111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs Open Wednesday thru Sunday, 1 – 4pm
“According to artist Alice Robrish, the quality of the gallery, with good lighting, staff, a good location and a space for classes, plus the organization’s extensive internet presence ‘is a terrific service to the art community and the wider community. They nourish the connections between the artists in town. It enriches all of us.”
-Yellow Springs News, June 2013
Currently in the Gallery
“Botanical” Impressions in Clay, Glass, and Photography
Work by Dianne Collinson, Kit Crawford, and Dennie Eagleson
June 19 – July 12
Botanical: Impressions in Clay, Glass, and Photography is a collaborative exhibition created by regional artists Dianne Collinson, Kit Crawford, and Dennie Eagleson. Each of the artists approached the theme of “Botanical”working in their individual medium. Through their work with clay, glass and photography, each discovered in the natural world corresponding qualities of line, color and light.
In recent years, Dianne Collinson has been on an intensive exploration of clay with an emphasis on hand built forms. Working in porcelain, she uses natural plant materials to create intaglio impressions in her highly contrasted black and white pottery. Inspired by the colors and expressive images in the work of Crawford and Eagleson, Collinson has also added glaze painted botanical designs to this new collection of ceramic work.
Kit Crawford became enchanted with light and color as a young art student at the American Center of Students and Artists in Paris. From the school’s rooftop terrace she drew inspiration from the play of light through the new leaves of trees. Flora was at the heart of her early paintings and drawings. After she learned the art of making stained glass windows, these elements of light and botanical life came together.
Dennie Eagleson is a fine art and documentary photographer who taught photography at Antioch College for 19 years. Eagleson became an organic farmer in 2006, raising berries, vegetables, and bees. Her gardens have become a source for her photography, celebrating both form and process in literal, direct ways, and more abstract ways using out-dated Polaroid materials.
Please join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, June 19 from 6 – 9 PM during the Yellow Springs Art Stroll.
Upcoming in the Gallery
Friday, June 26 from 6 – 9 PM
Jordan is considered one of the Arab World’s most suave countries, known for its fascinating scenery and wonderful cultural mosaic. Jumana Snow, YSAC’s Antioch Miller Fellow, was born and raised in Jordan. Through her stories, photographs, art and artifacts she will welcome you to the exotic world of Jordan. Come sample Jordanian food and listen to the area’s unique music!
Sundays, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19 and July 26 from 5 – 6:30 PM
Henna workshops led by YSAC Miller Fellow Jumana Snow. Learn about the art of applying henna designs to the skin, and the origins of the tradition. This is the first in a series of five drop-in Sunday workshops aimed at students 13 and up. Come once or each time, just $10 per visit, materials included.
July 17 – August 16
“Reflections” work by the Monday Morning Artists
The Monday Morning Artists will have pieces in a variety of mediums. “We meet monthly to create as well as inspire each other, share artistic ideas and techniques.”
Saturdays, July 18 – August 8 from 2 – 3 PM
Monday Morning Artist Classes
Come learn some tips and tricks of watercolor painting – paint a small portrait to take home. Yes – you can paint people! Classes will be taught by members of the Monday Morning Artists each Saturday during their “Reflections” show. They cost $12 per person; materials are provided. (If you want to bring your own materials, please do.) A portion of the cost will go to YSAC. For a schedule of teachers and subjects, visit the MMA website.
2015 Gallery Schedule (pdf)
Click here for Past Exhibits at the YSAC Gallery