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Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a little material can go a long way. All it takes is heart and imagination to make a beautiful piece of work. I’m not quoting something from a Care Bears card, I’m just showing appreciation for […]

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Huff and puff

Energy efficiency in practice In YS straw homes By Lisa Bennett Roughly 2.6 million years ago, our ancient ancestors began building straw homes on the vast African Plains. Over time, other cultures also began using straw as a construction material in their homes. From Germany, to England, from Asia to North America and beyond, anywhere […]

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Grind and unwind

Spring in Springs skateboarding, music and art skate park event By Josher Lumpkin This weekend, Yellow Springs Skate Park will come to life, as skaters from all over the Miami Valley will convene there to bust gnarly tricks.  Spring in Springs, a fundraiser for the skate park, will be in full effect.  With seven bands […]

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Saving lives. Period.

Days for Girls, empowering and educating women worldwide at Antioch By Lisa Bennett A crisis is affecting women around the globe. One so insidious, it causes one in four women in India to drop out of school—and affects the livelihoods, health and futures of millions more. In some places like Kenya, Africa, it forces young […]

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It’s in the stars

Internationally renowned Zodiac Trio performs in Yellow Springs By Lisa Bennett On May 29, 1913, crowds packed into the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. The crowd, expecting a typical performance excellence by the Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes Company, was so taken aback by the avant-garde presentation by composer Igor Stravinsky that near riots erupted in […]

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Trash to treasure

Artist Anna Burke’s recycled mediums at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Tara Pettit Local artist Anna Burke is a recognizable by-product of her Yellow Springs environment. In one way, her work exudes inspiration found in the natural landscapes that surround Yellow Springs, reflecting the ecological soul of the small town. In another way, her work […]

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Cosmotet

Chamber Music Yellow Springs presents the cosmopolitan Imani Winds quintet By Joyell Nevins Photo: Imani Winds will play on Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church; photo: Pierre Lidar Chamber Music Yellow Springs (CMYS) has been bringing classical chamber music to the hallowed halls of First Presbyterian Church since 1980. This time, […]

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Life after death

YS Arts Council celebrates It’s Still Life By Erin Callahan Photo: Corrine Bayraktaroglu, Still Life and Sketchbook on Coffee Table “You can use anything that does not move or is dead.” This is the criteria for this year’s Members Show at the Yellow Springs Arts Council (YSAC)—which leaves the participants with an abundance of artistic […]

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Step into my office

Pierre Nagley makes Yellow Springs his gallery One has to be quiet while walking up the steep, narrow set of stairs leading to Pierre Nagley’s studio in Yellow Springs. The space sits above the Little Art Theatre (think Greene County’s answer to The Neon downtown), and too much noise from the upper floors might disturb […]

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Something in the watercolor

Libby Rudolf’s paintings on display at Yellow Springs Brewery There’s an old adage that says, “Once an artist, always an artist.” For artist Libby Rudolf, those words hold more than just a kernel of truth. Born in Jamestown, New York, Rudolf spent much of her childhood moving around to different parts of the country. “I […]

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Seed you there!

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]

On Your Marc: 5/24/16

A passing brush with No. 1 Bush By Marc Katz There’s a fascination with being No. 1, and since I’m […]

Vitality Check: 5/24/16

WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of […]

On Your Marc: 5/17/16

Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it […]

Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a […]

Vitality Check: 5/17/16

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” […]