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2013

Public Art Section

  • Our big appetite for consumption

    We humans hunger for many things, from food to knowledge to comfort. As Americans, by virtue of economics, we have been feeding those hungers since the post-war era. What effect that sustained and frenzied consumption has had on cultures across the globe is the subject of the new art exhibit, Appetite: An American Pastime, going up at Herndon Gallery this week.

  • JBCP studio time and workshop— Hungarian potters travel to village

    In much of Hungary, handmade pottery is at the heart of daily life, objects both beautiful and useful. In villages, earthenware jugs for water remain unglazed so that the water inside can evaporate on the walls of the jug, keeping the water cool.

  • Bronze Symposium coming to town

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    The Yellow Springs Experience: Bronze Sculpture Symposium will take place on the Antioch College campus for two weeks in October, featuring sculptors creating original abstract works that will be cast in bronze and later be given to the Village.

  • Art casts a hopeful shadow on schools

    A few weeks ago a ghostly new figure appeared on the south side of Mills Lawn, The structure, entitled Triple Shadow Double Frame, was designed to use art to get students to wonder about the world around them.

  • Triple Shadow the promise of a new kind of education in the village

    Mills Lawn students from left, Roman Newsome, Ben Mooneyham, Eridon Stewart, Principal Matt Housh, Noah Van Hoose, Sydney Collins, Annlyn Foster and teacher Jeff May, posed with the sculpture last week on the south school lawn.

    Mills Lawn recently welcomed to its campus a new piece of public art to be used as an innovative teaching tool.

  • Council moves on public art

    Village Council members discussed the first draft of its first ever public art policy at their meeting Monday, Nov. 5. The policy, drafted by Village Manager Laura Curliss, covers the principles and procedures the Village will use to accept both permanent and temporary installations of art in Village-owned spaces.

  • Local officer designs 9/11 monument

    Architect Brian Carlson beside the 9/11 monument he designed in Fairborn.

    Yellow Springs police officer Brian Carlson designed a monument in Fairborn to honor the victims of the 9/11 attack.

  • Villagers re-decorate for tolerance

    On Saturday, July 28, local residents Susan Gartner, left, and Theresa Mayer rehung a knitted sleeve that was removed last week without permission from one of the the trees downtown. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    When Yellow Springers celebrated Pride weekend last month, many honored the occasion by attaching colorful bands of yarn and felt around trees and light poles downtown. So it came as a shock when some villagers noticed this month that someone had been cutting down the art.

  • Cirque Carnival brings the bizarre to Dayton Street

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    Clowns and families alike swarmed Dayton Street for face painting, henna tattoos, food, music, acrobatics, fire dance, hula hooping and more.

  • Local arts supporters speak up

    Saturday's public art forum at the First Presbyterian Church was a celebration of the arts in Yellow Springs, along with a brainstorming session on ways to enhance the arts community and what role, if any, local government should play. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Saturday’s public art forum at the First Presbyterian Church was a celebration of the arts in Yellow Springs, along with a brainstorming session on ways to enhance the arts community and what role, if any, local government should play.

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