeberry Winery
5118 Jackson Road
Enon, OH 45323

Event includes: Appetizer Buffet, Glass of Wine, Dessert Buffet
$25 (includes tax and $5 donation)
Prepayment required
Vendors and raffle to benefit fundraiser
Space Limited: 767-9103 for reservations!

Photos from Third Weekend Fling in the Springs

Third Weekend Fling in the Springs started off Friday, September 16, with artist receptions, music and wine-tasting in town.

The Dayton band, Matter of Chance, performed an impromptu benefit concert in Art Park at the corner of Dayton and Corry Streets. The concert was a benefit for the organization, For the Love of Children (FLOC), a charity for at risk youth in the Greater Dayton Area.

The music was an unexpected treat and captured the attention of passersby who then came into the gallery at Village Artisans to see new works by fabric artist Kate Burch.

Burch (left) uses a number of techniques in her work including digitized embroidery, machine quilting, and thread painting. Her work can be viewed at Village Artisans, 100 Corry Street, through the month of September. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Emporium Wines and Underdog Cafe hosted their Friday night wine-tasting and featured musical guests, The Show. The Show is a Yellow Springs-Springfield trio and includes band members Jessica Kinzer, Matt Housh, and Ryan Henry. Artwork currently on exhibit at the Emporium is "Works on Paper" by Michael Casselli (on exhibit through September 30). There was even artwork on the wine bottles!

photos by Susan Gartner