Art

Charles Phoenix celebrates classic Americana and retro culture through a variety of mediums including the presentation of found Kodachrome slides, for which his Big Retro Slideshow is named.  Phoenix also incorporates recipes and local landmarks into his show, which returns to Dayton this week. 

Charles Phoenix's Big Retro Slideshow is at the Dayton Art Institute on Thursday, November 6th.

Basma Alsharif

Basma Alsharif is a nomadic artist who incorporates field recordings from the Gaza Strip into her latest project, Disappearing Acts, which is on display at Antioch College's Herndon Gallery.  Alsharif's work spans different artistic mediums, and the local display will incorporate film, photography and sound and includes several juxtaposed pieces from Alsharif's body of work.  Alsharif and co-curator Charles Fairbanks visited the WYSO studios ahead of the opening reception and spoke with Excursions host Niki Dakota about Alsharif's work and some of the elements of the exhibit.

Dennie Eagleson

Gabrielle Civil, Associate Professor of Performance at Antioch College, came to WYSO today to talk about the second part of the Call and Response event, or dynamic of black women and performance. In July seven black women artists, each with a different relationship to the words black, women, and performance, came to Antioch to develop a call to the community; a prompt to make art in a different way. The call that they came up with is to conduct experiments in joy.

Airship Passepartout is Dayton steampunk group.  Co-founder Sir Ernest Octave Suszczynski visited the WYSO studios to talk about the group and its activities, including Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret, a showcase event of music and art in downtown Dayton.

Ye Olde Yellow Cabaret II is August 9th at the Yellow Cab Building in downtown Dayton.

Honoring the Ancestors: Bing’s Birthday Card

Jun 29, 2014
Jocelyn Robinson / WYSO

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.

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. 

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.

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