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James Luckett captures ‘The View Behind the Café’ at Dutoit Gallery Photo: ‘Tuesday, March 8, 12:13pm, 68 Degrees’ by James Luckett By Morgan Laurens There must be a word, in German, maybe, or Japanese, that conveys what it feels like to wind up in the same dream twice. I’m not talking about the prickly French […]

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An eye for existentialism

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Darren Haper’s Almost There looks inward at Rosewood Arts Centre By Morgan Laurens Photo: Darren Haper’s Almost There is on display at Rosewood Gallery through May 19   “Ooh, look! Isn’t this fun?” coos a woman in a red shirt, pointing to a distressed cartoon character caught in an ominous looking funnel. The cartoon, a […]

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Fine finals

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Surveying the area’s spring college art shows By Morgan Laurens Photo: Wright State’s Robert and Elaine Stein Gallery; photo: Tess Cortes   Every spring you’ll find an above average number of college students hunkered down in the library, surrounded by a small army of paper coffee cups. It’s finals time, and most students are busy cramming […]

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Walking the American landscape

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Kay WalkingStick’s retrospective travels to the Dayton Art Institute By Brittany Erwin Photo: Kay WalkingStick’s ‘New Mexico Desert,’ one work in her retrospective at Dayton Art Institute   Art lovers, rejoice! A world-class, contemporary landscape artist with a nationally acclaimed exhibition now at the Dayton Art Institute. Kay WalkingStick’s touring retrospective—the first of her career—will […]

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Recycled material world

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Michelle Stitzlein’s Industrial Nature exhibition turns trash to treasure at the Springfield Museum By Brittany Erwin Photo: ‘Grevillea Fringe,’ made from garden hose, wire, plastic, and other recycled materials Old bicycle parts. Plastic bottle caps. Rubber garden hoses. While you may see junk, artist Michelle Stitzlein is already re-envisioning these objects and transforming them into […]

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Strings attached

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Leesa Haapapuro teaches, creates in Dayton By Bill Franz Leesa Haapapuro’s studio is in the busiest and most colorful art space in Dayton. The building, at 341 Jefferson St. downtown, is also home to K12 Gallery for Young People and Teen Educational & Joint Adult Studio (TEJAS) and the studios of several other artists. I asked […]

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Time to do-tu-it

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Dutoit Gallery offers member artists showcase space By Joyell Nevins When Adjunct Art Professor Colleen Kelsey approached colleague Glen Cebulash about opening a cooperative gallery space in Dayton, she was thinking about a future project, maybe in the arcade building. But Cebulash had something a little sooner in mind. “He said, why don’t we try […]

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Pick up the paintbrush

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Gary Birch’s Zero Worries paints new pathways at Yellow Springs Brewery By Joyell Nevins Can a woman brew beer? Can a man who’s never painted before create moving art? The answer to both is a resounding “Yes,” according to the Yellow Springs Brewery. Saturday, April 2, their Art & Ale series introduces a new brew […]

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Whale, what do you know

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Artist Matt Kish’s “Moby Dick” inspired project takes off By Bill Franz I first met Matt Kish when he was being interviewed on The Art Show, a program on Dayton’s public television station. I was there to take behind-the-scenes photos, but Kish’s story was so interesting that I found myself listening instead of shooting. Kish […]

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Gettin’ funky with it

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Amy Kollar Anderson makes vivid art full-time By Bill Franz Exactly a year after she left her job as gallery coordinator at Kettering’s Rosewood Gallery, artist Amy Kollar Anderson posted that one of her recent accomplishments was deciding what she really wanted to do with her life. One of her three written goals was to […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/20

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By Michelle Strauss  Music man In a local apartment complex, alarms went off and alerted the police that a robbery […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/13

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  What a mouthful Believe it or not, in a local residence, a boyfriend kept his girlfriend’s dentures hostage. Earlier […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/6

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New Picasso? A woman came home from work one sunny afternoon to find her house awry. She frantically observed a […]

Law and Disorder: The Docket 5/30

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By Michelle Strauss Means of transportation When a woman arrived home from work she noticed something rather peculiar: a man […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 5/23

By Michelle Strauss Wii the people A woman decided to go outside to take her evening smoke. Inside her residence, […]