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Giving The Gift of Art at Village Artisans Gallery By Tim Smith Photo: ‘Rock-A-Bye Baby Mandala’ by Amy Blount Achor at the Village Artisans Gallery Yellow Springs has long held the reputation of being an artist-friendly community. From visual arts to writing to music, one can find numerous examples and venues. One of these is […]

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Storied works

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Art and Soul fair returns with more to tell By Katie Fender Photo: Andrea Starkey’s nature-inspired prints decorate Art and Soul fair Nov. 19 A piece of art can speak on its own, but at the annual Art and Soul Fair, artists help share those stories. The event returns to Yellow Springs on Saturday, Nov. […]

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Teachers pets

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Glen Helen hosts pet first aid workshop and more By Erin Callahan Photo: Glen Helen’s Nov. 19 workshop aims to help pets, like this Boxer, and their owners in times of crisis First aid kits, CPR training, and preparedness classes exist to help individuals and families prepare for emergencies, natural disasters, or even simple, everyday […]

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Master of none

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Richard Lapedes’ Sculpture: Recovering from 30 years in Management By Erin Callahan Photo: ‘Quantum Ignition’ by Richard Lapedes What does a businessman, an educator, an artist, and a sailor have in common? If you ask Richard Lapedes, it’s more than you might think. “Art, education, and business are domains I’ve investigated in my life quite […]

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Of mice and men

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Owl history with the Glen Helen Raptor Center By Lisa Bennett Photo: A pair of Screech Owls; photos: James Stewart The full moon explodes with light on an otherwise dark and dreary set. An ethereal fog shrouds would-be villains, and off in the distance, the haunting cry of an owl pierces the darkness, sending shivers […]

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Moving pieces

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Sketch Crawl art walks Yellow Springs By Matt Clevenger Photo: The Art Crawl invites everyone to capture the scenes of Yellow Springs; photo: Nancy Mellon It started with an idea from an article in Dayton City Paper. “A few weeks ago, there was an article about the urban sketch crawl,” says Nancy Mellon, gallery coordinator […]

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Easy like Sunday mornings

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Two artists, ‘Shared Views’ By Karen Ander Francis Photo: Sigalia Cannon (right) and Sherraid Scott; photo: Corrine Bayraktaroglu “Easy like Sunday mornings,” the 1980s song lyrics by The Commodores, evoke a pace free from hurry and worry, rushing and bluster, the final hours of respite from work. The Sunday morning that I drove to Yellow […]

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I’m a lumberjack, baby

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Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival By Lisa Bennett Photo: Carvaholic’s Pete Conley of Springfield crafts for the Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival photo courtesy of Sue Chasnov   Millions of years ago, gargantuan glaciers bullied their way into the Miami Valley, ripping up bedrock and moving along megalithic boulders like they were child’s marbles. Mammoth […]

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POWA! to the people

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Photographing Older Women Artists By Karen Ander Francis Photo: Jafagirl Dianne Collinson identifies as a ‘builder’; photo: Nancy Mellon Yellow Springs has always been, well, eccentric and edgy, artsy, and activist. Rooted in the mid-19th century when Horace Mann, education reformer and abolitionist, became the first president of Antioch College, these qualities remain alive and lively […]

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That’s what she sayeth

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YS Theater Company stages ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ in 1864 By Don Hurst Photo: Stephanie Radford as Leonato debating smacking Orion Wright as Claudio in ‘Much Ado’ photo: Don Hurst Yellow Springs has a long and illustrious relationship with the bard from Stratford-Upon-Avon. Theatre critics from all over the world have acknowledged the town’s special […]

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Natural selections

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YS Arts Council brings the outdoors inside By Matt Clevenger Photo: Ann Gayek’s “Early Summer”; photo: Ann Gayek Summer is in full bloom at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Community Gallery, thanks to a dual exhibition by oil and pastel artists Ann Gayek and Michele BonDurant. Landscapes, flowers, and other nature scenes will be on […]

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Have a holly, jolly corgi

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Local children’s author deems corgis the stars of the holidays By Lisa Bennett Photo: Local author Kathy Moulton’s book “The Twelve Days of Corgis” uses corgis to illustrate the traditional Christmas song “Twelve Days of Christmas” What do adorable corgis and Christmas have in common? No, it’s not a pun about how Great Uncle George […]

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A few hundred people, a few million lights

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Clifton Mill’s small-town charm and big-time lights By Tim Smith Photo: The miniature village at Clifton Mill, open every evening at 5 p.m. now until Dec. 31 If it’s December, it must be time to visit historic Clifton Mill to marvel at the holiday light display. A trip to the Mill has become an annual […]

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Three artists. Three days. One lock.

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‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and Jesse Thayer prepare for Yellow Springs’ second annual Locked In; photo: Rod Hatfield When the Yellow Springs Arts Council said it was going to “lock in” artists this year, it wasn’t being figurative. The results […]

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Brake drums, tin cans and orchestra?

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Percussion Group Cincinnati brings the beat By Lisa Bennett Photo: Percussion Group Cincinnati will perform on Oct. 25 at the United Methodist Church in Yellow Springs as guests of Chamber Music Yellow Springs Decades before Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholass of Brighton, U.K., got together and created the world-famous act “Stomp,” a small percussion group […]

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Memories, mache and mixed objects 

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Sharri Phillips dreams up latest exhibition By Katrina Eresman  Photo: Sharri Phillips, “Dream Scape” is on display as part of the exhibition, Exploration of Dreams and Memories at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery; photo: Katrina Eresman You know those dreams that leave a twinkle in your eye and a fascinating, fuzzy plot in your […]

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The very first thing is to learn how to pronounce it. No rhyming with the home of Baylor University in […]

Debate 9/11: Let’s Make Tammany Hall Great Again

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Third Parties have long complained that having the two major parties in charge of the election process gives Republicans and […]

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No music and arts festival would truly be complete without… wrestling, right? Well, this year at Ladyfest Dayton, buckle down […]

Lives-in-progress, demo-style

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Right from the start of this Jesse Peretz adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Juliet, Naked, there’s something warm and unfinished […]

Are ‘Friends” Electric?

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Gary Numan’s Savage return to form at CVG’s Bogart’s Gary Numan with daughter Persia, who sings on the new single […]