200 S Walnut St
More than 100 artists from Ohio and beyond will gather under the shade trees at 200 S. Walnut St., in the heart of Yellow Springs, Ohio, to show and sell their original, fine arts and fine crafts at this year’s Art on the Lawn on Saturday, August 10, from 10 am-5 pm, rain or shine. This popular, free, outdoor festival of art, food and music, now in its thirty-sixth year, is sponsored by Village Artisans Gallery of Yellow Springs. Both new and returning artists will present their ceramics, drawings, fiber art, garden art, glass, jewelry, leatherwork, mixed media, papercraft, paintings, photography and more. Food vendors and live music complement the outstanding, juried artwork. Of the 100 artists, approximately two-thirds are returning artists while the rest are new to this show, including Yellow Springs photographer Angela Smith. Returning this year is Art on the Lawn’s Featured Artist Mary Hadden of Little Raven Clayworks, ceramic artist from Floyd, Virginia. Hadden won Best of Show at the 2018 Art on the Lawn. Hadden process includes using North Carolina terra cotta clay to build her ceramic pieces, some of which are pinched and molded with her fingers and others which are built with slabs of clay. She adds texture to the surface and sometimes presses objects into the clay then fires the pieces in a kiln. She is inspired by Mexican folk art, Edward Gorey, Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Seuss, and the natural world. Her goal is to bring childlike delight through her work and to keep the magic alive. Hadden has been making her unique hand-built ceramics for 32 years after taking a workshop. She says that “living an artful life is an adventure. To learn, discover, play, struggle and sometimes fail is a celebration of imagination and creativity.” Her curiously peculiar ceramic pieces are an extension of that celebration. To see more of Hadden’s work visit Art on the Lawn and her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LittleRavenClayworks. Village Artisans, sponsor of Art on the Lawn, is a cooperative art gallery in Yellow Springs featuring locally-made, affordable hand crafted jewelry, woodworking, pottery, photography, paintings, drawings, fiber, glass, and mixed media art. Located at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, Ohio, the regular gallery hours are Monday–Thursday 11 am-5 pm; Friday and Saturday 11 am-6 pm; and Sunday Noon-5 pm with extended hours for special events. For more information call 937-767-1209, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.villageartisans.blogspot.com or www.facebook.com/villageartisans.