The Creative Life: A Dayton Arts Collaborative Symposium
Bringing critical conversations to the Dayton region on creativity, artists, and community impact

Presented by Dayton Society of Artists, Dayton Visual Arts Center and Rosewood Arts Centre

Featuring Special Guest: Sharon Louden, artist, educator, activist and author of “The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life.”

Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018

at the The Modern College of Design (Kettering)
& the Dayton Metro Library-Main (downtown Dayton)
Free & open to all

Support for the Creative Life Symposium is provided by the Dayton Visual Arts Center, The Dayton Society of Artists, Rosewood Arts Centre, Front Street Studios and the University of Dayton. Additional support is provided by the Dayton Metro Library, The Modern College of Design and the Ohio Arts Council.

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Schedule of Events:

Friday, October 26, 2018
at The College of Modern Design, Kettering, OH
6-7:30 p.m. PM
Program Spotlight: A Conversation with Sharon Louden and Steven Matijcio
A guided conversation between Steven Matijicio, Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati and Sharon Louden, artist, educator, activist and author of “The Artist as Culture “The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life.”

Saturday, October 27, 2018
at the Dayton Metro Library, downtown Dayton, OH
1-2:30 PM
Why Does Creative Culture Matter?
Featuring a cross-section of arts professionals from the Southern Ohio region who served as change agents for our communities. Speakers announced soon.

3- 4:30 PM
The Creative Life: Challenges and Rewards
Regional artists share their successes and life experiences in their journey in the creative sector.

FREE Tickets Here

 

At the Gallery Now—-

Stephanie Slowinski – Rescue, 2018                                                  BEST IN SHOW 2018

The Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to announce our fall membership exhibition, Community & Place. Come see a wide variety of works done by our members, as well as celebrate our fundraising progress in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) remodeling project for the gallery. All current members received the opportunity to display a piece of their work in the exhibition, and the choice to exhibit at the Front Street Buildings’ gallery. Come join us at both locations during September’s First Friday!

Ohio Arts Council (OAC) Grant

The Dayton Society of Artists was recently awarded a grant by the OAC to help make the gallery ADA compliant. This large project includes new gallery floors, a first-floor bathroom remodel, and back entrance updates. We also will have the joy of working with Spire Arts in 2019 to teach and create art with people with a range of disabilities. With the grant, we are one step closer to completing the financial goals ahead of us, but it is still in the distance. All entry fees from the show go towards closing this gap, and further propelling the gallery towards being a place for everyone in the community.

OPENING RECEPTION:

Sept. 7, 6-9 PM Exhibition Runs Sept. 7 – Oct. 13

Gallery Hours Friday & Saturday 12-5 PM

*See Workshops & Events Page for upcoming DSA Programming.



A collaborate alliance of artists since 1938!

The Dayton Society of Artists is celebrating its 80th Anniversary. The continued mission of the Dayton Society of Artists is to connect, support, and educate artists and the community.


 

Membership is now Rolling……
DSA Member Brochure