Area briefs

MVCTC students attend convention

ENGLEWOOD — Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Agriculture programs more than doubled the number of FFA State Degree winners from recent years in having 17 students work hard in earning their State Degree. The following Miami County students received their State Degree at the FFA State Convention on May 4-5 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds:

Newton — Treanna Lavy, 1th grade.

Miami East — Kyle Persinger and Kyle Webb.

Exhibit to open at Hayner

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will host “Fabricated Images: Works by the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative & Mythic Silver Studio.” The exhibit will be on display at the Hayner Center from May 12 to July 16 with an artists’ reception from 5-6:45 p.m. Friday, May 12.

The Hayner Center is located at 301 W. Main St., Troy. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Attending the artists’ reception is a great way to meet the artists and gain insight into their art and techniques.

The Dayton Printmakers Cooperative (DPC) is a not-for-profit alliance of artists and printmakers who collectively maintain and support the print studio through active participation and monthly member dues. The DPC began as The Dayton Art Institute Printmakers Cooperative that was founded in 1983 by Ray Must and Mary Campbell-Zopf. In 1994, the Printmakers Cooperative found a new studio space located at 913 Keowee St., Dayton, and changed the group’s name to the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative. The DPC has continued to grow, supported by artist members, and in partnership with the Dayton Visual Arts Center.

Sandra Picciano-Brand and David Brand are the artists behind Mythic Silver Studio in Dayton, Ohio. Sandra and David have been working as metal artists for over 30 years. Sandra’s classic pieces are known for their fluidity of line and form, timeless elegance, and romantic themes. David’s sculptural pieces are bronze vessels and containers emphasizing an exploration of distinctive form and texture. The couple teaches jewelry/metals workshops at their Studio and at Rosewood Arts Centre.

For more information, visit or call (937) 339-0457.

PEEP program has openings

TROY — Brukner Nature Center still have spots remaining for its hands-on preschool program on Friday afternoons from 12:30-2:30 p.m. for 3-5 year-olds.

Each week is filled with discoveries as we share stories, encounter wildlife and explore the outdoors. The fee for the program is $45 for BNC members and $60 for non-members per session.

Sessions run May 30 through July 7 and July 18 through Aug. 25. Class size is limited to only 12 children, who will not be attending kindergarten in the fall.

Payment is due with registration, cash or check only.