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Things left behind

The work of John Emery at DVAC By Shayna V. McConville Photo: John Emery, Have a Captain Cook, 2014, watercolor construction Artist John Emery documents memories. Realistic watercolor renderings of landscapes and personal objects merge into actual artifacts, blurring the line between the authentic and imagined. Carefully composed and preserved on paper, these compositions are […]

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Twenty-first century ‘wisdom’ 

A collaborative exhibition at University of Dayton’s ArtStreet By Erin Callahan Photo: University of Dayton junior Gillian Taylor discusses her installation piece for the WISDOM: Who Are You? exhibition at UD ArtStreet Who are you? What road will you take? What virtues do you embrace? What choices will you make? Are these questions interconnected? Are […]

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Collective vision

Willis “Bing” Davis, the EboNia Gallery, and Shango By Joyell Nevins Photo: Artist Willis “Bing” Davis works on a project in his studio Reach high and reach back. That advice from Willis “Bing” Davis’s mother has kept him reaching for the stars and reaching back to help his Daytonian brothers for the last 55 years. […]

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The face(s) of courage

Picturing Moral Courage: The Rescuers at UD By Janell R. Ward Photo: Rwandan rescuer Augustine Kamegeri; photo: Riccardo Gangale Be inspired the entire month of February at the University of Dayton’s (UD) extraordinary photography exhibit, Picturing Moral Courage: The Rescuers. This event is sponsored by The Human Rights Center in coordination with PROOF: Media for […]

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Painted worlds

The Art of Brian Chu and Shiao-Ping Wang By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Shiao-Ping Wang, “Waves,” acrylic on canvas Painting has persevered as a dominant artistic medium for centuries. Artists continue to develop personal voices and innovative ideas within the established tradition, sustaining a practice that is a versatile vehicle for expression. Brian Chu and […]

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Back to the (digital) future

Digital Abstraction at DVAC By Joyell Nevins Photo: The late Jud Yalkut, original curator/idealist behind both the Computer Art (1993) and Digital Abstraction (2015) exhibits 1993: a time before smart phones, Google and Twitter. A time when you could still put 35 mm film in a camera. And the time for Computer Art: An Ohio Perspective, […]

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20×20 vision

Innovative presentation movement, PechaKucha By Janell R. Ward Photo: The final PechaKucha event of the year will take place Dec. 18 It was February of 2003 when two Tokyo-based architects, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, were tired of dealing with lengthy business presentations. Their frustrations urged them to begin a new format of presentations called […]

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Telling a good story

Narrative and ARTtoBUY at DVAC By Joyell Nevins Photo: Susanne Scherette King, “Changers are always near” Seven years ago, Susanne Scherette King tentatively opened the door to the artistic world and brought one painting to a Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) member’s auction and critique. Now that door has slammed wide open. “It’s surreal but […]

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Locked in

Yellow Springs Arts Council’s innovative new project By Tara Pettit Photo: Jennifer Bachelder, “Slope.” Bachelder is one of three artists who will participate in Locked In: A Creative Collaboration this week at the Yellow Springs Arts Council gallery  Three days, three artists, three tools and the anticipation of all that can be conceived with the unique blend of these three elements against the background […]

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Deco the halls

Deco Japan at the Dayton Art Institute By Joyell Nevins Photo: Ban’ura Shōgo, “Box as a Cat (Neko no hako)”; c. 1930s   The Dayton Art Institute is making history in the Asian art scene. The museum is the only Midwest venue for the acclaimed “Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945.” This exhibit is the […]

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News of the weird: 06/30

By Chuck Shepherd   What Cannibals Can Teach Us Researchers studying the human-brain-eating Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea reported […]

Advice Goddess: 6/30

By Amy Alkon   Owe, Baby, Baby My girlfriend always cries that she’s “broke.” I just ended up buying her […]

The Docket: 06/30

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   Man sorry for accidentally lurking nude At 6:30 […]

Chew on this: 06/30

Back-of-the-envelope nutrition By Jayne Powers   From picking quality carbohydrates to protein powders and dietary supplements, there are scores of […]

Advice Goddess: 6/23

By Amy Alkon Rise And Spine My fiancé is good friends with his ex-girlfriend from college. (We’re all in our […]

30 feet of Abe

Lincoln’s legacy lives on in Troy By John Hamilton Photo: A monumental “Modern Man” discusses the Gettysburg Address with a […]