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Dayton Craft and Artisan Expo returns to Masonic Center for 2nd year Photo: Artists frequently demonstrate their craft at the expo, this year to be held Nov. 4 and 5 By Tim Walker Some might call it a compulsion. An artist works in his or her studio, usually alone and in obscurity. They spend thousands […]

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Color Dayton

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Art on the Commons keeps inspiring creativity Photo: A masterpiece by Anastasia Mak By Megan Constable Back for its 29th year, the Art on the Commons Festival will bring music, art, crafts, food, and more to the Miami Valley. The event will host over 100 artists and crafters from across the nation. According to Shayna McConville, […]

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Through a telescopic lens

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3 Wright State engineer shoots to photograph 18 years of full moons By Jim Hannah Photo: Eric Harris shoots the moon in its cycle of phases For a 9-year-old, it was a night to remember. Sick with worry about his 11-year-old sister, who was seriously ill and being treated in the intensive care unit of […]

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Milling about

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At the wheel of historic Clifton Mill with Jessica Noes By Jim Hannah Photo: Tens of thousands of visitors travel to Clifton Mill’s display of 4 million lights; photos: Eric Pence It was simply irresistible. Jessica Noes had begun working at the historic Clifton Mill in high school and continued during her college years at Wright […]

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Painting the town

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Katelyn Puthoff creates historical mural for her native Minster, Ohio By Jim Hannah Photo: Katelyn Puthoff’s mural for the Minster Historical Society depicts the town’s original German settlers on three panels; photos: Eric Pence You’re strolling down one of Minster’s main streets, start to pass an alleyway, and suddenly it just leaps out at you—a […]

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Connecting to our past

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African-American Visual Artists Guild showcase Dayton’s iconic neighborhoods By Joseph Ferber Photo: ‘Neighbor Next To Thee’ watercolor, ink, and charcoal by Debra Richardson-Wood, on display at the RTA Cultural Center through Nov. 30 The African-American Visual Artists Guild is gifting the city of Dayton with a historical exposition that any Daytonian can respect; the guild recently […]

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Destination: Americana

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On the road with Terry Glass’s Route 66 By Joyell Nevins Photo: ‘The Blue Whale of Catoosa, Oklahoma,’ on Route 66 by Hugh Davis was an anniversary gift for his wife, Zelta, in the early ’70s; photos: Terry Glass Terry Glass of Tipp City got his kicks on Route 66—and you can see part of his […]

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Beyond Borders

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Beth Holyoke seeks peace in pieces By Brittany Erwin The Syrian Civil War has resulted in the most devastating refugee crisis of our time. You have undoubtedly witnessed footage of families fleeing their homes and risking their lives as they move toward an uncertain future. If they survive their escape, they often face distrust in […]

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Sketchers

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Drawing the big picture of Dayton By Shayna V. McConville Photo: ‘Studio Sunset’ by Terry Welker In 1851, Henry David Thoreau wrote in his journal, “The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” For centuries, artists have observed—and seen—their surroundings, capturing architecture, texture, color, and structure through quick, onsite sketches. Subjective and […]

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Summer snow

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The Antarctic Sublime & Elements of Nature: Water at DAI By Joyell Nevins Photo: Daniel Rozin uses 450 stuffed penguins with motors, control electronics, and Xbox Kinect to create “Penguins Mirror” at Dayton Art Institutephoto: John Berens This summer, you can see penguins, glaciers, and a 13-foot waterfall—all without leaving the heart of Dayton. The […]

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Makers of nations

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Springfield Museum of Art exhibits Artist as Teacher By Lisa Bennett Photo: “Voodoo Zoo” oil painting by Ron Anderson; photo: Ron Anderson They are the makers of nations: the selfless women and men who shape the future by passing on their wisdom, their strengths, and their ideas. They are the teachers who patiently take on […]

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Yeck, not yuck

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Students mentor students in DAI’s Yeck Fellowship By Jimaur Calhoun Photo: Artwork (from left to right) created by Allison Parrish, Stephanie Tyson, Christa Cape, and Jessie Karlsberger; (group from left to right) Christa Cape, Jessie Karlsberger, Stephanie Tyson, and Allison Parrish taught high school students at the DAI; photos courtesy of the artists and Eric […]

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A New Element

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Into the Ether: Contemporary Light Artists at DAI By Joyell Nevins The Dayton Art Institute (DAI) is kicking off a “Year of the Elements,” and in so doing stretches out of their own element. The new Into the Ether: Contemporary Light Artists exhibition is all 21st century art, and none of it is static. “We […]

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Deeper into humanity

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Viewers asked to second-guess at Springfield’s Jimi Jones art exhibition By Tara Pettit Every once in a while an artist comes along who radically challenges creative boundaries and redefines contextual aspects such as space, time and subject matter. It’s not often, however, that an artist comes along who has masterfully redefined and assimilated all three […]

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Gospel according to Sean Oswald

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Artist brings contemporary, religious imagery to Oxford Arts Center By Emma Jarman I don’t believe in God. My father took me to an Episcopalian church as a child, and my mother and stepfather dragged me to their Methodist congregation throughout my pre-teen and teenage years, but similar to my relationship with mushrooms or shellfish (I […]

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’Tis the Cézanne

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DAI’s Fractured Forms exhibition examines timeless influence on modern painting By Gary Spencer The Fixx once sang in their one-hit wonder from the 1980s “one thing leads to another,” and that is certainly the case in the history of visual art. Although one artist or movement may not have seemed like the logical successor to […]

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Ready, Set, LEGO!

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Be prepared for LEGO dazzle and delight when the BrickUniverse Convention for LEGO Fans visits the Dayton Convention Center August […]

We all live in a ‘Yellow Submarine’

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Coinciding with the 50th anniversary and theatrical re-release of Yellow Submarine, animator Ron Campbell is bringing his Rock Art Show […]

Four headliners and more this week at Downtown’s Levitt

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Delhi 2 Dublin, Kyle Dillingham, Sol Driven Train, Lao Tizer Band Delhi 2 Dublin (l-r): Serena Eades, Sanjay Seran, Ravi […]

The Oregon’s Seafood Stalwart

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Carving out history Jay’s Seafood Restaurant is a longtime pillar of the Oregon District dining scene. It’s steeped in lore […]

Destination Yellow Springs

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Yellow Springs artist exhibited (times two) Yellow Springs painter Christine Klinger is showing her work at the Emporium/Underdog Café through […]