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Arts Section :: Page 27
Introduced in 2012, the Holiday Art Jumble serves as both the Arts Council’s final show of the calendar year and its largest fundraiser.
The Cello Springs Festival will return to Yellow Springs in 2018, Jan. 3–13, during which time cello music will be performed in both public spaces and homes in the village. Volunteers, participants and donations for the festival’s events are being sought.
The sixth annual Art & Soul Art Fair, a juried pre-holiday art show will take place this Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Mills Lawn gymnasium.
In the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the first time that Jesus meets the Roman procurator who will sentence him to death is during a song called “Pilate and Christ.” For Ted Neeley, this scene was shared for decades by his dear friend, Barry Dennen. Just a few days before Neeley and I recently spoke, Barry had died suddenly.
Playing a Christ who resonates with millions outside of Christianity takes a great deal of faith. For Ted Neeley, that began when he was a bow-legged drummer from Texas who screamed high notes at church gatherings. Ever since, people have been grabbing at the hem of his garment.
On Sunday, Oct. 29, Chamber Music in Yellow Springs will present the second of this season’s “Quartet of Quartets” with Project Fusion, a young saxophone quartet.
This weekend and next, the McKinney and YSHS theater departments will present the first Bulldog Theater Festival.
Twenty-two local studios will be open for visits from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22, with 30 participating artists on hand to show and talk about their work. Many of the artists will offer demonstrations of their techniques, giving insight into their medium and creative process.
Asbury Shorts will return to the village, bringing the 36th Short Film Concert to the Little Art on Thursday, Oct. 26, beginning at 7 p.m.
“Fefu and Her Friends” production opens this weekend at First Presbyterian Church with performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Sept. 28–30 and Oct. 5–7. Tickets are $10 at the door.