Friday, November 4, 2011
Multi-arts event at YSAC Gallery: Saturday
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.
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.