Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fling in the Springs weekend full of art, music, education

Martin Harold Benedict Borchers made his public debut on Friday, September 17 with a show of prints and original pieces at 108 Dayton Street (upstairs by Yoga Springs Studio). Appointments can be made for weekday viewings by contacting Borchers at

Joe Cook enticed guests with his guitar from the front patio of the new Yellow Springs Arts Gallery at 309 Xenia Avenue, while singer/songwriter Jordan Link entertained in the garden in back. Featured sculptor Sharon Mohler (pictured in red skirt) and fabric/repurposed-paper artist Karen Russell (print skirt) share a laugh with guests at the Opening Reception on Friday, September 17.

The "Shower of Stoles" exhibit at First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs is a collection of liturgical stoles celebrating those who serve God in countless ways yet have been excluded from their religious service because of sexual orientation. An Opening Reception was held at the church on Friday, September 17.

According to the exhibit's website, the Shower of Stoles collection is a culmination of over a thousand liturgical stoles and other sacred items representing the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith. These religious leaders have served in thirty-two denominations and faith traditions, in six countries, and on three continents. Each stole contains the story of a GLBT person who is active in the life and leadership of their faith community in some way: minister, elder, deacon, teacher, missionary, musician, administrator, or active layperson. The collection bears witness to the huge loss of leadership that the church has brought upon itself because of its own unjust policies.

For more information about the traveling exhibit, go to

photos by Susan Gartner -- September 17, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- September 18, 2010