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Parvis Dadras' artwork will be included in the upcoming Members Show at the Yellow Springs Arts Council. The show opens on Feb. 17, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m., and runs through March 2. (Submitted photo)

Parvis Dadras' artwork will be included in the upcoming Members Show at the Yellow Springs Arts Council. The show opens Feb. 17, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m., and runs through March 12. (Submitted photo)

YSAC members are ‘breaking the rules’

Rules, what rules? That’s the basic stance of this year’s Members Show at the Yellow Springs Arts Council, or YSAC. Members are encouraged to submit art on the theme of rule-breaking, or buck the theme and submit works on any theme of their choosing — paradoxically fitting the theme by straying from it.

In essence, there’s no wrong way to interpret the theme, according to Gallery Coordinator Nancy Mellon, who expects between 50 and 60 members of the local arts council to take part. All artists who are current members of the YSAC are invited to submit work for display.

The Members Show opens Friday, Feb. 17, with a reception from 6–9 p.m. The reception will be “happy fun,” Mellon said, including a performance by “Top Hat Bill,” who sings songs and tells stories from the 1850s to the 1960s.

YSAC members will be dropping off works at the YSAC Gallery on Feb. 4–5, a process that is always a surprise. “We have absolutely no idea what we’ll get,” Mellon said. “It’s a lot of fun to see what comes in.” After that, the works will be hung parlor style, transforming the gallery, located at 111 Corry St., into an eclectic showcase of local talent.

The local arts council has had a Members Show for at least 30 years, to the best of Mellon’s knowledge. The event is a favorite among many in the arts community. “It brings together so many different artists in Yellow Springs,” she said.

The Members Show will be up through March 12.

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YSAC members are ‘breaking the rules’

by Audrey Hackett