Visual Arts Section :: Page 5

  • The ‘ecstatic surprise’ of a painter

    Local artist Ira Brukner is currently showing 17 of his brightly-colored, abstract paintings at a solo exhibit at the Miller Center for Visual Arts at Urbana University. The exhibit is open to the public Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 1–4 p.m. through Dec. 3, excluding Thanksgiving weekend. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Local artist Ira Brukner describes his painting process as almost magical. “It just happens,” he said of his process.

  • Brukner paintings on exhibit

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    An exhibit of the paintings of local artist Ira Brukner is on display at the Miller Center for Visual Arts at Urbana University. The exhibit is open Thursday and Saturday afternoons through Dec. 3, except for Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Quilt opening for faeries and other good folks

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    It feels like the space was made for Sharri Phillip’s magical quilts. In her third show at the Emporium, Phillips once again transforms the cafe’s lounge area with her warm, colorful — and definitively enchanting — fiber arts.

  • A painter seeks to lift spirits

    Longtime Dayton area abstract painter Elizabeth (Beth) Hertz stands next to “Blue Riser,” a work she has loaned to the Friends Care Community for its new rehabilitation wing. Beth is a resident of the FCC Assisted Living Center. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    It would be hard to find someone with a more unique story than that of Elizabeth (Beth) Hertz, a painter well known in the Dayton area for more than four decades.

  • Watercolors capture birds in nature

    Lehotsky's "Barn owl" in watercolor.

    Springfield artist Kathryn Lehotsky uses watercolor in an unusual way to depict her highly detailed Ohio birds, now showing at the Glen.

  • Artist Michael Casselli — Art, talk that sizzles and sparks

    In his studio, contemporary artist Michael Casselli surveyed the handmade paper he learned to create for a recent exhibition. His current Emporium show, ‘Works on Paper,’ features seven printed images of abstracted young faces to emphasize the intangible quality of memory. It runs until Sept. 30. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    From his 5,000-square-foot studio in Millworks, Michael Casselli creates artwork that sparks and fizzes, blurs boundaries and engages all senses.

  • Casselli’s contemporary artwork opens at Emporium

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    Michael Casselli’s contemporary and experimental artwork now has a home in the village in new exhibit at the Emporium Cafe and an electric installation along the bike path.

  • Original art, outside on summer’s day

    Local artist Sue Brezine helped organize Village Artisans’ 28th annual Art on the Lawn arts and crafts festival, which takes place this Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of Mills Lawn Elementary School. Brezine stands before a set of canine paintings by Mozart Dane, who is the festival’s featured artist. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The annual fine arts show held in Yellow Springs during the dog days of August will feature a Great Dane this year who paints with his paws.

  • Local design goes universal

    Battle's design for the Peace Corps' 10th anniversary poster

    David Battle’s design for the Peace Corps could be aptly called a classic. He originally created the image for a poster contest for the 10th anniversary of the Peace Corps in 1971.

  • A New Yorker cartoonist from YS

    Tom Bachtell’s cartoons were first seen on the T-shirts he designed for his Yellow Springs High School senior class.