Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holiday Gifts at "Can't Resist" Prices at the YS Arts Council Art Jumble

Window display by Susan Gartner

The Arts Council Holiday Jumble is one of the most eclectic and fun places to shop for Holiday gifts. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Travis Tarbox Hotaling exhibit at the Yellow Springs Brewery

November 25th - December 20th
Reception Saturday November 28th 3-5pm
305 North Walnut Street
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
Wed-Fri 3-10pm
Sat 1-10pm
Sun 1-8pm


Monday, November 16, 2015

The Holiday Art Jumble

The Holiday Art Jumble 
Presented by the Yellow Springs Arts Council
A Grand Reshuffle of Yellow Springs Art
December 5th to January 3rd
(not open on Dec. 25th)
Location: YS Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio

The YSAC Holiday Art Jumble is coming back for it's 4rth year this December!
We invite you to donate anything fascinating, lovable, crafty or “arty” that you are ready to pass on or no longer have a place for. 
We would love your Out-of-the-Closet, Under-the Bed, Boxed in the Basement or Stacked in the Garage Art. And that box of Grandma’s Arty Knickknacks wrapped in old newspaper or the Hand-Crafted Whimsy that is sitting in the dark, on the top shelf, would be greatly appreciated too. 
We adore getting those Art Supplies that no longer inspire you, but will make another artist's eyes light up.  And the strange (you thought,) funky but cool, (he thought) lamp that your husband brought to your marriage 36 years ago that you've stashed in the dark, back room for years, it could be time for it to go to someone else who loves funky, cool things and will be totally charmed by it!
Drop off your “Art Treasure” donations from Wednesday to Sunday (1-4pm)
between November 14th -November 29th at the YSAC Gallery at 111 Corry Street.
Or call Nancy Mellon at 937-767-1366 to work out another time.
(So that we can keep restocking the Jumble, we will continue to accept donations during open gallery hours, through December 20th.)
Starting December 5th, enjoy the Holiday Art Jumble! You will find unique gifts at “can’t-resist” prices and you’ll be supporting the arts in Yellow Springs.
Sorry, we cannot accept used toys, clothing, kitchen appliances or books. (Of course, if the item is just plain screaming “This Is ART!”, we will gladly make an exception!)
Go to www.ysartscouncil.org for more details

Thursday, October 8, 2015

At the Arts Council LOCKED IN needs STUFF

Coming in November 2015! Locked In: Team 2
We are doing it again! This time, we have 3 artists that applied as a team (last year, the artists met for the first time the day before they were locked in). Wonder what will happen?
3 Artists, locked in the gallery for 3 days, 3 boxes of ‘stuff’ donated from the community to use in an art installation, 3 tools they can each bring with them, and 3 phone calls among them to call for a friend to bring something for them to use in the piece. Plus one Camera Artist to capture it all.
During October, is your first chance to be part of the adventure. You get to supply the "stuff" for the artists to work with. On the first day of being locked in last year, the artists laid the “stuff” all out and it covered every inch of the floor. It was an amazing sight--art supplies, cans of leftover paint, toys, household things, pieces of wood, metal, building supplies, large pieces of material, yarn, string, and, oh my, the ands just keep coming.
So start plotting...what would you like to see the artists work with? There are 3 boxes waiting at the YSAC Gallery to hold your “stuff” for the Locked In Artists to use in November. The Gallery is open Wednesday–Sunday 1-4 (with the exception of October 14-16, while we hang a new show).
November 9th, 10th and 11th the artists will be locked in and creating like mad.  They'll need fuel!  You can be an integral part of the process by making breakfast, lunch or dinner for 3 and bringing it to them on one of the days.  It's a grand way to get a peek at what's going on and to be part of the creative energy that will be percolating. 

Contact  Nancy Mellon at
 nancymellon.jafa (at) gmail.com or 767-1366 to pick out your day and time.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Yellow Springs Arts Council presents The Sunflower Show

The Sunflower Show
September 19th-October 11th
Reception September 27th 2-4 pm
We are throwing a joyous celebration of the sunflower field at Whitehall Farm!  This exhibition of paintings and photographs and mixed media is coordinated by Tecumseh Land Trust and will be hosted at The Yellow Springs Art Council Galley.

The show will be part of several other celebrations of TLT's 25th anniversary this year.
The Sunflower Show stemmed originally from one glorious day, full of sunflowers and many smiling people, of all ages, all painting in the sunflower fields. But it grew even bigger, for everyone loves the sunflowers.  TLT has since extended an invitation to the art community to make art , in any medium, inspired by sunflowers.
“In August of 2014 Tecumseh Land Trust hosted a "paint out" at Whitehall Farm  when the 10 acre sunflower field was in bloom.  The event that was open to the public." 

"Sharon Neuhardt, who owns Whitehall Farm with her husband David, began planting sunflowers in their 10 acre field on Route 68 several years ago. Her motivation was simply to share these beautiful flowers with people in the area.  Her mission succeeded-people come from far and wide to photograph and paint the flowers.  Tecumseh Land Trust, with it's offices on Whitehall Farm, began a sunflower photo contest in 2012, that shares the beauty of the field even more broadly through their ever growing collection of photos."
"One way that TLT reaches out to the public is through arts, using writing, painting, and photography to capture the wonders of nature and through experiences of food and farm.  TLT is a non-profit membership organization that protects land in perpetuity with the help of volunteers and donors.  Cultivating the next generation of land stewards and leaders through education and outreach is essential to their mission."
Quotes are from Krista Magaw, Executive Director
For anyone who would like to try their hand at drawing sunflowers there will be a class offered by artist Jennifer Rosengarten
Sunday, September 20 from 2 - 5 PM
Sunflowers in Charcoal
Cost is $20 for registration, plus a $5 materials fee. Pay at the door. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  To register send name and contact information to ysartscouncil@gmail.com or call 937-679-9722

The Sunflower Show Reception is on Sunday the 27th 2-4 p.m. It will include interactive art for all ages, meeting the artists, and refreshments.

YSAC Community Gallery
  111 Corry St. in Yellow Springs Ohio

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sept 2015 Winds Exhibit: YS Textile Art Group

At the Winds Cafe

 Five members of the Yellow Springs Textile Art Group are presenting a group art show. The members, Karren K. Brito, Carol Culbertson, Pam Geisel, Bette Kelley, and Sue Rudolf are all local fiber and textile artists who create innovative embroidery, weaving, and art quilts. 

“Stitch By Stitch: A cross-cultural exploration of contemporary textile and fiber art” can be viewed from Sept. 8 through Nov. 1 at the Winds CafĂ©, 215 Xenia Ave. in Yellow Springs. There will be an opening reception on Sun., Sept. 20, from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

September YS ARTS Market


At the second YS ARTS Market
Saturday Sept 12th 10am - 2pm
Outside the Yellow Springs Arts Council
111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio
 Location MAP
BIG shout out and thank you to the 
for their continued support of local artists, and providing a venue for artists to showcase their events or work.

Other artists include
spin painted recycled vinyl records
Painted animal skulls, paintings, resin prints, spin art

Talitha Greene
Photography, prints, jewellry 

Also check out studio clearance of arts and crafts related items at rummage sale prices.


Friday, August 14, 2015

Jeff Mellott Exhibit and Art House Hop

Dayton Daily News article about Jeff Mellott's work

A Collector's Showcase
Saturday Sept 5th, 2015 Noon - 5pm