Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival

Fairborn Art Association will co-sponsor the 33rd annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival on Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, August 17, 2014. The Festival will have approximately 160 booths of handmade arts & crafts items from local and regional vendors. An art tent with works by members of the Fairborn Art Association will also be present. The Festival has a family-friendly atmosphere with many children’s activities. Fresh sweet corn is steamed on site by a 1918 steam engine. A variety of food and freshly cut cold watermelon (the FAA booth) will also be available. There is free admission, free parking, & free entertainment both days. Saturday hours are 10 am – 7 pm; Sunday hours are 11 am – 6 pm.

The venue is Fairborn Community Park, 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, OH 45324. The park is 1/2 mile west of I-675, exit 20, the Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd. exit. This event is sponsored by the Fairborn Art Association and the Fairborn Lions Club. It is the primary fundraiser for both of these non-profits in support of their charitable activities. FAA supports art education by providing scholarships to college bound high school graduates from the Miami Valley who are pursuing an art major. The Lions Club supports the Pilot Dog program and scholarships for visually impaired Wright State University students.

Further information is available at the Festival website: http://www.fairbornsweetcornfestival.org/ Phone: 937-305-0800

Thank you. Robert Beireis Publicity Chair, Fairborn Art Association, 937-207-9047

The Art of Jazz

The 2014 Fairborn Jazz Festival held each year in Central Park would like to add another piece to the event by incorporating a live artist’s component to the music festival. In cooperation with the Fairborn Art Association, the Jazz Festival Committee would like to invite local and regional artists to participate in this community event.

Booth space will be available at Central Park for a limited number of artists. Our intention is to grow this annual Jazz Festival into a jazz and street art music festival titled “The Art of Jazz” eventually incorporating our Downtown District.

We welcome artists of different styles and mediums to participate in this 2014 event, on Saturday August 2, from 12pm to 8:30pm. There will be a $25 fee for booth space. This fee will be waived for members of the Fairborn Art Association however, registration is still required.

Please contact the Fairborn Parks and Recreation Department at (937)754-3090 for more event information and for a booth application. You can also contact the Parks and Recreation Department at parks@ci.fairborn.oh.us.

Watercolor Portrait/Figure Painting with Misuk Goltz

An 8-week class concentrating on portrait/figure painting will run from September 4 thru October 30, 2014 (no class on Oct. 9). The class will meet on Thursdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Fairborn Art Gallery, 221 North Central Ave, Fairborn. We will paint four samples in different categories of references; children, young and old, and a self portrait. Each week, class will take on a new project to complete using your references or my demo references. We will focus on how to complete a portrait/figure painting to produce a likeness and portray the essence of the person in a painterly manner. The tuition for the class is $95 for 8 weeks including the gallery fee. Please send your registration fee to Misuk Misuk Goltz, 2489 Sherbourne Way, Xenia, OH 45385, (937) 352-6711, mgoltz@woh.rr.com

Yuki Hall Fall Watercolor Class

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer.  I will be instructing a fall watercolor class, “Watercolor Simplified,” at FAA gallery starting on Sep. 8th.  In this class, I will be concentrating on how to simplify various subject matters, including landscapes, cityscapes, waterscapes, interior scenes, as well as some floral.  Above all, the most important goal is to have fun with watercolor!   Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this class.  Hope to see some of you on Sep. 8th!!!

Yuki Hall, (937) 426-7229,  yukihall@who.rr.com

Not Your Pretty Portrait Show

Remember this article from the June 2014 Newsletter? Well, the Prospectus is now available. Please email info@fairbornart.org and a copy will be emailed back to you.

NOT YOUR PRETTY PORTRAIT SHOW—Portraits, Self-Portraits, and Caricatures

Many of us have portraits, self portraits, and/or caricatures that are not the normal pretty painting or drawing.   We would like to get your “Not Quite Right” portraits out of your studios, basements, closets, attics, and garages and onto the walls of our gallery in September. Up to three framed pieces may be entered by members free of charge. Non-members may pay $5 per piece, or they are welcome to become members. The show will not be judged and no prizes will be awarded so that the creativity of each piece can be appreciated. Participating artists are invited to tell about their work at the September meeting when discussion about the show will be the topic of the evening instead of an artist demo. Please pick up an entry form at the social on June 3, or at the gallery or Sweet Corn Festival during the summer. Intake will be in the FAA gallery on Wednesday. August 20, 3–7 pm, and Thursday, August 21, 10 am–2 pm. Show dates are Tuesday, September 2, 6:30–9 pm, and Sundays, September 7, 14, and 21, 1–4 pm. Pick up will be Sunday, September 21, 4–5, and Monday, September 22, 1–3.

Questions can be directed to babsandboots2@yahoo.com.                                    …..Submitted by Dora Lawson

X*Act Summer Schedule

So much to do at X*ACT; only one summer to do it all.

There’s nothing to do in Xenia….  You hear it all of the time. Not true if you take a look at everything that X*ACT, your Xenia Area Community Theater and Arts Center has in store this summer. So, let’s make a list:

”Our Town” – Play by Thornton Wilder, on stage September 5-14

Mosaics Classes for Kids, June 30, July 2, 7, 9

Commemorative/Advertising Tiles – for sale for the façade of our building

One day Paving Stone Workshops – Saturday afternoons, June 28, July 26, August 23

Art Camp & Theater Camps – for children, July 14–25, July 28–August 8

“You Know the Old Slaying”- Community Murder Mystery, August 1, 2, 3

Cork & Canvas Events – at Willie’s on July 8 and Caesar Creek Vineyards on July 10


Why not become a member and enjoy a 10% discount on everything that X*ACT has to offer?

Submitted by Alan King, President, Media & PR Team Leader, media@xeniaact.org, Xenia Area Community Theater, Inc. & The X*ACT Arts Center, 45 E. Second St., Xenia, OH 45385, 937-372-0516, www.XeniaAct.org





Misuk Goltz Exhibition

Misuk Goltz has a Watercolor Painting Exhibition at Hithergreen Center from June 16 to July 30. The gallery hours are Mon – Fri  9:00-4:00 pm. Address: 5900 Hithergreen Dr., Kettering, OH 45429, Telephone: (937)435-2315. There are 25 paintings; old and new paintings are displayed. Most of paintings are for sale. Please contact Misuk at (937)352-6711 if you have any questions.

Scenes of Xenia Competition

Scenes of Xenia is a Community Art Competition. The X*Act Gallery invites area artists to create new works of art representing their vision of Xenia. Original artwork in any medium is eligible. Entries must be received by Saturday, August 30. Community voting on September 1 will determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries in several categories. Winners will be announced on September 19 at a Reception and Awards Ceremony. A complete list of guidelines and entry forms are available at X*Act, 45 E. Second Street, Xenia, OH or online at www.XeniaACT.org. Call 937-372-0516 for more information.     …..Submitted by Alan King

Trish McKinney Workshop

Spark your creativity!  Learn new art techniques!  Have fun and be inspired! Discover the wonder and beauty of nature’s palette! Join us for Trish McKinney’s  “Nature’s Palette” Acrylic Mixed Media Workshop on July 9, 10 and 11 from 10:00 until 4:00 and experience three days of playful experimentation!  This Greenville Art Guild sponsored  workshop will be held at Spring Hall located at 623 Spring Street in Greenville, Ohio 45331.  No art experience is necessary, but registration is required. The cost for all three days is $75 for Greenville Art Guild Members and $100 for nonmembers.   Lunch is on your own. Guild membership is $15 for those age 61 and younger  and $10 for those 62 and older if you wish to join when you register.  Registration is limited to the first 15 participants, so don’t delay! Checks can be made out to the Greenville Art Guild and mailed to Greenville art Guild, PO Box 172, Greenville Ohio 45331. For more information, please call Marilyn Banks at 937-678-6870 or Isabel Culbertson at 937-548-7174. You can find out more about Trish McKinney at www.trishmckinney.com. We will send you a supply list when Trish makes it available.