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.
A few years ago Jennifer Clarke was preparing to participate in her first art show, the Side Show at the Yellow Cab Building. That show ended up being instrumental for Clarke in more ways than one as she began to realize her potential as a music photographer. October marks the opening of Clarke first solo photography exhibition focusing on pictures of local musicians. Clarke visited the WYSO studios to talk about her work on Kaleidoscope.
Eric Shonborn says that comic books gave him the inspiration to begin practicing drawing and making art as a child. Shonborn visited the WYSO studios and spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about comics, creating art and staying motivated and his newer pursuit of podcasting.