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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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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]