We are two best friends who get together every week (for the past 8 years) for a bit art fun.
Corrine aka Jafabrit
is a full time artist that hails from Newcastle Upon Tyne in England.
Corrine is a community art activist and runs the Yellow Springs ArtsBlog that features arts around the Yellow Springs community and is admin for theYellow Springs Arts Exchange on Fb. Corrine also runs the Free Art Friday Blog that showcases artists from around the world leaving free art out in public any given Friday. Member of the YS Arts Council Permanent Art Collection Steering Committee.
Peeps in the Park- a public art project by the jafagirls featuring the work of Karen Russell, Elizabeth Zaff, Claire Bayraktaroglu, Corrine Bayraktaroglu aka jafabrit, Jennifer Float, Leah Grommon ,Kathy Moulton , Nancy Mellon, Alice Young-Basora, Michael Fleishman, Talitha Greene, Cynthia McDonald, Sue Brezine
How the Jafagirls Got Started
It all started in 2005 when another friend and I (Corrine aka Jafabrit) had a joint art reception. We were pouting because hardly anyone showed up despite all the usual methods of advertizing and a nice review by Jud Yalkut in the Dayton City Paper. My husband in a an effort to soothe with a bit humour jokingly remarked, “Well it's Saturday night, in the middle of nowhere and they probably think your just another bunch of Jafa’s having an exhibit." When he told us what jafa meant we burst out laughing and decided to embrace it and do things a little differently from now on.