Come pain the town with us! And have a great time! Painting, Sipping and Karaoke if you’d like. See our website for more details at: https://www.pictureperfectpaintparties.com/
Art and Community
Join us as we celebrate our ruby anniversary providing care with a ruby-red flair.
The HairShow will feature top local salons competing for the title of “2018 Top Salon”, which will be awarded based on who accumulated the most $5 votes from August 1 – September 25. Each salon will artistically represent our theme. Guests will be served up a delicious gourmet lunch and bedazzled by our other special entertainers.
When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11 am – 1 pm
11 am: Registration, Raffle, and Silent Auction
11:30 am – 1 pm: HairShow and Luncheon
Where: Ponitz Center
Sinclair Community College
444 West Third Street, Building 12
Dayton, OH 45402
Complimentary parking Lot C
Why: Net proceeds benefit Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton patient care and services.
Pricing: Individual ticket: $75 each
Raffle tickets: 1 for $10 or 3 for $20
Patron table of 8: $1,000 (includes 10 raffle tickets, signage at table, and name in program)
Supporting table of 8: $800 (includes 10 raffle tickets and signage at table)
How: For additional information on tickets, raffles or tables, email Melissa Romer at [email protected] or call 937.258.5537.
Register and learn more online at HospiceofDayton.org/HairShow2018
The Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to announce our fall membership exhibition, Community & Place. Come see a wide variety of works done by our members, as well as celebrate our fundraising progress in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) remodeling project for the gallery. All current members received the opportunity to display a piece of their work in the exhibition, and the choice to exhibit at the Front Street Buildings’ gallery. Come join us at both locations during September’s First Friday!
Join us at the Dayton Society of Artists for a community painting project lead by local artist and Visiting Professor of Antioch College Forest Bright. The community will come together to paint wildflowers creating a collaborative gift to a deserving public figure who has impacted the Dayton Community with their service.
When: Saturday, May 26, 2 – 4 pm
Where: Dayton Society of Artists, 48 High Street, Dayton, OH 45403
Free and open to the public. Open to all ages.
Accepted donations will support the project.
* Parking is available on the street or in the lot across from the gallery.
The Dayton Society of Artists, DSA, presents the Jane Reece Invitational, an exhibition featuring work by fifteen women photographers who live and work in the Miami Valley. Exhibiting artists are: Stephanie Baker, Stephanie de la Rosa, Dennie Eagleson, Erica Goulart, Glenna Jennings, Julie Renee Jones, Kelly Joslin, Paula Willmot Kraus, Tracy Longley-Cook, Amy Powell, Danielle Rante, Whitney Saleski, Leah Stahl, Peggy Steinberg, and Sally Struthers. The exhibition is from January 5 through February 17. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is Friday, January 5, from 6 to 9 PM at Dayton Society of Artists, 48 High Street in Dayton.
Jane Reece was a founding member of the Dayton Society of Artists in 1938. Reece was a pioneer as one of the few women in then the new field of photography. She is known for her experimental photographs in the styles of Pictorialism and Photo-Secession. In the spirit of her work fifteen Miami Valley women photographers were invited to exhibit work that explores boundaries whether stylistically or through technique. The exhibition features photographs ranging from the traditional to the abstract. Including photos that explore the everyday realities of life through color rich depictions. The fifteen exhibiting artists each explore the medium of photography individually and collectively they speak to the depth of talent here in the Miami Valley.
The mission of the Dayton Society of Artists is to connect, support and educate artists and the community since 1938. The exhibition calendar includes seven exhibitions a year that are free and open to the public with opening receptions on the first Friday of the month. We aim to provide art engagement opportunities to the public and support working artists through educational opportunities.
The Jane Reece Invitational exhibition is open Fridays and Saturdays 12 to 6 PM. Free parking is available in the lot directly opposite the gallery, which is located in the historic St. Anne’s Hill District. For more information, visit www.dsadayton.org or call 937-228-4532.
Jane Reece Invitational
Opening Reception: Friday, January 5, 6-9 PM
Exhibition runs: January 5- February 17, 2018
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 12- 6 PM *Or by appointment.
Learn the Art of Japanese Temari Balls with artist Brian Couch. Temari is a folk art form in Japan, originating in China. Temari translates as “hand ball” in Japanese. These beautiful geometric patterned handmade balls can be made with materials found around the house. Historically they were made from old kimonos. Temaris are highly prized gifts that symbolize friendship and loyalty. A perfect gift for this holiday season or to take home. No previous skills are necessary.
Suggested Materials to bring that can be found around your house: old clean socks, plastic grocery bags, plastic soda tops, paper towel centers, dryer lint, paper. Please bring and share with the group.
Fee: A $5 fee covers thread for the workshop and a suggested $10 donation to support future community art programming.
* Please RSVP at [email protected] as seats and materials are limited.
On March 6, 1971, International Women’s Day,
women marchers turned left on Pearl Street in
Cambridge, Massachusetts to seize and occupy
a Harvard University building and declare it a
Women’s Center. Come and hear their story in
this award-winning documentary film, followed
by Q&A with film’s Executive Producer.
ONE SHOW ONLY:
Sunday, Oct. 22, 3:00-5:00 pm
The Neon, 130 E 5 th St, Dayton
Tickets: $10/Adult, $5/Student
Sponsors: Dayton’s Women’s Rights Alliance
and Dayton Women’s Resistance
“The best thing I’ve seen on Second Wave Feminism”
Professor Nancy Cott, Director of the Schlesinger Library on the
History of Women in America, Harvard University
Need help with your taxes this year? A lot of us do! Tax season can be a particularly stressful time for freelance workers, whether you’re an artist, designer or other creative types. Check out the Tax Workshop for Artists, Designers and Creatives, where Matt Cole, CPA will cover the basics of the tax system pertaining to artists, designers and creatives. *Open to the Dayton creatives. There is no fee for the workshop. Donations are appreciated and support future DSA programming.
Amway/Rick DeVos funded (1 prize $250k to 1 artist; 20k to most popularly voted venue, 560k in prize money total) + 1,524 artists and 168 venues who sign-up to partner via a to a “speed-date system + vibrant, walkable downtown who welcome an additional 500k visitors for 2 weeks (bringing an estimated 15m economic impact) + ANYBODY can vote for their fave, not once (“ugh, don’t make me feel dumb by asking me to pick the best work of art!”) but vote for as many things that float your boat + really high production value in graphics, wayfinding, “info hubs,” and apps (google Grand Rapids impact history of design) + a guiding principle to spark conversations about and around art = a one of a kind art experience / social experiment. That’s gotta be good right?
But what about the art?
I arrive in Grand Rapids Thursday afternoon by driving up one of the main drags downtown that curves around right in front of the Grand Rapids Art Museum – a very modern multi-level glass and angled thing sprawled in the center of park, nestled with food trucks, a Maya Lynn public amphitheater and bustling small town/downtown city sidewalks. And I mean bustling. Folks with maps in their hands. Wait. With smartphones in their hands. Hundreds of “em. Voting via the geo-targeting ArtPrize app. Right there in broad daylight in the middle of the street.
And thus begins the adventure.
As a guest of my former colleague (read: my old boss invited me to tag along) I enter the staff side of the museum, intros all around and we’re off. Up the street we run, past many more Amway-funded entities to DeVos Hall – basically a convention center filled with art. Atrium, hallways, you name it. Hours. Hundreds of pieces. Hundreds of people voting. Everywhere.
On a Thursday afternoon. Some artists sitting near their works like at art shows/festivals, some with short list, top 25, popular and guest juror designee signage. All with clear, distinct signage, artist info (international but 90% of what I saw US/Midwest) artists statement, info about media. Some good art. Some bad art. Some artists I recognize. Or recognize what they are trying to do. I’m told the first few years works had to be no more than 1 year old to keep things fresh, contemporary.
After a few enterprising artists re-purposed works year after year, organizers figured screw it and opened it up to any year by living artists. Nice dinner with a group of collectors and then a pub tour of sorts, including stops at a burning man type outdoor street party and a few brew pubs (note Dayton: GR calls it self the beer city). Did I mention hundreds of people voting? everywhere. After a walk back to the hotel, a nightcap and a slide show to complete strangers in the hotel bar of my top 40 of the day, I called it a night.
Friday began with a tour of GRAMs Top 25 ArtPrize show in which contenders were paired w notable works from the collection, a brunch with the artists and ArtPrize DirectorChristian Gaines (4 mos new from the LA independent film scene) and we’re off again. This time via trolley to Kendall College, a stop to see last year’s winner “Elephants,” a monumental graphite on paper allegorical “Peaceable Kingdom” type drawing (installed amidst a plethora of clever merchandising (My 2 cents about that maybe tomw)), to the sleek, expansive LaFontsee Galleries (good regional contemporary, framing and design-y merch and then to meld food and art culture at the Downtown Market (25 varieties of pink salt and almond biscotti ice cream).
We finished our evening at the home of the city’s most eclectic private art collection. What can you say about collectors like this? Old masters hung salon style along side graffiti art above a custom case of Japanese netsuke, a Van Gogh drawing in the atrium a Wolf Kahn in the bedroom and rows upon rows of unknown, but compelling to the owners small, medium large, accomplished and a bit raw, paintings. My favorite kind of collector is what I say. Just a great reminder of living with art you love.
So. Wildly liberating to view art in museums, galleries, hotel lobbies, an auto-body shop, a few brew pubs, a yoga studio, cathedrals, community centers, sidewalks, Starbucks, pizza joints, a sports arena,
city parks, Buffalo Wild Wings, a courthouse, a presidential museum, a bank and a nice cream parlor, huh? And did I mention hundreds of people … you know.
Here’s a smattering of pics in no order. See what you thin and tom’w Ill tell you more about what the artists think of all this and how it all may benefit Dayton.