Arts Section :: Page 95
An artist’s inspiration can come from anywhere — the angelic face of a sleeping child, a vibrant color from a neighbor’s garden, or perhaps the unique perspective of a somersaulting motorcyclist after connecting head-on with an oncoming car.
In a reprise of a popular music scene that suddenly went poof about a year-and-a-half ago, one of the original organizers of the WEB Coffeehouse will be staging a series of three performances at the Oten Gallery, across Xenia Avenue from its long-time home, the First Presbyterian Church.
“I was doing a wedding once,” explained photographer Mary Kay Clark, as she prepared for an upcoming exhibit, “and I noticed in the chrome around the headlamp of a vintage Triumph car was the reflection of the church where the couple just got married.
The room is filled with shouts and “ooofs!” and the sound of punches making contact. One young girl tries to strangle a boy twice her size while a boy who has just been kicked in the stomach, groans and rolls over onto his side. A girl two feet away aims a powerful punch at another boy’s jaw.
Fans of Mary Shelley’s original work, Frankenstein, written in 1818, must have been horrified to watch Hollywood hook its profit-seeking electrodes up to her carefully constructed philosophical essay, then zap 42 celluloid creations into life.
Beth Holyoke and Kaethi Seidl worked last week on the library’s tile bench and mural commissioned by the family of Harold Fishbain to honor his life as a local physician, playful storyteller and avid reader. Photo by Susan Gartner.
The Yellow Springs Arts Council found its first home this spring in a one-room perch over Design Sleep at 108 Dayton Street, a space provided by funds from the Yellow Springs Center for the Arts Steering Committee.
In recent weeks concerns have heightened among supporters of WYSO Public Radio that Antioch University intends to sell the radio station, and a statement by university leaders that they plan to keep the station has not been convincing, according to several radio activists.
Just when you think you’ve reached your limit of gray skies and brown grass, a bright spot of color appears in the shape of…a five-foot tall blue bug? a purple horse? a majestic macaw?
Click on to the Web site of New York City-based accordionist and composer Rob Curto at http://www.robcurto.com and when the music starts, just try to keep your body motionless. Concentrate on keeping your shoulders completely still…