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2018 Gallery Schedule

January

  • 19th-June 30th – “Celebrating The Banner Festival” – The YSAC Permanent Collection Art/History Series. Presented by the YS Arts Council and the YS Arts & Culture Commission. Hosted by the Village of Yellow Springs at the John Bryan Community Center.
  • 19th 6-9pm – Opening Reception 7pm – Banner Festival Panel Talk with Maxine Skuba, Beth Holyoke, Terri Schoch. Banner Slides by Irwin Inman, Banner Festival Video created by Susan Gartner. Live Music -Mitch Coleman. The Banner Festival was a beloved tradition in Yellow Springs for many years. Many local artists making many banners, year after year. How did it start? How did it keep going for so many years? Come hear the stories, see pictures of banners from across the years and see up close some of the unique banners that still exist.
    • We will also be celebrating the new home base of the YSAC Permanent Collection – The John Bryan Center! We will be showing off some of the new work by Yellow Springs Artists donated in 2017 to this very special Art Collection.

February

  • 16th-March 11th – “Secret Places” The Members Show
  • 16th 6-9pm – Opening Reception February – Live Music by The YS Hootenanny – You never know what to expect at a members show, the mediums are varied, the styles are as unique as our marvelous artists! The members show is a glorious, messy show, jam packed with art and always fun. And this year, some of us will be dipping into our secret places to produce art that is…… well… secret.

March

  • 16th-April 15th – “Brian Millar, Paintings” – Millar’s paintings are rooted in the traditions of Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Willem de Kooning and Adolf Gottlieb. Working with no planned outcome, he uses elements of visual language (line, shape, color, dark/light, texture, etc) in an improvisational way.
  • 16th 6-9pm – Reception
    • “My interest in this approach is the use of visual language without reference to word language, or to an extraneous reference other than the painted surface. I believe this approach can bring about a poetry unique to the visual image.”

April

  • 20th-May 13th – “Landscape Images” – Photographic Art by Lincoln Castricone
  • 20th 6-9pm – Opening Reception
    • Dramatic landscape and cityscape images, color and infrared, printed by the artist on paper, canvas and metal.

May

  • 18th-June 10th – “Dreamscapes” Art by Carla Steiger – Carla Steiger’s art invites you into small, dreamlike worlds. From the artist’s collection of ephemera, paintings, old photographs, small objects, and treasures gleaned from nature, she assembles small tableaux that she then photographs in natural light. “Making intuitive connections between objects and images and juggling them in a refined composition brings me joy. Every day is a treasure hunt for the perfect shell or piece of rusty metal that can make the difference in a picture. My goal is for every viewer to interpret each image in his or her own way.”
  • 18th – Reception

June

  • 15th-July 15th – “Wood Invitational” – Art Work by 10 Exceptional Wood Artists – Lowell Converse, Rob Liptak, John Garrett, Alan Greenberg, Tom Hawley, Steve Merland, Jim Mayer, Russ Shaw, Bruce Parker, Paul De LaVergne – From Handmade Wood Furniture to “Twiggies” with carved faces to beautiful bowls by award winning artists. This is a show for lovers of wood.
  • 15th 6-9pm – Opening Reception on Art Stroll

July

  • 20th-August 12th – “Places Far, Near and Dear” – Art by Anna Arbor and Catherine Lehman – Artists Anna Arbor and Catherine Lehman decided to share their own paintings of “Places Far, Near and Dear” when they were inspired by Daubigny landscapes they viewed at the Taft Museum in Cincinnati and by Van Gogh paintings featured in the exhibit “Into the Undergrowth,” at the Cincinnati Art Museum. A Mexican flower market, a restored Kentucky mansion and a South Carolina beach are among the locales represented in this selection of their creations.
  • 20th 6-9pm – Opening Reception

August

  • 17th-September 16th – “Into the Garden – Recent Paintings by Christine Klinger” – Gardens – both plant and water – the artist portrays them intuitively with a variety of materials on a variety of surfaces. “Swimming between impressionism and expressionism, I revel in the spontaneity of the moment. I choose a subject – generally Nature-oriented – and using only basic reference materials I explore it by painting what I feel, hoping to get closer to the source.”
  • 17th 6-9pm – Opening Reception

September

  • 9th from 10-1pm – “Talk and Draw” – A Sketch Crawl With A Difference – 10 am meet at the YSAC Gallery, for coffee and muffins, while getting in a quick sketch of the art of Christine Klinger. Everyone will receive a “Public Art in Yellow Springs Guide.” Then with guide in hand, we’ll go tour 4 pieces of public art in the village with Historical highlights from an artist about each piece. At each stop there will be a short talk while you find your spot and then 15 minutes to sketch the art. We will end at the YS Brewery for conversation, a brew and sharing our sketch books. • $10.00 donation suggested to help support the Arts Council. Or better yet join instead!
  • 21st-October 14th – “Stronger in the Broken Places” – Art by Deborah Dixon – Stronger in the Broken places is a visual representation in etchings, silk screens prints and writings by Yellow Springs area artist Deborah Dixon on healing.
    • A number of years ago, she became fascinated with the Japanese art of Kintsuge (which is the repairing of broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powered gold), repairs resulting from this process often made the object more unique, beautiful and valuable. Deborah’s works for this solo exhibition are visual musings on the philosophy of Kintsugi as applied to her life’s journey towards greater wellness.
  • 21st 6-9pm – Reception

October

  • 19th-November 11th – “3X3 or Less” – Community Show – Tiny art, many mediums by many artists, curious to see how small they can go. Too much adorableness!
  • 19th 6-9pm – Opening Reception – During Art Stroll
  • 20th-21st 10-5pm – Yellow Springs Open Studios – Free, Self Guided Tour of Yellow Springs Artists Studios – For more information: ysopenstudios.ysartscouncil.org or facebook.com/ysopenstudios

November

  • 17th-December 31st – “The Holiday Art Jumble” – First Dibs Members Sale and Party November 16th 6-9pm – Become a member at the Jumble! – What is an Art Jumble? Think “Arty Treasures” donated by people who love the interesting, intriguing beautiful, foreign, funny, hand made stuff. In a pretty, holiday atmosphere find art, art supplies, interesting crafts and arty things all priced 2 steps above bargain basement. The perfect place to shop for Holiday gifts and at the same time support the arts in Yellow Springs!

December

  • 14th – Holiday Concert with Heartstrings – Arts Alive! – Performance events: variable times TBA during the 2018 Season.