Season’s final show on view at Mill

Works by award-winning photographer Jim Witmer and the clay creations of David Kirchner are now view through the month of December during Art at the Mill’s final show of the season.

"Ginkos" by Jim Witmer

“Ginkos” by Jim Witmer

     Witmer is a local photojournalist who is currently a staff photographer/videographer for the Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV. He has been named numerous of times the Ohio Photographer of the Year as well as won the Regional Photographer of the Year award encompassing Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Indiana.

     With subject matter ranging from studio still life to landscape, Witmer’s work draws its strength from his unwavering focus on the nuanced simplicity of light and form. “I am always on the lookout for scenes, people or objects that I can interpret through photography,” said Jim. “I know it may sound strange, but I often dream about photographing things in my sleep. I am comfortable with the thought that this is one of my callings in life.”

   Potter Kirchner has been working exclusively in clay since 1984. He teaches numerous classes at Dayton-area art centers and the University of Dayton, as well as has a studio/gallery in downtown Dayton, Ohio.


Sculpture by David Kirchner.

Sculpture by David Kirchner.

    He says that many of his creations come from ideas generated by the materials and processes he uses. “A glaze may need a bowl to show off the color; I think of what the finished work will be and what steps I need to get there,” said David. His current work includes ceramic sculptures with simplified human/organic forms, some of which are straightforward while others are abstract.

    “Dave creates universally appealing contemporary clay sculptures that evoke the human form, and Jim captures poetic, evocative, enduring images that can excite the imagination or soothe the soul,” said Julie Clark for Bear’s Mill.

     For more information, call Bear’s Mill at 937.548.5112 or   


Published by on December 2013. Filed under Archives, At the Galleries, Northwest Passage Record/NWPR, Ohio. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed