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 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.
These artists, shown above in order, are: Awilda Rodríguez Lora (San Juan, PR), Rosamond S. King (Brooklyn, NY), Wura-Natasha Ogunji (Austin, TX and Lagos, Nigeria), Miré Regulus (Minneapolis), Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle (LA), Gabrielle Civil (Antioch College) and Duriel E. Harris (Chicago).
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.
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.