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Trying to Fit Art on a Wall

PRESENTED ON FEB 07, 2019
IN DAYTON @ VOL 38

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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Writing on the Wall

BY JAMIE SMITH
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Teacher-turned-artist Jamie Smith explains the journey of how she discovered her artistic style after deciding to follow her passion. She discusses her unique approach of presenting other people's confessions in order to turn something shameful into a beautiful work of art. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 30, 2014. 

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Healthcare's Writing is on the Wall

BY REGINA HOLLIDAY
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 29, 2015

Regina Holliday, a healthcare activist, uses art as a way to spread awareness and encourage reform. Regina shares her own personal story and how it has influenced the work she does today. 

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Album Art

BY WES WEBB
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 06, 2015

Explorations of album art

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My Real Wall - Not My Facebook Wall!

BY ANDY HOANG
@ VOL 10 ON MAY 12, 2016

In this PechaKucha Andy Haong tells us about his life as a “mail-artist” (say what?!) - well in Andy's words it means a person that spends their spare time sending hand drawn postcards to strangers.

In just over six minutes Andy will talk you through how he became a mail artist and the amazing things that happened to him since! Including doubling the number of real life friends he had who wrote on his real wall and NOT just his Facebook wall.

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A Wall and A Column: 2 Projects

BY ANG LI
@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"A wall and a column...what they have in common is an interest in looking at the cultural agency of traditional building materials and their ability to speak."

In A Wall and A Column: 2 Projects from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, architect and University at Buffalo Peter Reyner Banham Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor Ang Li presents a pair of site specific installations that explore the cultural agency of vernacular building materials. Horror Vacui is an installation in Lisbon, Portugal that examines the ability of building facades to “speak” through the medium of the Portuguese “azulejo” - hand-painted ceramic tiles often depicting scenes from historic or civic events. The piece explores the narrative potential of bricks and mortar within contemporary image sharing and crowdsourcing platforms. No Frills is an installation in Buffalo, New York that stems out of an interest in the industrialized production of terracotta in the 19th century as a new kind of ornamental language. In a semi-abandoned Chevrolet Factory by the architect Albert Kahn, a 13-foot column interrupts the existing grid of the assembly floor,  acting as a bridge between the vast scale of obsolete industry and the human scale of the architectural ornament.

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Nashville Wall Project

BY BRIAN GREIF
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 23, 2016

Brian Greif gives us a closer look at the art and artist of the Downtown Nashville murals

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A New Icon for Dayton

BY KELLY SEXTON
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 09, 2016

Kelly Sexton has been involved with community and public art projects in the Dayton region for over 12 years.  She is especially excited to be working with UpDayton again to create a New Icon for Dayton!

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Between Art and the Everyday

BY CRISTINA RINAUDO
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 15, 2017

Cristina Rinaudo explores how typographic installations elevate the ordinary - a search for the familiar in contemporary art.

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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.