Museums & Galleries

 

BOONSHOFT MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY

2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton - 275-7431

Thru  5/14  Engineer It! – Visitors of all ages explore the fun and creative sides of engineering by designing boats, windmills, airplanes, buildings and bridges and then testing their performance in wind tunnels, earthquake simulators and water tanks. Visitors can also experiment with gears and pulleys, operate a crane and learn about careers in engineering through video presentations.

 

THE CANNERY ART & DESIGN CENTRE

434 E. Third St., Dayton - 228-2232

Ongoing – Exhibits by more than 20 local artists. Purchase art for your home, find the perfect gift or just browse the latest creations, including painting, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and photography.

 

DAYTON ART INSTITUTE

458 Belmonte Park North, Dayton - 229-3909

Thru  4/20  The Creative Eye: Photographic Works by Marc Suda & Sean Wilkinson – Dayton photographers works are exhibited in the Regional Gallery.

Thru  4/30  Sitting Pretty Around the World – Hands-on children’s exhibition focuses on the chairs we sit on everyday, which take on many forms depending on their function or the culture that made them.

 

DAYTON VISUAL ARTS CENTER

118 N. Jefferson St, Dayton - 224-3822

Thru 3/8  REACH Across Dayton: Gary Harwood  Documentary photography – portrait of an Ohio migrant community rich in social capital

Thru 3/1  MB Hopkins: Paintings Inspired by Real Stories

 

GALLERY SAINT JOHN

Bergamo – Mt. St. John

4400 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek

Thru  2/17  Wanda Wonders: New works Charles Wanda, SM

2/20 – 3/23  Standing in Awe: The beauty of our country in photographs by John Lemker SM

 

 MARIAN LIBRARY

University of Dayton

300 College Park - 229-4214

Thru 3/30  When Words Become Pictures:  Our  Lady Calligraphed by Ann Bain, Dayton artist.

 

RIKE GALLERY

 

300 College Park, Dayton

229-3237 or 3261

Thru 3/6  The Natural and the Artificial: Work from the Nanjing Arts Institute, China. Closing Reception 3/5 from 7 to 9 pm.

 

SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery

444 West Third Street, Bldg. 13, Dayton - 512-5381

Thru  3/8  R.E.A.C.H – Laura Kina: Reception 2/28 from 7-9 pm

 

SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ZoneVI Photography Gallery

444 West Third Street, Bldg. 13, Dayton

512-5381

.Thru  3/8  R.E.A.C.H – Stafford Hiroshi Smith: Reception 2/28 from 7-9 pm

 

WSU ART GALLERIES   

A132 Creative Arts Center 

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton

775-2978

Thru  3/9  The Global Matrix: This exhibition offers contemporary review of fine art printmaking in all media from around the world, presented as a traveling exhibition by the Purdue University Galleries

 

Events

 

2/13  Wed        

Romeo and Juliet  7 pm  One of the greatest love stories ever told – Montagues, Capulets, street fights, balcony scenes, teenagers in love, the most tragic ending, the most beautiful language. Thru 2/17  The Loft Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton  461-3823

UD Distinguished Speaker Series: Rajiv Chandrasekaran  8 pm  The speech is free and open to the public. Chandrasekaran served as the Washington Post’s Baghdad, Iraq, bureau chief at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Kennedy Union Ballroom, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton  229-3936

 

2/14  Thu

Dayton Philharmonic:  A Touch of Fantasy  8 pm  Fantasy comes to life in the two works that bookend this program: Ravel’s Mother Goose and Stravinsky’s Petrouchka. The first reflects a series of classic fairy tales, the second a vivid musical kaleidoscope telling the tale of a love-sick puppet come to life. Also 2/16. Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton  228-3630

World Rhythms Series  8 pm   Simon Shaheen performs. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton  229-2936

Romeo and Juliet  8 pm  (see 2/13)

 

2/15 Fri   

Dayton Philharmonic: Classical Connections – Master Puppeteer  8 pm  Igor Stravinsky wanted to compose a concert piece for piano and orchestra. What resulted was a piece in which the piano played more against the orchestra than with it, taking the part of a puppet-come-to-life named Petrouchka. Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton  228-3630

Romeo and Juliet  8 pm  (see 2/13)

Bridge to Terabithia  7:30pm  (see 2/14) In this powerful story, a Virginia farm boy who dreams of becoming an artist, develops a friendship with a new girl from the city who opens a world of imagination, art and literature for him. Together, they create Terabithia, a fantasy kingdom where they are safe from those who don’t understand them. When tragedy strikes, the strength they found in Terabithia allows the boy to share the magic of his dreams. Thru 2/24  Town Hall Theatre, 27 North Main Street, Centerville  433-8957

Jasmine Guy in Raisin’ Cain  7:30 pm  Six time NAACP Image Award Winner and acclaimed actress Jasmine Guy stars in this theatrical presentation in words, music and visuals with a stunning score by The Avery Sharpe Trio. Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton  228-3630

Starlight Skate  7 pm (See 1/18)

 

 

2/16  Sat    

Wright State University Dept. of Music Auditions  9 am -  5 pm  Contact the Department of Music to schedule an audition date and time. Call Victoria Chadbourne at 775-2787.

Dayton Philharmonic:  A Touch of Fantasy  8 pm  (see 2/14)

Cityfolk: Steinway to Heaven Series – Bruce Barth and Terell Stafford  8 pm  Pianist Bruce Barth joins forces with trumpeter Terell Stafford for an evening of high spirited improvisation. DAI Renaissance Auditorium, 525 Riverview Avenue, Dayton  496-3863.

Romeo and Juliet  8 pm  (see 2/13)

Bridge to Terabithia  7:30pm  (see 2/14)

Rhythm in Shoes: Spring Concert  8 pm  New works by Rhythm in Shoes’ Artistic Director Sharon Leahy and Assistant Artistic Director Gina Burgei, along with works that haven’t been seen in years. Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton  228-3630

Valentine Dance  4 pm  Joshua Jazz plays swing and other dances that guarantee an afternoon of fun. Reservations requested; walk-ins welcome.  Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, Center Auditorium, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton  277-6545

Orchid Show  10 am – 4 pm Hundreds of blooming orchids will be on display, as well as orchids and other items for purchase. Informal orchid talks and repotting classes will be held at 2 p.m. each day. This event is sponsored by the Miami Valley Orchid Society. Also 2/17  Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pk., Dayton  434-9005

Screech Owl Hunt  6:30 pm  Learn more about Ohio’s resident owl as we journey into the park and search for them.  Hills & Dales MetroPark, Twin Oak Shelter, 2655 Patterson Blvd., Dayton  277-4178

 

 

2/17  Sun   

Artist Series: ensemble amarcord  7:30 pm  Five former choristers of the famous St. Thomas Boys Choir in Leipzig who have emerged as continental Europe’s finest male a cappella quintet. They blend of humor, charm, elegance, flawless intonation and vocal virtuosity for an evening of great entertainment.  WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton  775-5544

Family Series: It’s a World of Dance  3 pm  Come experience the city’s finest young artists from the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Members of Dayton Ballet II as they illuminate the intimate connection between dance and the great classics! Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton  228-3630

University Concert Band  3 pm  Nikki Gross, conductor. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton  229-2936

Romeo and Juliet  2 pm  (see 2/13)

Bridge to Terabithia  3 pm  (see 2/14)

Family Series: It’s a World of Dance  3 pm  The city’s finest young artists from the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra join the  Dayton Ballet II to illuminate the intimate connection between dance and the  classics! Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton  228-3630

Orchid Show  11 am – 4 pm  (See 2/16)

 

 

 

 

 

2/18  Mon        

Alumni Artist Series  1 pm  Suzanne Knollman Shonkwiler, flute and Joel Shonkwiler, trombone  Sears Recital Hall, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton  229-3936

President’s Day at Carillon Park  9:30 am – 5 pm  Dayton History, Carillon Park, 1000 Carillon, Dayton  293-2841

An Evening with Spike Lee  7:30 pm  As a writer-director, actor, producer, author and philanthropist, Spike Lee has revolutionized the role of black talent in cinema. Widely regarded as today’s premier African American filmmaker. Final speaker in UD’s Diversity Lecture Series.  Schuster Center, One West Second St., Dayton  228-3630

 

2/19  Tue   

Jazz Ensemble Concert  7:30 pm  WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton  775-5544

BLAST!  8 pm  Back, by popular demand, this spectacular performance event is “music in motion” – ranging from classical to the blues, jazz to rock and roll and beyond – performed in dizzyingly theatrical style by the top young brass, percussion and visual performers from across the country. Thru 3/2  Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton  228-3630

 

2/20  Wed  

Langston Hughes Project – Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz  7:30 pm  A masterwork written in 12 parts by Hughes in the early 1960s. This production, brought to life in a multimedia production, is Langston Hughes at his best: insightful, wise, poignant, funny and soulful.  WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton  775-5544

Miklos Quartet  7 pm  Sears Recital Hall, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton  229-3936

 

BLAST!  8 pm  (see 2/19)

Orchids for Dummies  6:30 pm  See why formerly-fragile orchids are really just another house plant. Learn how knowledge (and a little abuse) will make you a great orchid grower. Reservations required & limited. Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pk., Dayton  434-9005