Thursday, October 20, 2011

Did you miss "The Hairy Art Palace" Opening?

Fortunately, there are three more opportunities to see the whimsical and wonderful "Hairy Art Palace," an exhibit of art and craft activism by Yellow Springs own JafaGirls ("Just Another Flippin' Artist") Corrine Bayraktaroglu and Nancy Mellon.

The Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery, 309 Xenia Avenue, will be open on Saturdays from 10am-1pm, October 22 and 29th.

AND a special YSAC event, “Experience Saturday”, will be held on November 5 from 7:30-10pm.

The evening begins at 7:30pm with a gallery tour accompanied by musician Ben Hemmendinger. Like the JafaGirls, who explore knit graffiti and other public works of art, Hemmendinger is well known on the streets of Yellow Springs. He creates impromptu performances with his accordion in a fusion of Baltic, Irish and 60’s rock.

At 8pm JafaGirls Corrine and Nancy will present a salon chat on Craft Activism, a movement explored in the new Random House book, Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New Community of Handmade. The JafaGirls are featured in a full chapter of the book and signed copies will be available at the event.

Singer-songwriter Dawn Cooksey rounds out the evening, from 8:30-10pm, performing original music. Cooksey is a favorite at numerous Yellow Springs and Dayton venues. Her music can be described as folk-rock with both country and alternative influences. Cooksey’s soulful lyrics and delivery exude the power of the feminine.

Experience Saturday promises to be a unique, multi-arts evening talked about on the streets. Don’t miss this event, open to the public with a $5 suggested donation at the door (kids 12 and under free). Snacks and beverages will also be available for purchase during the evening. Proceeds benefit local artists and art programs.

Click here to read the recent YS News article on the exhibit.

Print out coupon and bring with you on November 5
for two free admissions to the event!