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Classics, cults, catastrophes, and Christmas

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Victoria Theatre’s Cool Film Series will kick off on Friday, July 6, with a showing of the 1950 George Cukor film “Adam’s Rib,” starring the classic comedic team of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as married lawyers who must face off in court. The film is the beginning of an exciting season for the annual […]

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Recognizing members

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There are many annual customs that have become time-honored traditions. Whether it’s national holidays such as Independence Day or something we’ve come to expect like the Super Bowl, there are certain things we can look forward to each year. One of the traditions those of us in the Miami Valley can count on is the […]

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East Dayton Arts District evolves

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The Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton embraces the spectrum of arts and the power of community advocacy to serve the communities of Dayton and beyond. The Institute works with community members to create collaborative art and also mobilizes artists to lead projects that beautify neighborhoods. Jes McMillan is the founder and executive director of The […]

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Working in tandem

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Local artists collaborate on new works Stratum Panels (L-R): 26 and 22 by Amy Kollar Anderson and Kate Huser Santucci By Joyell Nevins What happens when two artists who both embrace nature and the power of details, but work with different colors and materials, come together in the design process? The result is a new […]

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Interpreting life

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Art Werger’s masterful works at DVAC Photo: Art Weger’s “Tidal Shift”, 2016, displayed as six individual images at DVAC, is stiched together here to illustrate its impact. By Ehron Ostendorf The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) put out a call for proposals and Art Werger answered. Ohio University professor and printmaker, Werger, has been making […]

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Reassembling through Art

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A trajectory of recovery through 1000 splatter paintings Artwork: “Infarct lll #1” By Stephanie Tyson Splashes of bright and pastel yellows, transparent yet brilliant reds, purples, blues, and oranges dance like sparks as they fall within the valleys and exposed channels of corrugated cardboard, a result of deconstruction and reassembling of a material that is […]

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Beavercreek’s ArtFest’s promising second year

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Local artists’ showcase expands Photo: A throw-off competition will be held for potters to make the tallest pot By Tim Walker Dayton-area artists too often labor in obscurity, their work unseen and underappreciated, their names unrecognized. This week, however, local artists have a chance to showcase their work, find a larger audience, and connect with […]

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Sonic boom

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Jennifer Taylor’s Rock Retrospective sounds off at Christopher’s Restaurant ‘Bernie Worrell Orchestra’; photo: Jennifer Taylor By Morgan Laurens “When I say I’m a music photographer, people look at me kind of strangely,” says Jennifer Taylor. The raven-haired Taylor sips water instead of coffee during our interview, saying that a 2:30 p.m. dose of caffeine will […]

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Speaking in tongues

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Tyler Peffley delivers Diction at Blue House Gallery Photo: Tyler Peffley’s ‘Censors,’ part of the Diction series on display at Blue House Gallery through June 30 By Morgan Laurens Remember your first-ever gig ticket? How about the flier from your friend’s art show that you taped, crooked and unframed, to your bedroom wall? Or the […]

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Backseat souvenirs

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Photographer Leah Stahl digs up her Artifacts at Dutoit Gallery photo: ‘Unknown Backseat Specimen 23,’ part of Leah Stahl’s Artifacts series, is on display at Dutoit Gallery through June By Morgan Laurens Photographer Leah Stahl is a kindred spirit. I can tell, even before she sets foot inside the café where we’re having our interview. Wearing all […]

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Beach noir

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Katie Lee Mansfield dives into ‘Summer Break’ at The Blue House Gallery Photo: Katie Lee Mansfield’s ‘Summer Break’ is on display at The Blue House Gallery May 27-June 2 By Morgan Laurens “This is the American Dream. This is my f–kin’ dream y’all! All this sheeyit! Look at my sheeyit! I got SHORTS! Every f–kin’ […]

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Down the black rabbit hole

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Ceramicist Beth Cavener dives into human psychology at Rosewood workshop By Laura Jones Photo: Beth Cavener works on ‘In Bocca al Lupo,’ a process she explains during her workshop at Rosewood Arts Center April 28-30‘I Montana-based ceramicist Beth Cavener is an elusive artist, and there are not many things as elusive as that. Her work […]

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Realism isn’t dead

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Peter Clive’s Narrative Figure Paintings color TEJAS Gallery By Morgan Laurens Photo: ‘Lamplight’ depicts a solemn world of interiors “I have no use for Jeff Koons, for probably obvious reasons,” Peter Clive tells me. The New Hampshire-based painter—whose Narrative Figure Paintings is on display at TEJAS Gallery through the month of March—is telling me about […]

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Film, photograph, or memory?

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Julie Renee Jones’ ‘UMBRA’ casts a shadow at Blue House Gallery By Morgan Laurens Photo: ‘Chiral’ is one of the more surreal works in Julie Renee Jones’ ‘UMBRA’, running through Feb. 28 at Blue House Gallery Julie Renee Jones is a bit of a film buff. “Have you seen “Solaris?” she asks, grasping a mug […]

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Mitosis is…

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Multiverse exhibit divides and conquers at UD’s Radial Gallery By Morgan Laurens Photo: ‘Multiverse’ by Natalie Lanese at UD’s Radial Gallery through Feb. 16 There’s something alien about Julie Abijanac’s “Poumon Noir.” The dark, amorphous mass juts out intrusively from the left wall of the Radial Gallery, a black hole lying in wait, startling you […]

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Access art

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K12/TEJAS annual Art Off opens doors to education By Karen Ander Francis Photo: Artist-in-residence Terry Hitt at work in his K12/TEJAS studio; photos: Bill Franz Fling open the doors to the building on the corner of Jefferson Street and Patterson Avenue—you know, the brightly colored one with the nearly life-sized buffalo out front—and step into a […]

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Springfield’s hidden gem

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Referred to as an American Folk Art site, I didn’t know what I expected on my journey to Springfield’s Hartman […]

Debate 7/17: Flag on the Play

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Q: Should persons with certain known behavioral tendencies such as suicide or violence be prohibited from owning guns? Legislatures across […]

Conspiracy Theorist 7/17: Hooray for Domino’s

Year after year, the same roads are torn up and road crews patch them. But they never really repair them. […]

On Your Marc 7/17: Good any day

First, a funny story. Larry Lee, the big tackle from Roth High School, for a number of reasons decided he […]

The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bush at Rose

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“Rock and roll never forgets,” the classic rock song goes, and Billy Duffy, guitarist and founding member of the British […]