Upcoming Events

May 15-June 21 Birds & Bees: Pollinators and Awareness of Beneficial Insects show -- in our lobby with a closing reception on Fri. June 21 from 6-9 pm.

Art on the Lawn August 10, 2019 -- 10a-5p, Mills Lawn School, 200 S. Walnut St. in Yellow Springs applications available here

Sunday, August 6, 2017

34th Annual Art on the Lawn

34th Annual “Art on the Lawn” (presented by Village Artisans)

WHEN: Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

WHERE: On the grounds of Mills Lawn School, 200 S. Walnut Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Yellow Springs, Ohio’s popular August festival of art, music and food – is in its thirty-third year. This year more than 100 artists from all over Ohio and beyond will gather under the shade trees at Mills Lawn School in the heart of Yellow Springs to show and sell their artwork. The event will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm; it is free and open to the public.

New and returning artists will present paintings, drawings, ceramics, fiber art, garden art, glass, jewelry, paper crafts, photography, candles, leather and more. Food vendors and live music will complement the outstanding artwork. The event is sponsored by Village Artisans, a multi-media artist cooperative in Yellow Springs.

Art on the Lawn's returning, featured artist this year is Peggy Schuning, a mixed media, mosaic artist from Cincinnati who primarily works in slate. Peggy won Best of Show at the 2016 Art on the Lawn. Schuning said she studied at Miami (of Ohio) University as an art teacher. She decided not to remain in the teaching profession and when she pursued stained glass a bit she found that “creating mosaics was a better fit for me as I enjoyed working with broken and discarded pieces.”

In 2014, the Preble County Art Association commissioned a sensory wall for a handicapped accessible playground in Eaton, OH. Schuning realized she "needed to learn a lot more" to be able to complete this project so she attended the 2014 Society of Mosaic Artists Conference, training under Isaiah Zagar, a mosaic artist who has created exterior mosaics all over South Philadelphia. Also at this conference Schuning found other like-minded people who pursued mosaics as an art. “I haven't looked back since.”

Schuning continues her mosaic training and has learned from internationally known mosaic artists. Art on the Lawn last year was actually the first juried art show she had ever applied to. At the show, she brought pieces from two workshops she had recently attended and was surprised when her slate pieces sold out. “Art on the Lawn was a pivotal turning point for me and my work," she said. "I've since obtained a studio space at Pendleton Art Center in Cincinnati and won more awards at art shows. My mosaic piece entitled Unbroken, Uncovered, Undone, received an award at the Mosaic Arts International show in Detroit this year."

The beautiful hand-made work of Peggy Schuning and over 100 other artists, can be seen at the August 12th Art on the Lawn in Yellow Springs.

For more information on the show or on Village Artisans, please visit the gallery at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, call 937-767-1209, email villageartisans.email@yahoo.com, or go to the web site: www.villageartisans.blogspot.com. Summer gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 11 am – 6 pm; Friday and Saturday 11 am – 6 pm; and Sunday Noon – 5 pm.

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