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Artist Glen Owen showcases drawings from his new series. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Artist Glen Owen showcases drawings from his new series. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Art salon revived in Yellow Springs

Modeled after the mid-century salon, Erik and Deirdre Owen threw an “art happening” at their home on Grinnell Circle last Saturday night. At the event, publicized by word-of-mouth, villagers came to take in good food, music and, of course, art.

Featured were new drawings from Glen Owen, Erik’s father and a former art teacher at Yellow Springs High School. The 16 ink drawings are Owen’s “Pulmonary Series,” inspired by a recent heart problem and dedicated to the doctor who saved him. It was Owen’s 33rd one-man show in his 54 years as a professional artist and strikingly different from his geometric abstractions and figurative paintings.

 

Guests pour over Glen Owen's paintings, described as "psychedelic" and "fractal" by some attendees. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Guests pour over Glen Owen's paintings, which some described as "psychedelic" and "fractal." (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Outside, arched about the Owen’s pool was an electric sculpture built by Michael Casselli. Two electrical wires suspended over the water sparked and sizzled in the dark as several guests commented that it wouldn’t be such good time to take a dip in the pool.

 

Michael Casselli's dazzling electric sculpture reflects on the Owen's pool. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Michael Casselli's dazzling electric sculpture reflects on the Owen's pool. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Carl Schumacher’s new band, “New Schu,” provided tunes while Deirdre Owen’s cooking was itself a masterpiece – carnitas, smoked turkey, salmon, braised brussel sprouts and more.

The Owens hope the art salon becomes a regular event in Yellow Springs, with roving locations and more art to be shared.

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One Response to “Art salon revived in Yellow Springs”

  1. Lisa Marks-Smith says:

    I had Mr. Owen for art at Northwest High School in Cincinnati. He was an amazing teacher and artist.

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