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Premeditated art theft–German Village gallery vows to fight back with stronger security

Premeditated art theft–German Village gallery vows to fight back with stronger security  by Sarah Thompson for The Other Paper, May 10, 2012  Photos by Chris Parker It reads like a plot from a Mary Higgins Clark mystery: Tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of art stolen from a little gallery in one of the city’s historic […]

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The Color of Steel

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The Color of Steel: One DCP writer’s account of painting with a master – Mike Elsass by Annie Bowers The scent of acrylic paint, polyurethane and incense lingered in the air at the old warehouse. Industrial fans hummed, and someone down the hall was using the freight elevator; I could hear the distinctive creak of […]

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Artists in the news – Mike Elsass

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Artists in the News – Mike Elsass featured in the Muse Gallery Newsletter, January-March 2011 (Issue No. 23) Mike Elsass and Mike Ervin were nominated for a Governor’s Award for the Arts: An artistic energy has transformed the streets of the Oregon Arts District in downtown Dayton, and much of it can be traced to […]

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Soak up painting know-how with artist Mike Elsass: Dayton painter will share techniques at two workshops

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Soak up painting know-how with artist Mike Elsass: Dayton painter will share techniques at two workshops by Pamela Dillon for the Dayton Daily News August 14, 2011 He’s known around Dayton for his easy smile, laid-back attitude and, of course, for his vibrant abstract-on-rusted-steel paintings. Mike Elsass will be bringing his jokes and his painting […]

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New art spot in Yellow Springs

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New art spot in Yellow Springs by Pamela Dillon for Dayton Daily News, August 13, 2011 Christine Klinger enjoys Yellow Springs so much that she’s willing to set up housekeeping there, as well as a new business. She and her husband Jim are in the midst of building a new home. The name of her […]

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Dayton area has 7 governor’s arts awards winners

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Dayton area has 7 governor’s arts awards winners by Terry Morris for Dayton Daily News, May 10, 2011 The Dayton area will play a leading role for the third consecutive year when the 2011 Governor’s Awards for the Arts are presented in Columbus today. The seven winners include Michael Kenwood Lippert of Dayton, director of […]

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Creating a Moment- taking Dayton artists on the road

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Creating a Moment- Taking Dayton Artists on the Road by Jane A. Black for Dayton City Paper What does it cost you to make a name in the art world? What does it cost if you don’t even try? These questions are not just idle turns of mind for one of Dayton’s most entrepreneurial spirits, […]

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Artist pays it forward by exposing others’ art

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Artist pays it forward by exposing others’ art: Mike Elsass is currently helping six local artists show their work on a national level from his new art space, Color 2 by Pamela Dillon for Dayton Daily News Mike Elsass learned the process of minimalist painting on rusted steel from nationally renowned artist Roger Sayre, who […]

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A fond farewell to Dayton artist, Roger Sayre

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Dayton artist, Roger Sayre, dead at 67 by Meredith Moss for Dayton Daily News Roger Sayre, a Dayton artist whose contemporary work was exhibited throughout the world and was represented in a number of major corporate and private collections, died Saturday, March 20. Sayre, best known for his abstract, minimalist art on steel and canvas, […]

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Art, Theater and Ideas at The Excelsior

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Art, Theater and Ideas at The Excelsior published November 3, 2009 by Lisa Grigsby The Excelsior Building was all set to become the latest in luxury loft living- then the market crashed…. And like so often happens, artists helped transform the space into a new reality.  For the past year or so artist/entrepreneur Mike Elsass has been leading the […]

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