Stivers School for the Arts along with the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District
proudly presents, “reduced to nothing,” a Solo Exhibition and Book Release by Shon
Shon Walters is a local Dayton, Ohio artist that has been working with various mediums
with a concentration in wood for almost thirty years. Exhibiting and selling his work
nationwide for many years, Walters is a celebrated and awarded sculptor. His latest
local commissions can be viewed at Toxic Brew Company in Dayton, Ohio’s Oregon
District as well as a largest-scaled commission at the New Lebanon Library also in
Focused primarily on his national clientele and private commissions, Shon’s work has
been but somewhat unseen locally. He has not shown any work publicly in Dayton for
over five years and not had a solo show for fifteen. With an inherent feeling of the
missing connection with his local community, he was awarded with an individual grant
given by Culture Works via Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District.
Placing a year of commissions on hold to focus, the solo exhibition will be showcasing
his newest body of personal work including some pieces from a series in progress for 7
years. The artist has conceptualized an immersive reality for guests to truly be a part of
his larger-than-life works and series works along with video and sound installations
aiming to deliver a sensory experience.
Between the 2003 and 2015 Shon created 9 different drawer-box series. He has
compiled a book of images with a story and philosophy behind the work. The book,
“The birth, evolution and extinction of the drawer box,” will be released and copies will
be for sale.
Please join us for the opening reception on November 9 th from 6-9pm.
Closing reception -December 14th from 6-9pm.
The Fifth Street Gallery at Stivers School for the Arts
1313 E. 5 th Street.
This event is free and open to the public.