People show is a pleasing study

     (NWPR-OH) – Chun Arthur Wang, Evelyn Staub, Barbara Bailey, Frances Turner and Lois Fortson have united under the roof of the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in an exhibition titled: “A Study of People” which is on view through February 27. The show features each artist’s perception of people in their medium used that artistically presents the subject’s cultural heritage to the roads they have travelled on personally and professionally.

     Staub is exhibiting her transparent watercolor collection of family portraits, which projects the likeness as well as their personality in its non-audio form. She is also the owner of Studio 14 Benkin Gallery in Tipp City.

     Fortson is showing her clay portrait busts and bas reliefs of women and men that have made contributions to Dayton communities, where their spirituality, strength and pride prevail. Her works have been shown at the Ebonnia Gallery in Dayton, Black Creativity in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Sinclair Community College, Springfield Arts Gallery, Columbus Fine Arts Gallery and Kiaca Gallery in Columbus Ohio. Her sculpture, “Ethiopian Woman” will be displayed at the Dayton International Airport.

     Bailey is a self-taught photographer, who has travelled throughout remote areas around the globe. In her work, viewers will see the spirit and humanity of the rural people this Tipp City resident has photographed.

     Oil painter Chun Arthur Wang is an associate Professor at the Columbus College of Art and Design, aims his brush on the lives of non-famous country people. His paintings mirror rural life in the minority areas of China, including his personal recollections, while also portraying them in their traditional culture.

     Known for her African-American dolls based on historical Dayton people, Turner’s colorful works reflect the cultural costumes worn as evident in the variety of fibers and materials used. However her detailed workmanship gives them a life form, which can be accredited to her professional skill as a seamstress and tailor for a half-a-century. Some of the places she has shown is in an exhibit called, “Women in Art: Unheard Voices” at Wright State University, Cityfolk Festivals and at the annual show, “Dayton Skyscrapers,” which is held at the Schuster Performing Arts Center.

     More information is available at or call 937.339.0457.

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  1. Thanks for the nice article. It is a great exhibit

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