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Beyond My Travels

BY SIERRA LEONE
@ VOL 38 ON FEB 07, 2019

Sierra Leone loves to travel & spending time with her family. She is a writer and the President and Artistic Director of OFP Theatre Company. Her work with youth arts organizations, schools, and community organizations has been ongoing through her company’s educational arm, Signature Educational Solutions. In recognition of her work, Sierra was a 2018 Ohio Governor's Award recipient.

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Community Artreach

BY JES MCMILLAN
@ VOL 38 ON FEB 07, 2019

Jes McMillan is a local artist activist and founder of The Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton nonprofit arts organization. Jes has worked with the communities of Dayton and beyond for over 10 years bringing thousands of people together with collaborative art. She is curator of The McMillan Gallery and Creative Director at tend&flourish on Brown Street.

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Teaching the Arts: Fashion Edition

BY LINDSAY GUSTAFSON
@ VOL 38 ON FEB 07, 2019

Lindsay Gustafson has taught art for 17 years at Kettering Middle School. Besides a passion for teaching the arts, she loves her hubby, seeing live music, travelling and playing lots of tennis.

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Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms

BY APRIL ALFORD
@ VOL 38 ON FEB 07, 2019

April Alford has been a Dayton resident for a little over 18 years. April is the founder of Welcome Home Dayton, and Vice-President of the African American Visual Artists Guild’s Board of Trustees. April is an avid volunteer, and lover of all things crafty. The African American Visual Artists Guild has been in existence for 25 years, but is not well known in the Dayton area. 

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Inside Look at Art Exhibitions

BY JERRY SMITH
@ VOL 38 ON FEB 07, 2019

Dr. Jerry N. Smith is Chief Curator at the Dayton Art Institute. Previously working at Phoenix Art Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, Jerry has curated more than 50 art exhibitions of diverse artists and subjects, ranging from Leonardo da Vinci to Andy Warhol, and video installations to Classical Guitars.

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Trying to Fit Art on a Wall

BY NICHOLAUS ARNOLD
@ VOL 38 ON FEB 07, 2019

Nicholaus Arnold is a semi-conceptual artist, semi-conceptual curator, and semi conceptual educator from Dayton, Ohio. He currently runs The Blue House Gallery with his partner Ashley and is the galleries coordinator for University of Dayton. Nicholaus’ presentation is about his life as an artist and trying to fit unorthodox art works into a gallery setting.

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How to Throw a Curve

BY DEBORAH DIXON
@ VOL 38 ON FEB 07, 2019

Deborah Dixon's art has brought large women out of the closet since the early 80's. She draws, paints and sculpts full-figured females as a way of self-healing, rebellion, and to make a social statement that all bodies are beautiful and amazing. Through her large, brightly colored paintings and sensuously drawn images, viewers are encouraged to confront their prejudices, assumptions and messages about being fat in our culture. For those who are large themselves, her work is often empowering, and a chance to see themselves as beautiful, and complete as they are.

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At Table: Finding Family Through Photography

BY GLENNA JENNINGS
@ VOL 38 ON FEB 07, 2019

Glenna Jennings is an artist, photographer and educator from San Diego, CA. She is also an assistant professor at the University of Dayton. She teaches courses in photography and art and social practice, with an emphasis on food justice and social equity. Jennings presented her images of folks eating and drinking around the world from her series At Table. These photographs have, in a sense, become the record of a stand-in, extended family scattered around the globe. 

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The Scientific Narrative of Leonardo’s Last Supper

BY AMANDA GRIEVE
@ VOL 38 ON FEB 07, 2019

Amanda Grieve is a graduate of Wright State University, recently earning her BFA with a focus in studio painting. She is the new Gallery Director at the Dayton Society of Artists and is thrilled to be part of the great art scene in Dayton. Amanda hopes you’ll be as enthralled with art history as she is. The Scientific Narrative of Leonardo’s Last Supper is an introduction to Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. It delves into how and why Leonardo created it, looking at conventions during the Renaissance and Leonardo’s desire to elevate the status of painting. It argues that Leonardo was using every ounce of his intellect in the creation of this wonderful painting.

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The DAI - Our Rich History and Our Bright Tomorrow

BY MICHAEL ROEDIGER
@ VOL 38 ON FEB 07, 2019

A native of Dayton, Michael Roediger is the first Director born and raised in the region. Working with the amazing Dayton Art Institute team, Michael has led charge to pay of more than $16 million in debt; received nearly $4 million in State Capital Appropriations funding and raised more $15 million in Centennial funding all while caring for our iconic museum and collection. Michael is a champion of the arts and Dayton.

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Artists Were Made for People

BY BEN BAUGHAM
@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Boy Blue (Ben Baugham) is a new wave visual communicator, and a street performer hell-bent on bringing the artist (not just art), back into social relevance. He has spent the past few years creating art in public and bringing visual excellence to the most bizarre locations. From construction sites to the office place, Blue has been hired all over the east coast to talk with and engage with people as he creates his works; thus, allowing people of any class, race or creed to feel a genuine connection with artists.

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Responding Effectively to Conflict

BY AARON PRIMM
@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

Aaron Primm is an Mediation Specialist at the Dayton Mediation Center, City of Dayton.  He discusses how to Respond Effectively to Conflict.

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