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Night of the Creeps Art Show: simply eerie-sistable By Gary Spencer Photo: Night of the Creeps Art Show will feature Halloween and horror-themed art and more, Oct. 30 at Club Vex; photo: Mary Kathryn Burnside It’s that time of year when people seem to embrace all that is ghastly, ghoulish and creepy, and a group […]

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Paper worlds

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Artist Béatrice Coron at Dayton Art Institute By Joyell Nevins Photo: Artist Béatrice Coron will appear at the Dayton Art Institute on Oct. 29; photo: Etienne Frossard Who said there is an age limit to starting an artistic career? At 40-years-old, the French-born Béatrice Coron decided she wanted to be a full-time artist. Almost 20 […]

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Seeing is understanding

An Afghan boy is seen with a Minnie Mouse face mask in a local cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan on Oct. 10, 2006. Afghan cemeteries are very basic: a single stone is used to mark the grave and very rarely something is engraved on it. After decades of war in Afghanistan, reconstruction in the country has slowly begun, though ongoing conflict continues to hinder the process. Despite the devastation and irregular water and electricity supply, Afghans struggle for a sense of normalcy.

Visions Of Conflict: A Cultural Context at Wright State University By Erin Callahan Photo: An Afghan boy is seen with a Minnie Mouse face mask in a local cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan on Oct. 10, 2006. Despite the devastation, Afghans strive for a sense of normalcy; photo: Ziyah Gafic Conflict is constant. From the Hundred […]

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No 3-D glasses required

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Height, Width, Depth explored at Rosewood By Joyell Nevins Photo: Carrie Longley; Capillus Voluminus; 2012; ceramic, glaze, wire, pig intestine, mixed media; 18 x 13 x 7 in.; photo courtesy of the artist From two cubic inches to eight feet wide, from natural wood to hard steel, from amateur to professional—the only theme HWD exhibitors […]

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Art, uninterrupted

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Art on the Commons Arts and Crafts Festival returns By CC Hutten Photo: Mugs made by Lexington, Kentucky artist Melissa Zimmerman color the 2014 Art on the Commons display at Fraze Pavilion. This year’s event will be held Aug. 9; photo: Shayna McConville For nearly 30 years, the Art on the Commons fine arts and […]

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Fifty years of progress?

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Danny Lyon: Memories of the Civil Rights Movement at Herndon Gallery By Sarah Sidlow Photo: Protesters stage a sit-in at Toddle House in Atlanta, Georgia, December, 1963; photo: Danny Lyon The Herndon Gallery, tucked unassumingly away inside an academic building on the campus of Antioch College, is a blank canvas. The medium-sized art epicenter has […]

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Things left behind

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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’ 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Nobody Sleeps in Turandot

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Love thaws the ice queen with the Dayton Opera The scale and spectacle of Turandot is something not to be […]

Jackie in Wonderland

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Dayton Philharmonic backs prodigy Jackie Evancho at Schuster Jackie Evancho will sing opera favorites as well as her new more […]

Celebrating local artists

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DVAC auction returns to Sinclair’s Ponitz Center Attendees can appreciate local artists while socializing with their friends and family. By […]

Success by design

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Tracy McElfresh sews, up-cycles, and blogs her fashion forward McElfresh is fan of vivid colors and bold patterns in her […]

A new class at the old school

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Dayton Funk Forever brings the spirit of 70s soul to Oscar’s (L-R) Joseph Hamp, Patrick Coyne, Brandon Guthrie, Adam Uhlenhake, […]