Robert H. Whitmore was born in Dayton in 1890 and attended the Art Institute of Chicago from 1913-1917 where he studied drawing, painting, sculpture and anatomy, as well as architecture, illustration, and woodcarving. Whitmore taught at the Dayton Art Institute from 1920-23 where nineteen of his works remain in the permanent collection. During this period he developed his printmaking skills as a member of the Dayton Society of Etchers. With his wife, Elizabeth Ann Bennett, and their five children he lived in a house outside of Yellow Springs that was formerly owned by Horace Mann, first President of Antioch College
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April 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Creatives
April 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Creatives
The Jafagirls gave me a guided walking tour of their textile art installations. Some of it is in this video montage, and some of it I had seen (and touched) before, but I had no sense of the scope of their project until they took me around the block, literally. I’ll have more to say about it. For now, I am thrilled that I don’t have to pine for street art in Paris (à la Miss Tic and the Ethics of Love). I can stroll anytime to the end of Dayton Street. It’s a perfect place for flânerie. Thanks, Corrine and Nancy!
March 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Creatives
Chefs from five Yellow Springs restaurants created a signature “Yellow Springs” pasta dish for last year’s “Spring Into The Arts” fete. In these recipes, saffron or cheddar cheese equal “Yellow” and rotini equal “Springs.” I can’t say this a culinary tradition here, but maybe it should become one. Don’t watch this video on an empty stomach! [thanks to beanyhead1]