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...]

Looking Back At The Best In Visual Art For 2013


It's not too late to look back at the best in visual art for 2013. Here are some of my favorites   Longing: Sculpture and Photography, curated by Francis Schanberger, Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors (DSPS) I wanted to somehow use the terms languid, languorous and louche to describe the photos in this show paired with coy, clever sculptural counterparts. And just lovely in the elegant setting of the recently gussied-up High Street Gallery.   Jud Yalkut: Visions and Sur-Realities, curated by Jeanne Phillip, Gallery 249, Roesch Library 1st & 2nd floor Galleries, and Art Street … [Read more...]

The Dayton Visual Art Center Presents Close to the Edge: Paintings by Vera Scekic

Vera Scekci, Untitled (brilliant blue cell), 2012, acrylic, pouring medium, drafting film on canvas

Although some critics argue that painting is an obsolete art form, artists like Vera Scekic are demonstrating that contemporary work can reference 2D works on canvas yet encapsulate the physicality of other media; it can challenge traditional applications propelling it into new territory. Scekic’s inventive manipulation of this fluid medium allows her to explore textures and a vibrant palette of “unnaturally natural” colors in assemblages that become sculptural. Her interest in biology finds form in metaphoric images evoking cells, the fundamental building blocks of all nature. Scekic pours … [Read more...]