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 happening in the village throughout the summer.  Our summer arts program will soon be in full swing.  The children’s half-day summer art and archeology camp starts this month as well as our adult ceramic and fine arts classes and workshops. Check our website for registration details at www.yellowsprings.org . We are also participating in Chester County’s Town Tours and Village Walks. This is our 22nd year and our theme is in response to a question we get quite frequently here because of Revolutionary War Hospital ….”Where are the bodies buried?” You will find some of the answers in our “Remains of the Day” tour on Thursday July 27th.

As I sit here and look out my window, I see an art class painting our beautiful landscape en plein air. This is one of the reasons why this village is so magical. You don’t need a class to come enjoy this special place. Just stop by and enjoy.

See you in the village
Eileen