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  • ‘Our Town’ opens this weekend

    Our Town characters gather for the wedding of Emily Webb and George Gibbs, center, played by Jeanna Breza and Colton Pitstick. Center Stage’s production of Our Town runs June 22–23 and 29–30 in Westminster Hall in the First Presbyterian Church, with shows starting at 8 p.m. Other community cast members are, from left, in back, Duard Headley III, Lara Bentley, Thor Sage, Howard Shook, Thomas Siebold; in front, Lucas Sansom, Sarah Wildman, Ellen Ballerene; behind the couple is Ali Thomas; on right is Robert Campbell, Juno Shemano and Miriam Eckenrode. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    This time, Thornton Wilder’s play ‘Our Town’ is set in Yellow Springs. Center Stage begins a two-weekend run of the 1938 play on Friday, June 22.

  • Ancient art forms a stone’s throw away

    Formation at the corner of Herman Street and South High.

    Local artist Pierre Nagley deposits the results of creative inspiration about the village.

  • 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.

  • New filmmakers show their work

    “Women Who Yell” to be shown on Thursday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Neon Movies in Dayton, as part of the Big Lens Film Festival, an annual event showcasing the creations of Wright State film students. The film was created by Megan Hague and Kyle Wilkinson, students in the production class of villagers Jim Klein and Julia Reichert. (Submitted photo)

    In Women Who Yell, 20-some 20-something women lose their cool and reveal profound, sometimes hilarious, moments of exasperation normally reserved for best friends, moms or maybe therapists.

  • 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.

  • Arts community, arts policy

    Village Council members and local artists and arts supporters this week began a dialogue on the arts and a potential Village government arts policy at Council’s regular May 21 meeting.

  • Arts Council brings back classes

    Margrit Tydings-Petrie will teach art classes on creating papier-mâché puppets from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, and Saturday, June 2, at the Arts Council’s new space at 111 Corry Street. Tydings-Petrie’s “Wanna Mache?” workshops are connected to her exhibit at the Arts Council gallery, “Dancing with the Universe: Masks and Beyond,” and are part of a revived effort at the Arts Council to provide community arts education. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Having organized art classes for much of its 40-year history, the Yellow Springs Arts Council is rebooting its educational workshops with a series beginning this week.

  • The great unveiling at Mills Lawn School

    Mills Lawn School artist-in-residence Johanna Smith and art teacher Amy Minehart unveil the new mosaic sign in front of students and faculty Wednesday. (Photos by Matt Minde)

    The air was filled with anticipation, the lawn filled with students Wednesday afternoon, May 23, as Mills Lawn School emptied for the ceremonial unveiling of the new school sign.

  • WYSO to build up local capacity

    On Friday last week at the new WYSO radio studio, the “on air” sign was lit and music director Niki Dakota was swaying in front of an array of switch boards and computer towers.

  • New book’s paths toward peace

    Fred Arment and his new book The Elements of Peace (Photo by Sehvilla Mann)

    Forgiveness. Attentiveness. Dissent. These might seem like disparate themes, but to Fred Arment they all have one thing in common: they are among the “virtues” that guide the work of advocates for nonviolence.

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