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Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps From the media coverage of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – a massive oceanic island of plastic waste – to the recent California legislation banning plastic shopping bags, our plastic footprint is catching up with […]

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The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase her functional porcelain pieces with sgraffito designs at the Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale; photo: Lisa Goldberg She’s done it again! Lisa Goldberg, organizer of the Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale, […]

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Their exits and their entrances

Celebrating 20 years of Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Artistic director John Fleming addresses the audience during YSKP’s Paradise Paradox in 2005; photo: YSKP Standing in an empty amphitheater has a curious effect on the body. You feel at once mighty and god-like as your voice booms through the cyclorama, around the […]

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In living color

Color: Impressions and Innovations at Glen Helen By Joyell Nevins Photo: Joe Barrish, “McLain Street View”; oil Our visual spectrum has some absolutes – if I say “triangle,” you think of a shape with three sides. But what about when I say “green”? Do you imagine a bright lime green? A green grass lawn? Or the […]

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One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take place on Sept. 13 on the lawn of the John Bryan Community Center; photo: Stephanie Baker What has one eye and brings thousands of visitors to Yellow Springs for an annual celebration of hand made […]

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Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda Strukus With a belief that theater can enrich the soul, challenge the mind and expand the heart of the diverse community in which it serves, the Yellow Springs Theater Company is committed to producing new […]

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Scene around the fence

Beautifying a Yellow Springs construction space By Tammy Newsom Photo:  This is a wall of many capers. A Young’s Dairy Jersey cow is treated to a strawberry waffle cone with sprinkles. The lunar module resurfaces in a splatter of metallic paint against soapstone. A bookcase of twisted tomes – “The Dork Tower” and “The Grape […]

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Drawn on the lawn

Annual Art on the Lawn event returns By Evan Shaub Photo: A musician performs at 2013’s Art on the Lawn event; photo: Pam Geisel On Saturday, Aug. 9, Yellow Springs’ Village Artisans will present Art on the Lawn, a display of Dayton’s artistic talent in its 31st year. An estimated 2,500-3,000 people showed up for the […]

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A legacy of learning

Antioch University Midwest’s national recognition By Alyssa Reck Photo: Antioch University Midwest will participate in three national education programs seeking to learn more about the nature of adult education; photo: courtesy of Antioch University Midwest It’s a bit of a history lesson, but it’s all in the name of education. The name Antioch is familiar to […]

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Flipping the bird

Yellow Springs Arts Council’s For the Birds By Tammy Newsom Photo: “Trashy Bird” by corrine bayraktaroglu; photo provided by artist In the winter of 2013, eight stir-crazy Village artists met for “Tweet Meets” over coffee to exchange ideas for art projects. Many of those artists are active members of Village Artisans, including Susan Gartner, who, compelled […]

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News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]

The last word

Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the […]

The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]