As if dealing with sexism in the arts isn’t enough, older women face another ism that gets little attention, ageism. Older women artists continue to be overlooked, ignored or presumed past their prime or ability. Our objective is to bust the stereotypes and showcase the art life of women over 50, women whose passion and exploration in the arts is as vibrant and as exciting as ever.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Yellow Springs Arts: “ Celebrating The Banner Festival ” The YSAC Permanent Collection Local Art History Series
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
carving, sculpting, printmaking, paper decorating, needle arts, graphic design, puppetry (both constructing and performing,) and written prose and poetry. Since the 1980's, she's put it all under the heading of “Letter Arts.” In 1981 or 2, Ann helped start the Dayton “Guild of theGolden Quill.” Many “Traveling Teachers, came and taught at the guild. “That was really my education in calligraphy. If you are really serious about Calligraphy you have to practice.” And all those workshops provided much fuel for Ann's love of writing.
of her ideas for her art come from literature, Ann smiles and says“I have a wide ranging mind.” Corrine and I had the pleasure to see some of the places that her mind ranges. She showed us a very large, very beautiful book that she had made about Leonard Bernstein's “Mass.” Her book followed the play, it is like being at the theater and seeing the piece. The curtains slowly open, the scenes play out on each page, with color and words and paper art, envelopes and letters, even a paper celebrant that you can remove from the book. It came through her. She made it in an intense 3 weeks.
Ann was commissioned by the Marian Library, to do all the words of Mary. It's now a traveling exhibit called “Our Lady Calligraphed.” Ann felt that “It came through me. I didn't generate it, I just executed it.”
every time she wants to find a quote for something she must go through them all. As she reads, it gives her time to muse and let new thoughts come together.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
What’s the stereotype in your mind of an older woman?
|Ceramic Studio Entrance|
Yes. It keeps getting harder. Clay work requires a lot of heavy lifting. It’s very physical.
What do you enjoy the most about creating art?
Thursday, April 7, 2016
In her 20's-40's, while singing and playing the guitar in local venues, she had a traveling business that taught crafts to kids, while raising her own 2 kids and setting type in code for Bingenheimer Design. She learned to weave and quilt and made most anything she set her mind to.
WHY IS ART IMPORTANT TO YOU?
|Models for corgi art are her beloved corgis Miss Molly and Jasper aka Jazz|
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
and covered with straw bale earthen plaster. Suzie, the snake curled around poles and reared up as a friendly greeter over the arts council gallery door for a year.
Beth is a sculptor, working most often in clay. “It is a very rewarding medium and one that have I worked in many times in my life.
She has taught art through the schools and different programs and led the YS Arts Council as President for many years. She also ran the Pot Shop for 2 years. Beth has given a lot to enrich the spirit of Yellow Springs.
At 3 Beth moved to YS. During grade school she started taking art classes with teachers from the YS Arts Council. Her favorite was a marionette class.“The marionettes were the real deal, not paper things. The kids carved the wooden parts, got to cast hands and shoes, it was all very intricate. Afterwards they put on plays with them." Later in her life Beth would make larger than life puppets of hometown heroes. She even coordinated a funky, free flowing village parade that included them.
Friday, November 7, 2014
There are a lot of words that come to mind when I think of Sharon, like funny, sassy, creative and kind.
|photo courtesy of Kate Ervin|
So what advice would Sharon give young artists? "Create in every way. It gets you food, clothing. Make up a job. Make pictures, poems or pies. Other people need you. That is your life line."