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April 25, 2019

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Dayton artist Dawn Moriarty will have her nostalgia journals, created from vintage treasures, and her jewelry on display at the Wenaha Gallery as the featured Art Event through May 18. Moriarty is a geriatric nurse who uses her art to bring a "peaceful balance" into her life.

By Carolyn Henderson

Dayton artist Dawn Moriarty goes hunting whenever she can, tracks down her prey, and drags it down to her cave. Only she doesn't go after animals. Or anything alive, actually.

What she does hunt are all sorts of paper products – tags, receipts, stationery, old sewing patterns, diaries, textbooks, ledgers – as well as vintage lace and fabrics. Her hunting grounds are antique stores, junk shops, yard sales, estate sales, secondhand stores, library sales, and anywhere else she finds objects that she can re-purpose and turn into her signature nostalgia journals.

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