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Springfield’s Art Nouveau

Meeting SMOA’s new executive director By Nicole Wroten When you think of a place to see world-class art and sculpture, what might pop into your head? New York City. Chicago. Maybe even Austin, Texas. But Springfield, Ohio? Springfield holds a true gem, just 40 minutes east of the Gem City with the Springfield Museum of […]

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Reconciliations in the ‘REACH’

Exhibitions at DVAC and Sinclair By Jud Yalkut An annual event in the City of Dayton is the collaborative “REACH Across Dayton” studies conference and exhibitions co-sponsored by the Dayton Visual Arts Center, Sinclair Community College and the EbonNia Gallery. REACH “seeks to promote learning in the arts and humanities by creating an atmosphere that […]

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PechaKucha Night in Dayton

The coolest thing you haven’t heard of and can’t pronounce By Nicole Wroten PechaKucha. (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, IPA: [pet͡ɕa ku͍̥t͡ɕa][1], chit chat) Funny word, right? So, what does it mean? Sounds kind of like Pikachu. No, that’s not it. A new sushi place? The latest model from Toyota? The eternal partner of Hello Kitty? It draws […]

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Here Comes Santa Claw

Real Art’s latest project for kids (and clients) at heart By Nicole Wroten So, what does Santa do with all of those left over presents that nobody included on their wish lists? Ask Dayton’s own Real Art Design Group. On January 3, Real Art unveiled a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime project with the Santa Claw. Yes, Claw. […]

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Remembering a decade

Kevin Harris shows layers of experience in prints, drawings By Jane A. Black Kevin Harris’ new exhibition at Sinclair Community College is a 10-year survey of drawings, prints and collages. While on the surface, they appear to be quite varied – ranging from torn paper compositions in clear, bright color to moody, barely narrative, black-and-white […]

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The naked truth about nudes

The reality behind ‘full-bodied’ art By Jud Yalkut One of the greatest paradoxes of contemporary art is the recurrent battle over the exhibition of nudity, especially in public spaces. It is accepted that the old masters and their kin used nude models in their depictions and allegories of ancient battles and revelries, images available universally […]

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The Art Decade

Marking the end of the first decade of the 21st century By Jud Yalkut 2010 climaxed the first decade of the 21st century with major exhibitions in the Dayton area, not the least of which was a series of extraordinary shows at the Dayton Art Institute, an inventive season at the Dayton Visual Arts Center […]

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“Constructed Territory” at Wright State

Exhibit explores real and imaginary landscapes By Jud Yalkut Through January 9, the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University is home to real and imaginary worlds and landscapes in the exhibition “Constructed Territory.” Working with expansions of geographical locations, the reworking of cartographic and topologic details, and even the transformation of the […]

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“Marking the Past, Shaping the Present”

A Talk with Willis “Bing” Davis By Jud Yalkut Willis “Bing” Davis is a living legend in the visual art history of Dayton who has mobilized the African American community of artists as no one ever imagined, bringing these traditions into the mainstream while preserving their innate cultural integrity. Now Dayton is afforded the magical […]

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Super Realist Paintings by Paul Wolber at Bear’s Mill

SUPER REALIST PAINTINGS BY PAUL WOLBER AT BEAR’S MILL By Jud Yalkut The vividly realistic paintings of Paul Wolber will be featured during the month of December at historic Bear’s Mill through Sunday, January 2, 2011. A resident of Parma, Michigan, Wolber was a professor of art for 40 years and has traveled extensively in […]

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news of the weird: 10/28

by Chuck Shephard Lead Story – Eye of the beholder The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying […]

The hands-on headless horseman

Zoot Reboots for “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” By Jacqui Theobald Photo: C.J. Suchyta and Natalie Houliston display Ichabod at a Zoot […]

The Docket

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Editor’s Choice: Saucy and stalk-y After […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Knight Terrors I’m a woman in my early 30s. I was one of the employees who got […]

Putting the ‘boo’ in book

Inside Troy’s haunted bookstore By Matt Bayman Photo: Around About Books is located at 8 W. Main St. in Troy […]

News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]