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Give it a spin


Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the Baum Opera House; photo: Jay Robinson For such a seemingly simplistic device, the top has a vast history and teeters on the edge of mechanical impossibility at every turn. A physicist might evoke Euler’s equations […]

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On craft and craftsmanship


In the studio with Landon Crowell By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Landon Crowell, Inertia in Light of a Likely Disaster, 2011. Wood, paint and hose clamps There’s this spatial thing about sculptors. The good ones imbue their work with this particular physicality that sort of taunts, teases, seduces us into relating our bodies to it. You walk […]

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Modern masters, talking turkeys and the king himself


Your summer roadmap to art in Cincinnati By Susan Byrnes Photo: Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Hot Coals in Soul,” 2010. Acrylic and mixed media on canvas; photo courtesy of James Cohan Gallery If you’re looking for a little summer adventure, Cincinnati offers several exhibits well worth planning a day trip, or maybe even two, to see. Visit […]

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International flavor, Midwest vibe


Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of Nations; photo: Hannah Funderburg With World Cup fever bringing an international flair to summer festivities for many area residents, there is no better way to keep that theme going than by attending this year’s edition […]

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It’s my party


Troy Hayner Cultural Center rings in 100 years By Alyssa Reck Photo: Hayner Days will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. 9; photo courtesy of the Troy Hayner Cultural Center In the heart of Troy, there is a piece of history many walk or drive past every day. For a century, it’s been in a figure […]

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Scene around the fence


Beautifying a Yellow Springs construction space By Tammy Newsom Photo:  This is a wall of many capers. A Young’s Dairy Jersey cow is treated to a strawberry waffle cone with sprinkles. The lunar module resurfaces in a splatter of metallic paint against soapstone. A bookcase of twisted tomes – “The Dork Tower” and “The Grape […]

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Drawn on the lawn


Annual Art on the Lawn event returns By Evan Shaub Photo: A musician performs at 2013’s Art on the Lawn event; photo: Pam Geisel On Saturday, Aug. 9, Yellow Springs’ Village Artisans will present Art on the Lawn, a display of Dayton’s artistic talent in its 31st year. An estimated 2,500-3,000 people showed up for the […]

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Meet the artist


Abby Rose Maurer on lines, light and the movement of drunk people By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Artist Abby Rose Maurer in her studio; photo: Eva Buttacavoli The Swiss artist Paul Klee defined “line” as “a dot out for a walk.” I’ve been following Abby’s jittery figure drawings only for a few months, but was immediately struck by the confidence of […]

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Addressing dress


Decked Out! explores culture through costume and adornment By Susan Byrnes Photo: Visitors to the Experiencenter look through a zoetrope, which produces the illusion of motion; photo: Alexis Brown The Experiencenter at the Dayton Art Institute is a family-friendly exhibition space that encourages hands-on exploration and in-depth examination of art and the creative process for people […]

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The pulse on the Plaza


Troy Summer Music Concert Series is in season By Gary Spencer Photo: The Troy Summer Music Concert Series runs through Sept. 1 at Prouty Plaza; photo: Troy Main Street It always brings a smile to my face when an underdog manages to overachieve. This could very well be applied to the city of Troy, Ohio, as […]

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Streets alive!


Local favorite event returns with a bang By Katie Fender Photo: Troy Streets Alive returns Friday, June 27 at 5 p.m. in downtown Troy; photo: Troy Main Street Presented by Troy Main Street, the back-by-popular-demand event, Troy Streets Alive, returns to downtown Troy from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, June 27. In 2012, Troy Streets Alive made […]

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A legacy of learning

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Antioch University Midwest’s national recognition By Alyssa Reck Photo: Antioch University Midwest will participate in three national education programs seeking to learn more about the nature of adult education; photo: courtesy of Antioch University Midwest It’s a bit of a history lesson, but it’s all in the name of education. The name Antioch is familiar to […]

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Flipping the bird

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Yellow Springs Arts Council’s For the Birds By Tammy Newsom Photo: “Trashy Bird” by corrine bayraktaroglu; photo provided by artist In the winter of 2013, eight stir-crazy Village artists met for “Tweet Meets” over coffee to exchange ideas for art projects. Many of those artists are active members of Village Artisans, including Susan Gartner, who, compelled […]

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No rotten tomatoes here!


Rock ‘n’ Green Tomato Festival returns By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Blair Carman and the Belleville Boys perform at the 2013 Rock ‘n’ Green Tomato Festival; photo: Gary Hartman. This weekend in Miamisburg, you can experience all the fun of a good ol’ fashioned small town jubilee. The Rock ‘n’ Green Tomato Festival, sponsored by MidUSA Credit […]

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Public and private


Archive exhibit shares the life and work of Robert C. Koepnick By Susan Byrnes Photo: Moses, Robert C. Koepnick; Material: plaster; photo: Julie Walling Libraries are great places to feed the imagination. This summer, the University of Dayton’s Roesch Library has a special exhibition bound to satisfy any creative appetite. Art for Citizens and Celebrants: […]

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Meet the artist

Zachary Armstrong on Instagram, Picasso and Taqueria Mixteca By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Elder-Beerman Ads, Installation view, Zachary Amrstrong: Recent Works, 2014 I’ve been following Zachary Armstrong’s work for a few years now. Self-taught and raised in an artistic family, Armstrong remembered always drawing, often creating over 20 drawings in one sitting. In fact, what makes […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]