Art

After moving into their new location on Grand Ave. in Dayton, the Grass Roots Enrichment Center has been its programming including creating STRONG, a new program to prevent and treat physical, emotional and sexual abuse in children and teens.  Lisa Patrick from Grass Roots visited the WYSO studios to talk with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about STRONG and the upcoming Surrealist Ball fundraiser for the program.

Local Artists Find Their Creative Space

Sep 2, 2015
Marika Snider / WYSO

For part-time artists, juggling career, home, and family can be challenging. Some find the solution in a Third Space, a place where their talents can mature. Community Voices producer Marika Snider talks with two local artists about finding their Third Space.

We Care Arts brings together people of all ability levels to learn art skills.  On August 1st, Arts & Drafts event will help raise money for We Care Arts.  The event will feature music from The Motel Beds, Splendor and Wasted Potential.  We Care Arts event coordinator Chris Corba and the Motel Beds' Tod Weidner visited the WYSO studio to talk about this very special event.

Wright State University

As Wright State University's Creative Arts Center undergoes a renovation, the College of Liberal Arts will celebrate its 16th annual Arts Gala.  The event showcases the work of students majoring in the fine and performing arts, and several of those students along with Jennie Buckwalter, assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts, visited the WYSO studios to chat with music director Niki Dakota.

Wright State University's Arts Gala is Saturday, March 28th.

Artists Frustrated With Being Put in a Black Box

Mar 2, 2015
David C. Barnett / WCPN

For the past month, local arts and cultural organizations have been busy telling stories about African American history. But, some Ohio artists and cultural leaders find Black History Month to be a double-edged sword.

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.

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