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DVAC’s 18th Annual Art Auction By Nicole Wroten Lately, if you have said something like, “My walls are so bare,” then you should mark your calendars for Dayton Visual Arts Center’s (DVAC) 18th Annual Art Auction on Friday, April 29. Preceding the show, all artwork will be on display at DVAC beginning April 1 during […]

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Creating a moment

Taking Dayton artists on the road By Jane A. Black What does it cost you to make a name in the art world? What does it cost if you don’t even try? These questions are not just idle turns of mind for one of Dayton’s most entrepreneurial spirits, Mike Elsass, whose art career has gone […]

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A lifetime of painting

The Angelo Ippolito exhibit at the Springfield Museum of Art By Jud Yalkut The early 50s through the mid-60s in New York was a vibrant time of changes in American art as Abstract Expressionism reached its peak of influence before branching into the myriad forms, which refined themselves into Pop Art and Minimalism. Out of […]

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Back to nature

Show at Gallery Saint John by Brother Lemker gives “Pause to Ponder” By Jud Yalkut With the grounds of Bergamo-Mount Saint John in Dayton providing so much natural beauty with its rolling hills and woods, it is a natural fulcrum from which its Brother artist members radiate out into the larger world. John Lemker, S.M. […]

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Stolen Stories

Records of change and repetition at WSU faculty exhibit By Jane A. Black Alchemy sounds like science and feels like magic; sometimes art strikes me the same way. A faculty show seems a prosaic idea. In short, such exhibitions don’t often rise to the level of delight. They can be a decent survey of the […]

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Here’s looking at portraits in Ohio

A portraiture survey at the Ohio Art Council’s Riffe Gallery By Jud Yalkut Starting January 27, running through April 17 is an exhibition at the Ohio Art Council’s Riffe Gallery with more than local interest as it surveys portraiture throughout the state of Ohio. Stretching concepts of what forms portraiture can take, this selection by […]

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Upwardly Mobile

Nudging everybody skyward By Jane Black If I’ve heard him say it once, I’ve heard him say it a hundred times – “I walk on the shoulders of my ancestors.” Willis “Bing” Davis never forgets that he is not in this alone. And in my opinion, his greatest skill of all is helping others see […]

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Ode to Ink

Must is a must By Jane A. Black You have to be a printmaker to really feel that headline, to understand the joy of ink – that viscous, odorous liquid paste. You would have to be a Dayton printmaker (or art aficionado) to get the subhead. It refers to one of our local treasures, Ray […]

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“Off the Page”

“OFF THE PAGE” CARICATURES AND “GRAPHIC GUTS” POLITICAL POSTERS By Jud Yalkut Two exhibitions, both just off East Fifth Street in Dayton, present very varied demonstrations of both the power of caricature and refined political declamation. Original acrylic paintings and digital illustrations by Dayton’s Randy Palmer are at the Fifth Street Gallery of Stivers School […]

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All The Pieces Fit

K-12 Gallery Is Embedded In The City Shimmering along Fifth Street, across the street from Stivers School for the Arts, is a lovely addition to the city landscape. The historic neighborhood of St. Anne’s Hill is fortunate to have a beautiful new community art project in its heart. I was aware that something was to […]

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Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]

Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]