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Rare needle artwork on exhibit in Dayton, Columbus

World Embroidery Day was just celebrated on July 30 so it’s the perfect time to visit “A Vision of Art and Faith.” This show focuses on Italian artist Ezio Anichini, who lived from 1886 to 1948. Highlights of the exhibit are two intricate embroideries inspired by Anichini’s illustrations that are on loan from the Royal School of Needlework in London. In addition to this exquisite needlework, the… → Read More

New gallery in Bellbrook showcases photography

When you pay a visit to the new Sugarcreek Photography Gallery in Bellbrook, chances are you’ll leave with a smile. → Read More

Dayton Public School music students need instruments

Instrument donations needed for Dayton Public Schools students → Read More

FutureFest returns in-person to showcase emerging playwrights

The entertaining weekend known as FutureFest introduces six new plays and their creators to an appreciative audience each summer at the Dayton Playhouse. The weekend, with the magnificent Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark as backdrop, kicks off Friday night, July 15 and runs through Sunday, July 17. “For the past two years we acknowledged playwrights and their new works virtually, but this year we will… → Read More

Northmont FISH needs food items, clothing

In 2014 Northmont FISH moved into a new facility in Englewood providing food and clothing assistance to those who live in the Northmont City School district. Clients are currently eligible to request services monthly. “We offer appointments for grocery orders to be picked up and clients are welcome to shop the Clothing Closet at their convenience during open hours, “says Eck. Most recently,… → Read More

Pills through an artist’s lens

Upon entering the Arcade, you’ll be struck by the giant sculptural paintings that fill the largest gallery space. You can immediately enjoy them for their attractive shapes and colors. Or you can look at the titles and the Gallery Guide and learn they are based on the variety of pills many of us take every day! Pills for anxiety and stress, for ADHD and migraines, for asthma and pain, for… → Read More

‘Mean Girls’ comes to the Schuster

Whether you’re in this year’s class or you graduated decades ago, chances are the feelings engendered by your high school experiences may be both painful and nostalgic. If so, you’re definitely not alone! It’s the ideal time to see “Mean Girls,” the Broadway show headed for the Schuster Center May 31-June 5. The high-energy production is a musical version of Tina Fey’s 2004 film based on the… → Read More

KIND needs items for inner-city kids

Here’s how it works: The organization offers an afterschool program from September to May and a summer program from June to August, both four days per week. Transportation is provided to and from the program. Students are divided into age groups and attend classes that focus on the Bible, reading, STEM, math, science, and social-emotional learning. Students learn to use technology and also… → Read More

Carillon Historical Park adds exhibits

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous local couple, a new industrial block is now part of the historic mix. Dedicated on April 28 at a festive ribbon-cutting attended by 500 enthusiastic supporters, the complex, set in the 1920s and 1930s, features an expanded print shop, a demonstration foundry, a soap factory and a landscaped plaza for programming. “The kids are gonna love it!” predicted… → Read More

A mother’s advice: Daughters, granddaughters cherish wisdom passed along

Follow your heart My mom is my inspiration, my confidence when I lack my own, and my best friend. She has been there to pick me up at my lowest points and celebrate me at my highest. My heart fills with gratitude as I think of all the ways she has shaped my life as well as her friends, patients and colleagues. My mom has always encouraged me to follow my heart and my passions, no matter the… → Read More

3 museums in region feature Van Gogh, Lichtenstein, Driskell

All three of our area museums are featuring a limited run of special exhibitions by renowned artists. * In our own backyard, there’s a rare chance to see two gorgeous Van Gogh paintings at the DAI. * Thanks to pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s early Columbus connections, you can see the first major exhibit of the famous artist’s early work at the CMA. * In Cincy, there’s an opportunity to see the… → Read More

Stations of the Cross, a spiritual journey, is observed in variety of ways in the Miami Valley

For Christians, walking the Way of the Cross can be an unforgettable spiritual journey. As they stop to pray at each of the 14 Stations, the faithful are symbolically treading the path Jesus walked to Mount Calvary while reflecting on the suffering He endured. The devotional prayers may be conducted personally or by an officiating celebrant who may move from station to station as congregants… → Read More

Dayton Ballet presents ‘The Great Gatsby’

The delightful story ballet takes us back to the glitzy and glamorous Roaring 20s. It was choreographed by Ron Cunningham, artistic director emeritus of the Sacramento Ballet, who has created 60 ballets for the international stage over the years. His “Gatsby” had a world premiere in 1913 to mark his 25th year anniversary in Sacramento. The production, which charmed Dayton audiences in 2017, will… → Read More

MAKE A DIFFERENCE: The Lions Club wants your eyeglasses

“And, we are still playing catch-up,” says Leithley. “Since the pandemic our donations have really slowed down.” According to Keithley, the donated glasses from our area are taken to the Ohio State University School of Optometry, where students determine the correct prescription of each pair. “We deliver between 5,000 to 10,000 glasses to Columbus each year,” he says. Chances are you have an old… → Read More

MAKE A DIFFERENCE: The Castle serves those with mental illness

The Castle nonprofit facility in Centerville helps people with mental illness → Read More

The Contemporary gallery is awash in color and pattern

Featured artist: Heather Jones: “Storytellers” Until now, The Co’s main gallery has featured the work of nationally-known artists. This time around, an artist with Dayton roots is the focus. Heather Jones, who teaches at Centerville High School and lives in Springboro, has four large paintings on the gallery walls as well as a number of additional works. You’re in for a surprise when you stand… → Read More

MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Westwood Elementary appreciates children’s books

Westwood Elementary School in West Dayton needs book donations → Read More

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ comes to the Schuster

One of those is “Dear Evan Hansen,” the 21st century musical that was immediately named a modern masterwork when it opened on Broadway in 2016. It’s not your typical Broadway musical fare; for this one you may want to bring along a wad of tissues. The main character is Evan Hansen, a 17-year-old high school student dealing with anxiety and issues of self-esteem. When his therapist suggests he… → Read More

African American Visual Artists on mission to expose Black Art

African American Visual Artists on mission to expose Black Art → Read More

DAI, African American Visual Artists Guild collaborate on exhibition

It’s especially heartwarming when a major exhibition results from a collaboration between the DAI and a local organization. That’s happening at the moment with “Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms” opening this weekend and on view through May 22. The show, which features artists from across the nation, is being presented in cooperation with The African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG),… → Read More