‘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...]

Roadtrip for Lego Lovers

It's not often that DaytonMostMetro is going to suggest you get in your car and head to the mall in Cincinnati, but if you're a fan of history, Lego or visual arts, we've got to say, GO!  You've got until July 19th to head to Kenwood Towne Centre and catch The Lego® Americana Roadshow.   Featuring giant replicas of the nation's most recognizable landmarks made from thousands of bricks, this display is truly amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfMPW4UA_ys The Lego® Americana Tour is a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger-than-life Lego® models. … [Read more...]

Burlesque Life Drawing Comes to Dayton

Burlesque Life Drawing Comes to Dayton! When many artists think “life drawing,” they think of sterile rooms, bad lighting, and bored, silent, models with nary a hint of personality. Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is here to change all that. Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is the little New York art event that became a movement. Started in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, the concept is simple: Artists draw glamorous models, compete in contests, and win drinks and prizes. From it’s humble Brooklyn beginnings, Dr. Sketchy’s now has over 100 branches around the globe, including Los … [Read more...]

“Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement” to Open at Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery

The Herndon Gallery opens an historic exhibition of iconic documentary photography, "Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement” on Friday, June 5 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The evening’s public reception includes live performances by local artists and activists involved in the #BlackLivesMatter and Justice for John Crawford movements. The Gallery will also present an artist talk with Danny Lyon via Skype on Thursday, July 16 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The reception on Friday, June 5 will feature slam and performance poets, John Booth, Furaha Henry-Jones and G. Scott Jones, … [Read more...]

Chalk Art Comes To Life At The Greene Today!

The streets of The Greene will come alive today as artists create living art using only pastel chalk to bring awareness to national mental health awareness month from 10am - 10pm! Watching art come to life is considered a performance art and has an immediacy that gives every piece a uniqueness that can never be truly duplicated. You can vote for your favorite, by making a donation to Life Essentials! Take part in a family scavenger hunt and a kid's chalking area. Wind down with a block party in the evening. The event will support Life Essentials’ unique and specialized programs that … [Read more...]