Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Who's Mo?

Mo’s Night at the Opera will be performed by the YS Kids Playhouse on July 12-15 and July 19, 21 & 22 at 7:30pm in the Antioch Amphitheater, with a special performance on July 20 at 6:00pm in downtown Yellow Springs as part of the 2012 YS Experience Cirque Carnival.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students (5 tickets for $25).  This is not you typical children's theater!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Theater Lives in Yellow Springs!

The Center Stage will perform Thornton Wilder’s "Our Town" on June 22-23 & 29-30 at 8pm at the First Presbyterian Church. Doors open each night at 7:15pm for a live music performance prior to the curtain. Tickets are $10 and available at the door on the evening of each performance.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Outsider Art: Sharon Mohler

Going to another artists house is always a treat & Sharon Mohler's is one of my favourites because I get to see her newest or revisit her wonderful narrative sculptures. Anybody recognize who this is?
Yes, it's Alan Macbeth with his loyal dog Poe (or as some call ""hey, quit that") and his beautiful art building he has spent several decades building.  Sharon's attention to detail really draws the viewer in and then there is the  wonder of finding little surprises hidden in the details.
Modern Woman
Unfortunately there is little opportunity to see her work displayed locally :( but you can see images of her work on her website.    
If you're interested in showing Sharon's work or wish to purchase/commission work her contact info is here.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Public Art Adds Color to YS

Guess what's popping up in downtown Yellow Springs today at 6pm?  Come to Current Cuisine to see the delightful new creation that Beth Holyoke and Kaethi Seidel have made for the Village!

A Fiction Project by Claire Monserrat Jackson

 Claire is writing her first novel and looking for sponsors, supporters, fans to help her make her dream come true. Check out her website the writing is FAB.

Kudos to Pam Geisel!

Enjoy the award-winning quilts of Pam Geisel at the Village Artisans Opening Reception this evening (Friday, June 15, 6-9pm).  Geisel is a local textile artist who is also showing her work this month with the Monday Morning Artists at the YS Arts Council Gallery.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Stretch Your Imagination!

Kaleigh Harris is one of the 7 Emerging Artists who will be showing work at the YS Arts Council Gallery in July during the YS Experience Cirque Carnival weekend (July 20-22).

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

YS Art Stroll -- Friday, June 15 (6-9pm)

YS Art Stroll is a major arts event in Yellow Springs, with many galleries and cafes open to provide artistic entertainment.  The June Art Stroll kicks off with the unveiling of Beth Holyoke & Kaethi Seidel’s Ceramic Mosaic Trash Can.  Join us at 6pm in front of Current Cuisine (237 Xenia Ave.) to get the first look at the newest public art piece in YS.  Start your weekend off with a feast for the senses!

Spirited Goat Coffee House, 118 Dayton St, Mardi Gras in Venice, Photographs of Mark Tyler
Stop in for a refreshing beverage and some excellent music, and enjoy the photography of Mark Tyler.  A collection of vibrant and festive work is waiting for you!  Spirited Goat provides lively and friendly environs, ideal for a relaxing conversation in the midst of great art.

Village Artisans, 100 Corry St, The Quilts of Pam Geisel
At the Village Artisans June Opening Reception, we are celebrating our newest member – Pam Geisel, a local textile artist.  Enjoy Geisel's award-winning quilts at the Event Gallery.  Wine and snacks will be served.  June also means Red Hot Red Dot Sale at Village Artisans, so stroll by and see us!

YS Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry St, Exuberance!, The Monday Morning Artists
The Opening Reception for the Monday Morning Artists “Exuberance!” exhibit falls on Art Stroll.  The dynamic watercolor paintings of the MMA ess that is unique to each individual. We can critique each other's work, if asked :), and perhaps come up with a more dynamic composition." are fascinating and expressive.  Gabriel Day plays at 6pm and the YS Woodwind Quintet performs at 7pm on the YSAC Gallery outdoor patio; the atmosphere will be energizing. Wine and hors d'oeuvres provided.

“would you, could you” In A Frame, 113 Corry St, Vivid Line Drawings by Jean Rudegeair
Jean Rudegeair captures the essence of the human experience in her line drawings, and her work should not be missed.  “would you, could you", a contemporary art gallery displaying distinctive pieces from artists and craftspeople located regionally & nationwide, is an important stop on your YS Art Stroll.

The Winds Café, 215 Xenia Ave, The Art of AJ Powers
Enjoy a truly incredible meal at The Winds in the midst of the color & detailed images produced by AJ Powers.  You will be thrilled by the amazing experience -- from the subtle flavors to the food presentation to the artwork.  Powers, a Fairborn native, has created a collection that is a veritable feast for the eyes!

Springs Gallery, 220 Xenia Ave, Kings Yard, Ceramic Folk Artists: Nancy & John Grosella
Springs Gallery is pleased to present the Artists’ Reception for the clay folk art and jewelry of John and Nancy Grosella of West Milton, Ohio.  The Grosellas have had a long & intimate relationship with clay.  Springs Gallery exhibits and sells a wide variety of original fine arts, signature crafts and gift items by local and regional artists.

Emporium Wines & Underdog Café, 233 Xenia Ave, Entropy & Reclamation, Tom Watson III
Watson’s recent work reflects outwardly the internal transformation that occurred during his physical recovery from a massive brain stem stroke.  While his mind learned to reconnect broken synapses, Watson deconstructed and then reassembled materials salvaged from earlier silkscreen projects to create a new body of art with a cohesive design.  Enjoy wine tasting accompanied by the music of Emma ‘n Everybody.ve become. If his work increases awareness, it is a reflection of the learning he has been able to gain by listening to individuals and the different perspectives they have to share.

The Emporium will also be hosting a wine tasting, which will be energized by the sounds of George Bieri & The Root Cellar Boys. Stop in for a great night of visual, musical and culinary art.

Sunrise Café, 259 Xenia Ave, The Art of Claire Billionaire
"Somewhere in Nebraska" is just one of many great pieces being shown by Claire Billionaire at the Sunrise Cafe.  Often inspired by nature as well as peace, love and happiness, Claire's work is impactful!  The Sunrise Cafe offers a variety of delicious dishes and signature drinks to satisfy the palate.  An ideal place to end your evening!

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery, 405 Corry St, The Light on America’s Great Lands, Ronald G. Levi
Ronald G. Levi's "The Light of America’s Great Lands" exhibit features stunning prints of American landscapes with specific focus on unique lighting effects.  Levi captures breathtaking natural scenes that express the eco-diversity which characterizes the United States.  Add an “environmentally-friendly” aspect to your Art Stroll.

Eddie Eckenrode Gallery, 232 Xenia Ave, Paintings by Eddie Eckenrode
The Eddie Eckenrode (Memorial) Gallery, one of the originators of Art Stroll and a public art gallery since 1996, is celebrating the art of the late Eddie Eckenrode. This Reception marks the closing of a gallery that has hosted many local events over the past 16 years.  Hosted by Sam and Miriam Eckenrode, Sam & Eddie’s Open Books.

Julia Etta’s Trunk, 100 Corry St, Artisan Clothing by Joanne Litz
Joanne Litz, a clothing artisan from Philadelphia, will be at Julia Etta’s Trunk during Art Stroll.  Creator of the Steel Pony brand, Litz achieves the perfect fusion of art and fashion.  Her distinct designs and uncommon flair blur the boundaries of haute couture and wearable art.  Litz’s Fall Trunk Show is about color; her new earthy shades of red and purple in modal play off slate grey.  This reception is catered by The Winds Café.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

YSAC June Gallery Show Opening (June 15)

Join us on Friday, June 15 at the YSAC Gallery from 6-9pm for the Opening Reception of the Monday Morning Artists’ Exuberance! Watercolors are a primary focus of this exhibition, and drawings and other artistic genres will be represented.  Gabriel Day will play at 6pm, and the YS Woodwind Quintet performs at 7pm; the atmosphere on our outdoor patio will be energizing.

("Lazy Little M" by Toni Larrichiuta Stratton)

Monday, June 11, 2012

2012 Yellow Springs Experience Cirque Carnival

July 20-22
Come to Yellow Springs for a three-day celebration of the whimsical, colorful and electrifying!  Play at the Carnival…Interact with local artists…Join in the dance…Connect with nature…Delight your senses…Pursue a passion. 
More Info


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Yellow Springs an ART TOWN?

How the Arts Impacts Communities- Culture Conference 2002

 It is recognized that The arts provide a catalyst for the creation of social capital and the attainment of important community goals (Goss 2000; Matarasso 1997; Williams 
1995). Page 2. 

Some people ask since when?  I believe it is by default due to a long history of being considered very artsy, attracting a large population of creative residents (some who are well known or famous in their own fields) and listed as an Art Town (listed in Wikipedia & 100 Best Small Art Towns in America). 

We are also known as a college town, a hippie town, health town, nature town, and so much more.

Is Art the only thing that defines Yellow Springs? Absolutely NOT, we are a multifaceted community, but the Arts play a significant and vital role in making this town visible (international/national attention for public art projects), vibrant and attractive to residents, potential residents, business'(The arts attract residents and businesses:page 8), and visitors.

For a town this size (less than 3,800), this is an impressive list, and I'm sure more could be added.

Dance & Movement
  •   Al Kahina Middle Eastern Dance Studio   
  •   Community Dance Concert
  •    Egyptian Breeze
  •    Folk Dance
  •    Soul Fire Tribe
  •   Women’s Voices Out Loud 
  • Dozens of individual dancers and movement practitioners
 Film & Video
    Antioch College Media and Film Department
  •    JoJo Beanyhead Co.
  •    Little Art Theatre
  •    Mills Lawn Media program
  •    Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert films
  •    Sun Dog Film Festival
  •    YS Public Access
  •    YSHS Video Program 
  •  Numerous independent film makers & video professionals
  •      A Yellow Springs Blog
  •      Antioch College Literature Department
  •      Antioch Library
  •      Antioch Review
  •      Antioch Writers’ Workshop
  •      Ballantine Bookcrafts
  •           Dark Star Books
  •     Poor Will’s Almanac
  •     Sam & Eddie’s Open Books
  •     Superfly Comics & Games
  •         Yellow Springs Library
  •  Dozens of individual writers, journalists and poets
  •      AACW Blues Fest
  •      Antioch College Music Department
  •       Antioch College Music Series
  •      Barbara Leads Piano Lessons
  •      Chamber Music Yellow Springs
  •     Clifton Opera House
  •      Community Band
  •     Community Chorus
  •     Community Concerts
  •    Early Music Center
  •     Friends Music Camp
  •    Lindsay Hunt Piano Lessons
  •    Peach’s Grill
  •    The Emporium
  •     WEB Coffee House
  •    Women’s Voices Out Loud
  •    WYSO Public Radio
  •    Yellow Springs Threshold Singers
  •     YSHS Band & YSHS Orchestra
  •   Dozens of bands and ensembles
  •    Antioch College Theatre Department
  •     Mad River Theatre Co.
  •      Mills Lawn School
  •      YS Kids Playhouse
  •      YS High School Theatre Program
  •       Center Stage Theatre  Dozens of actors, directors and theatre specialists
 Visual Arts 
  •      Alice Robrish Sculpture
  •      Antioch College Arts Department
  •       Artist Studio Tour
  •        B-3Designs
  •        Basho
  •       Bing Design        
  •       Dianne Collinson Ceramics
  •     Eddie Eckenrode Gallery
  •     For Quilts Sake
  •     G & G Studios
  •     Gillie Goat Textiles
  •    Glen Helen Atrium Gallery
  • The Glen House B&B
  •    Heaven on Earth Emporium
  •      Herndon Gallery
  •      Hudson Sculpture Ltd.
  •      Inspirit Arts
  •     Itinerant Studios
  •     Jafagirls
  •      Jason Morgan Portraits
  •     John Bryan Community Pottery
  •    Kavooom Production
  •    Linda L. Parsons Art Sales
  •    Lisa Goldberg Ceramics
  •    Little Art Theatre lobby
  •     March French Antique Quilts
  •     Miami Valley Pottery
  •     Modern Salvage
  •    Nina Carina
  •    Nina Rios Photography
  •      Ohio Silver
  •    Sculptors Emporium
  •        Springs Gallery
  •    Strong Heart Press and Studio
  •     Toxic Beauty
  •     Twisted Tines
  •    Unfinished Creations
  •     Urban Handmade
  •   Village Artisans Gallery
  •    Weavers’ Guild
  •    Winds’ Café & Bakery
  •    Would You Could You in a Frame
  •    Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour
  •     Yellow Springs Arts Council
  • Yellow Springs Arts Blog
  •    Yellow Springs Pottery  
  • Hundreds of individual visual artists
  •     Bhakti House
  •     Brenda Borst Chiropractor
  •     Creative Explorations Women’s Retreat
  •     Eden World Wellness and Discovery
  •     Harmony Center of Integrative Medicine
  •     Humanist Center
  •     Innerlight Yoga & Wellness
  •      Yoga Springs Studio
  •    YS Chiropractic
  •  Dozens of individual practitioners
"A stroll up and down Xenia Avenue, Yellow Spring’s main street, showcases their artistic culture."

From Budget Travel America's 10 Coolest Small Towns
Public art has taken on a new meaning in the town, as well. One day, knitting appeared wrapped around a tree downtown, and soon passersby were bringing yarn to add to it. Now, the signposts up and down Xenia Avenue are covered with knitted "graffiti." — Peter Mandel

Pinterest Yellow Springs a Cool Artsy Town

Art & Soul a YS Art Fair

A new, juried fine arts and crafts show for artists who "put their souls into making art." The show will be Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 10 am-5 pm at the Mills Lawn School Gymnasium, 200 S. Walnut St. in Yellow Springs, Ohio.


Meaning Free Art Friday Yellow Springs and the jafagirls have been doing it off and on for about 5 or 6 years now.
In 2008 for 6 months, thanks to the YS Community Foundation support, the jafagirls (and pals) were able to leave between 20-25 pieces of work out each month on third fridays Fling in the Springs.
We're not doing it on such a grand scale now, BUT the tradition carries on, and on any given Friday pieces of art are left around town with a tag that states it is free art to take home or share. So if you are visiting Yellow Springs on a Friday, keep your eyes peeled for a little piece of art with a tag.