Monday, January 30, 2012

Open Mic for Peace & Love

Will be hosted by musician and Mills Lawn School principal Matt Housh on 
Sunday, February 12, from 3-5 PM 
in a 2nd floor room above the Winds Cafe on Xenia Avenue. 
Community members are welcome to share words, songs, poems, prayer, etc. that reflect personal thoughts, concerns or hopes about peace and/or love. Scheduled to appear are representatives from the local Quaker organization, Bashir Ahmed from the Dayton Peace Museum, and poets Maria and John Booth.
Attendees of the Open Mic can also visit the “John & Yoko Memorial Love-In” in the same location, which honors the couple’s 1969 non-violent events that protested war and promoted peace. John and Yoko will be portrayed by Antioch College students Adam Abraham and Maisie Taibbi.
Both activities are part of the Yellow Springs Experience Love-In, February 10-12, a weekend of arts and cultural activities coordinated by the Yellow Springs Arts Council. For more information, visit

Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Website

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Currently Exhibiting: Village of Yellow Springs Permanent Collection

Textile Art by Kathy Moulton
Nancy Mellon (and helpers Jafabrit and Joanne Mckee) hung the Permanent Collection at the John Bryan Community Gallery yesterday. Hanging wasn't fun, but seeing all the art was. Hope you can get a chance to visit and enjoy it yourself.
Mom's Gift by Sharon Mohler
"On Valentines day the family goes to buy mom a heart shaped box of chocolates. The kids can't wait for it to be opened. Mom always gets the ones with holes punched in the bottom that no one else wanted."

Slide Show of Collection

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ohio Silver

I just recently visited  Ohio Silver's  Facebook Page and album and I'm drooling at their gorgeous jewelry. With my current obsession with anything turquoise, I think I'm going to have to visit their store very SOON.

Recycled Art At Village Artisans

"Totally Trashed"
by Sondy Kai for Mary Kleismit

I saw this at the Village Artisans this morning and was totally taken by it. It's "99.9% crocheted post consumer waste" and wonderful to explore close up. 
Reception for The Mysteries of the Heart Show is  February 17, 2012 from 7:00-9:00 PM at 100 Corry Street. More info here.

Yellow Springs In the News

Dayton City Paper

 Reading the history of the town in the YS News articles  back in mid 1800's it was a destination for the water cure and brought many a tourist to enjoy the healing waters and "romantic scenery". Prior to that, it was a destination for the Shawnee and other tribes.
It seems the town has a full history of attracting visitors for one reason or another.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Antioch College Artist in Residence: Patricia Cole

 Antioch College is pleased to announce that Patricia Cole will be an Artist in Residence from the second week of January through February 17th.  Ms Cole is a painter who comes to the college from Bloomington, Indiana, but who most recently had a residency in Johannesburg, South Africa.  She will be making a public presentation at the Herndon Gallery on Sunday, January 22, from 3:00-5:00pm about her work and her engagement in different cultures made possible through a range of national and international artist residencies. 
            Ms Cole will also be offering a drawing workshop to the Antioch and Yellow Springs communities that will be focused on investigating identities.  The workshop is free, and will be held on Sunday afternoon, February 5th, from 2:00-5:00pm at the YSKP Playhouse on the Antioch campus.
            Ms Cole has an extensive exhibition record and her work is numerous collections.  Her paintings will be on exhibit at GlenHouseArt at the Glen House Inn from January 29th through February 19th.  There will be a reception for the artist on Sunday, February 12th, from 2:00-5:00pm that is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Dennie Eagleson, 937-768-6462, or  For information about the exhibition, visit
            For more information, please contact Dennie Eagleson, 937-768-6462.


MLK Day Walk Video

Studio Shots: Bette Kelley

I love visiting friends studios. Always something to explore and Bette Kelley's is a FEAST for the eyes and imagination. Dolls everywhere, and this one really caught my attention.

Hand embroidered doll from Russia. Story is Bette was NOT leaving Russia without it ;)
I don't blame her.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

At the Emporium Friday

 "Emma 'n Everybody"!!!

featuring Emma Woodruff - vocals, guitar, and harmonica, Stephanie Thornton - vocals, keyboards, and ukelele, Steve Cheney - guitar, Neil Thompson - upright bass, Greg Duke Dewey - vacals and drums, Michael Bisig - sax

photo by Bill Bullock
 Emma Woodruff playing guitar.

For  info on performances check in with 

Emma Singing

LOVE-IN in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Yellow Springs “Love-In” February 10-12

Yellow Springs, OH – January 18, 2012 - Join us for peace, love, music, and chocolate at the Yellow Springs “Love-In” Weekend, February 10-12, 2012. Twenty events for lovers, families, and single hipsters include “The Kiss” Public Performance Art, Wedding Vow Renewals, Tour de Chocolat (look for the big red heart), Live Music, T-Shirt Screenings and more!

“Love your body with yoga workshops. Love the earth with our anti-fracking campaign. Love each other with an update on Ohio same-sex marriage. We’ve got something for everyone who wants to celebrate peace, love or music during this important Valentine weekend,” reports Joanne Caputo, the new Arts and Cultural Manager for the Yellow Springs Arts Council, who has coordinated the weekend events.

Beginning Friday evening, you can drop off the kids for valentine-making (at the 8th grade fundraiser), then hit the town for an evening of fun. There’s more peace and love all day Saturday, including Antioch College troubadours. Sunday wraps up with “John & Yoko’s Memorial Love-In” and a Peace Open Mic.

For details, visit Yellow Springs Experience Website or find us on Facebook: Yellow SpringsExperience.

Joanne Caputo, Arts and Cultural Manager
Yellow Springs Arts Council
Phone: 937-767-1515

Monday, January 16, 2012

Back in the Day

1974 to be precise
Karen Russell and I love thrifting and I found this magazine and grabbed it before she could (we LOVE vintage craft mags). As I was perusing the back pages the words Yellow Springs jumped out at me :)
It was a lovely surprise :)

If anyone is interested in purchasing this issue, they are available on amazon.

Yellow Springs Strings was originally owned by Denny Hurowitz and Marina Thompson (antioch alumni) and was located in Goes Station. They sold the business to Corinne Whitesell in 1975 and she relocated it to King's Yard in town.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sunrise Cafe new on the menu and I have to say

It's always hard to choose a favourite around town (too many wonderful choices), but currently I've been enjoying the new item on the Sunrise Cafe menu, Tandoori Curried Chicken, Goat Cheese and Roasted Pepper Quesadilla.  

I won't fib, it's fun going to place where my daughter has her art on the walls, but I am not too biased it seems as her work has proved popular with staff and customers :)

Dayton Daily News

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Kissers Needed

“The Kiss” Eighty couples wanted to kiss at 3:27 p.m. on Saturday, February11th at one of  80 Kissing Stations (look for the large Red Lips) inside and outside in downtown Yellow Springs. If you would like to join us in this short Performance Art Piece, please contact Nancy Mellon 767-1366.  We’ll meet together at the steps of the Presbyterian church at 2:45 to synchronize our watches, get your assigned kiss station, find it and be ready to kiss at exactly 3:27 p.m.

AND this is not just for couples, remember last time 2008 :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas Windows

I love this charming little video Susan made, and the little yarnbombs she so carefully placed in the display.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Snow Flakes

Glen Helen photo by c.bayrak

Snow flakes.
I counted till they danced so
Their slippers leaped the town,
And then I took a pencil
To note the rebels down.
And then they grew so jolly
I did resign the prig,
And ten of my once stately toes
Are marshalled for a jig!