Thursday, October 27, 2011

YSAC presents Experience Saturday

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The Yellow Springs Arts Council presents Experience Saturday, November 5, 7:30-10pm at 309 Xenia Avenue. This multi-arts evening will include musical acts along with “infamous” local artists, the JafaGirls, and their unique Hairy Art Palace exhibit.

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 Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu 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, mulit-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.