Join us for our 11th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF). Select a beautiful handmade pottery bowl (yours to keep!) and enjoy a delicious soup dinner. Thurs & Fri (5-8) and Sat (11-3). Pottery demonstration on Saturday afternoon by Erin Lambers from Cornell Studio Supply. Grab a friend and join us for this spectacularly fun evening of fundraising!
Zig Zag Gallery
A wise man once said, “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change” and that’s one thing that those of us at the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC has come to know, understand, adapt to, and appreciate! After all without change things become boring, stagnant, and let’s face it predictable–all things that Fashion should never become! So with that being said, the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC is excited to announce changes to our schedule of events for May!! 😀
Originally it was announced that we would be having our very first Fashion Week May 6-10, however after revisiting our ultimate goal and mission which is to provide support for area and independent designers and then reviewing our own availability from Models (most of whom are in school age and or in college during the week), our very own staff (all of which have day jobs and faced a few scheduling issues), a few participating designers(who were only available during the weekend), and of course one of our main events conflicted with one of the largest events in Downtown—URBAN NIGHTS!! So after careful thought and consideration, it was decided that “(DE-FI)ance Fashion Week” should be consolidated into a weekend event and hence “A Weekend of (DE-FI)ance” was born!!
So without further ado, we are proud to announce the schedule for (DE-FI)ance Fashion Week which will kick off during the largest street party in Dayton—URBAN NIGHTS!!
Date: Friday May 9, 2014
Event: Urban Nights
Location: Downtown Dayton
Event Description: Kicking off on Friday May 9th at Urban Nights, “A Weekend of (DE-FI)ance” will be hitting the streets with our Fashion Police who will be patrolling the grounds looking for suspects to participate in our Ambush Makeovers! Sponsored by Beaute Box, (DE-FI) Designers, Shuttereye Photography, PTB Photography, and Salon J Ladner participants will undergo a head to know makeover complete with a full photoshoot that will we be featured in the December issue of (DE-FI)ance Magazine! We will also, have a street team on location looking for some of the most stylish Daytonians who are styled to perfection and making a Fashion Statement to be featured on our Facebook and Twitter pages!! But the fun doesn’t stop there, attendees of Urban Nights will also get a firsthand look at all of the behind the scenes madness that takes place during Fashion Events like Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, with hair, makeup, and a full runway production taking place right in the middle of the streets of Downtown Dayton!!
Date: Saturday May 10, 2014
Event: Stylish Mom Runway Show
Location: Commander Aero Airport, 10570 N Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Event Description: With Mother’s Day on May 11, we will kick off the Mother’s Day Celebration with our Stylish Mom Runway Show!! Complete with a continental breakfast, our Stylish Mom Runway show will pair two of the Midwest’s most well-known Wardrobe Stylist Jennifer Link of Dayton and Sheree Alexis of Columbus who will be putting together looks from American Pi Dayton, Zig Zag Gallery, Ruby Ribbon, Izzi Bags, and (DE-FI) Kids Line Designer Sonya Mills of Kerapa Kids!! But unlike our other fashion events, we aren’t using models…we’re using some of Dayton and the Miami Valley’s most deserving and inspirational Moms to rip our runway!! The top looks will be featured in the December 2014 Issue of (DE-FI)ance Magazine and of course we will be using the Moms once again as the models along with their children.
Cost: $45 Tickets go on sale now at Salon J Ladner located at 37 S. St.Clair St., Dayton, OH 45402, American Pi Dayton located at 39. S. St. Clair St., Dayton, OH 45402 Beaute Box located 116 W. 5th St., Dayton OH, 45402, American Pi Lebanon located at 748 E. Columbus Ave., Lebanon OH. Tickets are available online now at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-
Date: Saturday May 10, 2014
Event: First Flight Now Fashion Vintage Couture Ball
Location: Commander Aero Airport, 10570 N Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Event Description: “A Weekend of (DE-FI)ance” will culminate with a unique celebration of all things Dayton—from aviation, innovation, and of course FASHION!! We’re taking a step back in time with Roaring 20’s attire social event featuring heavy appetizers, a cash bar, dancing, networking, performances, and a Fashion Runway Experience like no other. Showcasing Designers include Sonya Mills of Kerapa Klothing, Brenda Marone of B.Marie Designs, Jennifer Link of Rumorless, Berny Martin of Catou, Misti Leigh of iii Designs, Rebbeca Lippert, Gowns by Beartie, Izzi Bags by Anne Agoren, Jammu Style by Juneja Bhavna, Shoe Diva Boutique, Marian Montgomery, Jewelry by John Wind, Aceani Michelle, Adeola Adeyemi, Tegan King, and a few more surprise guest! Set in an Airplane Hanger the proceeds from the First Flight…Now Fashion Vintage Couture Ball will go to the Art of (DE-FI)ance Fashion Fund which benefits local and independent Designers.
Cost: $55 for General Admission and $75 for VIP Seating. Tickets are on sale now at Salon J Ladner located at 37 S. St.Clair St., Dayton, OH 45402, American Pi Dayton located at 39. S. St. Clair St., Dayton, OH 45402 Beaute Box located 116 W. 5th St., Dayton OH, 45402, American Pi Lebanon located at 748 E. Columbus Ave., Lebanon OH. You can purchase your tickets online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-
For more information on the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC or how you or your company can be a part of this ground breaking event, text “DEFI” to 55469. We are currently looking for volunteers, Makeup Artist, and Hair Stylist to help with production. Also, if you would like to become a sponsor or take out an ad in (DE-FI)ance Magazine we have affordable packages available that start as low as $35!! We’re #TakingItToTheNextLevel #FirstFlightNowFashion.
Kim Megginson and her partner Brad Abbey at the Centerville gift shop are both potters, so it’s no surprise that they are celebrating American Craft Week. As a part of the festivities, they will host their annual Soup for CERF fundraiser. On Thurs Oct 6th and Fri Oct 7th from 5 – 8pm the Cross Pointe Gallery will be serving up soup. The annual benefit for the Craft Emergency Relief Fund is part of a 15 year national relief effort that supports professional crafters when personal or natural disasters strike
Zig Zag Gallery will have a selection of pottery bowls donated by both local and national potters. Guests will choose their bowl and fill it with a soup dinner provided byFlavors Eatery, Meadowlark Restaurant, Ashley’s Pastry Shop, Dorothy Lane Market and more!
For a $10 donation guests go home with a bowl and ZIG ZAG sends the money to the national fund that helps artists through direct financial and educational assistance to crafters, including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance.
Of course while you’re there, you might want to check out the displays by local artists, shop the unique gift selections or pick up the latest charms for your Pandora bracelet.
Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 7pm | Saturday 10 am – 6pm | Sunday 12 noon – 5pm
DMM welcomes our newest columnist Marsha Pippenger who will blog about art in our region.
Some New Year’s Thoughts 2011
Art is life-giving.
It’s an intangible. How can you explain to someone who has never experienced the power of
a piece of work, something that has sprung from the thought of one human being, brought into existence due to that person’s trials and errors, sweat, mental anguish, trying to get it right, to make physical that which he or she sees in the mind’s eye? Art adds life – to the walls of your home, your cubicle at work, your city parks, the very roadways you travel – breath and thought and feeling and connection, a communication offered from the artist to you.
It was a difficult year, 2010. Many of us felt the negatives of an economy sliding downhill, jobs moving in not equal to the companies moving out, the broad sweep of cuts to the arts because funds are stretched to the nth degree just to cover the most basic of services. Hard decisions have had to be made. We all want to live in a community with plenty of recreational opportunities and cultural offerings. Most of us realize that in our current world we must get creative to provide those amenities when our cities are pushing to fill empty buildings, entice new enterprise, appeal to and keep our young adult residents.
This is why we need the life sustaining power of art more than ever, and it is also why it is time for those of us who live and breathe and work in the arts to do more – I know, I know, we all are always being asked to do more – but small things can truly add up to big accomplishments. There is strength in numbers, and while competition is healthy, there really is great power in collaboration.
Dayton is remarkable in its offerings in the arts; it has more than most cities its size (a provable statistic by the way). We have more talented professional artists than most, we have fine galleries that could use more traffic and support, and we have an art institute that rivals those of many larger metropolitan areas. Dayton has been blessed by the philanthropy of past citizens who loved this city and its people; we are still enjoying the fruits of that generosity today. Moreover, we are charged with living up to that legacy. We need to, now more than ever before.
NOW, what is that next step? Patronizing art spaces of course. Listed below (in random order so keep reading) are some fine commercial galleries, museums and art centers where you will find quality original art in a range of prices. It is by no means a definitive list; if you know of others, please add them!
Cannery Art and Design Center, 434 East Third St, Dayton, (937) 313-9883
Visceral Gallery, 65 W. Franklin St,Centerville, (937) 409-0069
Willis Bing Davis Art Studio, 1135 W 3rd St, Dayton, (937) 223-2290
Zig Zag Gallery, 101 E Alex Bell Rd, Dayton, (937) 434-3565
Town & Country Fine Arts Gallery, 300 E Stroop Rd, Dayton, (937) 293-5381
Dayton Visual Arts Center, 118 N Jefferson St, Dayton, (937) 224-3822
High Street Gallery, 48 High St, Dayton, (937) 228-4532
Gallery 510, 510 E 5th St, Dayton, (937) 222-5151
Hotel Gallery, 109 E Main St, Tipp City, (937) 667-3696
Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Corry St, Yellow Springs, (937) 767-1209
Gallery St John, 4400 Shakertown Rd, Dayton, (937) 320-5405
Alley Fine Art & Framing, 269 W Central Ave, Springboro, (937) 748-0822
Dayton Society Of Painters & Sculptors, 48 High St, Dayton, (937) 228-4532
K12 Gallery For Young People, 510 E 3rd St, Dayton, (937) 461-5149
Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, (937) 223-5277
Rosewood Art Centre, 3600 Shroyer Road, Kettering, (937) 296-2400
Springfield Art Museum, 107 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, (937) 324-3729