Upcoming Events

April 11- May 27 Dare 2B a Little Square, Community Exhibition -- reception April 15 6pm-9pm

Art on the Lawn August 13, 2016 -- applications available here




Friday, April 15, 2016

Dare 2B a Little Square


Dare 2B a Little Square.
The Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Cory Street in Yellow Springs, is pleased to announce a spring exhibition: Dare 2B a Little Square: An Open Community Art Exhibit, a show in which local artists created art within a 6” by 6” square (2D and/or 3D). The show will run from April 11 through May 27, and a reception for the artists will take place at the Gallery on Friday, April 15, between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Meet Nicki Strouss


Nicki Strouss enjoys creating both functional and sculptural work. Her vessels reference figures and possibility. These forms are narrative and reference objects caught in an evolutionary trajectory to or from a time and place of baskets, cups or paintings. Reference to function is evident because many of the forms are utilitarian. The repetition of form is my way of understanding each shape or idea in a new medium or combination. Mediums used include high fire clay, wool, paper, wax, and any number of other household implements to create a rich surface that is best experienced when held in hand. The decision to use a variety of materials and process helps vary and enforce the experience and interpretation of the repeated forms and at the same time enhance the visual and physical texture of the pieces. Some forms appear fragile, as if cracking eggs and others look as strong as weathered stones. As containers for thoughts or food, I hope these objects find a happy place to enliven your home.
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   Nicki grew up on a horse farm in Lexington, KY and is now home in Columbus after graduating from Columbus College of Art and Design, and earning her 200 RYT from Grow Yoga. She continues to work with local artists and various other learning institutions and teaches ceramics at Columbus Academy, CCAD, and the Craft Museum. She is also a yoga instructor at Balanced Yoga. Other interest and inspiration are from slow food, the outdoors, traveling, and sharing knowledge.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Community Exhibit -- Artists Wanted




Dare to 2B Square is back, this time with a twist!  Call for Artists: Spring Exhibition: Dare 2B a Little Square.

The Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Cory Street in Yellow Springs, invites community artists to submit entries for a spring exhibition: Dare 2B a Little Square: An Open Community Art Exhibit. All local artists are invited to create art within a 6” by 6” square (2D and/or 3D) and submit their entries by April 4. The show will run from April 11 through May 27, and a reception for the artists will take place at the Gallery on Friday, April 15, between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m..   
Applications and more information can be found here. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

YSHS Opening


We had a fantastic turn our at last night's opening for the Yellow Springs High School Art Students. Thank you to all that came out.




Who knows maybe one day we'll see art work by one of these young artists hanging our gallery in the future.


If you weren't able to make it, the student's show will be up through the month of February.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Meet Barbara Vandecreek

This summer I retired after more than 35 years in public school education, and now I enjoy making glass beads and creating jewelry.  In 2005 I was working in Springfield and took a lampworking at the Springfield Museum of Art and I have been hooked on designing glass ever since. 

For me lampwork is an art that constantly challenges. There's something mesmerizing about the torch flame and watching the glass go from a solid to a liquid and back again while coaxing it into a specific shape. It's an endless quest of color, design and technique -- always exciting, sometimes frustrating, and never boring!

A major support and mover for continuing education of new techniques and skills is my membership in a Southwest Ohio gathering of lampwork artists. 

Additionally, I live in Beavercreek, love to read, and to bake.  My husband and I have two daughters and four delightful grandchildren.

My website is www.bvbeads.com 





Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Mark your calendars


Come to Village Artisans in Yellow Springs for an art exhibition by the Yellow Springs High School Advanced and AP Art Classes, YS in Color. Come for food, fun, and amazing artwork by student artists. There will be prints, cards, and original artwork available for sale. Proceeds to benefit the Yellow Springs High School art program. All ages welcome, admission is free. Come support our young Artists!

Where: Village Artisans
100 Corry Street, Yellow Springs Ohio
When: Friday, January 22, 6-8 PM

Featured Artists:
Olivia Chick
Elesha Harney
Anna Mullin
Madeline Nielsen
Julie Roberts
Meredith Rowe
Callie Smith
Kyra Siemer
Holly Weir
Grace Wilke
Bear Wright