Art

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.

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.

Find more information on Eric Shonborn's art and his podcasts here: http://www.shonborn.net/

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. 

From its earliest days as a chance for local artists to how their work outside of a traditional gallery setting, the Dayton Side Show has lived up to its promise of being "an event of grand proportions."  This year's show bring together over 200 artists, musicians and volunteers to create two free days of creativity at the Old Yellow Cab Building in downtown Dayton. 

Nasty Bingo will perform as part of Side Show 8's Saturday evening lineup and gave a preview performance live from the WYSO studios.

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