Monday, July 30, 2012

Jean Koeller at Glen House Inn

Lava Lane Rocks 11 by Jean Koeller


EXHIBITION: June 17-August 15, 2012
Public hours: 2-5 Sundays
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Rainbow Street Art and Unity

For July 4th in celebration of Yellow Springs Pride and a show of support several local artists created rainbow yarnbombs/craftbombs.  
On  Friday July 20th 6:30am a smartly dressed man (locals who saw him didn't recognize him) hacked down all the yarnbombs on the trees with a knife. 
Beautiful crochet bird mobile by  Nenee
On Mon 23rd or Tues 24th several more were removed from the metal poles.
 Many in the community (and some out of towners) responded Saturday morning. Not with hatred, or anger, but with joy in community, in diversity, in sharing. 
Many making and sharing their yarn, felt or beautifully crafted items for all who wished to participate. 

Even the garden gnomes embrace diversity ;)
Cutting down the yarnbomb art only seems to have strengthened community spirit.

Mohandas K. Gandhi
"I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stifled. I want all the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any."

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Free Shakespeare

When: Saturday, July 28, 2012
Free Shakespeare! presents The Merchant of Venice
All shows at 7pm
July 27, 28, 29 — Antioch College Amphitheater, 795 Corry Street, Yellow Springs
This drama is one of the great plays, classified as a comedy, by William Shakespeare.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Trike Snaps and Legs in a Bucket

I got myself a semi recumbent trike all thanks to the help of the trike program at the Yellow Springs Senior Center (they kindly set up an appointment for me to try one out) and the wonderful guys at The Village Cyclery. I have been wanting a trike for several years but never had the chance to really try one out or discuss what type of bike is best suited to my needs. You can be sure it will be given the jafagirl treatment by Nancy and myself ;) 
As I was riding around this morning (before the thunder storm) EYE SPIED this 
on Pleasant Street and I'm thinking, "hum this may not be such a pleasant street" ;) Anyway whoever did this, I want you to know it made me smile- thank you.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Gifts From the Garden by Carol Siyahi Hicks

Gardening  grows into a book for a local woman Dayton Daily News
cover illustration by Evelyn LaMers
 "Gifts from the Garden" probes the subtleties of everyday experience to unearth profound questions and provide observations about our relationship to nature and life. "Gifts" is filled with the love of gardens, the music of poetry, and personal philosophy that is honest, uplifting, and ultimately provocative. If you love gardening or nature, or you are looking for inspiration or respite, this book will bring you enjoyment and, if you are so inclined, even delight."

Available at Sam & Eddies Open Books on Xenia Ave or Amazon.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Emerging Artists YSAC Gallery Show Opens Saturday, July 21

Introduce yourself to our promising new generation of artists in and around Yellow Springs. 

Our featured artists are Nate Schirmer (salvaged mixed-media), Dave Flowers (wood-workings), Liz Zaff (painting), Kaleigh Harris (photography), Jennifer Carlson (portraits from India), Forrest Humphrey (pencil & charcoal sketches) and Meg Miller (watercolor & acrylic).

"Novel Sonic Texture" band, Speaking Suns, will provide entertainment from 6-8pm. At 8:30pm, the Salsa Underground Dance Team will perform, followed by DJ JuJu's Dance Piazza on the YSAC Gallery outdoor patio.

There will be a Sneak Peak of the Emerging Artists Show on Friday, July 20 (6-9pm) during Cirque Carnival. Clarice Moore will be doing fun quick sketches on our outdoor patio, and Sarah Strong will have her limited edition Cirque Posters available for a small donation.

The perfect blend of Art & Music for Cirque Carnival!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Where's Mo...?

He is with the YSKP at the Antioch Amphitheater on July 12-15, 19, 21 & 22, starting at 7:30pm.

YS Kids Playhouse will present its 18th summer season of theater by and for youth. As always, the season is centered around the premiere of a new, original musical. This year’s offering, Mo’s Night at the Opera, written and directed by John Fleming, is derived from W.A. Mozart’sThe Marriage of Figaro and the Marx Brothers’ classic film A Night at the Opera. The influences themselves both nod to the Commedia delle Arte roots of pantomime and slapstick comedy that are presented in the show. The fancifully costumed production, with costumes by Ayn Wood, also features live music and period dance. The production stage manager is Victoria Sutton. The production has original music by Neal Kirkwood as well as the music of Mozart, Irving Berlin and the McGuire Sisters. Featured collaborators in the making of the musical include choreographers Debbie Blunden-Diggs, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Valerie Claggett and Jill Becker. Additional musical direction is provided by James Johnston of the Yellow Springs Community Chorus. 

The Mo’s Night Orchestra is a mix of adults and youth, including Elsie Bradley, Brian Bradley, Mary Beth Burkholder, Seth Kaplan, Mike Kremer, Ursula Kremer, Kevin Mulhall, Meredith Rowe and Jenn Wheeler.

Mo’s Night at the Opera is a zany new musical that follows a tangle of relationships both on and off stage on the opening day of an opera. It is performed by a cast of 31 youth from Yellow Springs, Xenia, Springfield, Dayton – and Wisconsin. The cast includes Desiree Lynn Ames, McKenna Banasza-Moore, McKenzie Byers, Sumayah Chappelle, Lorien Chavez, Bella Ehret, Reese Elam, Taylor Felder, Kevon Mathews, Will C. Mitdbo, MacKenzie Moore, Greta Kremer, Jack Lewis, Haley Mapes, Windom Mesure, Lucas Mulhall, London Neal, Tahlia Potter, Meryam Raissouni, Ayonna Sanders,  Eridon Stewart, Nia Stewart, Nia Smith, Dominick Smith, Jonah Trillana, Sharon Tyler, Myah Vanover, Marya Weigand,  Shekinah Williams, Samantha Woolley. The stage crew includes Keegan Chlanda, Christian Elam, Nadia Mulhall, Gabe Trillana and Eli Mulhall. 

The YSKP’s 2012 Season is a partnership with the YS Community Chorus and is presented in conjunction with the YS Arts Council’s Yellow Springs Experience series. Information about Yellow Springs Experience events can be found at Supporters of Mo’s Night at the Opera also include the YS Community Foundation, the YS Community Council, Antioch College, the Ohio Arts Council, Antioch Midwest, the Morgan Family Foundation and the friends and patrons of the YSKP.

Reservations for Mo’s Night at the Opera can be made by calling the YSKP at 937-767-7800. Tickets will be held until 7:15pm. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for student (5+) & senior citizens. For information about the YS Kids Playhouse, please visit

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Upper Body Massage for the Artist

On Saturday, July 14 from 2-3pm, Rebecca Ingebo, RN, MSN & Licensed Massage Therapist, will bring her massage chair to the YS Arts Council Community Gallery.  This will also be the last day to see or re-visit the Monday Morning Artists Show at the YSAC Gallery (open from 1-4pm).  

Rebecca is a nursing and wellness educator who will give a demonstration on massage techniques to deal with issues of carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis and thoracic outlet syndrome so as to maintain the upper body strength of a working artist. It will be a group lesson, so bring a significant other and learn valuable maneuvers for self-care and care of the artist in your life. Donations will be collected at this workshop for the Monday Morning Artist Building Fees; call Rebecca Ingebo at 937-426-8823 or 937-266-1504 for more details.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cirque is Too Hot...!

"It's too hot, too hot baby...Gotta run for shelter, got ru-un for..."

...The Cirque Carnival Experience in Yellow Springs on Friday, July 20.

(Stay for the weekend and enjoy the other YS Experience Events on July 21 & 22.)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer in the Springs Garden Tour

Jafabrit's Garden

No, mine isn't included in the  Garden Tour but I had to share the photo as it's so pretty. The Summer in the Springs Garden Tour is July 7th. For more info check in with the Chamber of Commerce Calendar.