Wednesday, May 23, 2012

YS Public Arts Forum

Join your community on June 2 from 10:30-12:30 for the Yellow Springs Public Arts Policy Interactive Forum at the First Presbyterian Church.  This roundable discussion is facilitated by the YS Arts Council, and guest speakers include John Booth, Jo Wilson, Dennie Eagleson, Jerome Borchers, Nancy Mellon, Deb Housh and Meg Miller.<BR><BR>

Come to express your opinions on art in public spaces.  Proposed talking points for this Feedback Session:<BR><BR>

Arts in the Public Eye:  Village Perspectives<BR>
Arts - Creativity - Economic Development:  The Connection for Yellow Springs<BR>
Community Process for Public Art:  Freedom - Censorship - Mediation<BR>
Public Support for the Arts:  Role of YS Government, Business & Non-Profit Organizations<BR><BR>

Visit for more details.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Colour Bursts

From Knots on the Lawn at Mills Lawn by the students to
 Free Art by jafabrit.
and the YUMMY new Mural at Corner Cone by Pierre Nagely.

Yellow Springs is just bursting with colour and oodles to do. 

For updates on arty happenings around town check in with the Yellow Springs Arts Council on their FaceBook Page.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Public Art Rules!

Mills Lawn students from the Community Enrichment program enjoy the eARThen Serpent Sculpture created by Beth Holyoke, Kaethi Seidl and the YS Community, which is located at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery at 111 Corry Street.  These youth are enjoying another education innovation from Deb Housh -- Urban Design: Public Art.  This course gives students the opportunity to appreciate the art that defines Yellow Springs and to contribute to it.  Coming Soon:  The students will install a piece on the grounds of Mills Lawn School.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hip Hop in the Village

All I Know Is The Village by Hip Hop Group Village Fam based out of Yellow Springs Ohio.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Johanna Smith: Public Art Project

Johanna is beaming. How could she not, the sun is shining, her beautiful daughter Rebecca is helping her, and the Mills Lawn School Sign is really taking shape. I could tell Johanna was so proud of the Mills Lawn students who helped by the way she excitedly showed me all the pieces they had added. Look at this! Look at this! Look at this! I felt I'd been on a wonderful visual adventure, and seeing her joy and the sign gave me joy too.
To learn how this project got started visit Johanna's blog entry here.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Thank You Sue Brezine

 For 25 years Sue has been curating exhibits at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs Ohio.
She has passed the curator's hat to Nancy Mellon (more info about that here)

Please join me in sharing a BIG Thank You to Sue, her support, and commitment has meant a lot to so many.