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Dancing the divide

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Living in Divided States at Antioch’s Herndon Gallery By Brittany Erwin Photo: Michael Casselli’s ‘US/THEM’ from Living in Divided States at Antioch; photos: Sylvia Newsome A large disco ball twirls slowly, scattering reflective light over the Herndon Gallery, Antioch College’s on-site art space. But this is no celebratory dance party. A closer look reveals the […]

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White the power

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Hawthorn Hill: The origin of East Bank hip-hop and Public Frenemy By Ben Tomkins Photo: Wood-grilled Whyte Knigght of Public Frenemy hails from Oakwood, also known as the ‘wood’; photo: Ben Tomkins For the past decade, West Dayton has spearheaded the Christian hip-hop movement. Styled as West Bank hip-hop—owing to its originations on the west […]

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Lady Injustice

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Troy rivalry takes turn for the worse By Joyell Nevins Photo: Lady Justice atop the Miami County Courthouse gazing over Troy, as she was intended tophoto: Mike Ullery The entire city of Troy is wringing their hands at the moment and looking to their northern neighbors. The iconic female statue of justice has been perched […]

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Treasure hunting

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Holiday Art Jumble breathes new life into forgotten items By Brennan Burks Photo: Handmade art curated by the Jumble Elves at the YS Arts Council; photos: Corrine Bayraktaroglu Sometimes the greatest value of a piece of art is the personal meaning we invest in it. I’m not just talking about the romantic empathy we feel […]

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Counting thoughts

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Giving The Gift of Art at Village Artisans Gallery By Tim Smith Photo: ‘Rock-A-Bye Baby Mandala’ by Amy Blount Achor at the Village Artisans Gallery Yellow Springs has long held the reputation of being an artist-friendly community. From visual arts to writing to music, one can find numerous examples and venues. One of these is […]

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Practice makes art

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UD artists explore art as social practice at Front Street By Brittany Erwin Photo: Joel Whitaker’s ‘Alternative Processes’ class exhibits at the Index Gallery Front Street Building Co., “home to the largest Community of Artists and Artisans in the Dayton area” has a newly branded University of Dayton-owned resident, Index Gallery. Judith Huacuja, chair of […]

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Stories retold

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Annie Lee-Zimerle plays the hero[ine] at Springfield Museum of Art By Ashley Jonas Photo: Annie Lee-Zimerle’s ‘The House of The Three Bears’ at the Springfield Museum of Art Story Retold is an exhibition of recent works by Dayton-based artist Annie Lee-Zimerle that opened at The Springfield Museum of Art on Nov. 12 and will run […]

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It’s OK, Dayton–We’re Here Now

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New local web series pokes fun at the Gem City By Joyell Nevins Photo: Caley Rose as Jen shoots the opening of We’re Here Now at downtown’s Cannery Lofts Get ready for another ode to Dayton—this one from a non-Daytonian, actually. A new web series by Sixteen 37 Productions places three New York City fish […]

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Storied works

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Art and Soul fair returns with more to tell By Katie Fender Photo: Andrea Starkey’s nature-inspired prints decorate Art and Soul fair Nov. 19 A piece of art can speak on its own, but at the annual Art and Soul Fair, artists help share those stories. The event returns to Yellow Springs on Saturday, Nov. […]

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Teachers pets

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Glen Helen hosts pet first aid workshop and more By Erin Callahan Photo: Glen Helen’s Nov. 19 workshop aims to help pets, like this Boxer, and their owners in times of crisis First aid kits, CPR training, and preparedness classes exist to help individuals and families prepare for emergencies, natural disasters, or even simple, everyday […]

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‘the chaos of comfort’

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Claudia Mastrobuono turns tension into art By Brittany Erwin Photo: ‘Nest/chandelier’ piece from a previous installation by Claudia Mastrobuono If you are like me, you often conceptualize a work of art separately from its setting. Yet, for many installation artists, like Claudia Mastrobuono, their work is contextualized by and in conversation with the venue where […]

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Ravaging the sublime

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Truth in today’s surreal landscape By Ashley Jonas Photo: ‘Silver Lake Operations # 1’ by Edward Burtynsky at DAI The third and final installment of the Dayton Art Institute’s Year of the Classical Elements explores the theme of the sublime in contemporary landscape photography with Ravaged Sublime: Landscape Photography in the 21st Century, which opened […]

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Ghostly Encounters & Around

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Local authors tell Troy’s ghost stories By Matt Clevenger Photo: Elks Lodge, 17 W. Franklin St., reportedly haunted by several ghosts; photo: Matt Clevenger To most observers, downtown Troy looks like an ordinary business district, filled with life and bustling with perfectly normal everyday activity. But the community has another, darker side as well; originally founded […]

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In good spirits

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Lingering regulars at Trolley Stop By Whitney Bell Photo: Trolley Stop, Dayton’s oldest continuously operating tavern, mural by Jim Beam Robin Sassenberg, owner of The Trolley Stop, believes in ghosts, but she hadn’t felt anything weird when she came here 20 years ago—until one of her employees began telling her stories. They were setting up a […]

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Eat, drink beer, and be scary

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Dia de las Cervezas By Jim Witmer Photo: Dia trio ladies by Lynn Becker of L. Hetherington Studio; photo: Laurel Coffey With perfect timing for the season, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association (OCBA) is planning a frightfully cool event, the inaugural kickoff of Dia de las Cervezas, which will feature 30-plus breweries from around the […]

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Master of none

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Richard Lapedes’ Sculpture: Recovering from 30 years in Management By Erin Callahan Photo: ‘Quantum Ignition’ by Richard Lapedes What does a businessman, an educator, an artist, and a sailor have in common? If you ask Richard Lapedes, it’s more than you might think. “Art, education, and business are domains I’ve investigated in my life quite […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]