What do rivers, a tribute to a deceased pet, and the alphabet have in common? All are part of the visual art exhibits on display at the University of Dayton this fall:
Water: Source and Resource
Eco-artist Betsy Damon just completed a week-long residency at the University of Dayton, where she shared her experiences as an artist deeply engaged with the importance of water in our lives, a relevant topic for the Miami Valley. As founder of the organization Keepers of the Waters, she works to transform communities’ relationship to water; her “living water” projects can be found throughout the U.S. and in China. By the time Damon left campus on Friday, faculty, students and community members alike were abuzz with ideas for Dayton’s own watershed. An exhibit of Damon’s work is on display through October 23 at UD’s ArtStreet, located on the 300 block of Kiefaber Street. ArtStreet is open 8 am – midnight Monday through Friday, noon – midnight Saturday and Sunday.
Shelf: Department of Visual Arts Faculty and Staff Exploration
The Department of Visual Arts’ annual faculty exhibition concludes this week with a closing reception, scheduled for Thursday, September 24, from 5-7 pm. The exhibit is located in the Rike Center Gallery on the UD campus. And while you are there, be sure to stop by Roesch Library, located just a few steps away from the Rike Center. Adam Alonzo’s Five for Five photography exhibit is located in the first floor gallery (now through September 30, http://www.adamalonzo.com), and Tom Watson’s Stem/ReAssemblage screen print/mixed media series can be found on the ground floor and second floor mezzanine (now through September 25, http://www.myspace.com/lemonadehead).
On Seeing What’s Right in Front of You: ABCs, 123s and New York City
Manhattan-based photographer Joanne Dugan will share her ongoing experiences of “Seeing What’s Right in Front of Me,” October 1 – 29 in the Rike Center Gallery. Check out a sample of Dugan’s work at http://www.joannedugan.com. A closing reception with the artist is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, from 5 – 7 pm.
For more information about the arts at the University of Dayton, visit http://arts.udayton.edu.