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Public art, sans gallery

Life imitates art in Yellow Springs By Tammy Newsom Photo: Davis Street Propeller Bush, artist: Bruce Parker; photo: Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce Public art displays may seem eccentric in most American towns, but not in Yellow Springs. Yellow Springs is dedicated to artistic expression as a means to bring the community together, which just […]

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Read for speed

Yellow Springs 10-Minute Play Festival returns under new management By Tara Pettit Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company gathers to rehearse selected scripts; photo: Yellow Springs Theater Company There is traditional theatre, and then there is the unconventional “short story” of theatre, which extracts the most poignant scenes of a feature-length production into 10-minute scripts. […]

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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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Bluegrass at the Mayflower

Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers at Mayflower Arts Center By Rick Eichhorn Photo: [l - r] Vickie Abbott, Ma […]

Advice goddess: 01/27

By Amy Alkon Urning curve My boyfriend of eight months was with his ex for almost five years. Unfortunately, she […]

News of the weird: 01/27

With Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Spidey sense gets real Among the breakthroughs demonstrated by the computer chip company Intel’s […]

Chew on this: 01/27

The 7 highly effective habits of the longest losers By Jayne Powers You’d think after 21 years of research by […]

News of the weird: 01/20

By Chuck Shepherd Man’s other best friends People’s love for their pets reached a new high in December when a […]

Chew on this: 01/20

Get more in the know about your dough By Jayne Powers Sometimes, we don’t know when we think we did […]