JAZZ AT THE SPRINGS – 20 YEARS!

WHAT:  JAZZ AT THE SPRINGS – 20 YEARS! WHEN:  Sunday, June 4, 2017 – RAIN OR SHINE! WHERE:  Lawn behind Chester Springs Studio                  (Inside The Studio Barn if raining) TIME:  3 – 5:30 p.m. COST:  FREE to the publicTHIS SUNDAY! – JOIN US FOR JAZZ AT THE SPRINGS – 20 YEARS!  That is Sunday, June 4, 3 – 5:30 p.m.  We are excited to be celebrating our 20th year of great jazz, a great place, tasty treats and beverages and a relaxing day to sit back and enjoy your visit to Yellow Springs.   AND YES – 20 YEARS OF BALLOONS!Plan to meet on the lawn behind the Chester Springs Studio Barn – RAIN OR SHINE!  (In the case of rain, we will move inside the Studio Barn.) We will have Grammy Award nominated producer and drummer GLENN FERRACONE AND FRIENDS to entertain us as they have done for many years.  Glenn presents the best in jazz that combines his music with the beauty of the landscape.  The sound doesn’t get much better! The Cedar Hollow Inn will be serving their delicious pulled pork sandwiches! So, spread out your blankets, set up your chairs, bring your picnic basket and sit back and relax and enjoy the afternoon.   CERAMICS STUDIO PART OF JAZZ AT THE SPRINGS An exciting part of this Sunday afternoon at the Springs is the community firing of the Chester Springs Studio Wood Kiln.  Matt Wren, our Ceramics Studio Supervisor, will be on hand to discuss the wood kiln and its application to ceramics firing.  The process is a multiple day event including loading the kiln,...

From the Director’s Desk…June 2017

Hi Everyone, Thanks to all who came out to enjoy and purchase the incredible artwork that was on display at our 44thAnnual Yellow Springs Art Show.  Our thanks go to Maureen Fendrick, art show chair, and co-chairs Gail Fishman, Lisa Seward, Kathy McGarry, Jan Mest and Tracey Gola plus all of our volunteers who worked so hard to truly make it a beautiful and successful show.  Special thanks to Gail Fishman who spent countless hours setting up our new art show sales software.The month of May was incredibly busy for us here in the village.  In addition to our art show, we continued our tradition of supporting the arts with the award of two art scholarships. The Historic Yellow Springs Prize at PAFA has been given to a graduating senior, in honor of George Congdon, since 1985. The Tom and Jan Hall Art Scholarship is in its second year and is given to a graduating senior from Downingtown East High School.  Both award recipients are chosen by the school’s art faculty. We start June with our 20th Annual Jazz at the Springs. When you come, you will see the village full of activity with Jazz Fest going on behind the Chester Springs Studio or inside the Studio Barn painting studio if it rains. There will also be a wood kiln firing, pottery wheel throwing demo and great pots for sale. Our thanks go to Board Members Bob Willson and Steve Cottone for “chairing” the entire event and to our Sponsors who, through their donations, enable HYS to offer this wonderful family event for free. We have lots of things...

IN REMEMBRANCE OF ELAINE ORR

HISTORIC YELLOW SPRINGS SADLY ANNOUNCES THE PASSING OF ELAINE D. ORR 1945 – 2017 Elaine Orr became a member of Historic Yellow Springs in 1978 shortly after she moved to Chester Springs.  She joined the Board of Directors and become president of the Board for the first time in 1980.  She was to serve a total of three terms as president over the years.  When not president, she worked diligently as a Board member and volunteer, chairing and serving on all committees.  She was the epitome of TIME, TALENT AND TREASURE. Elaine worked closely with then Executive Director Sandy Momyer and together they weathered many successes and challenges.  The permit to build our large parking facility was secured after three year’s deliberation with the community.  Together Elaine and Sandy wrote the state grant to secure a loan to rebuild our sewer system.  Our first open space easement was established.  And, Elaine worked hard in rehabbing our wonderful historic buildings, growing our programs and events, upgrading our organizational functions, and just keeping HYS alive and moving forward. There are many wonderful stories and pictures of Elaine at HYS doing everything from painting rooms, gardening, cooking, Frolicking in the meadow, presiding at meetings and so much more.  Elaine was ready for any obstacle.  She would sit down, analyze the situation and then come up with a plan to move on – which always worked!  She enjoyed telling the story of her first day as president of the Board in 1980 when she opened a piece of mail. It was a foreclosure statement on the Yellow Springs property from Girard Bank.  HYS had...

SUMMER CLASS REGISTRATION

Class registration for the Summer Semester will go live on Monday, June 5, 2017.  Adult classes include throwing and handbuilt pottery, drawing, still life painting, plein air painting, sculpture, and life drawing and painting. We are offering pottery and drawing/painting classes for teens, as well claymation animation for kids. Register on June 5th at http://yellowsprings.org/classes-workshops/. Workshops in oil and acrylic painting, watercolor painting and mixed media are currently available for registration online at http://yellowsprings.org/classes-workshops/workshops/.Kids’ Half-Day Summer Camp and Archaeology Dig is currently available for registration at:...

2017 SUMMER KIDS HALF-DAY CAMPS

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR HYS’ SUMMER HALF-DAY KIDS CAMP!  Register online at:  http://yellowsprings.org/classes-workshops/camps/  We encourage you to register NOW as these camps fill quickly and you don’t want your children to miss out on the opportunity to explore and play in art and clay at Yellow Springs. Kids have fun exploring the weekly themes – creating with paint, pencils, paper, mixed media and clay!  HYS offers four weeks of Creative Art and Clay Half-Day Camps for children 6 to 8 years, and 9 to 12 years. Drop-off and pick-up for all kids is at the Lincoln Building. Week 1:  June 26 – June 30 – Ocean Wonders Explore the wonders of the ocean to create sea life underwater Week 2:  July 10 – July 14 – Wide World of Animals Animals from around the world and local too-build a clay birdhouse Week 3:  July 17 – July 21 – Music Makers Learn about art-inspired music; build a natural passion for music and art Week 4:  July 24 – July 28 – Nature Explorers Explore native plants, learn about wildlife, create art to enjoy the beauty of nature All classes are $165 for members; $185 for Non-members (includes materials) REGISTER NOW AND WATCH AS YOUR CHILDREN HAVE FUN WITH ART AND CLAY!  Check our website for full details:  www.yellowsprimgs.org/classes-workshops/camps/.  Contact Cher Pizzi, Studio Program Manager, at cpizzi@yellowsprings.org or call 610 827-7414 Ext. 16 with questions. KIDS’ ARCHAEOLOGY DIG – August 14 – 18 The popular archaeology dig – TREASURE HUNTERS – at Historic Yellow Springs will be offered August 14  – 18.  We begin our day at 9 a.m....