DCP’s guide to the Fall 2011 arts season
By Emma Jarman and Nicole Wroten
Autumn is known for many things: The leaves change colors and float to the ground, the air goes crisp and cool, candy apples and cider replace elephant ears and snow cones and the City of Dayton gears up for another season of fine arts and entertainment in their theaters and showrooms. Read on for a comprehensive list of Dayton’s fall arts schedule, along with our editor’s choices for the must-see shows.
Your mother has told you about it. RENT sang about it. Your worldly uncles rave about it and now you have the chance to see it with your own eyes. La Bohème descends upon the Schuster Center October 21 and October 23. The first performance of their fall Transcendent Season, La Bohème is a major kick-start to a stunning lineup including Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet in February 2012, Marcello Giordani in March and the Tragedy of Carmen in May.
La Bohème will be in Italian but leave your translation dictionaries at home. There will be English surtitles and, as in many operatic performances, the costumes, stages and sounds themselves tell the story just as well, if not better than words.
Tickets can be purchased online at Ticket Center Stage or by calling (937) 228-3630. For more information on show times or other performances visit www.daytonopera.org.
Editor’s Pick: The Tragedy of Carmen
OK, this is kind of cheating because it is, after all, the Fall Arts Preview, but I am so thrilled the Dayton Opera is putting on a production of The Tragedy of Carmen that my time frame just had to stretch into spring. When I sat down with Dayton Opera Marketing and Communications Director Chuck Duritsch, he couldn’t help but gush about this show. “It’s Carmen, unplugged,” Duritsch said. He said this will be a Carmen like you’ve never seen before, featuring a cast of today’s rising young opera artists while still retaining all its famous music performed with four singers, three actors and an orchestra of 15 players. Sounds like the new and improved Carmen to me. Count me in.
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
The DPO has a busy season, as usual, full of an eclectic variety of symphonic delights. This fall (and winter) promise to astound and enchant audiences with the following offerings of orchestral arrangement:
Keyboard Thunder, September 22 and 24.
Shostakovich and Stalin, September 23.
Romeo, Juliet and Prokofiev, October 13 and 15.
Prokofiev Meets Shakespeare, October 14.
Bride of Frankenstein, October 29.
Lynda Carter: The Wonder of Song, November 4 and 5.
Veteran’s Day Concert with Daniel Rodriguez, November 11
Three Dog Night: Live with Orchestra, November 12
Promethean Exploits, November 18 and 19.
Radio Holidays with 5 by Design, December 2 and 3.
Handel’s Messiah, December 11 at Westminster Presbyterian.
Paris to Vienna: A New Year’s Celebration, December 31
Musical Gallery, January 6 and 7.
Works by Brahms and Beethoven, January 22.
Three Phantoms in Concert, January 13 and 14.
Concertmaster’s Choice: Jessica Hung, January 26 at the Dayton Art Institute.
To purchase tickets visit www.ticketcenterstage.com or call (937) 228-3630 or (888) 228-3630. For more information on show times or other performances visit www.daytonphilharmonic.com.
Editor’s Pick(s): Lynda Carter: The Wonder of Song & Radio Holidays with 5 by Design
Who doesn’t want to experience Wonder Woman how she was meant to be seen? Up on stage! The wondrous Lynda Carter will appear in DPO’s presentation of Lynda Carter: The Wonder of Song. Yes, she is known for playing one of the most famous superheroes of all time, but Carter’s career has been singing and songwriting long before that. Her lexicon of musical knowledge is vast and compelling. Who knew the wonder of this multi-talented starlet?
As a part of DPO’s SuperPop Series, Radio Holidays with 5 by Design will be held on the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The show will recreate a radio station setting in the 1940s, the era of the big band, complete with music, news interruptions, old timey commercials and characteristic radio antics of the day. Take a step back in time right before the holidays with Christmas music, including tunes like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and more.
The Dayton Ballet
The Dayton Ballet has two series of performances this season: The Haunted Series and The Nutcracker. The Haunted Series, running from October 20 to 23, features renditions of Sleepy Hollow, the infamous tale of the headless horseman, and Hyding Inside, an elegantly choreographed exploration into the depths of the human psyche. The Nutcracker, an ageless Christmas classic without which no ballet season is complete, will run December 9 through 11 and again December 16 through 18. Unique to this company, their presentation of The Nutcracker will include an infusion of Dayton history into the classic fairy tale. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.ticketcenterstage.com or calling (937) 228-3630 or (888) 228-3630. More information on shows and show times is available at www.daytonballet.org.
Editor’s Pick: The Haunted Series
Halloween is maybe my favorite holiday, and what better way to prepare for it than heading out for an evening at the (haunted) ballet. The Dayton Ballet’s Haunted Series, with productions of Sleepy Hollow and Hyding Inside, is sure to entice even the most skittish of scared-y cats. Hyding is loosely based on the infamous story of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and dives into the depths of the human mind in a mysterious and dramatic story. It’s the perfect start to a thrilling All Hallow’s Eve.
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
The 43rd season of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) promises an eclectic collection of fall presentations. Beginning with Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, their Director’s Cut performance highlights works chosen by Blunden-Diggs that represent the best of DCDC’s art. Classic works will be recast with a new generation of dancers, showing off their unique styles and contemporary skills.
Apprentice to DCDC, DCDC2 will be performing a winter concert, Happy Holidays, Friday, December 9 in the Kennedy Union’s Boll Theatre at the University of Dayton. No matter your faith, DCDC2 promises to put on a show worthy of your spirit. This installation is the second annual celebration of all things holidays including decorations, candy, elves and, of course, joyous rhythm and the merry gift of dance.
Tickets can be purchased online at Ticket Center Stage or by calling (937) 228-3630 or (888) 228-3630. More information is available at www.dcdc.org.
Editor’s Pick: Happy Holidays winter concert
It seems too soon to think about the holidays already, but there’s just something about dancing in the snow that gets me excited. I think it brings me back to my childhood (in Texas, where it never snowed). This year, DCDC2 will step up to present Dayton with a one-of-a-kind holiday dance show with Happy Holidays. They promise everything themed: elves, candy, sugarplums and the joyous wonder of the season. See you there.
The Victoria Theatre Association
There is something for everyone this fall at the Victoria Theatre. Located in the heart of the City of Dayton, the theater will present shows for kids, grandparents and everyone in between. The fall season kicks off with the hilarious Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen), October 4 through 9 at the Schuster Center. The Flying Karamozov Brothers keep with the comedic theme and follow up with “100 minutes of cleverness and comedy,” October 7. Funnyman David Sedaris, known for his cutting wit and social satire as an NPR humorist, hits the stage October 27. And what would a happy Hallows’ Eve be without the notoriously slapstick, entertaining-for-all-ages comedy of Monty Python’s Spamalot, October 30 at the Schuster Center? Just watch out for those flying cows.
November brings more of the funny with Bam Percussion: the Blue Barrel Show on the 5th and 6th. Phenomenal drumming mixed with side-splitting humor and audience participation are just some of the reasons this world-touring group has seen such success. After a forceful start with some big-name comedy acts, the end of November slows down and gets serious. Les Misérables, the new, critically acclaimed production of the classic and historical French saga comes to the Victoria Theatre November 22 through 27 at the Schuster Center. The 2011 productions close out with presentations of the Golden Dragon Acrobats, December 3 and 4 and Traces, an urban acrobatic performance December 6 through 18. But perhaps the most anticipated show the VTA is presenting this season will be Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, running January 17 through February 5. “Oh What a Night” indeed.
One more noteworthy performance alighting on the stage at the Victoria Theatre this season is The Magic School Bus Live show March 24 and 25, 2012, in which Ms. Frizzle’s students put on a play about global warming, but not before doing some hands-on research of their own.
To purchase tickets visit www.ticketcenterstage.com or call (937) 228-3630 or (888) 228-3630. For more information on show times or other performances visit www.victoriatheatre.com.
Editor’s Pick(s): Jersey Boys, David Sedaris, Les Misérables and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein
In May, I had the privilege of joining our stellar (and crazy fun) theater critic Brian P. Sharp for a media preview of Jersey Boys, which will be gracing the stage of the Schuster this January. I was blown away. The actors who play Tommy DeVito and Bob Gaudio in the production were on-hand to answer some questions and talked about some exciting points in the show. And let me tell you, you want to go see this show. I had no idea the buzz about it was so huge – the New York Post, Letterman, the Today Show, Leno, the New York Times – they’ve all declared it a hit from the start. Plus, I have been singing “Sherry” ever since. The music will be fantastic.
I am also thrilled about seeing David Sedaris at the Victoria Theatre. After reading several of his books, including my favorite, “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” I look forward to what he has to say because he has made an incredible name for himself as one of the most influential authors in modern American literature.
Les Misérables I am definitely looking forward to because 1) I have never seen it (gasp, I know!) and 2) It won’t be your mama’s Les Mis. The Victoria Theatre Association is bringing a brilliant production of Les Misérables in the 25th anniversary year of Boublil and Schönbergs legendary work. The production features gorgeous new staging and dazzling new scenery inspired by the artwork of Victor Hugo. Dream the dream.
Lastly, I simply cannot wait for the premiere of Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein. One of my favorite movies has become a Broadway smash hit and it’s coming to Dayton for a “Roll, roll, roll in ‘ze hay!” Tickets are on sale now. Don’t miss out.
The Human Race Theatre Company
The Human Race Theatre Company is known for their forward-facing angles on controversial and thought-provoking theater. Fall 2011 is no exception as they kick off the season with God of Carnage, the 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Play about parenting and the inevitable hostility and hilarity that ensue in even the most mundane daily activities. God of Carnage will run September 8 through 25.
November 3 through 20, Human Race will put on their production of Caroline, or Change. Set in the midst of the civil rights movement and the JFK assassination, it explores the relationship between a family’s 8-year-old son and their African American maid. Caroline, or Change explores both the major issues facing 1960s America and the personal issues facing those living in it.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketcenterstage.com or by calling (937) 228-3630 or (888) 228-3630. For more information on show times or other performances visit www.humanracetheatre.org.
Editor’s Pick: Caroline, or Change
Though I am not a giant fan of musicals, seeing Wicked last year and The Lion King this year at the Schuster Center definitely has me second-guessing that since-birth opinion. After speaking with Leigh Allen at Human Race Theatre Company, it was difficult to choose just one production as my Editor’s Pick, but the story of Caroline, or Change and the way Leigh described it to me got me excited beyond belief. The musical is set in 1963 in Lake Charles, La., my father’s hometown. In 1963 my father was nine years old. It takes place during the civil rights movement from November to December 1963, in the aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. When I was an intern at Smithsonian.com fresh out of college, I did a story highlighting the 2007 release of never-before-seen Richard Avedon photos of the Kennedy family. I was able to go into the Smithsonian photography archive and choose the photos for the story myself. So, needless to say, the subject matter and the setting of this play are close to my heart. Caroline, or Change follows the story of an African American maid for a Jewish family and her relationship with their young son. It is a multi-Tony Award nominee and will be directed by Scott Stoney. Buy your tickets today.
The Dayton Playhouse
Never one to disappoint, the Dayton Playhouse has an exciting fall lineup of three live theater events ranging from classic to contemporary. So whether you’re looking for a heavy dose of nostalgia or a shot of the unknown, the Dayton Playhouse can serve it up. Jekyll & Hyde, the archetypal example of the battle between good and evil, will run August 26 through September 11. Boy meets girl, they get married and daddy doesn’t like it: the story of Abie’s Irish Rose. This all too familiar tale comes with a twist of religious controversy and a dash of familial deception, October 14 through 23, for the Dayton Playhouse’s second installation. Finally, just in time for Christmas, Scrooge bah humbugs his way on stage, December 9 through 18.
The Dayton Playhouse is located at 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave. within the Wegerzyn Garden complex. For more informaiton, call (937) 424-8477 or visit www.daytonplayhouse.com.
Editor’s Pick: Abie’s Irish Rose
After hearing the plot of Abie’s Irish Rose, I feel pretty lucky that my Dad (and my entire family) really likes my boyfriend. If they didn’t get along, well, that would just be awkward. But things are a little more than awkward in this story as an Irish Catholic girl marries a Jewish boy, much to the dismay of their families. But, despite the religious controversy and family tension, Abie’s Irish Rose still manages to be comical and tug at that part of your heart that still believes love can conquer all.
Dayton Theatre Guild
If you like getting your buttons pushed, or watching other people squirm in their seats because they had no idea what they were getting themselves into, check out the first performance of the Dayton Theatre Guild this fall. Kicking the season off with a bang (literally?) is The Oldest Profession – the story of five very senior ladies of the night who pick up from New Orleans’ red light district and take their talents to New York City. The Oldest Profession runs from August 26 to September 11. Following is a season extra presentation of Souvenir, the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the (arguably) tone-deaf soprano operatic, told through the eyes of her accompanist Cosme McMoon. Souvenir plays from September 16 to 25. Next up is the tale of two boys bouncing between caretakers and struggling to find family in Yonkers. Funny and touching, Lost in Yonkers runs from October 21 to November 6. Finally, one more holiday extra, The Blue Moon Dancing, December 2 through 28, will take the stage. Telling the story of a day at the Blue Moon Dance Hall and its eccentricities, watch out for weddings, tornadoes, Elvis, an attempted suicide and the face of Jesus in a ceiling water stain.
To purchase tickets visit daytontheatreguild.thundertix.com. For more information on the shows and times visit www.daytontheatreguild.org or call (937) 278-5993.
Editor’s Pick(s): The Oldest Profession and Lost in Yonkers
During a non-fiction writing workshop I took in college (in New Orleans), I will never forget a classmate’s story read aloud in class. It was about her grandmother — a former New Orleans prostitute. I’d never been so interested in another classmate’s writing! I picture her as one of the characters in The Oldest Profession, a classic tale of five, shall we say, seasoned practitioners, living through the oppressing changes of the Reagan administration, threatening their very livelihood.
Neil Simon. Nothing gets better than Neil Simon and New York City in the fall. I am thrilled to see what the Dayton Theatre Guild will do with the legendary production of Lost in Yonkers, one of the best coming of age tales in American storytelling. If you’re not a theater person and want to see a classic, come to Lost in Yonkers. I’ll meet you there.
Dayton Art Institute
From Romance to Rifles: Winslow Homer’s Illustrations of 19th-Century America may have begun earlier in the summer, but the exhibition will continue well into fall. Through October 2, visit the Dayton Art Institute to check out Homer’s strikingly realistic and socially conscious artwork.
This year brings back another exciting Vectren Just Jazz Series featuring some of the best live jazz performances the city has to offer. All performances are in the Shaw Gothic Cloister at the Dayton Art Institute. This year’s installations include the Kathy Wade Quartet on September 1, Ed Clay and the Patrol on October 6 and DCP’s own Khalid Moss and Michael Bashaw on November 3. Admission is free for museum members and $8 for nonmembers.
October also marks the 40th anniversary of Oktoberfest! Held on September 23 (preview party), 24 and 25, it will boast a completely comprehensive array of artisans, food, domestic, international and craft beers, kid-friendly art activity, live music on two stages and international wines, among many other attractions. Home brewers can also submit their beers in a variety of categories for competition. Check out Oktoberfest on Facebook and Twitter for special offers and exclusive updates. Visit www.daytonartinstitute.org/events/oktoberfest_homebrew for more information on the homebrew contest.
Beginning in November, the Dayton Art Institute will present American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell. A traveling exhibition put together by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., the show invites viewers to compare their own experiences of the 20th century with those portrayed by Rockwell. From childhood memories of innocence and naiveté to the scars of the American civil rights movement and the trauma of desegregation in the South, The Art of Norman Rockwell addresses it all.
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell runs November 12 to February 5, 2012. For more information, visit www.daytonartinstitute.org or call (937) 223-5277.
Editor’s Pick: American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell
Formerly exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Akron Art Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum where it was incredibly well received, the upcoming American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell is maybe one of the most anticipated shows at the DAI since their Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt in 2004. The exhibit is organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, located in Stockbridge, Mass. According to DAI’s website, it will feature original art from the museum’s noted collections: From his 1914 interpretation of American folk hero Daniel Boone to his 1970 report on American tourists and armed Israeli soldiers witnessing a Christmas Eve ceremony at the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem. American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell will be especially impactful as visitors look at his work and compare it with their own experiences in 20th century America, perhaps realizing how much influence Rockwell’s work had.
Dayton Visual Arts Center
The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) is really about one thing: the love of artists. And they are certainly displaying that with their upcoming fall exhibitions and shows. There is so much going on at the DVAC this fall that anything you pick, you can’t be disappointed. Or, why pick? Just attend everything, then you definitely won’t be disappointed! Coming this fall at DVAC:
Coming to a Waterway Near You: Virginia Burroughs, through September 3
Infinite Line: Danielle Rante & Nichole Maury, September. 9-October 15
ARTtoBUY Holiday Gift Gallery, November 4-December 30
Bart Vargas: Alchemy of Art, November 4-December 30
Issa Randall: The Dramatic Moment, January 17-February 24, 2012
Character Studies, Juried Members’ Show, January 17-February 24, 2012
The Dayton Visual Arts Center is located at 118 N. Jefferson St. in Dayton. For more information, call (937) 224-3822 or visit www.daytonvisualarts.org.
Editor’s Pick: Issa Randall: The Dramatic Moment
As a journalist, I think it is safe to say that I am a sucker for newsprint, so I think that is why I got so inspired by Issa Randall’s preview images for his upcoming January show. Issa Randall has a B.A. in Communications from University of Dayton and a M.A. in Photography from University of Arts London. As an introduction to the show, he said, “For the last several years I’ve been working with newspapers as physical material and source material. By using the techniques of, burning, ripping, tearing and sanding to the point that only bits and pieces of information can be viewed. The result is that when viewed close-up one loses sight of the big picture, while when viewed from a distance one loses sight of the detail and of the chaos.” Well said.
Springfield Museum of Art
Nestled along a simple waterway in Springfield with kayakers passing by, sits one of the most beautiful and established art museums in the Midwest. The Springfield Museum of Art really pulled out all the stops last year with Derek Bosier’s Heroes and Villians in December and January and Fragile Nature: Photographs by Joel Sartore in September and October. So what do they have in store this year?
Wittenberg University presents Un Polished, Sculptures by Carol Boram-Hays, through October 8
Rodney Veal: Reveal, Five Zones of Beauty, through September 4
Barbara Vogel, September-November
The Springfield Museum of Art is located at 107 Cliff Park Road in Springfield. For more information, call (937) 325-4673 or visit www.springfieldart.museum.
Editor’s Pick: Rodney Veal: Reveal, Five Zones of Beauty
I feel very lucky to have artists like Rodney Veal living and working in the Dayton community. His installation at the Springfield Museum of Art will be an investigation into the human form in today’s society. It will combine video projections, sculptural elements, photographs, sound, lighting and performance from Veal himself. This exhibit is a look at the concept of beauty and desire in this modern world. I look forward to what Veal has to express and what he will present.
The Rosewood Arts Centre Gallery
The Rosewood Gallery has always been a local favorite, due to their dedication to specializing in the exhibition of contemporary art by local, regional and national artists. The Rosewood Gallery has a firm grasp on their dedication to encouraging the creation of new contemporary art and promoting the importance of visual arts in the greater Dayton region. Let’s see what they have coming up this fall:
Art Ed 2011, Faculty Exhibit and Curated Exhibition of Local Art Educators, August 29–September 16
Gary Mesa-Gaido/Minkyu Lee, photography/sculpture, September 26–October 21
HWD (heightxwidthxdepth) 2011, A Regional Sculpture Competition, November 7–December 9, 2011
The Rosewood Arts Centre is located at 2655 Olson Dr. in Kettering. For more informaiton, call (937) 296-0294 or visit www.ci.kettering.oh.us.
Editor’s Pick: HWD (heightxwidthxdepth) 2011, A Regional Sculpture Competition
One of the most anticipated shows of the year, HWD (heightxwidthxdepth) 2011, will be exceptionally special this year as artists from all over the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia areas will submit sculpture for consideration. Over $1,000 in awards will be given out. The deadline is September 9 for digital file submissions The opening reception will be held Sunday, November 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. with the United Art and Education Awards presented at 3 p.m. Can’t wait to see who comes out on top!
Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries at WSU
It will be difficult for the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University to surpass one of their most amazing shows last year, Present Past: A Survey of Work by David Leach, but I think they have managed to do just that with their lineup of scheduled exhibitions this fall:
Susanna Coffey: Paintings and Works on Paper, September 11–October 9
Draw on the Walls, October 14
Relics and Constellations: Hybrid Work of Paul Catanese, October 23–January 8, 2012
Show of HeArt: The Foodbank Installation, November 30-December 2
The Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries are located at the A128 Creative Arts Center on Wright State University’s campus at 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy. in Dayton. For more information, call (937) 775-2978 or visit www.wright.edu/artgalleries.
Editor’s Pick: Relics and Constellations: Hybrid Work of Paul Catanese
Curated by talented Gallery Coordinator Tess Cortés herself, this exhibition will be the first in the Dayton region to really demonstrate this new generation of artists who move with ease between new media and more traditional art-making techniques. I struggle with this on a daily basis, not with art, but with stories and traditional journalism vs. the world of social media. A public lecture will be given for this exhibit on Sunday, October 23 for those who want more information, and a reception with the artists will follow.
The Galleries at Sinclair Community College
What a gem we have right here in downtown Dayton with Sinclair Community College’s superior art galleries and visual arts department. Throughout the year, Sinclair prides itself on hosting exhibitions that enhance the cultural awareness of the Miami Valley, by featuring the work of local and regional artists, as well as the work of its faculty and students. This year, it looks like Sinclair has not shied away from that mission, but instead has upped the ante:
Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery
Fine Art Faculty Show, September 6 – October 6
AIGA Design Show: 50 Books/50 Covers, October 12 – November 17
Off Campus Senior Artists, December 1 – 14
Kelly Joslin / Pat McClelland, January 3 – 27, 2012
Works On Paper Gallery
Fine Art Faculty Show, September 6 – October 6
Andrew Au, October 12 – November 17
Kelly Joslin / Pat McClelland, January 3 – 27, 2012
The art galleries are located in Building 13 at the corner of Fifth and Perry Streets on Sinclair Community College’s main campus in downtown Dayton at 444 West Third Street. For more information, call (937) 512-2253 or visit www.sinclair.edu/arts/galleries.
Editor’s Pick: Fine Art Faculty Show
When I asked Gallery Coordinator and Collection Curator Pat McClelland what he was most excited to see with regards to the fall exhibitions, he said the Fine Art Faculty Show in September and October. “It’s a diverse show,” he said. “It’s nice because it gives a chance for the students to see what their professors can do.” I always loved knowing that I was learning from an exceptional professional in my field while in college, so I definitely know the feeling. It’s thrilling to see the work of one of your teachers. It makes you think, “If I am learning from them, imagine the great things I can accomplish.”
The Galleries at the University of Dayton
The University of Dayton Department of Visual Arts has been going through some big changes lately. The department has relocated to the second floor of College Park Center at 1529 Brown St. over the summer. Also, what was formerly the Rike Gallery, is now called Gallery 249 in the same building as the department. Limited visitor parking is available at College Park Center. To gain access to the second floor, obtain an access card at the front desk on the first floor of College Park Center. Come see the changes at UD and celebrate with some of their fall exhibitions:
ArtStreet Studio D Gallery
Slippage: 2010+2011, Installation by Migiwa Orimo, August 16 – September 23
Faction, curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones, October 3-27
Citizens of the World Photography Exhibition, November 1-22
For more information about ArtStreet events, call 937-229-5101 or visit artstreet.udayton.edu.
Department of Visual Arts, Gallery 249
Sabbatical Exhibition: Passage, John V. Clarke and Jeffrey Cortland Jones, September 1-29
Visual Arts Open House and Exhibit Reception, September 29
BUILT: Kevin Haas, Julia Goos-Pence, Erik Waterkotte, curated by Nick Satinover, October 11 – November 6
Senior Student Exhibition, November 15 – December 11
Faculty/Staff Exhibit: Current Works, January 17 – February 10
Other Visual Arts Events
UD Art Hop featuring the UD Summer Student Artist in Residence Program, September 7 at the Write Place, Second Floor, Roesch Library
For additional information about Department of Visual Arts events, please call (937) 229-3261.
Editor’s Pick: Slippage: 2010+2011
This installation by Migiwa Orimo at the ArtStreet Studio D Gallery really caught my eye. We here at the DCP embrace Japanese culture because our art director Kelle used to live there and always has us flipping through Japanese magazines for inspiration. Several of our staff members also have family and friends in Japan. With her recent work on Slippage: 2010+2011, Migiwa Orimo has added new elements to her work to reflect the recent disaster in Japan, something meaningful to us here at the DCP. Migiwa Orimo’s work is beautiful and inspiring. Don’t miss it. There will be a reception Thursday, September 1 to celebrate the installation.
Though they might not exactly have the square footage or the budget a few of these larger galleries and spaces have, there are few galleries in other larger cities that compare to the magnificent private galleries the Dayton area boasts. Be sure to give them a visit this fall arts season. They will surprise you.
Color of Energy Gallery: www.colorofenergygallery.com
Gallery 510: www.lorettapuncer.com
Gallery Saint John: www.dayton-gallery-saintjohn.org