The Mural Machine -Daytonians Creating Large-Scale Art

Starting this spring a new company is coming out of the long-time partnership of local artists ETCH (Chris Weyrich) and Tiffany Allyn Clark. Putting new focus to their work, The Mural Machine channels the pair’s passion for creating large-scale public art while also bringing more attention to the art that already exist around the Dayton area. “This is something that we’ve both been passionate about for some time,” Weyrich said. “The Mural Machine is a way for us to let people know what’s out there and also what more can be done on the side of a warehouse or at a park or a retaining … [Read more...]

They’ll Keep the Light on for You

Into the Ether, the current exhibition featuring contemporary light artists at the Dayton Art Institute, invites you to interact with the art. While there are some actual hands-on opportunities, around every corner you'll engage in a very personal experience. Whether it's dual holograms that offer a different experience for each viewer based on their own height and distance from the piece or a work where the colors are plugged into a randomizer to guarantee a unique show for each viewer - this exhibit is always changing and created especially for you. When we visited, a few favorites of our … [Read more...]

$50,000 RFP for Public Art for Cooper Park

Request for Proposals Open To:  Regional Artists Commission Amount:  $50,000 Opened:  Monday, April 4 , 2016 Entry Deadline:  Until commissioned   Project Summary: Artists are invited to propose a public artwork to be placed in Cooper Park in the City of Dayton, Ohio. This privately funded, city-owned artwork is intended to communicate the value of public service. The call for entries and project implementation are managed by  Build Art In, LLC.   Artistic Goals of the Project: This artwork should reflect the distinctive orientation toward public service. It is important that … [Read more...]

Last Call For Grandma Moses and the Handicraft Tradition

Handicrafts and fine art don't normally go together in my mind. My grandmother was a great quilter, yet I have never associated her traditional needlework as fine art. If you are like me in this thinking, think again. The Dayton Art Institute is closing a months long exhibition centered on Grandma Moses. American Sampler: Grandma Moses and the Handicraft Tradition closes on February 21 and you don't want to miss it. Grandma Moses, Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860–1961), was a lifelong professional seamstress until she begin creating works of art late in life at age 78. A sample of more … [Read more...]

‘Wholly Moses!’

If you want to get to the heart of how people feel about art, ask the kids. Three quarters of the way through the Grandma Moses exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute, you will find a slew on index cards left by students from around the Dayton Area giving their insight into the show. 'Naive,' 'Outsider,' 'Less Educated,' and ' a Totally Cool Old Lady.' Agreed. Within the first steps you take, you find that Moses made the best of her life. Stunning and intricate embroidered pieces, tight in their stitching and heavy in appearance, show her expertise. It's meticulous and rich in textures. … [Read more...]

Kettering’s Art on the Commons Festival: Call for Artists

Art on the Commons is now accepting artist submissions for its 28th annual festival. Organized by Rosewood Arts Centre, Art on the Commons takes place on Sunday, August 14, 2016, from 11 am until 5 pm at Kettering’s Lincoln Park Civic Commons. Free to the public,Art on the Commons is one of the region’s most popular summer fine arts festivals, drawing a regional audience of over 7,000 in one day. This festival’s three-person jury features some of the most talented artists and art appreciators in the region. The 2016 panel includes Thom Meyer, a photographer, Kettering Arts Council member … [Read more...]

DVAC Launches Community Supported Art Program —CSA(rt)

The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) has launched an inaugural program that will allow 50 lucky art lovers a special opportunity to connect with one-of-a-kind visual art and the talented artists behind the limited edition original artworks.   The Community Supported Art Program — CSA(rt) — is a spin on “Community Supported Agriculture” providing art lovers a share of fresh, handcrafted artwork. One art share will provide the shareholder with a crop of six unique, signed pieces of art created in editions of 50, as well as two tickets to a special Harvest Pick-Up Party to be held this … [Read more...]

Top Ten for Dayton Visual Arts, 2015

The Dayton region is alive with visual art—and every year I am amazed at how much took place, and regret not attending all the art exhibitions, performances and studios throughout the Miami Valley. And from what was seen, it was an amazing year in contemporary art. Well done, Dayton! Mallory Tay: Malaise ArtStreet White Box Gallery University of Dayton January 15 – February 19, 2015 Mallory Tay gallery talk, January 2015 Mallory Tay transformed the ArtStreet’s White Box Gallery into a landscape of figurative/abstract, decorative/functional textiles. Her solo exhibition Malaise … [Read more...]

Night of the Creeps 2 Art Exhibit & Dance Party

This art exhibit is PACKED with Dayton's most talented artists / photographers & sculptors representing all things Horror & Halloween! All paid entries will receive a ballot to vote on their favorite piece, the most votes will win a CASH PRIZE!!! COSTUME CONTEST IN FULL EFFECT!!! Dark Alternative Dance powered by Matt Freeman Mike Wishnewski & Mike Guidone!!! HOSTED BY ROCKY DOLL!! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ZOMBIE DOGZ WILL BE SETUP & READY TO SERVE YOU BETWEEN 8PM-MIDNIGHT!!! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sponsored by … [Read more...]

Corks & Crafts – Coming To A Bar Near You

Do you enjoy the new painting and drinking trend? Well why not add craft making to the mix? Corks and Crafts, a new local business, is traveling around town teaching you how to make the latest and greatest craft projects while socializing with friends and family. This small local business explains their concept further: "We began our Corks and Crafts adventure this year, connecting people with their inner artists and craftsmen. We are four teachers on a mission to get people in touch with their creativity and to help people make socializing a priority! Our events take place at various … [Read more...]