Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton 275-7431
Thru 5/3 Strange Matter: Study of high-tech materials that have made their way from the space program to the “stuff” of everyday life.
The Cannery Art & Design Centre
434 E. Third St., Dayton 228-2232
Ongoing – Exhibits by local artists, including painting, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and photography.
“First Friday” open houses. Stroll the gallery spaces, view works by local artists. 5 – 10 pm.
Dayton Art Institute
458 Belmonte Park North, Dayton 223-5277
Thru 5/31 William Morris – Myth, Object and the Animal: Works from one of America’s most gifted glass artists.
Thru 4/5 - In the Glen - The Art of Robert Whitmore: Honoring the artistic legacy of this native son with nearly 60 works by this accomplished painter, printmaker and draughtsman.
Now – 4/12 Kids as Curators – Kids Experiencenter Gallery: Curated by 5th and 6th grade students from Dayton area schools, the exhibition explores the theme of Ohio art and artists.
Now – Fall 2009 Exploring Art A to Z – Kids Experiencenter Gallery: Developed for kids from pre-K through 3rd grade. Introducing art to children using 26 pieces from the museum’s collection and area artists.
Dayton History at Carillon Park
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton 293-2841
Tours of Hawthorn Hill: Tours are conducted Wed. and Sat. for those who have made advance, prepaid reservations. Depart Carillon Historical Park via shuttle van at 10am and 12:30pm.
Dayton Visual Arts Center
118 N. Jefferson St, Dayton 224-3822
Now - 4/22 16th Annual Art Auction Preview: An exhibit of donated artworks that will be sold to benefit the Dayton Visual Arts Center’s programs and exhibitions.
Gallery Saint John
Bergamo, 4400 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek 320-5405
Thru 4/14 – Moments in Time: A collection of watercolor and oil paintings by Charles P. Wanda, SM.
Goloka Galleries (Oregon Division)
521 E. 5th St, Dayton 278-6745
Thru 4/30 - “OROBORUS,” - An exhibition of sculpture and assemblage by Chicago sculpture and performance artist Bradley Cahill.
Rike Center Gallery
300 College Park, Dayton 299-3261
Thru 4/22 – Horvath Student Exhibition
Rosewood Art Center
2655 Olson Dr., Kettering 296-02944
Thru 5/1 – Zachary Orcutt, sculpture; Simon Huesbeck, painting
Sinclair Community College Galleries...
444 West Third Street, Bldg. 13, Dayton 512-5381
Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery
3/17 - 4/16 Charles Caldemeyer
ZoneVI Photography Gallery
3/13 - 4/15 Stephen Komp
University of Dayton Exhibits...
Thru 5/1 – “Assemblage” –Group exhibit by six Univ. Of Dayton faculty members. Marianist Hall Learning Space. 229-5585
Thru 4/30 – “The Fairest of All” – Jan Oliver exhibits that depicts Mary, Mother of Jesus. Roesch Library. 229-4214
Thru 6/14 – “Dayton At Bat!” – Rare baseball memorabilia from the collections of Si Burick and Miriam Jacobs. 229-4221
Thru 10/31 – Honors Program Art Exhibition. Alumni Hall. 229-4615
Wright State University Art Galleries...
Robert & Elaine Stein Gallery
A132 Creative Arts Center
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton 775-2978
Thru 5/3 Ruth Miller: Paintings and Works on Paper.
Piano Fest 7pm Sears Recital Hall, University of Dayton 229-2787
Vectren Just Jazz Series: Wilbert Longmire 5: 30-8:30pm Vocalist and guitarist covers the genres of pop, jazz, R&B and the blues. Dayton Art Institute, Shaw Gothic Cloister, 458 Belmonte Park North, Dayton
Doubt, A Parable 8pm (See 4/1)
The Merry Widow 8pm Dayton Opera presents this engaging operetta - eligible women, gorgeous men, can-can girls, and champagne in Belle Epoque Paris and the world-famous Maxim’s! Sung in English. Also 4/5. Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton 228-3630
Doubt, A Parable 8pm (See 4/1)
Cityfolk: Contra Dance Party 6:30pm
Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show 7pm A mixture of stand-up comedy, music and observations about real life. Clark State PAC, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield 328-3874
First Friday Gallery Open Houses 5-10pm Stroll the gallery spaces, view works by local artists, meet our local artists and enjoy free wine and cheese. Oregon Arts District, Downtown Dayton
“St. John’s Passion” 7pm Work by Bach uses Christ’s recitations, as well as those of Peter and Pontius Pilate, and solos, to comment on the emotional and spiritual meaning of events described in the Bible. Performed by the Dayton Philharmonic with the Chamber Choir and guest soloists. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 125 N Wilkinson St., Dayton 228-3630
Doubt, A Parable 8pm (See 4/1)
Stella Luna 1 and 3:30pm A coming-of-age story about a baby fruit bat, separated from her mother before she learns to fly and adopted by a family of birds proves that being different doesn’t mean you can’t be friends. Also 4/5 Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton 228-3630
Chives 10am-noon Get tips on how to grow this abundant herb. Carriage Hill MetroPark
Arts Gala ’09 6:30pm An evening of music, theatre, art, themed dining rooms and a silent auction to benefit art scholarships for local WSU students. Black-tie optional. WSU Creative Arts Center, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton 775-5512
Litter Bugs Me 11am–2pm Learn how to protect our planet and why recycling is so important. Presented by the Montgomery County Solid Waste District. Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton 275-7431
Rail & Steam Society Train Run Noon-4pm Dayton History, Carillon Park, 1000 Carillon, Dayton 293-2841
SunWatch Lecture Series 10:30am: Hopewell Archaeoastronomy and Geomancy: New Discoveries Using LiDAR by Dr. William F. Romain, Research Associate, OSU Newark Earthworks Center.
SunWatch Indian Village, 2301 W. River Rd., Dayton 268-8199
The Merry Widow 3pm Final Performance
Afternoon Musicales 2pm Dayton Chamber Chorale directed by Gwen Brubaker. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Dayton Art Institute, NCR Renaissance Auditorium, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton 223-5277
Springfield Youth Orchestras 3pm Three Youth Orchestras will appear - Youth Symphony, Youth Chamber Orchestra and Youth String Ensemble. Free Admission. Clark State PAC, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield
Doubt, A Parable 2pm (See 4/1)
Stella Luna 1 and 3:30pm (see 4/4)
Dayton Art Institute Public Lecture 10am “William Morris:Time Traveler.” Lecture by Dr. James Yood, art historian at the Art Institute of Chicago.
WSU Presidential Lecture Series: Stephen Dubner 7:30pm Journalist, blogger, award-winning author and co-author of the bestseller Freakonomics. WSU Student Union, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton
Trombone Studio 8pm WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy. 775-5544
Side Street Strutters 7:30pm Colorful costumes, tap dancing, novelty numbers and rare instrumental features help capture America’s greatest musical heritage – JAZZ! Centerville Performing Arts Center, Centerville High School 859-9811