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Arts Section

  • Holiday Art Jumble to return

    The annual Holiday Art Jumble opens this Saturday at the Arts Council Community Gallery, 111 Corry St. The event features a wide variety of art, crafts, gifts and seasonal items at affordable prices. The Jumble runs through December 30. (submitted photo by Corrine Bayraktaroglu)

    The annual Holiday Art Jumble, sponsored by the YS Arts Council, will return to the village Nov. 16–Dec. 29. The sale, which is a fundraiser for the YS Arts Council, features donated items with “fascinating, lovable, crafty or arty” qualities, including handmade crafts. 

  • New works from a local writer

    This summer, Barbara Fleming released not just one, but two titles: the fourth book in her Matthew Alexander detective series, and a play that grew out of that fourth book and relates closely to its plot.

  • Dave Chappelle receives comedy’s highest honor

    Dave Chappelle, surrounded by his family, received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in a gala performance Sunday, Oct. 27, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. (Submitted photo by Tracey Salazar)

    In a star-filled gathering, surrounded by family, friends and fellow entertainers from throughout his 30-plus-year career in show business, comedian and actor Dave Chappelle was awarded the 22nd Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night, Oct. 27, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

  • Submissions open for 10 Minute Play Festival

    Colton Pitstick and Charlotte Walkey rehearse a scene from "Large Box — A Conundrum" at First Presbyterian Church, while a mysterious machine looms in the foreground. "Large Box" is one of seven plays that will premiere at the Ten-Minute Play Festival this Friday and Saturday.

    The YS Theater Company is currently seeking submissions for the 10 Minute Play Festival. The annual event, now in its sixth year, typically features a series of brief, one-act plays, written by playwrights from the Miami Valley and beyond, directed and performed by community members.

  • Mark Twain Prize gala performance to honor Dave Chappelle

    Comedian and actor Dave Chappelle, who lives with his family just outside Yellow Springs, is set to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a star-filled performance Sunday evening, Oct 27, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

  • First Lines — October, catching fire

    Not all poems marvel or praise. Some embrace the bleakness — as this month’s poem by MJ White does, beautifully.

  • Open Studios— Tour to showcase how artists create

    The Yellow Springs Open Studios Tour returns Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20.

  • The 2019-20 Guide to Yellow Springs: Activism in the Village

    This year’s Guide to Yellow Springs cover hearkens back graphically to the 1960s era of American protest art. It recalls the iconic “fist in the air,” here holding a protest sign. (Design by Matt Minde)

    This year’s Guide presents recent articles and material from our archives to highlight the brave local activists working for a more just, fair and sustainable world.

  • First Lines — A wisdom poem

    “There is an impassable gap ….” A poem from villager Jim Malarkey contemplates our strangeness to each other. Intimacy as well as violence grows in that “gap.”

  • WYSO now independent nonprofit

    Local public radio station 91.3 FM-WYSO, started by three Antioch College students in 1958, is now independent and community-owned. On Aug. 30, the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, gave final approval for the transfer of the station’s broadcast license from longtime owner Antioch College to Miami Valley Public Media, Inc., a newly created nonprofit governed by a seven-member community board.