Oakwood artist Amy Deal’s art continues to decorate our city.
In 2015 her design was selected as the winner from over 80 submissions to grace the flood wall at RiverScape. Her 1000 foot mural that depicts biking, hiking and paddling also pays homage to the Wright brothers and the Dayton area’s history with bicycles.
You may have also seen her work on the walls of White-Allen Chevrolet on North Main Street. This two year project has gone up in stages, with the south side wall being put up last November.
K12/TEJAS is transferring art this week for the North side of building. It will be a mural of Dayton inventions. In this section you can see a stackable precast concrete stairwell unit, backpack parachute, all steel propeller, part of the self-starter, and part of the pop top. Here’s a sneak peek from Amy’s Facebook page:
Just this week the brand new Kroger in Centerville has installed a piece of Amy’s work “A Great Place To Live.” This project in conjunction with Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) represents Amy’s vision of the region’s great assets, including stone buildings, paved bike paths, parks, fishing, and our rivers.
A sign hanging next to the installation reads:
Amy Deal was born and raised in St. Henry, Oh, received her BFA from Kent State University, and resides in Dayton. She is a fine artist and freelance visual communicator. Amy’s work weaves typography and pigment to create poetic, layered landscapes.
A Great Place To Live illustrates the welcoming spirit of Centerville, alone with nearby Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Township. Taking great pride in the excellent schools, parks and historic buildings and bridges, recreational offerings, and events, our residents are devoted to our community. Scenes of blue skies, neighborhood concerts, sugar maple tapping, fishing, canoeing , and its celebrated network of trails, are painted atop vintage cookbook pages from Centerville schools, churches and lady’s organizations. The cookbook pages are also used for cut letterforms that spell out some of the area’s favorite activities and events. See if you can find ART ON THE TRACE or SUGAR MAPLE FESTIVAL.
Want to see more of Amy’s work? The Dayton Society of Artist (DSA) Spring Show is on display through Saturday at 48 High Street.
Thanks to Bill Franz for the cover photo for this story. Mural pictures came from Amy’s Facebook page.