2016 TOWN TOURS AND VILLAGE WALKS TROLLEY TOURS- A HUGE SUCCESS

Three trolley cars entered our village on the afternoon of July 14 to launch the 2016 Town Tours and Village Walks program at Historic Yellow Springs.  This was a program long in the planning as Moore Archivist, Sandy Momyer, worked with the four surrounding townships to organize a tour that focused on the Supplying Freedom Tour as part of the 300th Anniversary of the Iron and Steel industry in Chester County. Sandy extends her thanks to Charlestown, East Pikeland, West Pikeland and West Vincent Townships for their support.  Also, the Mill at Anselma, the Charlestown Historical Society, East Pikeland Historical Society, West Vincent Historical Committee, and the Horse-Shoe Trail Conservancy were deeply involved in the tour and the support of its members was deeply appreciated. We were pleased to host 340 people on the trolley tour who then returned to cool drinks and snacks at The Washington. The Information tables set up by the townships and sites provided expanded historic knowledge for our visitors to peruse. To facilitate this there were 40 volunteers, including HYS staff, who served as guides on the trolleys, checking-in visitors, serving refreshments, hosting our Information Tables, directing traffic and any other task that needed to be done. We thank all our visitors and volunteers who made this event such fun and such a success. We also thank Karen Marshall, Chester County Historic Preservation Officer, for all her support to facilitate the trolley...

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK- September 2016

Hi Everyone, After the hot summer we had this year, we at HYS are really looking forward to September and the Fall.  I can’t believe that Labor Day is here and school has already started.   Our fall art classes are already online and will start September 19th.  And even if you can’t sign up for a class, there are a number of fall workshops that will satisfy your creative soul, so please check out our website for details. We will have our Annual Meeting on Sunday October 2nd so please mark your calendars and come Sunday afternoon to hear all about what has been accomplished this past year and what are our plans moving forward.  After the meeting please stay to enjoy some food and drink and mingle with friends and neighbors. We are also excited about our Fall Fine Arts and Craft show happening November 11th, 12th and 13th. It will be twice as big this year with a wider variety of exceptional crafts and art. We will continue to keep you posted about all that is happening here.  The village is looking great thanks to all of the garden club volunteers who are keeping the gardens beautiful; our beautiful rebuilt stone walls made possible through a generous donation and all of the efforts of the HYS Volunteers, Staff and Board. See you in the village, Eileen Can You Help Us? This fall, our Wood Kiln will be using a lot of wood and we are in need of a gas-powered log splitter to split the wood logs we’ve collected over the summer. If you have one in good working order,...

ANNUAL MEETING IN OCTOBER

WHAT:  HYS ANNUAL MEETING WHEN:  Sunday, October 2, 2016 WHERE:  The Lincoln Building TIME:  2:00 PM The Board of Directors of Historic Yellow Springs will hold its Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 2nd, at 2 p.m. in the Lincoln Building. Everyone is invited to attend! At this time, you will hear from Board President Gail Fishman and Executive Director Eileen McMonagle as they report on the “state of the village.” They will share the business and finances of the Board as well as the events, art classes, property issues, and all that is happening at Yellow Springs.  It is also a time to learn about plans for the coming year. We are pleased to report that our self-sustaining goals are being met as we move forward. Plan to be here to hear the details that are allowing us to do so.  It is a very exciting time in the village. The Volunteer of the Year award will be announced at the Annual Meeting.  The Annual Meeting is also a great opportunity to meet the Board of Directors, our Executive Director and the staff of...

Upcoming Yellow Springs Shows: Jurying Information

2017 YELLOW SPRINGS ART SHOW Get your applications NOW if you would like to jury to enter the 2017 Yellow Springs Art Show.  Applications are due in the HYS office by September 2.  Jurying will take place September 29 and 30. You can go online yellowsprings.org/about/yellow-springs-art-show/ to download an application.  Send it in with your non-refundable jurying fee of $35 and you will be notified of the jury process and how to schedule a time to present your framed, ready-to- hang art work. We will need to see four pieces. 2016 YELLOW SPRINGS FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW The Yellow Springs Fine Arts and Crafts Show is scheduled to be held November 11, 12, 13 from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m.  Booth spaces are available for a rental fee with a jury process needed.  Get your application to jury NOW online at yellowsprings.org/event/fine-arts-craft-show/.  Details of the show and booth size are listed.  Artists will need to man their booth space during the show. We are searching for ceramics, glass, wood, paper, fiber arts, photography, jewelry and more.  All arts and crafts artists are welcome.  Booth space is limited so we encourage you to apply to jury...

JENNIFER FRUDAKIS-PETRY TO HOLD BAS-RELIEF SCULPTURE WORKSHOP

WHAT:  BAS-RELIEF SCULPTURE WORKSHOP WHEN:  SEPTEMBER 17 AND 24, 2016 WHERE:  CHESTER SPRINGS STUDIO TIME:  10 A.M – 4 P.M. COST:  Members: $100; Non-Members $120 Sculptor Jennifer Frudakis-Petry will lead a workshop through the hands-on step-by-step process of exploring the traditional art of bas-relief sculpture.  You will learn to transfer your design onto clay, sculpt the clay into a dimensional drawing, and then prepare if for the kiln firing.  The subject matter is your choice.  Clay and sculpting tools are provided. Jennifer Frudakis-Petry has been a sculptor for over 30 years, has taught figurative sculpture for more than 25 years.  She has a certificate in sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and has taken the four-year sculpture program at the Frudakis Academy under EvAngelos W. Frudakis. Recently, the Frudakis family came to visit HYS and share stories with us. Yellow Springs is very special to the Frudakis family.  The Frudakis Academy was run by Jennifer’s father, EvAngelos W. Frudakis and it was EvAngelos who attended the program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  He was also a student at the Country School of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at Chester Springs. Now Jennifer will be teaching here-the family has come full circle in our village! You can register and pay for this workshop online at http://yellowsprings.org/classes-workshops.  Questions?  Call Cher Pizzi, Studio Program Manager at 610 827-7414 Ext....

Chester Springs Studio Summer Update

SUMMER ART CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS Summer has arrived and the artists are busy painting and the potters throwing.  The kilns are fired up and ready to go. This summer we are offering a series of shorter classes to fit around your travel plans. Register now for Landscape Painting or Beginning Drawing—both beginning on Tuesday, July 26th. Or, participate in one of our many workshops and try out Raku Firing with Brett Thomas, Still Life Painting with Georganna Lenssen, Throwing Large Scale Forms with Kevin Crowe or Bas-Relief Sculpture with Jennifer Frudakis-Petry. Our Half-Day Summer Kids Camp is underway and it is great to hear the chatter and scampering of the children as they are busy with clay, paint, pencils, paper and mixed media.  The first week began with the theme Under the Sea. And, there’s still time to register for the Archaeology Dig (July 11-15), Myths and Legends (July 18-22), and Nature and the Great Outdoors (July 25-29). Check out our Kids Art and Clay Gallery on Facebook to see some of their work from the first week of camp. FALL CLASSES BEING PLANNED Chester Springs Studio fall classes will begin September 12 so begin to think about the classes you and your children would like to explore come September.  Watch our website for the schedule to be posted as it is developed.  And remember you can sign up and pay class fees online at http://yellowsprings.org/classes-workshops/.  Please contact Cher Pizzi, Studio Program Manager at cpizzi@yellowsprings.org or call 610.827.7414 ext. 16 with any...

TOWN TOURS AND VILLAGE WALKS 2016!

WHAT:  Town Tours and Village Walks WHEN:  Thursday, July 14, 2016 WHERE:  Trolley Tour of Supplying Freedom Tour at Yellow Springs TIME: 3 -7 P.M. – RAIN OR SHINE WE ARE ALL SOLD OUT – NO SEATS AVAILABLE! ALL ABOARD THE TROLLEY FOR THOSE WITH RESERVATIONS!   At this time all seats are reserved – no seats are available.  For those with reservations, this is a RAIN or SHINE event.  Please know that HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY IS LIMITED if you have your reserved seat. As part of the 300th celebration of Iron and Steel in Chester County, HYS is hosting the Supplying Freedom Tour highlighting sites that supplied products to aid in the fight for freedom in the founding of our country.  We will travel through East and West Pikeland, Charlestown and West Vincent Townships learning about churches, cemeteries, barns, mines, schools, covered bridges and iron mine sites along our scenic Chester County byways.  Pick up a brochure on all the tours coming up in the Lincoln Building.  This is our 22nd season of hosting Town Tours and Village Walks. This program is sponsored by the Chester County Board of Commissioners Planning Commission, Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau, Chester County Historic Preservation Network and the Chester County Historical Society.  For information on future tours go to www.chesco.org/Planning?townTours, or pick up a brochure throughout the county.  We are sorry that you may have missed the trolley tour, but there are still many interesting tours planned throughout August. The industrial historic landscape includes much to explore.  Visit www.ironandsteelheritage.org to learn about history of the iron sites and events that are scheduled for...

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK- July/August 2016

Hi Everyone, What a busy summer we’re having here at Historic Yellow Springs! Every weekend there are weddings in The Washington; art classes in the Studio Barn and on the grounds; art shows in the Lincoln and beautiful gardens to see and enjoy.  Thanks to all of our garden clubs who continue to come out in this hot weather to keep our gardens beautiful.  The Philadelphia Unit of the Herb Society of America is seeing a lot of use of their medical herb garden by the Revolutionary War hospital ruin. Conestoga Garden Club is receiving rave reviews from everyone who sees their gardens in the front of the Lincoln Building and Twin Valley Garden Club, with a special thanks to Nancy Holman and Dot Alloway, has completely redesigned our wonderful courtyard garden and the Brides are loving it!! Finally, Whitford Hills’ garden in the triangle of Art School and Yellow Springs Road is a beautiful and striking welcome to the village. On Thursday of this week we will again be hosting Chester County’s Town Tours and Village Walks. This year is very special for us in that we are providing a Trolley Tour of not just Historic Yellow Springs but of a number of historic sites throughout the four townships that are part of Northern Chester County. I would like to personally thank Sandy Momyer who has been working so hard on this tour and all of the 300 Year Iron and Steel Anniversary events for over a year! This e-News will be our last for the summer and we want to remind everyone that we have a number...

Happy Summer!

Historic Yellow Springs wishes each of you a happy summer filled with fun, relaxation and memories.  Summer in the village is busy and will continue filled with tours, exhibitions, art classes for adults and children, an archaeological dig and special workshops.  While all this is going on, we are busily planning for a vigorous fall season so watch for our September e-News to see what is on the calendar....
MITCH LYONS POTTERY WORKSHOP AT CHESTER SPRINGS STUDIO

MITCH LYONS POTTERY WORKSHOP AT CHESTER SPRINGS STUDIO

Mitch Lyons will present a two-day pottery workshop Surface Treatments for Pottery at Chester Springs Studio on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, 2016, from 10 am. to 4 p.m. each day. Mitch Lyons Pottery Workshop Chester Springs Studio is honored to host a new pottery workshop with Mitch Lyons. Due to popular demand, Mitch Lyons has returned to teach Surface Treatments for Pottery. The workshop is open to all levels of potters. Cost is $210 for members; $230 non-members. Learn to apply innovative colored-clay surface treatments Create seamless hand-built pottery Come away from the workshop with original pottery (no trimming needed) Tuition includes white or brown stoneware clay Surface Treatments for Pottery Mitch will explore his unique process of hand-built pottery using a series of dowel rods in graduated sizes to hollow out the center.  This allows you to create one-of-a-kind surfaces by adding colored clay slips, textures and inlaid designs as the pottery is being formed.  The resulting ceramic cylinders can be virtually any length and diameter, of uniform thickness and without seams.  He will also show how the cylinders may be further altered and finished into a variety of shapes. If you love pottery and interesting surface patterns, textures and designs–this workshop is for you!   REGISTER NOW! Mitch Lyons was recently featured in Ceramics Art Daily. About Mitch Lyons Mitch Lyons earned his Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, and his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Graphics from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His pottery and clay monoprints can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States,...