Saturday, March 9, 2013

Today is a Curious Saturday for a change

2013 YSAC Members Show – “Art for Change”
(presented by the Yellow Springs Arts Council)

Experience Saturday:  Saturday, March 9, 2013 (6-9pm)
Location:  YS Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry Street

YSAC’s first Experience Saturday event of 2013 is on March 9 (6-9pm), kicking off Spring Into The Arts – Experience Peace. We will begin the evening with a “Free Art Friday Movement” talk and slide show led by Corrine Bayraktaroglu, who will explore this international movement.

The Curious Sound (Kyleen Downes, Theresa Snider & Emma Woodruff) will perform their unique mix of "folk, rock & awesome" at 7:30pm. Suggested donation is $5. The Yellow Springs Arts Council’s Experience Saturday series provides opportunities to share in the talents of our local artists.

The Free Art Friday Movement is about artwork being placed on the street for any member of the public to enjoy and take home -- go on, make someone's day! The joy is that there are no rules. For the artist, it is an opportunity to create work free from the constraints of commerce, to voice an idea, shout a political message or just amuse and confuse the viewer. Art is so often tied to a need by the artist to ‘make a living’ and constrained by gallery and dealer issues. Free Art Friday focuses the artist on the act itself, giving complete artistic freedom as opposed to considering financial and commercial limits.

The act of removing the work intrigues. Almost an act of situationist art itself. Is there guilt? Why is it taken? Is it coveted and displayed? Are they artists themselves? Or kids, willing to steal and destroy purely for the act of rebellion or someone never faced with something completely free, not promoting or selling? After all how many things do you know that are completely free, no strings attached?

All street artists, whether producing static or removable art, hope to promote discussion in one form or other. Question the images thrown at you and use your political power. Can art change YOU? Come see for yourself how our artist members harness the power of art to promote consciousness, provoke dialogue and inspire action! Explore your passions and envision positive change for yourself, your community and your world.

Visit the Yellow Springs Arts Council on Facebook for more details. The YSAC Community Gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday (1-4pm), except for the third week of each month.

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