Fine Arts and Crafts Show

Fine Arts and Crafts Show Opening Reception: Friday, November 9, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Show: Saturday – Sunday, November 10-11, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily Location: Lincoln Building Galleries Admission: $5 per person, FREE to MEMBERS Join us for the Historic Yellow Springs Fine Arts and Crafts Show! The opening reception is on Friday, November 9th, from 5:30–8:30 p.m. The show will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. in the Lincoln Building Galleries. Admission is $5 per person and is FREE to members. We will be exhibiting and selling the work of fine artists and craftsmen creating ceramics, glass, wood, paper, fiber arts, photography, jewelry and more. All artists and craftsmen will be at their booths to discuss their work and assist you in your purchases. The show will be a perfect time to get an early start on your holiday shopping! You are sure to find unique and one-of-a-kind pieces that will delight your family and friends. Want to set up a booth in the show? We have just a few spots open so email us at inquiries@yellowsprings.org or call 610 827-7414. Our Lincoln Building has Wi-Fi for your convenience. If you would like to volunteer in support of this event, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy McGarry,...

WE WELCOME BABY THEODORE

Congratulations to Caitlin Burton and George Meresitzis as they welcome baby Theodore Spiros Meresitzis into their lives.  Caitlin serves as Venue Manager at Historic Yellow Springs planning and hosting all our weddings and events at The Washington. Theo was born on December 27, 2017, weighing 7 lbs. 12 oz. and 21 inches long.  Caitlin told us, “This was the best day of my life and experience to bring this little soul into this world.”  She reports that he is a very good baby and got all gold stars on his one-month check-up.  We look forward to watching Theo grow and thrive. Caitlin will be returning to her position here at HYS following a maternity leave. Her creative and business skills will continue to assist our brides in planning the most memorable day of their lives and introduce The Washington to area corporate partners. Again, all best wishes to Caitlin and George and their new little...

NCECA CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN PITTSBURGH

The 2018 52nd annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts (NCECA) will be held March 14-17 in Pittsburgh, PA.   CROSS CURRENTS:  CLAY AND CULTURE is a huge yearly gathering of ceramic artists, K-12 schools, community centers, universities, museums, galleries, businesses, organizations, collectors and enthusiasts of the ceramic arts from the United States and 20 foreign countries.   NCECA fosters education and appreciation for the ceramic arts through programs, publications, exhibitions, and resources to inspire advancement of the field and creative opportunities for artists. Excitement is building for this event right here in our Ceramic Studio at Chester Springs.  Eileen McMonagle, Executive Director, a ceramic artist, herself, and Matt Wren, our Ceramic Studio Supervisor, a ceramic artist, too, will be attending the 2018 conference.   Joining them will be a group of our ceramic artists/faculty and students who look forward to this exciting experience.  Our Studio assistant Pam Nobles will be a volunteer at the conference. Ceramic arts are featured along with teaching and learning.  Fellowships are given by NCECA for independent research; awards for emerging artists; as well as international residency experiences.  The conference will include presentations on kilns and glazes; exploration of cultural traditions, knowledge and innovations; demonstrations of techniques; and historic pottery illustrating the past as well as contemporary pottery looking to the future.   There will be a Research Center focusing on the latest books, catalogues, journals, and magazines from around the world highlighting ceramics.  A Gallery Expo will feature the sale of extraordinary works in clay and a special exhibition with present the work of K-12 schools fostering creativity in learning. Eileen and...