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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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Destination: Americana

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On the road with Terry Glass’s Route 66 By Joyell Nevins Photo: ‘The Blue Whale of Catoosa, Oklahoma,’ on Route 66 by Hugh Davis was an anniversary gift for his wife, Zelta, in the early ’70s; photos: Terry Glass Terry Glass of Tipp City got his kicks on Route 66—and you can see part of his […]

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Windows to the soul

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Dayton Art Institute presents ‘Chagall Windows’ lithographs By Sarah Sidlow Photo: Dayton Art Institute curator Aimee DeGalan with lithographs from theMarc Chagall: Jerusalem Window Lithographs exhibition which runs through Feb. 23; photo: Alexis Brown  The Dayton Art Institute is pleased to be the temporary home of a unique and exciting collection. Marc Chagall: Jerusalem Window Lithographs […]

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Spontaneous Fantasia

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J-Walt brings his multi-media show to DAI  By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin   Photo: Multi-media artist J-Walt brings Spontaneous Fantasia to the Dayton Art Institute on Dec. 5 Imagine an animator, a surrealist, a musician and a plate-spinner got together to create a live performance that would bring to life before your very eyes a world that […]

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Critic’s Pick-Visual

DAYTON SCULPTOR IN CINCINNATI YWCA “ESSENCE OF THE SOUL” By Jud Yalkut Two accomplished women portrait artists are showing in the two-person “Capturing the Essence of the Soul” at the YWCA Women’s Art Gallery at 898 Walnut Street in Cincinnati through September 27. Dr. Lois Fortson of Dayton (shown) does magnificent and feeling portrait busts […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]