This artist is an Iraq War vet, and had a show at the Convention Center gallery. This was more of an installation for him, and first use of a lot of color, compared to the B/W woodcut/stencil things he had on show at the Convention Center. Reminds me of the political art of the Weimar Republic.
The photo tree was by Kitty, who is a waitress at the OE, but does a lot of photography, too. She did some band/music photography at last years Dayton Music Fest:
I liked this one. Lots going on here.
I dislike rap and avoid it if possible, so this was my first live rap act. This guy was rapping about life in Dayton, and also about Fela. More of a political/social angle to his rhymes (think Gil-Scott Heron or the Last Poets) compared to conventional rap.
Brokendayton.com….this is a WSU BFA grad, who does photography as well as sculpture and painting..
For more info: The Dayton Circus
(they seem a bit like HATCH up in Detroit…more of a “street”/”edge”/”urban” thing going on with them, compared to some of the other artists in town)