The annual Yellow Springs Art Show, the premier art show in the region, celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2008. The show will open free to the public on April 26 and continue through May 11. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and Friday’s until 8 p.m.

Marking the milestone will be 175 juried, professional artists presenting oils, watercolors, drawing, sculpture and limited edition graphics. The show annually attracts some of the finest artists from the tri-state area who specialize in subjects including landscapes, still-life, wildlife, seascapes, life studies and abstracts.

Helena van Emmerik-Finn is this year’s Haverford Trust Featured Artist. Van Emmerik-Finn took her inspiration for the signature art show poster from an old photograph depicting students from the days when the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts called the village of Yellow Springs its Country School. This is especially significant, as this year also marks the beginning of the merger between the Chester Springs Studio, which carries on the rich art tradition in the village, and Historic Yellow Springs.

A special Sponsor and Benefactor Preview will be held on April 23 between 6 and 9 p.m. Tickets for the Sponsor and Benefactor Reception are $100 in advance and $125 at the door. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, spirits, and live musical entertainment. A special ribbon cutting ceremony marking the 35th Anniversary will precede the opening.

About Historic Yellow Springs: Historic Yellow Springs is a non-profit organization that preserves the village of Yellow Springs in northern Chester County, and provides unique arts and cultural programming in the village. It is also home to the Chester Springs Studio, an arts center that focuses on teaching art at all skill levels and supporting professional artists.