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The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase her functional porcelain pieces with sgraffito designs at the Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale; photo: Lisa Goldberg She’s done it again! Lisa Goldberg, organizer of the Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale, […]

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Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps From the media coverage of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – a massive oceanic island of plastic waste – to the recent California legislation banning plastic shopping bags, our plastic footprint is catching up with […]

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You know it’s fall in Miamisburg when …

Fall Fest and Boo in the Burg return By Katie Fender Photo: Fall Fest begins at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 at Riverfront Park; photo: Mark Hesse Summer has flown by, as it always does, marking the end of days at the pool and late sunsets. But just because summer has come to a close doesn’t […]

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Looking through a new lens

Meet the artist: Leah Stahl By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Leah Stahl, “Bootstrap Paradox” 2014, Photogram/Pharmaceutical Chemigram What the hell am I without my camera? I’ve been following Leah Stahl’s work for a few years, and on the occasion of her solo show, Hemispheres: A Temporary Record of How the Light Got In at Ann Miller Gallery […]

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Book sm(Art)

Rare Books impact new art at UD’s ArtStreet By Susan Byrnes Photo: Artist: Misty Thomas-Trout Books have long served as a source of inspiration, as well as point of departure, for visual artists. Illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages included intricate designs and illustrations both to embellish the written word and also to convey information […]

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High expectations

Harvest Moon and Balloon Fest returns to Troy By Melissa Markham Photo: The Miami County Harvest Moon and Balloon Festival takes place Friday-Sunday, Oct. 3-5; photo: Heather Taylor As fall’s chill brings our season of fairs and festivals to a gentle close, the city of Troy prepares to host one of the largest, most extravagant […]

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Troy, unplugged

Fall Farm Festival at Lost Creek Reserve By Tammy Newsom Photo: Visitors take a wagon ride down Scarecrow Lane at Lost Creek Reserve; photo: Amanda Smith Have you ever dived into a vat of corn? Or fallen into a load of hay, just for fun? Maybe not, but chances are your grandparents did. For those […]

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Their exits and their entrances

Celebrating 20 years of Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Artistic director John Fleming addresses the audience during YSKP’s Paradise Paradox in 2005; photo: YSKP Standing in an empty amphitheater has a curious effect on the body. You feel at once mighty and god-like as your voice booms through the cyclorama, around the […]

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In living color

Color: Impressions and Innovations at Glen Helen By Joyell Nevins Photo: Joe Barrish, “McLain Street View”; oil Our visual spectrum has some absolutes – if I say “triangle,” you think of a shape with three sides. But what about when I say “green”? Do you imagine a bright lime green? A green grass lawn? Or the […]

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Miamisburg goes to the dogs

Canine Carnival returns By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Canine Carnival takes place Sept. 21 at Riverfront park; photo: Casey Harshman The city of Miamisburg is going to the dogs – and they love it. Miamisburg hosts its ninth annual Canine Carnival Sunday, Sept. 21, at Riverfront Park for “dogs and the people they own.” Big, small, […]

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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 […]

The last word

Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the […]

The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]