Through music, photography and visual statements, ArtStreet will bring to life 110 years of American music and those marginalized music makers whose creative work became the voice of America in the face of commercialization, corporation and corruption. Presented in collaboration with the Roesch Library’s “America’s Music” film series. ArtStreet Studio D Gallery.
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.
Rendered in the crystalline clarity of 17th century Dutch still-life painters, contemporary artist Isabella Kirkland’s portraits of flora and fauna present a dazzling array of detail that straddles art history, scientific illustration and natural history.
This special exhibition brings together more than 50 of Kirkland’s works, as well as a host of preparatory drawings and studies in a variety of media.
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.
Pre-K kids aged 3-5 years can join this all art class designed to awaken your child’s imagination with exploration of art mediums and arts experiences beyond the typical classroom! For more information see www.k12gallery.com.
Each month brings a different theme: January: Shaping Up; February: Love is for Everyone; March: Babies Everywhere; April: Flowers Abound.