Upcoming Events

Through Dec 31st: Baby It's Cold Outside - works by members of Village Artisans Cooperative

January 9th 6-8pm reception for Views of the Village -works by Yellow Springs High School AP art classes

August 8th 2015 : Art On the Lawn (applications available here)




Friday, December 19, 2014

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Please join us for the opening reception of "Views of the Village" a unique look at Yellow Springs on January 9th, 2015, at the Village Artisans from 6-8 pm. This collection of art pieces was created by The Yellow Springs High School Advanced/AP Studio Art Classes.

This exhibit is part of their PBL project.  Project goals are: taking on the role of a professional artist, create high quality artwork, work together to create a successful and professional exhibition, and raise money for the Advanced and AP Art Classes at the High School.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Baby It's Cold Outside.




The gallery at the Village Artisans cooperative, 100 Corry Street, features a special holiday show of its artists’ work throughout December, “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” including items by new members, Scott Stolsenberg and Jo Ettorre. The gallery will host an open house on Saturday, December 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call (937) 767-1209

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Diamonds are Delightful - Final Days


Our community show Diamonds are Delightful  is in it's final days.  Thank you  to all of the artists that participated.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Meet Jo Ettorre

Jo(anna) Ettorre has been exploring fiber art as a knitweaver for two decades, and fiber as an expressive medium for a lifetime.  “It’s how I quiet a chatty mind, and practice listening and feeling for harmony.”  Along with crochet, needle felting, and dyeing, knitweaving tapestries is the culmination of those years, coming full circle recently from her wearable art accessories.   

A Cleveland native, Jo claims her favorite inspirations on Lake Erie, “anywhere I can see the water”, and Dawes Arboretum, a spectacular celebration of Nature in Licking County.  “I imagine the world being created one thread at a time, and look to Nature for how it was done.  Creating a base image with knitweaving at the loom, I can take the next stage out into Nature, and embellish a piece sitting among the trees or by the lake.  Portable work has been invaluable during the years I was raising my son, and it became a favorite part of how I finish tapestries that are truly collaborations with the natural world.”  


Originally trained in law, Jo is a self-educated artist, who acknowledges the gifts of  a long list of teachers that deepened her skills over a lifetime.  “I am  grateful to Village Artisans for expanding my horizons when I was a co-op member in 2001-2, and I’m very excited to return to the gallery this year.  

More images of her work can be seen at www.balancingpointstudio.com

Meet Scott Stolsenberg

Scott Stolsenberg is a local photographer in Yellow Springs.


He grew up in Washington Court House and has loved art as far back as he can remember. Scott studied art all through high school and college, exploring many different media including paint, pen and ink, pencil sketching and zinc plate etchings. After College he focused more on photography. In 2002, the Record Herald, a newspaper in Washington Court House, started publishing his photos. After that beginning, Scott’s work began appearing in the Trip Ohio travel magazine, Salt magazine, and the Fayette County publication, Spectrum. He spent two years working as a photographer and photo editor for Art of Photography photo studio in Washington Court House.

While he has loved all these different types of photography, Scott has always loved nature photography the most. His work showcases many places but he is especially fond of the Hocking Hills and Yellow Springs area.             
                 


For Scott, photography is his way to explore the world around him. There are nuances and details that can be missed with the naked eye. When capturing a bird, insect, flower or even a cloud within a photo, the opportunity is there to study it and admire it in even greater detail. “I always hope that people will look at my work and see things they have not noticed before, “ says Scott. “It is important for people to find connections to the world around them. Only then will they work to protect it.”       

As for how he learned photography, Scott has this to say, “I have not had much formal training. I learned most of what I know from self-study and the wonderful photographers who have shared their time and knowledge with me. In turn, I love to share what I have learned with others. Everyone has something to share and I learn something new each time I interact with another artist.”  



Monday, October 13, 2014

Diamonds are Delightful


glass dish by community artist Elaine Heis
The Village Artisans Cooperative in Yellow Springs is pleased to announce their autumn show, “Diamonds are Delightful,"  an exhibition by community artists of two and three-dimensional art in a diamond shape or with diamonds as a theme. The show will run daily from  October 17 through November 15 at the Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio, with an artist reception (including wine and hors d’oeuvres) on Friday, October 17, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Gallery at (937) 767-1209 or visit the Village Artisans website at  www.villageartisans.blogspot.com.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Call to Artists -- Diamonds are Delightful

Call for Artists 
Village Artisans Open Community Art Show
Diamonds are Delightful!
October 5 through November 1, 2014
Artist Reception October 17, 2014 from 6-9PM

Over the years, local artists participating in Village Artisans community shows have Dared to be Square and were Bound to be Round. This year you are invited to discover that Diamonds are Delightful! We are challenging artists create two or three dimensional art in a diamond shape or with diamonds as a theme. (Literally or figuratively, let you brain go wild!)
Deadline for entries is September 30,2014.  $10.00 entry fee. Applications available at Village Artisans or here.