Chloe McEldowney, Painter

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Chloe is an artist from the small town of Russia, Ohio.  She recently graduated from the University of Dayton, and has exhibited her artwork across the state of Ohio as well as in California and Massachusetts.  When I contacted Chloe about photographing her at work, she told me she had recently moved into a studio in a farmhouse north of Dayton.  Continue reading

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Jim Delange, glassblower

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I have seen Jim’s beautiful glass vessels at many places around Dayton.  They are at Kettering’s Art on the Common, The Fine Art Center at Cross Pointe, and DVAC’s ArttoBuy Holiday Gift Gallery.  A few weeks ago I visited Jim to see how he makes those vessels.

Jim first took classes in blowing glass 7 years ago and was completely hooked.  “The process is as much demanding and exhausting as it is gentle and graceful,” he explained.  “It is completely addicting.” Continue reading

Abby Rose Maurer, Painter/Drawer

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I heard that Abby Rose Maurer, a painter and recent University of Dayton graduate, was working for artist Mike Elsass and painting in Mike’s studio space in the Front Street Warehouse.  But when I contacted Abby about a studio visit, I learned that she had a new job at Stivers School for the Arts and was now painting in her Oregon District apartment.

I first learned about Abby a few months ago when she had a solo show at the High Street Gallery.  Even before I saw the art, the title of the show, “tylenol + beer” caught my attention.  Continue reading