Upcoming Events

May 3-30 Back to the Garden -- in our lobby.
Reception on Fri. May 19, 6-9p

Art on the Lawn August 12, 2017 -- 10a-5p, Mills Lawn School, 200 S. Walnut St. in Yellow Springs
applications available here




Friday, December 18, 2015

ColorfuLibby exhibit in Yellow Springs.

Village Artisan, Libby Rudolf , has a art show coming up.  ColorfuLibby - Watercolors for CFI will be at the Yellow Springs Brewery from Dec 23, 2015 - Feb. 1, 2016.  The theme of the artwork comes from many walks in Glen Helen Nature Preserve and along the river here in Yellow Springs, explorations in other parks and the caribbean.  15 percent of proceeds will be donated to Community Food Initiatives of Athens, who work with farmers and donations to insure food security, educate people about cooking and health, run programs for youth to help them learn about raising food and seed-saving projects.  Libby's daughter Melanie has interned with them and continues to volunteer.  Mary Nally who runs CFI will attend the reception on Dec. 30!
  The Artist Reception is on Wednesday, Dec 30, 5-7pm. Michael Brown will prepare savories from locally produced pork (Moonshadow Farm) and other goodies locally sourced.  There will be  cookies because Libby has to have the sweets!!!  The Yellow Springs Brewery is located at 305 N Walnut St in Yellow Springs and is generally open W-Sun, 3-10pm.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Learn from an Artisan

Want to learn from one of our artisans?  Join our very own Sara Gray for an 8 week course and a two-day workshop in stained glass at the Springfield Museum of Art.




Saturday, November 28, 2015

Holiday Memories




The Village Artisans co-operative, 100 Corry Street, is pleased to announce its early winter gallery show, “Holiday Memories,” featuring works in a variety of media created by Village Artisan members. The show will run from November 24 through January 15. The public is invited to stop by and browse until 5:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A reception for the artists will take place at the Gallery on Friday, December 4, between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Small Business Saturday

Today is Black Friday, which means tomorrow is Small Business Saturday.    If you are looking for that unique hand made item for someone special, don't forget to come by the shop and see what our artisans have created for this holiday season.


Here's a little preview of what you might find.





Special thanks to our artisan, Scott Stolsenberg, for putting this video together.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

smallWORKS by Ann Bain

NEW EXHIBIT AT VILLAGE ARTISANS
During the month of October, Village Artisan member Ann Bain will be exhibiting a show called "smallWORKS,”  a collection of calligraphic pieces done over a period of years. In Ann’s words, "Sometimes inspiration comes on tiny feet instead of humungous, stomping ones ... listen to the small."

The Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Cory Street in Yellow Springs, is open from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 12:00 to 5:00 on Sunday, and 11:00 to 6:00 on Friday and Saturday. A reception for Ann will be held on Friday, October 16, from 6:30 - 9 at the gallery. 



Saturday, September 26, 2015

Reception for Leah Grommon



Don't forget we're having a reception for Leah Grommon's show on Sunday September 27, from 2pm to 4pm.


It's a great chance to see the work in person, meet the artist.  Rumor has it Leah will have her guitar there and treat everyone to some live music too!  



Monday, September 7, 2015

"Celebrating Glen Helen and Guitars



The Village Artisans Cooperative is pleased to announce their September gallery show, "Celebrating Glen Helen and Guitars, a display of acrylic paintings of guitars as well as of different locations in the Glen by Leah Grommon. The show will run daily from September 1 – 30  at the Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio, with an artist reception (including refreshments) on Sunday, September 27, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Gallery at (937) 767-1209 or visit the Village Artisans website at www.villageartisans.blogspot.com.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Local Inspirations Opening



Please come join us Friday August 21 from 6 pm to 9 pm for our opening reception of Local Inspirations. 








Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Photos from 2015 Art on the Lawn



Having trouble seeing the slideshow?  Click here.


Special congratulations to this year's Best in show artist, Michelle Litell


From 32nd Annual Art On the Lawn 8-8-15

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

In the news -- Art on the Lawn

Kudos to our very own Pam Geisel and Amy Achor for their outstanding appearance on WDTN's Living Dayton.  They did a great job promoting Art On the Lawn. Don't forget it's this Saturday, August 8th from 10-5pm 




We are super excited to welcome over one hundred artists to this year's event. If you missed today's broadcast you can watch here: http://wdtn.com/2015/08/04/art-on-the-lawn/


Saturday, July 25, 2015

32nd Annual Art on the Lawn

32nd Annual “Art on the Lawn” (presented by Village Artisans)

When: Saturday, August 8, 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

Where: Mills Lawn, 200 S. Walnut Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Who: 100 artists from Ohio and beyond selling their original fine arts and crafts

“Art on the Lawn” -- the popular outdoor festival of art, food, and music -- is in its thirty-second year! This year, approximately 100 artists will gather under the shade trees in the heart of Yellow Springs, to show and sell their wares.

Both new and returning artists will display a variety of jewelry, papercraft, paintings, drawings, photography, caricatures, candles, garden and yard art, ceramics, glass, pressed flowers, fiber art, leather accessories, scarves, and more.
Food vendors and music complement the outstanding artwork.



Bob Pozarski is the featured artist at this year’s event. An architectural glass artist since 1976, Bob won Best of Show at last year’s “Art on the Lawn.” He teaches classes at the Peninsula Art Academy in Peninsula, Ohio, and he has won numerous awards for his art glass windows. Pozarski makes windows that are works of contemporary art, incorporating rounded pieces of blown glass, prisms, pressed-glass tiles and fused glass, made by melting two or more types of glass together in a kiln. "Most of these windows are just excuses to show off my homemade glass," he said. Come see his exquisite work at this year’s show!

“Village Artisans” is not only the name of the cooperative, but is also the name
of their gallery/shop, located at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, which houses the varied artwork of eighteen local member-artists.

For more information, contact Bill Felker (937-681-1089, wlfelker@gmail.com), visit the Village Artisans website at www.villageartisans.blogspot.com, come by the Village Artisans shop at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, or call Village Artisans at
937-767-1209.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Community Art Exhibit - Call for Artists

Call for Artists: The Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Cory Street in Yellow Springs, invites community artists to submit entries for the July-August exhibition: Local Inspiration: An Open Community Art Exhibit. Use your artistic interests to honor the people, places or things in Yellow Springs that inspire you! The show will run from July 28 through August 31, and a reception for the artists will take place at the Gallery on August 21 between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. Deadline for submitting applications: July 26.   Applications and information are available here.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Artisans Out and About

Leah Grommon




Dianne Collinson


BOTANICAL - Impressions in Clay, Glass, and Photography

BOTANICAL- Impressions in Clay, Glass, and Photography is a collaborative exhibition created by regional artists, Dianne Collinson, Kit Crawford, and Dennie Eagleson. The exhibition opens with an evening reception at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery on June 19, 2015 during the Yellow Springs Art Stroll and will run through July 12th. 

Each of the artists approached the theme of Botanical working in their individual medium in an exhibit that invites viewers to discover corresponding qualities of line, color and light found in the natural world and in their work. For example, Collinson’s black and white porcelain pieces will be reflected in Eagleson’s photograms, and Crawford’s luminous stained glass will share qualities with the large botanical images created with outdated polaroid film. 

Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs.  Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 1-4.


Dianne Collinson - Yellow Springs

Yellow Springs Artist Dianne Collinson has always been a maker working in multiple different media.  In recent years that has led her to an intensive exploration of clay.  Her signature technique uses natural plant material to create intaglio impressions in the highly contrasted black and white porcelains she creates for functional use. Because her botanical pieces are hand built, they have an organic, wabi sabi quality. Inspired by the colors and expressive images in the work of Crawford and Eagleson, she has also added colorful, painted botanical designs to this collection of new ceramic work.

As former Studio Director at John Bryan Community Pottery, Collinson initiated the creation of their gallery space and was instrumental in the wood kiln addition. She has has taught hand building classes and workshops and has exhibited her work at regional juried art shows and art fairs, at DVAC and other area galleries. She is currently a member of Village Artisans Gallery.


Kit Crawford - Cedarville

Kit Crawford became enchanted with light and color as a young art student at the American Center of Students and Artists in Paris. From the rooftop terrace, she could step out of her oil painting class and draw inspiration from the play of light through the new leaves of trees. Flora was at the heart of her early paintings and drawings. After she learned the art of making stained glass windows, these elements of light and botanical life came together. Always an illustrator, she began to draw with glass, creating her own original patterns for one of a kind pieces, and working from her treehouse studio at her home.

Kit developed the Art and Science program at the Antioch School in Yellow Springs beginning in 1983. She later became the Younger Group teacher. As an Artist in Residence she has led workshops in stained glass creating.  She has exhibited her glass work in area galleries and art fairs and has completed large commissions for homes in Ann Arbor, Midland, Southfield, and Beaver Island, Michigan, and Sebring, Florida.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Scapes...opening



We have had a great response by artists for our Scapes show.
We hope that you join us tonight, May 15th for the opening from 6pm to 9pm.  You can meet some of our guest artists in person.
 

 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Scapes...of all kinds



The Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Cory Street in Yellow Springs, announces its May-June exhibition: Scapes of All Kinds: An Open Community Art Exhibit. The “Scape” theme includes landscapes, planetscapes, oceanscapes, cityscapes, YellowSpringscapes, Outerspacescapes, landscapes of the mind, and even more! The show runs from May 8 through June 15, and a reception for the artists will take place at the Gallery on May 15 between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. 



Friday, March 20, 2015

Branching Out Reception


Don't forget we're having a reception for our latest show "Branching Out."  The reception will be Friday, March 20th from 6pm to 9pm.

We hope to see you there.


Monday, March 2, 2015

Down and Dirty

In today's world of computerized communication,  the art of calligraphy is fading more and more into obscurity.
 If you've ever had an interest in the subject, the Yellow Springs Arts Council has an exciting opportunity for you to learn from our very own Ann Bain.   The YSAC is hosting a one day workshop, Down and Dirty: An Intensive Introduction to Calligraphy – Legibility in 180 Minutes by Ann Bain.

For more information or to register visit the Yellow Springs Arts Council: http://www.ysartscouncil.org/event/education/ 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Congratulations!

photo courtesy of YSAC
We are pretty proud of two of our artisans that recently won awards in the Yellow Springs Arts Council Member's Showcase.  Congratulations to Kathy Moulton who received an Honorable Mention and to Dianne Collinson (pictured above)  for winning 2nd place.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

We're seeing R.E.D.

Except in this case we mean 
Radically 
Exceptional 
Design.

Red is also the color commonly associated with the emotion, love. We'd like to show our customers how much we love them by having a little customer appreciation sale. Feb 7th through the 14th all items in the shop will be given a ten percent discount.   So please pop in, check out our RED show and experience a little love from Village Artisans.



Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Artisans Out and About

Winter is frequently thought of as a time of year when things slow down, but not for our artisans.  Right now two Village Artisans have work hanging in galleries around the area. 


Current member, Scott Stolsenberg has teamed up with fellow photographer and former Village Artisan member, Talitha Greene for an exhibit called Through The Lens. Their photography will be on display through March in the Glen Helen Atrium Gallery. 




Pete Mitas once again has had a piece chosen for the 25th Annual Dayton Area Works on Paper.  You may recall that a couple of years ago Pete took home a prize for his piece in this show.   This year's Works on Paper exhibit will be on display through February 27th at the Rosewood Arts Center. 



Friday, January 30, 2015

Upcoming Show: RED



The Yellow Springs High School Art Show will be up for just a few more days. Then it will be time for our next show:


Stay tuned for an announcement of a special event in the shop in February.