The Fall 2017 grand opening of the 1,400 square foot Edward A. Dixon Gallery located in Downtown Dayton featured very few artists from the Dayton area and consisted mainly of national and international artwork collected by the gallery’s owner. Since the opening, Dixon has worked to increase his representation of Miami Valley artists and there have been as many as four different local artists with artwork exhibiting in the gallery at the same time.
One of the latest local additions to the gallery comes from artist Janet Garlikov who’s beautiful, large scale LACE ON STEEL pieces can even be viewed by downtown pedestrians through the gallery’s large front windows.
Other artwork exhibiting at the gallery include pieces from multi-talented artist Marilynn Page whose beautiful watercolor portraits and geometric paintings adorn its own section of the gallery, a steel sculpture piece by Jay Favorite, abstract oil-based paintings from Mikee Huber and acrylic and oil portraits from Marcellus Art.
Upcoming area art coming to the gallery will include a multi-artist exhibition from the African-American Visual Arts Guild (AAVAG) in April 2018 who’s 75 member group currently has work featured across the Dayton area at the Northwest Dayton Metro Library, the Paul Laurence Dunbar House, Dayton RTA and Cultural Center and several other locations.
Owner, Ed Dixon, says “I am also working on a program to feature more emerging artists on a short term basis to give as many area artists an opportunity for exposure and recognition as possible.” Mr. Dixon also indicated there will be a Call For Art announcement in the Spring which local artists will be encouraged to participate.
The Edward A. Dixon Gallery is located at 12 South Ludlow Street, Dayton, OH 45402. Current hours are 4pm-8pm on Friday and 12pm-4pm on Saturday. Appointments can be scheduled throughout the week. The gallery’s website features updates on hours of operations, new art, exhibitions and contact information.