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The Yellow Springs Experience is brought to you by the Yellow Springs Arts Council (YSAC). Our mission is to help preserve the community's creative spirit while strengthening its capacity to build economic prosperity and enhance our quality of life.

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Artists and Presenters

The 2010 Yellow Springs Experience has many talented artists and presenters scheduled for activities and workshops during our 9 day event. The list below gives you a bit of insight to some of those participating in the fun…

The Greenberg’s Edible Garden, a stop on the Local and Sustainable Farm Tour on Sunday, July 11. Saul and Dione Greenberg have been transforming their lawn into an edible garden on their residential property in Yellow Springs. Their garden includes a variety of fruit and nut trees, shrubs, and annual vegetables.

Heartbeat Community Farm, a stop on the Local and Sustainable Farm Tour on Sunday, July 11. The acre that will be included on this tour combines annual and perennial vegetables, and fruits and nuts following permaculture design principles. The acre also includes three hives for honey and pollination.

Patrick Murphy Welage teaches Laughter Yoga on Friday, July 16. Patrick is a Certified Laughter Yoga teacher, who has trained with Dr. Madan Kataria, Steve Wilson, and Sebastien Gendry. Patrick is a seasoned internationally celebrated speaker, trainer, and teacher, who has been identified as one of the senior figures in the international Laughter Yoga movement. Visit

Bruce Cromer portrays a librarian traveling the world in search of the truth about a lost library book in the theater production Underneath the Lintel on Friday, July 9. Bruce is a Wright State University professor of theatre arts (acting and movement).

Purple Moon Farm is a stop on the Local and Sustainable Farm Tour on Sunday, July 11. It is a small family homestead located near Yellow Springs. Their primary focus is raising healthy food for their family, but they offer surplus yields to the public, including perennial fruit crops (Blackberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries), and poultry, including free-ranged chickens, guinea fowl, and heritage breed turkeys.

Smaller Footprint Farm is a stop on the Local and Sustainable Farm Tour on Sunday, July 11. Smaller Footprint has been operated for the past four years by local farmers committed to growing natural produce in an ecologically sustainable way. The farm provides over forty varieties of fresh, local, Naturally Grown vegetables and herbs, including Heirloom varieties, to CSA members and to the Yellow Springs Farmers Market.

The Skate Music Fest will feature The Show, Psychonaut Suitcase, Fuzzhound and Dr Meat. Youth bands performing are Francisco and Hammy, The Hat Trick and Blue Moon Soup. Musicians of all ages are invited to bring an acoustic instrument or drum and jam on a side stage between bands. Skaters are invited to skate throughout the event.

Mentor band The Show, with Yellow Springs resident Matt Housh, will play for the public and provide feedback for performing youth bands at the Skate Music Fest on Sunday, July 11. One teen band will be awarded the “SMurF Award”, which will include a chance to play at Peaches Grill.

Tom Hawley demonstrates the use of non-toxic wood finishes on Sunday, July 18. He is a designer and fabricator of wood furniture and sculpture in Yellow Springs.

Jill Becker teaches a dance improvisation class on Monday, July 12, the Fluid Core workshop on Wednesday, July 14 and the Foot Clinic on Thursday, July 15. She also performs at the Experience Launch Party on Friday, July 9 and the Nonstop Open House and Tapas Lounge on Saturday, July 17. Jill directed the Dance Program at Antioch College from 2001-2008. She directed Jill Becker and Dancers, Inc in New York City, toured for many years with a solo evening of dances entitled Portraits of Women and has received a National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer’s Fellowship.

James Johnston is teaching Stretch that Tune: Improv Techniques for Traditional Musics, on July 9 and 12. James enjoys a varied career as a conductor, performer, arranger and teacher. Formerly Chair of the Music Department at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Mr. Johnston has served as the Conducting Assistant of the Indianapolis Symphony and was the founding Music Director of the Southern Indiana Youth Symphony. He has also taught and conducted at Indiana University, Bloomington and at Earlham College. Newly appointed as the Music Director of the Dayton Mandolin Orchestra, Mr. Johnston is also the conductor of the Yellow Springs Chamber Orchestra, the Yellow Springs Community Band, and Music Director and Organist for the First Presbyterian Church in Yellow Springs.

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