Friday, February 26, 2010
On Sunday, February 21, local filmmakers gathered for an afternoon showcasing the best of short film talent from students to professionals to everyone in between. The event began at 1 p.m. with a test screening of a work-in-progress. Audience feedback was requested to help craft the final project.
Seventeen film shorts then followed at 2 p.m. with audience members voting for their top three favorites. A reception at The Emporium/Underdog Cafe followed the event. The program will be repeated on Saturday, February 27 at 1 p.m.
Admission to the festival is $10 and includes both the festival program and the test screening. Proceeds will benefit the new nonprofit Little Art Theatre Association.
pictured: Susan Gartner
photo by Tom Osborne -- February 20, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- February 21, 2010
A local production of "The Vagina Monologues" was staged Sunday, February 14 by V-Day Dayton 2010 at Therapy Cafe in downtown Dayton. The event is a global movement to end violence against women and girls and raise funds and awareness through benefit productions of playwright/founder Eve Ensler's award-winning play. The event raised over $1400, 10% of which will go to V-Day 2010 Spotlight cause which is preventing violence against women in the Congo, and the rest will go to Artemis Center, the domestic violence resource agency in Dayton.
Above, Yellow Springs resident Corrine Bayraktaroglu performs as director Rani Deighe Crowe looks on.
Marva Williams performs "My Angry Vagina". Left to right are director Rani Deighe Crowe, Annie Branning, Corrine Bayraktaroglu, Ginger Hubbs, Erica Woods, Phyllis Turner, and Jennifer Lockwood.
Director Rani Deighe Crowe holds a candle as Erica Woods performs the monologue, "The Memory of Her Face." Behind them are actresses Marva Williams, Christina Fern, and Adrienne Chesire.
Former Yellow Springs resident Phyllis Turner performs the monologue, "I Was There In the Room," as Rani Deighe Crowe looks on.
Dayton area actresses Marva Williams, Christina Fern, Adrienne Chesire, Rani Deighe Crowe and Annie Branning laugh at "The Vagina Workshop" monologue performed by Corrine Bayraktaroglu.
Pictured (left to right) are Sarah Caplan, director Rani Deighe Crowe, and Annie Branning.
Yellow Springs resident Adrienne Chesire performs as director Rani Deighe Crowe and Annie Branning wait their turn at the mic.
Dayton area actresses Christina Fern, Erica Woods, and Ginger Hubbs
photos by Susan Gartner -- February 14, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- February 16, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
A Valentine's Hop took place on Saturday night, February 13, at the Bryan Center gym. The event was a benefit for The Antioch School and music was provided by The Hoppers, a local 50's and 60's rock 'n roll band.
photos by Susan Gartner -- February 13, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- February 15, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
A Yellow Springs Fundraiser for Haiti, sponsored by the youth at First Presbyterian Church, took place Saturday, February 6, noon-2 p.m. at the church's Westminster Hall. Participants brought socks to tie-dye and sell, with proceeds to benefit Hands Together Orphanage and Midwives for Haiti. The finished socks will be available for a suggested donation of $5 at First Presbyterian Church, United Methodist Church, Winter Farmers Market (Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon in the Methodist Church basement), Curves, and Brother Bear's Cafe. For more information, call the church at 767-7751.
photos by Susan Gartner -- February 6, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- February 7, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Nonstop photography instructor Dennie Eagleson (demonstrating camera) explains the various camera functions to students (left to right) Nancy Noonan, Priscilla Janney-Pace, and Marianne Whelchel. The first in a series of three Intro to Digital Photography classes was held Tuesday, February 2, at the Nonstop Institute located in Millworks Business Center. For more information about upcoming classes, go to the Nonstop website workshop page at http://nonstopinstitute.org/workshops/
photos by Susan Gartner -- February 2, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- February 3, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
On Monday, Feb. 1, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., artist Jennifer Float, member of the Village Artisans and a JAFA Girl, presented “Sweet Tweets” -- a miniature art workshop at Village Artisans, 100 Corry Street, Yellow Springs. Class fee was $20 and included all supplies.
Participant Deidre Lucas, above, applies the finishing touches to her miniature canvas.
Jennifer’s next class, “Love,” will take place at Village Artisans on Friday, Feb. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Canvas and materials will be provided. Enjoy the Valentine-inspired evening with friends as Jen guides you through the process of creating and layering your own mixed media painting. E-mail Jen to reserve your spot at email@example.com.
You can learn more about Jen’s work and her upcoming workshops at
http://gallerytime.blogspot.com and http://gallerygirljen.blogspot.com
photos by Susan Gartner -- February 1, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- February 2, 2010