Public Art Section :: Page 4

  • Tour to focus on the creative process

    For the last seven years, the annual October Studio Tour has flooded the town with art buyers, boosting the local tourist economy and supporting its artists.

  • Post office mural gets a shine

    Chicago conservator John Salhus cleaned the 1941 mural in the Yellow Springs post office this week. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    If residents who frequent the U.S. Post Office in Yellow Springs haven’t noticed the mural at the eastern end of the lobby, perhaps it’s because of the grease, grit and grime that has been dulling the paint for the past 70 years.

  • The Kieth’s Alley gallery

    Pierre Nagley and his companion Beetoe relax under her likeness in Keith's Alley (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Pierre Nagley’s new mural in Keith’s alley is of his Chihuahua Beetoe.

  • Fairies occupy downtown

    Local artist Kathleen McMillan created flower fairies out of silk flowers, and has placed the fairies in downtown trees.

    Artist Kathleen McMillan created flower fairies and nestled them in downtown trees.

  • Building expression

    Bruce Parker carefully cultivated this original species of orange, red and blue Whimsical Recycled Kinetic art. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    On a very windy Saturday, the petaled wheels of Bruce Parker’s Whimsical Recycled Kinetic Art were spinning in ways other flowers just don’t do.

  • Hudson sculpture honors firefighters

    Local sculptor Jon Barlow Hudson has created public art for more than 30 years, his works of swirling stone and steel spread around the globe. But his latest design for a public sculpture is unlike any before — honoring those who died fighting fires and saving lives.

  • Tricksters skate to springtime tunes

    Colby Gulick, from Grove City, took a turn playing skate while other youth watched and waited for their time to shine. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    About 100 people from the village and region showed up for music and tricking at Saturday’s Super Spectacular Extraordinarily Energized Skarstic Festival at the Yellow Springs Skate Park.

  • In time for spring, an artistic blooming on Dayton Street

    JafaGirls Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu

    “Flower power” will take on new meaning soon in Yellow Springs, as colorful blossoms spring to life on benches and poles on Dayton and Corry Streets, just in time for the greening of spring. It’s the latest project from Corrine Bayraktaroglu and Nancy Mellon, also known as the JafaGirls.

  • Skeins away! Yarn-bombers strike

    Local artists Corrine Bayraktaroglu and Nancy Mellon, aka the JafaGirls, stand behind a pole they have tagged with knit graffiti on Dayton Street. Their Yellow Springs public fiber art is featured in the new book, ‘Yarn Bombing,’ from Arsenal Pulp Press.

    Forgive this reporter for stating the obvious: Yellow Springs has been yarn bombed.

    Yarn Bombing, a new glossy craft book, has a definite Yellow Springs flavor: the book features full-page spreads of the fiber art of locals Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu — aka the JafaGirls — presented as a radical art practice called knit graffiti.

  • Banner elicits public art talk

    At their April 20 meeting, members of Village Council began a discussion on developing a Village policy on public art. Council members Lori Askeland, Kathryn Van der Heiden, Karen Wintrow and John Booth were present. Absent was Council President Judith Hempfling.

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