Muse Machine's production of Singin' in the Rain. Muse Machine is one of the arts organizations that receives funds from Culture Works.
Credit Thom Meyer
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.
One of Jennifer Clarke's photos that will be on display beginning October 4th.
Credit Jennifer Clarke
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.
For as long as he can remember, Dayton area native Jason Young has been drawing for as long as he could hold a pencil. Now he's an established member of the independent comic community with his on-going series, Veggie Dog Saturn. Young and Silber Media's Brian John Mitchell visited the WYSO studios and spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about their creative process, the independent comic community and more.