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  • Celebrate art at Art on the Lawn

    Villager Dinah Anderson, shown displaying her original jewelry, was one of several local artists selling their wares at the 2011 Art on the Lawn. This year’s event, sponsored by the Village Artisans, will take place this Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn in front of Mills Lawn School. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Artists will display their artwork artwork this Saturday, Aug. 11, at the 29th annual Art on the Lawn. The free event, sponsored by Village Artisans, will feature almost 100 artists of all varieties, and will take place on the lawn of Mills Lawn School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • New holiday arts event this year

    When Glen Helen announced last fall that it would discontinue its Nature Arts and Crafts Show, plans were made for a new collaborative show.

  • Artist in residence at Mills Lawn—Students redesign their sign

    Fifth grade Mills Lawn students Will Mitdbo and Stephen Kaiser-Parlette worked on a joint mosaic project last week, which will soon become part of the newly tiled Mills Lawn School sign at the front entrance of the school. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The fifth-grade art students dove into the buckets of pottery shards in muted shades of blue, pink, orange and brown.

  • Ashes to ashes, dust to diamonds

    Rita Caz recently set an unusual diamond ring for customer Vernon Dunlap. The diamond itself was created from the cremated remains of his wife, Roberta, using a process that distills and concentrates the carbon in human ashes under high heat and pressure. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Local jewelry store Rita Caz has long helped customers honor deceased friends and relatives. But a recent request by a former Springfield man who now lives in Arizona to set a diamond ring made from his wife’s ashes was a first.

  • Bowling ball jewelry knocks ’em down

    New village resident Matt Cole makes jewelry from bowling balls, and sells his work at craft fairs. He and his family moved here recently from Bali. (Photo by Sehvilla Mann)

    Bowing balls distinguish themselves with bright, eye-catching patterns. Some may even find them reminiscent of semi-precious stones. Yet who takes this observation to the next logical step?

  • Bowling balls inspire local jewelry

    Villager Matt Cole creates jewelry from bowling balls. His original work can be found online at www.matt-cole.com.

    Villager Matt Cole creates original jewelry from the outer shell of bowling balls. His designs can be found online at www.matt-cole.com.

  • First Cyclops fest a spectacle

    The first Cyclops fest of handmade arts and crafts was held in Yellow Springs on Saturday. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Handmade craft vendors and far-flung visitors hung out on the Bryan Center front lawn on Saturday for the first Cyclops Festival, put on by local businesses Basho Apparel and Urban Handmade. See photos from the event.

  • Fêting the unique, handmade

    Do-it-yourself is the latest thing among the young and hip and two local trendsetters are throwing a new festival in its honor, at the first Cyclops Fest on Saturday, Sept. 17.

  • Cyclops Fest fosters Dayton DIY culture

    Fromt left, Brian Johnson of Basho and DJ Galvin of Urban Handmade organized the first Cyclops Festival in Yellow Springs this weekend. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Do-it-yourself is the latest thing among the young and hip and will be on display at the first Cyclops Fest in Yellow Springs this weekend.

  • Spoons become art at new store

    Jose and Connie Soto recently opened Artistic Silver on Dayton Street at the site of the former Sugar Cubes. The store sells Jose’s original jewelry, along with other offerings. (Photo by Sehvilla Mann)

    A new jewelry store downtown has its origins in Jose Soto’s desire, 38 years ago, to capture the attention of a woman who would later become his wife.

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