Susanne Scherette King, nonfigurative painter


I decided to visit Susanne Scherette King after seeing her solo show at the Dayton Visual Arts Center.

I asked Susanne why the title of the show was “narrative.” She explained that the paintings are a portion of a story – a beginning, middle or end.  That is why she gives them titles like “the street was empty until he turned the corner.”  Before her successful painting career Susanne taught writing in the Oakwood school system. Continue reading


Sandra Picciano-Brand and David Brand, Jewelry Artists/Metalsmiths



I visited the studio of Sandra Picciano-Brand and her husband David Brand recently because I needed two photos.  I wanted to post each of these two jewelry artists as ARTIST OF THE WEEK on the facebook page Dayton at Work and Play.

Sandra and David’s studio is located on Front Street in a building built in the 1850’s.  Currently filled with artists, the building originally housed manufacturers. Continue reading

Jennifer Rosengarten, painter


I first met Jennifer Rosengarten as she was participating in last month’s Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour.  I was attracted to the colors in her work, and to the loose, almost representational style.  I visited so I could post her photo as ARTIST OF THE WEEK on the facebook page Dayton at Work and Play. Continue reading


James Michael Kahle, glass blower


I have made two visits to Glass by James Michael & Company.  First I went to see them begin their new season with a tradition that goes back to the early days of glass blowing – the “witch ball.”  Continue reading