Each year, Victoria Theatre Association partners with Shango: Center for the Study of African American Art and Culture, and Willis “Bing” Davis, exhibit curator and director of EbonNia Gallery, to display an exhibit of art by local African-American artists inside the Schuster Center.
This year’s exhibit, at the Schuster Center February 8-April 5, titled 2020 Dayton Skyscrapers features the work of African-American visual artists from the Miami Valley. These artists have researched prominent African-American’s (living or deceased) who have made a mark in their field and are role models for the community. This year’s exhibiting artists are: ABNER COPE, SHON CURTIS, DWAYNE DANIEL, CLIFFORD DARRETT, GREGG DEGROAT, HORACE DOZIER, LOIS FORTSON KIRK, AL HARDEN, MORRIS HOWARD, JAMES PATE, FRANCES TURNER, ANDREA WALKER-CUMMINGS, and YVETTE WALKER DALTON.
The 2020 exhibit reflects the broad and diverse career fields of African-Americans in the Dayton and Miami Valley region. They are: DAVE CHAPPELLE, NORRIS COLE, MATILDA DUNBAR, NOZIPO GLENN, JULIA B. RAGLAND GREEN, DORIAN HAREWOOD, JOHN LEGEND, EDYTHE LEWIS, JOHNNY DILLARD LYTLE, JEFFREY MIMS, SYLVIA JEANNE PATE, TY A. STONE, MARY LOU TUCKER, DR. JOHN THOMAS WEBB, and MICHAEL L. WRIGHT.
The exhibit will be at the Schuster Center until April 5, 2020; at DP&L Headquarters April 6-May 4, 2020; and at EbonNia Gallery May 5-June 26, 2020.
At the Schuster Center February 8-April 5, 2020
MONDAY-FRIDAY 9 am-6 pm
SATURDAY 12 pm-4 pm
The VISUAL VOICES exhibit is closed during private events. Please call 937-228-7591 to confirm hours.
If your group would like a tour of the exhibit while it’s at the Schuster Center, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-228-7591, ext. 3034.