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The Village Artisans presents members exhibit Trivia question for artists, particularly painters: What does the acronym ROY G. BIV stand for? For the answer, visit The Village Artisans in Yellow Springs for their newest members’ exhibit. Back in high school science class, most of us learned about ROY G. BIV as an acronym to help […]

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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 designs. By Liz Dougherty It was Van Gogh who inspired Tracy McElfresh to grant herself permission to follow her dreams. Seeing an exhibit in Amsterdam and ruminating on the whirlwind of paints presented in diverse […]

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A DIY celebration

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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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Enter the labyrinth

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J.T. Thompson’s Illusion at Triangle Gallery by Joyell Nevins For painter J.T. Thompson, his latest exhibition at the Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery, “Illusion of Spatial Extent into the Labyrinth,” is a chance to come back to the place where it all began. The gallery is prime art space inside of Sinclair Community College. “If […]

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Ask Rocco 01/12/16

  Is gluten really the enemy? Normally I don’t jump on a bandwagon when science and emotion buck heads, but this whole gluten-free thing is out of control. The reality is that it doesn’t have anything to do with gluten and has everything to do with the rest of your diet. I want to start […]

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Be Well, Marsha 01/12/16

The letter C The ads are everywhere. You can hear them on the radio, see them on television and read them on printed materials. Like banners carrying life-saving messages, you will find them on the sides, backs and interiors of public transportation, warning you about a liver infection that can kill. If you’re smart and […]

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Exhibit 2015

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A year of Art Everywhere By Joyell Nevins Photo: One of the final installations created by the three artists at this year’s Locked In in Yellow Springs;photo: Rod Hatfield Newcomers to the Gem City might think with a medium-sized population comes a medium-sized and slightly narrow-minded artistic community. They would be wrong. Dayton’s artistic community […]

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In a state of experimentation

Installation of "Appetite: An American Pastime" at the Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki

Studio visit with michael casselli by Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Kurt Miyazaki and Michael Casselli, Appetite: An American Pastime I first met Yellow Springs artist Michael Casselli as a resident artist as part of 2009’s Blue Sky Project. He had relocated to Yellow Springs from New York in 2008 to fight the closure of his alma […]

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The rainbow connection?

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A Thousand Invisible Threads: Mapping the Rhizome at Herndon Gallery By Joyell Nevins Photo: Toby Millman, Access and Closure Over a century ago, Scottish-American naturalist John Muir saw a connection in our universe. “When we try to pick out anything by itself,” he said, “we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” His […]

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Be well, Marsha: 09/22

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Is it all in your head? By Marsha Bonhart Photo: Julia Garner as “Sage” and Lily Tomlin as Elle Reid in “Grandma” I wish you good health. That includes the happiness and peace of mind that accompany it. If you are a believer, you can find that salutation in the Book of John, “I pray […]

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Ask Rocco: 09/22

Combo shots: don’t stick me with that By Rocco Castellano Last week I gave you some of the most ridiculous vaccines that should never make their way into a newborn baby’s body but Measles, Mumps and Rubella or MMR vaccine is one of those that I’m on the fence about. Very few kids or adults […]

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Accident and control

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Meet the Artist: Doug Fiely By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Doug Fiely, Garden Tools   I’ll admit it. Printmaking is my media conundrum. Woodcut. Engraving. Etching. Mezzotint. Aquatint. Drypoint. Lithography. Screenprinting. Monotype. Too many ways to make a line. But, gosh, I’m drawn to it. So many lines. So many different ways to make a line. So […]

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Emerging figures

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Deborah Kahn: Paintings and Drawings on view at WSU By Joyell Nevins Photo: Deborah Kahn, Remembering, 2015   Deborah Kahn’s figure drawings don’t begin in her head. They emerge from paint. “I don’t start with a source,” Kahn says. “I start just moving colors, lines and shapes.” And when those colors and lines start to […]

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Out and in focus

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Catherine Opie at Wexner Center By Susan Byrnes Photo: Catherine Opie, Mary, 2012 Photographer Catherine Opie was born in Sandusky, Ohio in 1961. She gained national recognition for her studio portraits of gay, lesbian and transgender men and women, often part of the sadomasochistic leather subculture in San Francisco and Los Angeles, that were featured […]

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Miss Maha and the City

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Miss Maha’s picks – Pride edition By Maha Kashani Photo: “To Be Takei,” a documentary on the life of LGBT activist George Takei will screen at The Neon on June 25   This June, the Dayton region will be painted with rainbow colors and endless passion as we celebrate our beautifully diverse culture of Pride with […]

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Miss Maha and the City

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A month of moms, models and music By Maha Kashani Photo: DE-FI Models put a spotlight on fashion in Dayton Dear sunshine, how I’ve missed you! April Showers have brought those long awaited May flowers, and oh how I’m enjoying each and every one of them. After that brutal winter, I’m taking advantage of every opportunity […]

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Yes, Flying Saucers Do Exist!

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Please don’t call it Frisbee. Colorful flying plastic discs fill the air around this time of year, tossed from hand […]

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A Monument to Insurrection

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Dayton Society of Artists’ special summer exhibit Alan Pocaro, The Distance Between Us When We Communicate (Detail) By Tim Smith […]