Tag Archives: special section

Island in the sun

1-Untitled-1

Discover Troy’s Treasure Island Park Photo: The Troy Treasure Island Boathouse, built by E.A. Hobart in 1949 By Lisa Bennett What do the Rocky, Assereniet, and La Rushes Rivers all have in common? They are all the same river, also known as the Great Miami River. At 160 miles long, the Great Miami is an […]

Read More 0 Comments

Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

_M9A0817 - Bill Franz

by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists would be content to find a studio with good light and with enough space to store their material and make their art. Mosaic artist Jes McMillan thinks bigger. She rented a 16,000-square-foot building in downtown Miamisburg that once housed […]

Read More 0 Comments

Tale of three studios

MG1649

The many workspaces of artist Julie Beyer By Bill Franz I first heard of Julie Beyer when she was the featured artist at the Ann Arbor Street Fair, one of the top art fairs in the country. When I heard that the featured artist at this fair lived a few blocks from my home, I had to […]

Read More 0 Comments

Serenity in Nature

6PennyatWork2

Penelope “Penny” Adamson draws inspiration from the outdoors By Joyell Nevins Penelope “Penny” Adamson is a living example of how artists, like fine wine, deepen with age. She has been drawing since she was in grade school, and decades later, continues to draw and stretch her horizons. “These kids are inspiring me,” she says, referring […]

Read More 0 Comments

Seed you there!

_7003863

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of nonprofit organizations–mostly civic clubs such as Kiwanis and Rotary Club—in Troy, Ohio, came together to host the first Strawberry Festival. The handful of vendors gathered up all their strawberries, baked them into pies, folded them […]

Read More 0 Comments

Sew what?

2Birds&CatsbyHollyUnderwood

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a little material can go a long way. All it takes is heart and imagination to make a beautiful piece of work. I’m not quoting something from a Care Bears card, I’m just showing appreciation for […]

Read More 0 Comments

Huff and puff

3DSCN0056

Energy efficiency in practice In YS straw homes By Lisa Bennett Roughly 2.6 million years ago, our ancient ancestors began building straw homes on the vast African Plains. Over time, other cultures also began using straw as a construction material in their homes. From Germany, to England, from Asia to North America and beyond, anywhere […]

Read More 0 Comments

Strings attached

M9A0481

Leesa Haapapuro teaches, creates in Dayton By Bill Franz Leesa Haapapuro’s studio is in the busiest and most colorful art space in Dayton. The building, at 341 Jefferson St. downtown, is also home to K12 Gallery for Young People and Teen Educational & Joint Adult Studio (TEJAS) and the studios of several other artists. I asked […]

Read More 0 Comments

Time to do-tu-it

3JeanKoeller.SpringSummerFall2016

Dutoit Gallery offers member artists showcase space By Joyell Nevins When Adjunct Art Professor Colleen Kelsey approached colleague Glen Cebulash about opening a cooperative gallery space in Dayton, she was thinking about a future project, maybe in the arcade building. But Cebulash had something a little sooner in mind. “He said, why don’t we try […]

Read More 0 Comments

More than a building

2MiamiCountyCourthouseDerekJensen

Troy walking history tours offer a deeper look By Don Hurst On Friday April 29, Downtown Troy’s past will come alive when Troy Main Street and the Troy Local History Library partner to present the Troy Streets Alive Walking History Tour. The guided exploration visits local businesses that occupy buildings almost 200 years old. Historians […]

Read More 0 Comments

Grind and unwind

6-craig whitakers daughter

Spring in Springs skateboarding, music and art skate park event By Josher Lumpkin This weekend, Yellow Springs Skate Park will come to life, as skaters from all over the Miami Valley will convene there to bust gnarly tricks.  Spring in Springs, a fundraiser for the skate park, will be in full effect.  With seven bands […]

Read More 0 Comments

Saving lives. Period.

5-credit rebecca

Days for Girls, empowering and educating women worldwide at Antioch By Lisa Bennett A crisis is affecting women around the globe. One so insidious, it causes one in four women in India to drop out of school—and affects the livelihoods, health and futures of millions more. In some places like Kenya, Africa, it forces young […]

Read More 0 Comments

On the trail

6IMG2876

Learning to backpack at Great Miami Outfitters By Lisa Bennett Ah, those first blissful days of spring, where gentle kisses of warm sun are tantalizing promises of carefree days ahead. What outdoor enthusiast can resist the awe-inspiring seductive power of a greening earth and a warm sunny day? There is one type of outdoors person […]

Read More 0 Comments

Pick up the paintbrush

3Headshot

Gary Birch’s Zero Worries paints new pathways at Yellow Springs Brewery By Joyell Nevins Can a woman brew beer? Can a man who’s never painted before create moving art? The answer to both is a resounding “Yes,” according to the Yellow Springs Brewery. Saturday, April 2, their Art & Ale series introduces a new brew […]

Read More 0 Comments

Whale, what do you know

M9A9154

Artist Matt Kish’s “Moby Dick” inspired project takes off By Bill Franz I first met Matt Kish when he was being interviewed on The Art Show, a program on Dayton’s public television station. I was there to take behind-the-scenes photos, but Kish’s story was so interesting that I found myself listening instead of shooting. Kish […]

Read More 0 Comments

Reading, writing and ’rithmetics

FirstGradeClassofBettyZweibelca19421943

Troy Hayner exhibition commemorates historical city schools By Katie Fender Historically Speaking: Troy City Schools displays artifacts and memorabilia dating back to the start of the school district in the 1800s. Curators Judy Deeter, Jill Hartman, Julie McMiller and Meredith Parris all have a passion for and a background in the history and the education […]

Read More 0 Comments

Got an Opinion?

YourOpinionMatters

We are interested to hear what you think.  Please send us a message. [contact-form 4 “Opinion”]  

Summer Sun and Salutations

IMG_0627

You’ve seen it throughout your social media feed, you hear about a friend’s awesome class over a cup of coffee, […]

Paddle on, Dayton

29201276625_93efe60c34_o

Summer is the perfect time to hit the water, and with more than 265 miles of water trails in the […]

Still living the good life

LTB_2508crop

The words “living legend” are often misapplied, usually to sports figures who haven’t really experienced enough of life to earn […]

Acid Flashback: Hara Arena 1981

2-KLP_1172

Love them or hate them, the Grateful Dead were truly a one-of-a-kind band. During their thirty-year career as one of […]

Evolution Calling

35299501_789853497883551_1989217397382316032_n

Queensrÿche have spent their career defining a uniquely heavy progressive sound. Whether delivering Mindcrime, Empires or taking fans to the […]