DVD : Spotlight : Riffe Gallery - Sawdust and Spectacle: Under the Big Top in Small Town America
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Curated by Sara Johnson, Director, Southern Ohio Museum

Tracing the rise and fall of the traveling circus through small town America, especially in the early 20th century, this exhibit features important imagery from Portsmouth native Clarence Carter and other major Ohio Artists of the last century, as well as vintage circus posters and banners, toys, documentary photographs from the Ackerman Collection, the Carter Archives and other public and private Ohio collections, and an exquisite set of 13 circus dioramas by the son of a lion tamer.

Artists in the show include: Gifford Beal, Clarence Holbrook Carter, Paul Lewis Clemens, James Gantt, Fred Johnson, Yvonne Twining Humber, Henry Keller, Sonny King, Walt Kuhn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Angelo Pinto, A. Schoenhut and Co., Yeteve Smith, Steiff, Paul Anderson Trapp, Paul Travis and David C. "Snap" Wyatt
February 4, 2010