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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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Critic’s Pick – Shaker Pottery in Lebanon

Shaker Pottery in Lebanon By Jud Yalkut The world’s only collection of Shaker Pottery at the Warren County Historical Museum in February is now part of the museum’s permanent collection. This collection is the only one of its kind because Union Village, the Shaker community in Turtlecreek Township, is believed to have been the only […]

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Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]