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A close up of Sherraid Scott's cat in the center of her board that she's carving as part of the Fence Art Gallery. (photos by Suzanne Szempruch)

A close up of Sherraid Scott's cat in the center of her board that she's carving as part of the Fence Art Gallery. (photos by Suzanne Szempruch)

BLOG — New Fence

The nooks and crannies throughout the Village that often get overlooked. Today’s blog showcases a not-so-overlooked corner of downtown: Limestone Street and Xenia Ave. Construction on the new hotel is about to begin, and to help hide the mess, Jim Hammond teamed up with the Yellow Springs Arts Council and the Yellow Springs Community Foundation to build a temporary art gallery fence.

The Yellow Springs News was excited to sponsor local artist Sherraid Scott, a wood carver and print maker, in this community project. It’s a perfect match, since Sherraid’s wood carvings and the way the News used to be printed are the same: both linotype slugs and wood carvings are made backwards, so when printed the design or text runs in the right direction.

Sherraid started her design before she knew the News was her sponsor. In one of the photos, you can see where she sneaked the newspaper into her design. Before her board was mounted on the fence, she was able to make a print from it. It will be hanging in the News office soon! She is encouraging people to take rubbings of their own, using chalk or an old crayon on paper. The cat, rabbit or bird should be the perfect!

The Yellow Springs Arts Council is still accepting sponsors and artists who are interested in being a part of the Fence Art Gallery. Check here for more information.

See Sherraid’s work in progress and the first couple of panels that have been put up. More panels will be going up over the next few weeks. Click on the photos to see them larger.

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