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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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Critic’s Pick – Chiaverini at Waynesville

Chiaverini at Waynesville By Jud Yalkut Jennifer Chiaverini is a quilter and best-selling author who has written 14 novels in the Elm Creek series and four volumes of quilt patterns inspired by her novels. Chiaverini will appear in Waynesville on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the community room of Quaker Heights retirement home […]

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Critics Pick – Yasue Sakaoka at UD

Yasue Sakaoka at UD By Jud Yalkut Yasue Sakaoka is a Japanese artist resident in Columbus who has received the 2007 Ohio Heritage Fellowship for Material Culture and most recently the 2010 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award. Her pioneering work on the fabrication of giant Origami paper sculpture has enriched the crossover of cultures with installations in […]

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Critics Pick – 02/02/11

Sculptor Jun Kaneko By Jud Yalkut Internationally acclaimed artist Jun Kaneko has a solo exhibition of sculptures, paintings and drawings on view at the Carl Solway Gallery, 424 Findlay St. in Cincinnati, through April 23. Kaneko is known in the Dayton area for his elegant and contemporary sets and costumes for the recent Dayton Opera’s […]

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Save the stained glass window at Fairview HS

Save the stained glass window at Fairview HS By Jud Yalkut Two extraordinary stained glass windows were installed in Dayton’s Fairview High School in 1938 and 1945. These windows were created by Dayton artists Robert and Gertrude Metcalf who are internationally recognized for their body of work, using rare 12th century techniques which are extremely […]

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No Jet Engines Here

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The very first thing is to learn how to pronounce it. No rhyming with the home of Baylor University in […]

Debate 9/11: Let’s Make Tammany Hall Great Again

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Third Parties have long complained that having the two major parties in charge of the election process gives Republicans and […]

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No music and arts festival would truly be complete without… wrestling, right? Well, this year at Ladyfest Dayton, buckle down […]

Lives-in-progress, demo-style

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Right from the start of this Jesse Peretz adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Juliet, Naked, there’s something warm and unfinished […]

Are ‘Friends” Electric?

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Gary Numan’s Savage return to form at CVG’s Bogart’s Gary Numan with daughter Persia, who sings on the new single […]