In September of 1859 Abraham Lincoln delivered an anti-slavery speech at Dayton’s courthouse. This September, artist Mike Major will unveil his eleven foot bronze sculpture of Lincoln. It was commissioned by the Lincoln Society of Dayton, and will be permanently placed on display outside the old courthouse. Continue reading
An artist friend said I had to meet Mychaelyn Michalec, a painter who was creating fabulous work in her basement in the dark. My friend knew I would be intrigued and would want to arrange a photo shoot, which I did.
When I arrived, Mychaelyn offered me a cup of coffee and showed me some of the art she has collected, all by Dayton artists. Continue reading
Katherine Kadish is one of the Dayton area’s best known artists. She’s had solo shows from New York to London, Seoul, and Nanjing. She’s been in group shows in many great museums, including the Philadelphia Art Museum, The Whitney in New York, and National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. Continue reading
I visited artist Amy Deal in her Front Street studio. This large building and two adjacent buildings are filled with artists.
Walking into Amy’s studio you find yourself in a small entranceway. It has window openings showing the studio and a very short doorway with steps leading down into the studio. Continue reading
I visited painter Betsie Molinsky in her studio in the K12 Gallery building on South Jefferson. Continue reading
The photo above shows Jon Barlow Hudson in the sculpture garden next to his studio. Jon creates public sculptures. His work can be found around the Dayton area, around the country, and in 25 countries around the world. Continue reading
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