We see the work of Dayton artist Willis “Bing” Davis hanging in banks, boardrooms, libraries, and concert halls throughout the Miami Valley. His art is full of color and movement, and is based on themes he’s been exploring for decades.
Archives Fellow Jocelyn Robinson found a 1981 interview with Bing Davis in the archives here at WYSO. And to celebrate the artist’s 76th birthday she some of the original recording and brings us up to date with the artist’s signature series.
This weekend marks SideShow 9, the latest installment in the annual art and music showcase at the Yellow Cab building. Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt visited the Yellow Cab prior to the show and spoke with organizers and artists as they were setting up.
SideShow 9 is May 9th and 10th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.
Telephone Magazine, a biweekly local arts and culture magazine, will celebrate its first anniversary on March 29th. Magazine staff and community members will mark the event with a night of art and music at the Old Yellow Cab building in downtown Dayton. Telephone publisher Brian Johnston and musicians Yheti and Grand Mammoth visited the WYSO studios ahead of the event and spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the magazine's first year and the upcoming celebration.
A study out Thursday says the arts are an important economic driver for the Dayton region. The study, commissioned by cultural advocacy group Culture Works, finds arts nonprofits are responsible for over $160 million in annual spending.
"Above and beyond the intrinsic benefits that arts and culture provides to the community in so many ways, there actually is an economic impact as well,” said Martine Meredith Collier, who heads Culture Works.
Over the past few weeks, Yellow Springs has been a hot spot for bronze sculpture as the Village hosts the National Bronze Sculpture Symposium. Antioch College's Dennie Eagleson and sculptor Susan Byrnes visited the WYSO studios to talk about Symposium and its culminating event, a bronze pour at the foundry at Antioch College on Saturday, October 26th.