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Lock in artists are, from left, Travis Hawkes (videographer), Jennifer Bachelder, Ron Hundt and Pierre Nagley. (Submitted photos)

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Put a Yellow Springs muralist, a Kettering city planner and a Columbus trash artist in a gallery. Add two boxes of random art materials. Allow them three tools apiece. Hire a videographer to record them.

Then don’t let them out for three days.

That’s the recipe for next week’s Locked In — A Creative Collaboration. After 72 hours of being confined to the Yellow Springs Arts Council Community Gallery, the artists, currently complete strangers, will emerge with an art installation they created together.

Their creative process can be viewed through peep holes in the paper-covered windows of the gallery Monday to Wednesday, Nov. 10–12. The artists — if they choose to sleep — will do so in the gallery’s back classroom.

The collaborative art installation will then be on display Nov. 15–30 in the YSAC gallery, 111 Corry St., with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14. Artists will share their lock-in stories at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

At the lock-in, local artist and muralist Pierre Nagley will join Kettering artist Ron Hundt, a city planner by day, and Columbus 2-D mixed-media collage artist Jennifer Bachelder, who loves to work with garbage. Videographer Travis Hawkes from Glen Ellyn, Ill. will record the creative process from beginning to end as the only non-artist allowed inside the gallery. His short film is expected in January.

Read the Nov. 6 issue of the News for the full story.


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