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...]

Multimedia Artist J-Walt’s Spontaneous Fantasia Comes To DAI


The Dayton Art Institute’s visual arts theatre series, Fifth Third Bank Arts Night Out, wraps up its 2013 season on Thursday, December 5, with the visual spectacle, Spontaneous Fantasia.   Spontaneous Fantasia is a live, musical visual experience that incorporates elements of animation, theater, dance, painting, sculpture, music, architecture, and interactive art into a seamless new art form that amazes audiences.   Spontaneous Fantasia is the digital live performance work of pioneering multimedia artist J-Walt. He utilizes the latest in interactive computer graphics … [Read more...]

Dayton Visual Art Center Puts Fine Art and Fine Craft Into Context


As a complementary exhibition to DVAC’s wildly popular SHOP LOCALSHOP ART-themed  annual ARTtoBUY: Holiday Gift Gallery, DVAC is presenting selections from the Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s “Best of 2013.”   While ARTtoBUY provides a showcase for the finest of our region’s contemporary craft artists, these additional works by members of the ODC provide an opportunity to extend the conversation beyond the Miami Valley. For this exhibition, DVAC chose pieces by artists who integrate traditional craft and contemporary art-making concepts; whose work commands unique and bold mastery of … [Read more...]

Art in the City- A Senior Art Student Celebration of Space


A group of University of Dayton Fine Arts majors will be exhibiting their artwork at the Mike Elsass Gallery on Front Street Friday, November 15, 2013 thru November 22. With the assistance of their department Chair Judith Huacuja, these current UD senior painters worked collectively to organize the show entitled “Art in the City - A Senior Art Student Celebration of Space.” All the students are scheduled to graduate May 2014. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, November 15, 2013, 6 - 9 pm. with a brief program by the students at 6:30 p.m. including an interactive discussion with … [Read more...]

ArtPrize 2013 Day 1 & 2


Amway/Rick DeVos funded (1 prize $250k to 1 artist; 20k to most popularly voted venue, 560k in prize money total) + 1,524 artists and 168 venues who sign-up to partner via a to a "speed-date system + vibrant, walkable downtown who welcome an additional 500k visitors for 2 weeks (bringing an estimated 15m economic impact) + ANYBODY can vote for their fave, not once ("ugh, don't make me feel dumb by asking me to pick the best work of art!") but vote for as many things that float your boat + really high production value in graphics, wayfinding, "info hubs," and apps (google Grand Rapids impact … [Read more...]