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Preserving progress

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60 years of art and social change at YS Arts Council Photo: Antioch College’s 1960s production of Shakespeares Rape of Lucretia By Tara Pettit It’s no secret that Yellow Springs harbors a deeply rich cultural arts community. Creative collaboration is truly the lifeblood of this town and the foundation of a 60-year history that has […]

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Use it up, wear it out

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Up-Cycled Art Show in Yellow Springs Photo: Sara Gray, slumped wine bottle; photo: Sara Gray. By Tim Smith If you’re of a certain age, you may have heard the terms junk sculpture or found art in reference to art objects fashioned from everyday items that have outlived their usefulness. The art form had its origins […]

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Continuity in order

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The sculptures of Renata Manasse Schwebel Photo: Renata Manasse as a senior at Antioch College, proudly standing beside her clay sculpture portrait of her beloved professor, Amos Mazzolini. Circa 1952-53 By Ashley Jonas Renata Manasse Schwebel’s exhibition Sculptures at the Herndon Gallery at Antioch College is an expansive collection of the artist’s mixed media sculptures that opened July […]

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Island in the sun

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Discover Troy’s Treasure Island Park Photo: The Troy Treasure Island Boathouse, built by E.A. Hobart in 1949 By Lisa Bennett What do the Rocky, Assereniet, and La Rushes Rivers all have in common? They are all the same river, also known as the Great Miami River. At 160 miles long, the Great Miami is an […]

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Animal farms

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Agri-animals at Antioch College, the Menagerie Ranch, Young’s Jersey Dairy Photo: Pet animals, like goats, at Young’s Jersey Dairy By Terri Gordon Animals figure big in three Yellow Springs enterprises—Antioch College’s farm, the Menagerie Ranch, and Young’s Jersey Dairy. Antioch Farm Antioch College has a long history as a traditional liberal arts college with sustainability […]

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Living Art

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Receive a neighbor’s welcome at the Art House Hop ‘Toucan Island,’ featured at this year’s Art House Hop June 25; photo: Doug McLarty By Megan Constable The Yellow Springs Arts Council (YSAC) knows the only thing better than an art museum is viewing art in the comfort of a welcoming home. The fifth-annual Art House […]

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Moon children

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YS Kids Playhouse looks skyward with Luminous Luna: Myth and Imagination (l-r) Miles, Yanne, and Kian in YS Kids Playhouse’s original musical Luminous Luna, running through July 2; photo: Matthew Collins By Tim Smith We gaze at it, write songs about it, blame it for erratic behavior, and occasionally howl at it. And we have […]

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Speak, memory

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James Luckett captures ‘The View Behind the Café’ at Dutoit Gallery Photo: ‘Tuesday, March 8, 12:13pm, 68 Degrees’ by James Luckett By Morgan Laurens There must be a word, in German, maybe, or Japanese, that conveys what it feels like to wind up in the same dream twice. I’m not talking about the prickly French […]

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From Bach to rock

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Troy-Hayner’s summer series turn up classics, new hits Photo: Honey Blue perform at Troy-Hayner July 18 By Matt Clevenger From ’80s metal to classic country and blues, the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s summer music schedule offers a little something for everyone. The popular Fridays on Prouty concert series will return this year, featuring free shows at […]

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Steeped in history

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YS Arts Council overhauls tea time with ‘bling! tea’ By Lisa Bennett Photo: Historical fashion expert Bill White talks ties and hats at YS Arts Council Elevenses or afternoon? Both refer to tea: the delightful, hot beverage steeped in a surprising and rich history. While many of us here in America tend to think of […]

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An eye for existentialism

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Darren Haper’s Almost There looks inward at Rosewood Arts Centre By Morgan Laurens Photo: Darren Haper’s Almost There is on display at Rosewood Gallery through May 19   “Ooh, look! Isn’t this fun?” coos a woman in a red shirt, pointing to a distressed cartoon character caught in an ominous looking funnel. The cartoon, a […]

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Balancing art

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Bike-themed art exhibit rides into Mayflower Arts Center By Brennan Burks Photo: Marcelina Gonzales’ ‘Summers on Camino Verde,’ on diplay at the Mayflower May 1-June 24 When you think of Troy in the summer, there’s more than a slim chance that strawberries come to mind. Strawberry pie, strawberry cannoli, chocolate strawberries, a fountain shooting strawberry-red […]

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‘Bosom Buddies’

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YS Arts Council exhibition creatively copes with breast cancer By Karen Ander Francis Photo: Susan Gartner’s painted head courtesy of the Jafagirls, whose Bosom Buddies exhibition runs April 21-May 14 at the YS Arts Council Breast cancer. The diagnosis is always devastating and its treatment is nearly as dreadful as the disease. How do you […]

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Fine finals

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Surveying the area’s spring college art shows By Morgan Laurens Photo: Wright State’s Robert and Elaine Stein Gallery; photo: Tess Cortes   Every spring you’ll find an above average number of college students hunkered down in the library, surrounded by a small army of paper coffee cups. It’s finals time, and most students are busy cramming […]

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Carving tradition

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Brukner Woodcarving and Art Show celebrates 42 years By Katie Fender Photo: Carver Charlie Cooke’s ‘Barflies’     For Richard Richmond, it started as Christmas gifts. “I started carving because I wanted to carve my wife a Santa,” he recalls. “She collects Santa Claus figures.” That Christmas, Richmond carved a Santa Claus for his wife […]

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Spring StitchEscape

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Retreat with 614 Knit Studio at Mills Park Hotel By Laura Jones Photo: Columbus-based 614 Knit Studio brings its colorful wares and mission to Mills Park Hotel, March 17-19 If you think knitting and crocheting are just for grandmothers—think again. Both pastimes, which fall under the larger category of “stitching,” are increasingly considered unique artistic […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]