Local Stories--an Oral Histories Project - opening
* When: September 25 – Saturday – 7pm
* Where:
Nonstop Institute, 305 N. Walnut, Yellow Springs
* Cost: Pay as you are able

This Saturday evening, September 25th, the
Nonstop Institute welcomes all to its “Local Stories--an Oral Histories Project,” opening with works by Ryan Agnew, Dennie Eagleson and Jonny No & John Hempfling. During this summer’s residency program (made possible in part by the generous support of the Yellow Springs Community Foundation) our guest artists have developed a varied set of responses to the oral histories theme. Along with individual choices in media and method, each brings a unique approach to the topic of ‘local stories,’ capturing and creating personal narratives and perspectives outside of center that otherwise risk falling through the cracks, attending to personal and collective memory, meaning, imagination, and the legitimacy of voice.

Particular works to be presented include:

Wildflower Honey” a temporary installation of drawings, notes and recorded audio charting cycles of discovery experienced, remembered or imagined during this summer’s engagement with Yellow Springs by Columbus-area artist Ryan Agnew;

Threshing Day, Medway, Ohio, 1934,” a multimedia installation based upon artifacts and accounts of Milly Bell Wallace and a local family’s efforts to live and cope through the Depression era, by documentary and fine art photographer and sustainable farming advocate, Dennie Eagleson;

Public Prohibited / Minor Infractions: The Control and Criminalization of Youth Culture in Yellow Springs, Ohio,” a documentary survey of youth perspectives on the diminished availability of public space accompanied by increasingly assertive law enforcement pressure, by media makers and Yellow Springs Youth Council members, Jonny No & John Hempfling.

Collectively and individually these artists and their works endeavor to expand and thoughtfully contribute to the public dialogue of our community. Please come to the opening and join in the discussion this Saturday evening beginning at 7 at
Nonstop, 305 N. Walnut Street.

Open hours for the exhibition will be from 1-4pm on Saturdays in October, or by appointment.

For further information please contact Chris Hill at

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