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2018
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Arts Section

  • Little Art, Big deal

    Actor, director and co-writer Bradley Cooper and supporting actor Dave Chappelle sat on the front stage of the Little Art Theatre, to speak about and answer questions on Bradley's new release of “A Star is Born” (Submitted photo by Frédéric Yonnet)

    Several hundred villagers enjoyed a Hollywood moment last Friday, Oct. 5, when actor, director and co-writer Bradley Cooper of the just-released “A Star is Born” appeared with local celebrity and film supporting actor Dave Chappelle at two private screenings of the film at the Little Art Theatre.

  • Surround sound: 2018 PorchFest in Yellow Springs

    PorchFest, a musical round-robin affair, had villagers and visitors walking to porches, driveways and backyards to hear a wide array of local musicians perform. (Photo by Matthew Collins)

    Yellow Springs inaugurated its first PorchFest last Saturday, Oct. 6, a musical round-robin affair.

  • New YSAC exhibit — Practicing the art of self-acceptance

    Deborah Dixon with a papier maché sea goddess and other original work in her home studio. (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    Curvy, energized, colorful nude women wriggle and writhe joyfully across a black T-shirt that Deborah Dixon designed, and wore, in a recent interview.

  • Performance, exhibit at Antioch —  Bringing A-bomb history to light

    Noted Japanese composer Keiko Fujiie will present “Wilderness Mute,” a multidisciplinary work of music, image, poetry and Japanese Butoh dance, on Friday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., in the Foundry Theater at Antioch College. The work is in response to the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945, and is slated in conjunction with an exhibit at the Herndon Gallery looking at nuclear bombing archival materials. Fujiie is photographed in the Antioch College president’s house. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When Japanese atomic-bomb survivor Kyoko Hayashi traveled to the Trinity nuclear test site in New Mexico, she found burned mountains, ruined fields, and a “wilderness forced into silence.”

  • Senior Center receives grant for annual literary journal

    The YS Senior Center received a grant to support its publication of Ripples, the center's annual elder literary journal. Shown looking at past issues of Ripples are, from left, Suzanne Patterson, Karen Wolford, Jane Baker, Fran LaSalle, Marianne Whelchel and Lee Huntington. Not pictured is committee member Sandy Love. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The Senior Center was recently awarded a grant from the Ohio Arts Council for its annual elder literary journal, Ripples. The grant will allow the Senior Center to provide writing workshops for all ages and to produce the sixth edition of the journal, which will be available in June of 2019.

  • ‘The Genius of Marian’ to screen for free at Little Art

    "The Genius of Marian," which follows Pam White and her family as they live with her diagnosis of Alzheimer's, will screen at the Little Art on Sunday, Sept. 30.

    As part of its year-long effort to increase community awareness about dementia, the Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs Project will host a free showing of the award-winning documentary, “The Genius of Marian,” on Sunday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., at the Little Art Theatre.

  • Festival celebrates music, kindness

    Sharon Lane, an organizer of this weekend’s Fancy Fest music festival just outside of Yellow Springs, played a blues number in the Emporium this week. Lane, a singer-songwriter, is also one of the event’s featured performers. (Photo by Tracy Perkins-Schmittler)

    A two-day, low-key, family-friendly, good-vibing music festival, Fancy Fest is taking place this weekend in a private wooded area just outside of Yellow Springs on Jacoby Road.

  • Pulling the wool before our eyes

    Marybeth Hobson, of Hamilton, Ohio, played the recorder while Nancy Treselic, of Liberty Township, spun wool into skeins at the 2018 Wool Gathering at Young's Jersey Dairy. (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    The 23rd Annual Wool Gathering at Young’s Dairy last weekend. The two-day event brought in over 100 vendors and participants from the region and surrounding states.

  • ‘Wilderness Mute’ meditates on Nagasaki bombing at Antioch

    A special performance of “NAGASAKI — Wilderness Mute” by composer Keiko Fujiie will be held Friday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., in the Foundry Theater at Antioch College

  • World in the house

    Last Saturday, Sept. 8, the World House Choir gave the second of four performances of ‘Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream,’ an oratorio that tells the story of a central, yet little-known, figure of the civil rights movement. Composer Steve Milloy was present, along with a standing-room-only crowd at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater. The piece was conducted by Jeremy Winston; narrator and soloists La’Shelle Allen and Keith Dean told the story in word and song. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Last Saturday, Sept. 8, the World House Choir gave the second of four performances of the oratorio, ‘Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream.’