Dayton Art Institute

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Although it is still September we are doing Oktoberfest at the Dayton Art Institute this weekend. It kicks off this evening with the annual Oktoberfest Preview Party, and Saturday and Sunday.

Celebrate the kick-off of the London 2012 Olympic Games with the best opening ceremonies party in Dayton! It’s sure to be a “gold medal” night, full of English pub food, drinks, British music, prizes and fun, as you watch the opening of the Summer Games unfold. Who knows, the Queen herself might even make an appearance! This is at the DAI, tonight….7-11pm.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 22, 2012 including the following stories:

-Superheroes Land at the Dayton Art Institute, by Juliet Fromholt

-Community Voices producer Susan Byrnes reports on a local premiere of the film Derby Baby

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Don Birdsall, president of the Dayton Tea Party about the group's latest activities.

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The Dayton Art Institute's superhero summer kicks off today with the opening of You Are My Superhero. This special exhibition explores the tradition of comic book superheros and how contemporary artists are putting their own spin on popular characters.

The exhibition is made up of original art and memorabilia on loan from local comic book shops, private collectors and the artists themselves. Dayton Art Institute associate director Jane Black says she's grateful for the positive and quick response she got when the museum started planning the exhibition.

So many things are going on….can you take a long break??? Now there is a play called Gem of the Ocean. This is one of August Wilson's famed "Pittsburgh Cycle," ten plays about residents of that city's Hill District. It's a mixture of fantasy and harsh reality, as 285-year old Aunt Ester leads a community for whom slavery is an all-too-vivid memory.  Visit humanrace theatre.org.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for March 25, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Changing Landscapes Brings Chinese Fiber Art to Dayton, by Juliet Fromholt

-WKSU's M.L. Schultze reports on a rare letter discovered in Cleveland from Mary Todd Lincoln.

-Jerry Kenney interviews Felice Nudelman, the newly appointed Chancellor of Antioch University.

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When you enter the first gallery of the Changing Landscapes exhibit, you see classic tapestries depicting Chinese landscapes. But the exhibit quickly unfolds to display both traditional and modern uses of embroidery, printing and sculpture that tackle the idea of landscape literally and figuratively.

Changing Landscapes is the first exhibition of contemporary Chinese fiber art to travel to the United States. This weekend marks the opening of the exhibition tour's only Midwestern stop - at the Dayton Art Institute.

This whole weekend is the Muse Machine’s musical The Wizard of OZ.This show has all star kids all over the region with true professional Broadway coaches . They’re doing a superb show at the Victoria.

And at the Schuster there are Three Phantoms in Concert. These guys have all been leading tenors in that famous show and they will be doing all kind of Broadway tunes.  Check it out daytonphilharmonic.org

Today is 2012’s First Friday in Downtown Dayton. Lots of exhibit openings at the galleries, art demonstrations, live music and jazz and ice skating. As you are wandering around you will be hearing REV. COOL'S AROUND THE FRINGE since lots of places have dialed their radio to 91.3 WYSO.

I don’t think this will be a White Christmas….

But you can go ice skating. Head to downtown Dayton and the rink is in Riverscape. They’ve got hot chocolate, and outdoor fireplaces and you can check out the Miami River. Bring along your family, and friends to ice skate
the MetroParks Rink. Admission is $5 and includes the use of ice skates.

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