Nonstop Gala Opening & Fundraiser

Jan 9th, 2010

Saturday, January 23
7:00 PM to midnight
305 N. Walnut St., Yellow Springs
free admission

Nonstop Institute will host the Opening Exhibition of their inaugural Open Village/Open Spaces artist-residencies along with an exciting evening of dance, music and performance on Saturday, January 23 starting at 7 PM at 305 N. Walnut St (Millworks) in Yellow Springs. Installations using various materials by Columbus artists Orion Barrett, Linda Diec, and Amy Koenig have transformed former office spaces during their 6-week residencies. Sharing the stage that evening will be dance by Jill Becker, Colleen Leonardi, and Melissa Heston, improvising with soprano Jennifer Gilchrist and photographer Dennie Eagleson; a reading of new work by writer and performer Louise Smith; music by the Yellow Springs band MINK; and drawings by Cincinnati artist Wesley Berg. Throughout the evening a silent auction will be held, soliciting bids on artists’ work and collaborations to raise money for Nonstop Institute, a new non-profit cultural and educational organization. Nonstop welcomes this opportunity to bring together and celebrate new work by artists and performers from Columbus, Cincinnati, and Yellow Springs.

More about the Open Village/Open Spaces artist residents: Columbus artist Orion Barrett received his MFA (2006) from Ohio State and recent work has included quirky landscapes and machines using various materials and floods of hot glue. Linda Diec’s recent architectonic environments have used glass, matches, sugar, and ice as structuring elements. She received a BFA (2007) from OSU and has studied with glass artists in Turkey, Japan, and at Pilchuk (Washington). Amy Koenig received her BFA (2009) at OSU and recent work complicates private and public spaces using suitcases found in thrift stores, satellite images and photographs.

For further information:

Contact:  chris.hill@nonstopinstitute.org (937-767-2327) (Chris Hill)