Arts Section :: Page 53

  • New book profiles Walter Anderson

    Local author Joan Horn will read from her recently published work, ‘Playing on All the Keys: The Life of Walter F. Anderson’ on Monday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Curves of Yellow Springs, 506 High St., and on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 5 p.m. at Epic Book Shop, 118 Dayton St.

    Writers employ a wide variety of techniques to help them stay on task, such as scheduling a set time each day for writing or writing about writer’s block. For first-time author Joan Horn, the pressure to work on her book came from a technique not typically found in a writer’s guide.

  • Fall colors bring in the blues

    Around town folks still call it the “blues fest,” even though the popular annual event is now officially known as the Blues, Jazz and Cultural Fest. And, although there has been concern that without facilities traditionally provided by Antioch College the show might not go on…

  • Three authors write of love, youth and spirits

    Writing in different genres, three generations of local writers Jaime Adoff, Joanne Caputo and Chuck Colbert have published books this year. Caputo will read from her book on Margaret Garner on Saturday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m., at Epic Book Shop.

    Three authors, three books, three very different journeys on the road to getting published. Chuck Colbert, Jaime Adoff, and Joanne Caputo talked about their recently published works and what they hope to bring to their readers.

  • Sculptor’s legacy set in stone, bronze, iron, etc.

    Sculptor Jon Hudson stands before his latest installation, Synchronicity X: I Am the Light of the World. The 16-foot tall, 27 ton, granite and mirror stainless steel sculpture was commissioned for the recently completed Center for Biblical and Theological Study on the campus of Cedarville University.

    An artist’s inspiration can come from anywhere — the angelic face of a sleeping child, a vibrant color from a neighbor’s garden, or perhaps the unique perspective of a somersaulting motorcyclist after connecting head-on with an oncoming car.

  • WEB concert reprise at Oten

    In a reprise of a popular music scene that suddenly went poof about a year-and-a-half ago, one of the original organizers of the WEB Coffeehouse will be staging a series of three performances at the Oten Gallery, across Xenia Avenue from its long-time home, the First Presbyterian Church.

  • A worldview of life through the lens

    Photographer Mary Kay Clark tries for the perfect shot in her garden. Photographic artwork by Clark and Michigan photographer Kathy Ortwine will be on exhibit at The Emporium for the month of August. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m., with music by the Kennedy Quartet.

    “I was doing a wedding once,” explained photographer Mary Kay Clark, as she prepared for an upcoming exhibit, “and I noticed in the chrome around the headlamp of a vintage Triumph car was the reflection of the church where the couple just got married.

  • Grown up kids give back at YSKP

    Lilli Rudolph and Joshua Seitz practice with stage makeup.

    The room is filled with shouts and “ooofs!” and the sound of punches making contact. One young girl tries to strangle a boy twice her size while a boy who has just been kicked in the stomach, groans and rolls over onto his side. A girl two feet away aims a powerful punch at another boy’s jaw.

  • YSKP to bring life to ‘Frankenstein’

    A large Frankenstein puppet walked the streets of Street Fair last Saturday, calling attention to the upcoming YS Kids Playhouse production of ‘Frankenstein, Or the Difficulty of Changing One’s Mind,’ an adaptation of the venerable tale, to be performed June 26 to July 6 (no show on July 4th) at the Antioch Amphitheater.

    Fans of Mary Shelley’s original work, Frankenstein, written in 1818, must have been horrified to watch Hollywood hook its profit-seeking electrodes up to her carefully constructed philosophical essay, then zap 42 celluloid creations into life.

  • Library mural to honor Fishbain

    Beth Holyoke and Kaethi Seidl worked last week on the library’s tile bench and mural commissioned by the family of Harold Fishbain to honor his life as a local physician, playful storyteller and avid reader. Photo by Susan Gartner.

  • New space first step in arts plan

    The Yellow Springs Arts Council found its first home this spring in a one-room perch over Design Sleep at 108 Dayton Street, a space provided by funds from the Yellow Springs Center for the Arts Steering Committee.

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