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2021
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Nathan Foley, standing, Brandon Lowery, left and Jesse Thayer will talk about their experience being locked in the Yellow Springs Arts Council gallery at 7 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 13, at the gallery on Corry Street.

Nathan Foley, standing, Brandon Lowery, left and Jesse Thayer will talk about their experience being locked in the Yellow Springs Arts Council gallery at 7 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 13, at the gallery on Corry Street.

Unlocking the muse for art

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This Friday, Nov. 13, the Yellow Springs Arts Council will hold a reception from 6-9 p.m. at its Corry Street gallery in honor of three artists who took part in the second annual “Locked In: A Creative Collaboration” event.

The artists — Nathan Foley, Brandon Lowery and Jesse Thayer — spent three days locked in at the gallery, starting Monday of this week. Their assignment was to create art from three boxes of donated material, which they didn’t see until they arrived, using three tools each. At 7 p.m. on Nov. 13, they’ll give a gallery talk about their experience.

In its second year, “Locked In” follows the Arts Council’s inaugural Locked In event a year ago, which proved a rousing success.

“It was wonderful, the excitement and curiosity, cheerful goodwill and energy that came off of everyone was stunning,” said Arts Council Gallery director Nancy Mellon.
Foley, Lowery and Thayer applied to the project as a team, as they had previously worked together as undergraduate and graduate students at Miami University. In an interview, the men said their styles are very different.

“The blending of our styles will be interesting,” Lowery said.

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