Kettering CitySites Call For Public Art Proposals


Artists, artist teams, designers and architects are invited to submit proposals for a new public artwork to be located at the City of Kettering’s Southdale Park and Habitat Environmental Center. The artist will design, fabricate and install a permanent, site-specific piece using approximately 120 aluminum tiles created by Kettering City Schools students. The tiles were created during a special aluminum casting event with the foundry team of Bernie Carreno of Austin, TX. The Habitat Environmental Center offers numerous programs and events throughout the year, as well as ecologically themed … [Read more...]

Top Ten for Dayton Visual Arts, 2014


For the second year in a row, Shayna V. McConville, Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Kettering, has put together and shared with us her look back at the best of 2014. We hope you enjoy it! Another year of amazing art exhibitions, artists and events!

Japan Goes Deco ** Ticket Giveaway**

Art Deco Japan

Deco Japan introduces the spectacular craftsmanship and sophisticated designs of Japan’s contribution this rich period in world history and visual culture.

51 Artists’ Handcrafted “giftables” in DVAC’s Holiday Gift Gallery


DVAC is pleased to present original, handcrafted “giftables” by 51 Dayton member artists in their popular annual fine art and fine craft gift gallery.

‘Ambassador of Americana’ presents all-new Big Retro Slide Show


The Charles Phoenix Big Retro Slide Show is a deep-fried, delicious mash-up of Phoenix’s massive collection of flea market-found vintage Kodachrome slides.

DVAC Presents Abstract Paintings By Dayton’s Susanne Scherette King

Rigidly She Descended on Her Position, 2014 24 x 24 nfssmall

Inspired by the bold, graphic lines of American expressionists Robert Motherwell and Franz Kline, Susanne Scherette King‘s abstract shapes, dynamic brush strokes, tones and textures are visual poetry.

You’re Invited to DVAC’s Sunflower Paint-Out


Paint the sunflowers at Whitehall Farm; all skill levels and ages welcome! Saturday, September 13, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (rain date: September 14) Presented by Tecumseh Land Trust & DVAC … [Read more...]

Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery Hosts Night Of Performance To Close Currencies Exhibition

Gabrielle Civil performs at Antioch College's Herndon Gallery

The Herndon Gallery on Antioch College’s campus will host an evening of performances on Friday, February 14, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  This event will close the current exhibition, Currencies, which presents the work of current Antioch arts faculty and resident scholars. The evening will include dance performances by Jill Becker, associate professor of dance at the former College, and a National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer's Fellowship recipient, and Melissa Heston, a collaborative dance and theatre artist who performs regionally and internationally. Becker and Heston will begin by … [Read more...]

A Juried Alumni Exhibition: Call For Wright State’s Art and Art History Alumni


In recognition of the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries' 40th Exhibition Season, the Galleries are extending to the Alumni of the Department of Art and Art  History an invitation to submit artwork for a juried Alumni Exhibition, to take place in the Stein Galleries May-June, 2014. All media will be considered, including installation, performance, and new media. At least one work from each entrant will be accepted and there is no cost to enter. Entries are being accepted now through March 2, 2014. The exhibition is open to any graduate of Wright State’s Art and Art History … [Read more...]

Kettering Cultural Arts Manager Picks Her Top Moments in Dayton Visual Arts 2013


Dayton was home to numerous amazing art exhibitions, collaborations and projects in 2013. Although there were many, many more superb events that are not on this list, the arts listed below serves as a glimpse into the vitality of the Dayton region’s creative folks and spaces! Enjoy! CIRCUS! Dayton Visual Arts Centre January 2 – 11 A collaborative project between artist Leesa Haapapuro and the Young People’s Homeschoolers program at K12 Gallery culminated into a short show at the Dayton Visual Arts Center. The young circus performers next to their murals, sculptures and paintings, … [Read more...]