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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Big Birthday Plans for Ann

Eighty-Year-Old to Celebrate Her Twentieth Birthday with Exhibit at The Cannery

"The planned celebration came about," explained Ann, "when I realized that this year is Leap Year and I would, indeed, HAVE a birthday this year, and it would be my 20th; and ZAP!What was that? My God, I'm 80! Well, a milestone must be acknowledged, and I didn't want to wait until my 21st (too chancy - four more years), so I came up with this idea to gather together the many wonderful people I've met over the years and celebrate."
"The Cannery gallery," adds Ann "is managed by two friends, Marsha Pippenger and Christy Jennewein, and they are graciously allowing me to hang some of my recent work (as well as old favorites) and display my handmade books which rarely get to see the light of day. So it's a party/exhibit all in one, and I named it 'Exuberance' because I'm pretty exuberant about making it to 20! (80!)"
Included in the calligraphy exhibit, Ann says, will be a framed version of 'Exuberance is Beauty - Energy is Eternal Delight,' a quote by William Blake. "I'll also have 2 pieces inspired by Wendell Berry, the Kentucky farmer/poet whom I love. And two large pieces from a year-long study of "The Song of Amergin" - a 9th-century Irish bard's ongoing essay on one-ness, and some 3-D pieces: 'Homage to Timothy Ely' (a pyramid book), 'Metamorphosis Wheel,' and 'Recycled Resurrection,' which was built from pieces of writing left over from the book that I showed at the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.
"I have always loved books - I must have been a scribe in another life," says Ann, "and I have found calligraphy to be an enriching discipline in my life for the past thirty-some years, and it continues to grow into ever-new areas."

Eighty-year-old Ann Bain, Springboro calligrapher and member of the Village Artisans of Yellow Springs, will celebrate her twentieth birthday with an exhibit at the Cannery Art and Design Center on February 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (snow date, March 4), 434 East Third Street in Dayton.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Congratulations Pete

We know things have been quiet on the blog front for Village Artisans, but that's only because our artisans have been busy doing what we do best....MAKING ART. 

We are extremely excited to share some exciting news about artisan, Pete Mitas. He took the award for the Most Creative Use of Paper at the Rosewood Arts Center's Annual Dayton's Area Works on Paper exhibition. 

"Urban Scrawl" won the Most Creative Use of Paper award at the 22nd Annual Dayton Area Works on Paper exhibition. The exhibition is open to the public until March 9th at the Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olsen Drive in Kettering.
Pete Mitas, a member of Village Artisans in Yellow Springs, hand colored both sides of artist trading cards with bold patterns and built the structure to enable the viewer to see each side of as many cards as possible. The design on each side of a card took 20 to 30 minutes to do and the structure was completed on and off over a period of three months. The work was completed only when Pete ran out of clips he used to connect the cards together.
Congratulations Pete!