YSAC 2020 Season Schedule

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January

  • Gallery Closed

February

  • “Pareidolia” – Seeing Faces in Unusual Places – YSAC Members Show – February 21-March 15
    • The members show is always a delight, with many different styles and mediums. Come out and see what our artists have been creating.
      Reception, February 21, 6-9pm. How many faces in the art can you find? Food, drinks, art, life music, friends and fun. Live music by Mitch Coleman.

March

  • “Journeys” Photography by Aaron Zaremsky –  Postponed until April 2021
    • “We all take journeys, short and long. Some that change our lives. These images, collected many years ago from my travels in Italy, Morocco, and Spain, showcase a lengthy journey into previously unknown lands. These people and places shaped who I am today.”
      Reception March 20, 6-9pm

April

  • “Three Glass Addicts” Art by Sara Gray, Theresa Mayer, and Barbara Vandecreek -Postponed until July 2021
    • “Take three ladies who enjoy creating- add glass to the mixture- what do you expect?” Three glass addicts who cannot stop playing with glass. Glass is an amazing substance! It can take on many forms. We use it in sheets, rods, frit, and powders. Heat is added to take the glass from a solid to a molten stage where a design is created, then the glass is cooled and the piece returns to a solid. Sometimes our creations are good, sometimes not what we expected, sometimes pretty, sometimes wacky, yet we always have fun with the process!
      “Glass is our favorite medium, but each of us has also developed skills in other artistic areas such as painting, drawing, photography, sewing, bead weaving, and woodturning.”
      Reception April 17, 6-9pm

May

  • Free Hat Decorating Workshops! Cancelled
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    >May 1 & 2, 1-4PM.
  • Get ready for the YS Hat-tening. Join us in a Hat Decorating Workshop-It’s Free. Bring a base hat and whatever decorations you have to add to the goodies- we will have some base hats to choose from if you don’t have one and decorations to share too. Bring whatever tools you have -Glue guns, wire, tape, staples, ribbons, sticky dots, needles and thread. Get ready to create the wackiest, tallest, squishiest… or most beautiful, hat ever!
    Those who dare will march together in the 4th of July Parade!
  • “High Tech Manufactured Art” Dayton Stem School, Teachers & Jurued Student Art -Postponed until May 2021
    • Presenter: Philip Bottelier
    • What can you create with wild imaginations, copious creativity, excited students and faculty,  20 3D printers, two laser cutter/engravers, and two vinyl printer cutters? Come see their exhibit of 3d printed sculptures.
      Reception May 15, 6-9pm

June

  • Free Hat Decorating Workshops!
    • June 5 & 6, 1-4pm
    • Get ready for the YS Hat-tening. Join us in a Hat Decorating Workshop-It’s Free. Bring a base hat and whatever decorations you have to add to the goodies- we will have some base hats to choose from if you don’t have one and decorations to share too. Bring whatever tools you have -Glue guns, wire, tape, staples, ribbons, sticky dots, needles and thread. Get ready to create the wackiest, tallest, squishiest… or most beautiful, hat ever!
      Those who dare will march together with Deb Henderson, our official Hat Lady, in the 4th of July Parade!
  • “Works in Wood and Wool” Art by Paula & Jerry Womacks June 19- July 12
    • Turnings, constructions and felted wool “paintings“…and perhaps something more.
      Reception June 19, 6-9pm

July

  • The YSAC Hat Parade – July 4
    • If you decorated a hat in our workshops, or have made one at home, come march in the YS 4th of July Parade, with Deb Henderson, our official Hat Lady!
      Meeting time and location TBA.
  • “A Yellow Springs Hat-tening” July 17 – August 16
    • Local creators made silly hats, stunning hats, stupendous hats, sicko hats, singing hats, splendid hats of all kinds- Now you get to see them in a Zany Gallery Display.
      Reception July 17, 6-9pm
  • “Afternoon Tea with The Hat Lady” Presentation by Deb Henderson – July 21, 3-5pm
    • Suggested $10 donation. A fundraiser for YSAC!
    • Debbie Henderson became enthused about men’s hats, all hats, while researching their origin, history, and manufacture. She finds and creates fantasy concoctions for theatre and would love to share some stories with you. Wear your favorite chapeau and enjoy an afternoon of tea and talk. Offering Scones, Desserts and a Variety of Delightful Teas.

August

  • Free Artist & Community Workshop: “How To Photograph Your Work” -August 15, 1-4pm
    • Instructor: Angela Smith, M.F.A. Ohio University
    • You have created your best artistic pieces and now what do you do? Whether you want to apply for shows, post to your website, or share with friends, a great photograph is what you do next! This workshop will focus on lighting and photographic techniques that range from DIY to amateur levels. Your art may range from sculptures, to paintings, to photographs, and to whatever the material is that inspires your creativity. We will discuss how we can photograph it all! So bring whatever camera you may have, even if it’s just your phone, and learn photographic techniques that can work for you.
  • “Landscapes in Watercolor of Yellow Springs” Watercolors by Western Ohio Watercolor Society – August 21-September 13
    • Western Ohio Watercolor Society is very excited to present Yellow Springs a show representing area landscapes. Watercolor is such a special and unique way to showcase the beauty of one’s surroundings. Our members are represented in watercolor magazines, and in 2019, WOWS had more members in the state show than any other watercolor organization. We look forward to painting your beautiful town!
      Reception, August 21, 6-9pm

September

  • Free Artist & Community Workshop: “How to Create an Artist Statement & Art Application Practice” – September 12, 2-4pm
    • Instructor: Angela Smith, M.F.A. Ohio University
    • Sometimes the hardest process of the art making practice is when you finally need to put into words your own personal vision. No matter how you share your work a concise artist statement can help others understand your passion. This workshop will focus on how to apply for various art events and opportunities, while also honing your statement so that it can push your artistic practice forward. Feel free to bring any draft of a previous statement you have written and if this is all new to you we will be discussing writing techniques to help get you started.
  • Emerging Artist Showccase- September 18 – October 11
    • TBA
      Reception September 18, 6-9pm
  • “Social Media for Artists” – September 26, 3-4pm
    • Presented by Linda Holloway. Free.
    • Linda Holloway, owner of Linnyloo’s Cookies (a cottage food bakery located in Jamestown Ohio) quit her successful corporate career to make custom decorated sugar cookies for a living. Learn about her journey with social media as her sole source of advertising and how she’s grown a respectable following without sacrificing her sense of self for the sake of self-promotion. She will share how she (reluctantly) engaged in social media – the logistics that have worked for her, but also how she has maintained her authenticity as a person and artist.

October

  • “SharonSSongS” – Art by Sharon M Mohler – October 16-November 15
    • Sharon Mohler’s tiny, sculpted scenes of life, brimming with humorous, sometimes outrageous, and often loving moments, are a delight. She calls them “The Ballads of 81 years.” “My pieces tell the same stories that sung ballads would if I were a better musician.” The pieces were created over the last 40 years. Every piece tells a story some tell many stories .”There are four ingredients in my work, Polymer clay, wire,  acrylic artists’ paint, and my imagination.”
      Reception October 16, 6-9pm
  • Yellow Springs Open Studios – October 17 & 18
    • Presented by the Yellow Springs Arts Council and Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce. Visit local art studios, meet the artists and see how they work on this free tour. Click here for more information including artist lists, maps, and more! Free, self-guided tour.

 

November

  • YSAC Holiday Art Jumble – November 21-December 3
    • The Grand Reshuffling of Yellow Springs Art. Donated art and arty stuff is sold at bargain basement prices as a fundraiser for the YS Arts Council.
    • Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday 1-4PM. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
    • Extended Holiday Hours 11am-5pm on Friday November 27, Saturdays & Sundays Thanksgiving thru Christmas, December 21, 22, and 23.
    • Members-Only Sale & “First Dibs” Party November 20, 6-9pm. If you aren’t a member yet, come anyway and join at the party.

December

  • YSAC Holiday Art Jumble – Continues until December 30.
  • Holiday Concert w/ Heartstrings – December 12. Doors at 6:30pm, Concert 7:30. $10 Suggested Donation.

All Year

  • Yellow Springs Hootenanny A community song circle with acoustic instruments. Come to sing, play or listen. Any acoustic instrument welcome. Third Saturday of each month, 6-8:30pm.
  • Yellow Springs Ukukele Club – Four String Fun! A forum to play and learn the ukulele, all levels of experience welcome. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 6-8:30pm.