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Public Art Section

  • A Tour of Yellow Springs Murals

    The VIDA award presented Dec 12, 2018, recognizes the collective efforts of muralists working in Yellow Springs over the past two decades. Note that while individual artists may be credited here as creators, often the work of painting the murals is a collaborative effort among multiple artists. Here is a photo tour of some of the prominent works currently around the village.

  • VIDA awarded to muralists of YS

    The murals that brighten many walls in the business district of the village are receiving formal recognition — the Village Inspiration and Design Award, or VIDA. The public is invited to a ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the site, with a reception following at the Emporium, including free coffee and Greene Canteen pretzels.

  • Women’s Park to receive VIDA

    Some of the Women's Park gardeners and founders recently met at the park, on the Little Miami Bike Trail. The park will be honored with the YS Arts and Culture Commission's VIDA on Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. The public is invited.

    The Yellow Springs Arts and Culture Commission has selected The Women’s Park to receive the Village Inspiration and Design Award, or VIDA, for summer 2018.

  • Celebrate YS banner festival, YSAC permanent collection

    On Friday, Jan. 19, the Yellow Springs Arts Council will celebrate the Yellow Springs Banner Festival, a two-decades-long annual event that ended in 2012. At 7 p.m. a panel discussion will take place regarding the festival, on the second floor of the Bryan Center. Shown above are some of the village-created banners created by villagers that flew during past festivals. (Submitted photos)

    This weekend villagers are invited to celebrate two events beloved to the local arts community — the Yellow Springs Banner Festival, and the return of the Yellow Springs Arts Council, or YSAC, permanent collection to the John Bryan Community Center.

  • Celebrate YS banner festival, YSAC permanent collection

    On Friday, Jan. 19, the Yellow Springs Arts Council will celebrate the Yellow Springs Banner Festival, a two-decades-long annual event that ended in 2012. At 7 p.m. a panel discussion will take place regarding the festival, on the second floor of the Bryan Center. Shown above are some of the village-created banners created by villagers that flew during past festivals. (Submitted photos)

    This weekend villagers are invited to celebrate two events beloved to the local arts community — the Yellow Springs Banner Festival, an annual event for more than two decades that ended in 2012, and the return of the Yellow Springs Arts Council, or YSAC, permanent collection to the John Bryan Community Center.

  • A gutsy, pioneering sculptor

    The Herndon Gallery will host a retrospective solo exhibition of works by sculptor Renata Manasse Schwebel, Antioch class of 1953, opening with a reception and a gallery talk by the artist on Thursday, July 13. The reception, from 4–6 p.m., will kick off events for Antioch College 2017 reunion this weekend. Shown here in her student days at the Antioch Foundry, Schwebel’s later work has focused on mid- to large-scale non-objective metal pieces. (Submitted photo)

    Thirty-three works by New York-based sculptor and Antioch alumna Renata Manasse Schwebel will go on display Thursday, July 13, in a new one-person exhibition at the Herndon Gallery on the Antioch College campus.

  • Friends use art to confront illness

    A new Yellow Springs Arts Council show, “Bosom Buddies,” opens on Friday, April 21, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The show was inspired by the art created by Corrine Bayraktaroglu and friends during her bout with cancer. Other community members are invited to submit to the show art that’s linked to breast cancer. Shown above are Bayraktaroglu and her good friend, Nancy Mellon, who together are known as the JafaGirls. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    “Corrine deals with everything through art,” said Nancy Mellon, speaking recently of her dear friend and frequent art-making collaborator Corrine Bayraktaroglu. The “everything” in this case is breast cancer.

  • What KIND of village?

    The Village of Yellow Springs’ Arts and Culture Commission has hung banners on the north and south ends of Xenia Avenue in Yellow Springs. The banners’ message, “Kind Ness,“ is intended to spur conversation and reflection about community values. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    For the next three weeks, a new set of signs will serve as a semiotic gesture intended to transmit the underlying sentiment of the village to travelers through and residents of Yellow Springs alike.

  • Downtown murals: overhead and out back

    Two murals went up last week above and behind the shops of Dark Star Books, Pangaea and Current Cuisine.

  • New mural goes up downtown

    Look up! Downtown Yellow Springs has a new mural above Dark Star Books. Pangaea and Current Cuisine. Painted by local artist Mandy Sue, it features scenes from the Glen, local flora and fauna and everybody’s favorite fat cat, Mr. Eko.