Virginia V. Blakeney (America, 1878–1963) was a generous benefactor of The Dayton Art Institute and a noted jewelry designer who produced designs for Tiffany at the turn of the 20th century. Although Blakeney studied jewelry-making in France and Belgium, she lived in Dayton for most of her life and created hand-crafted jewelry for many affluent Dayton families with tools she made herself.
Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) was a German instructor of sculpture who photographed plants to educate his students about design in nature. Selftaught as a photographer, his hobby grew into a life-encompassing passion, and he devoted himself to the study of nature, photographing nothing but plants for 35 years.
Reception and Closing Event for Stander Symposium: Wednesday April 9, 5 – 7 p.m.
The Horvath Exhibition, an annual juried exhibit that started in 1975, features UD student work in a variety of media. The Horvath Exhibition is made possible through a memorial gift from Josephine Horvath in honor of her husband, Bela Horvath, who taught painting at UD in the 1950s.
More than 125 pieces of art created by local students from schools across the Miami Valley will be on display at the National Museum of the U.S Air Force during the 31st Annual Student Aviation Art Competition and Exhibition. The exhibit will be open from March 31 through April 27. Student artists from both private and public schools in Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties created artwork based on the theme “Presidential Aircraft,” and there have been some amazing creations submitted to the museum’s Education Division.
The Engineers Club is open to the public for lunch. For more information see www.engineersclub.org.
A 9 month visual arts after school program for students in grades 6-12. Students can join at any point through the year. Drawing, painting, printmaking, clay, public art and woodworking. For more information see www.tejasgallery.org.
For students age 16 + up. Pottery: wheel throwing and hand building. Beginning and Intermediate levels welcome. Taught by Joann Lieswyn.
Dee Deuce and Skip Tracing invite all gumshoe wannabes to their Super Snooper Sleuth School. Busybodies, meddlers, reporters, and scouts of all ages sign up to attend the training. Classes include Suave Surveillance, Inconspicuous Investigations, and Solicitous Solutions. Dee, a former police officer, and Skip, a cyber-specialist, share their insights and lead the students through practice cases. When a real case confronts the class, do they have what it takes to crack the crime? Decipher the details and determine the true derelict, and you may take home your own BS in Comedic Criminology. For detailed information see www.mayhemmystery.com.
Support your local high school team at one of this year’s high school baseball games hosted at Fifth Third Field! A portion of all ticket proceeds will go back to the participating schools. For more information see www.daytondragons.com.