DAI and the Humane Society present Artful Animals
Artful Animals, a special event presented in conjunction with the exhibition 90 Treasures, will be held in the Italian cloister on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Dayton Art Institute is partnering with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton to celebrate the museum’s 90th Anniversary and its history with animals on the museum grounds. The event was inspired by the museum’s pre-Columbian “Colima Dog,” one of its 90 Treasures. Artful Animals is free and open to the public. Come out and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family:
Meet adoptable pets from the Humane Society. Go on a Gallery Hunt to find the animals in The Dayton Art Institute’s collection. Take part in two hands-on art projects for the kids. Enter to win an animal lover’s gift basket. Check out “Pawde Monet” - artwork created by Humane Society animals! The art will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Humane Society and The Dayton Art Institute!
For more information about this and other 90th Anniversary events, visit www.daytonartinstitute.org or call the museum at 937-223-5277.
Art on the Lawn Aug. 8
The Village Artisans of Yellow Springs, Ohio, will be presenting its 27th annual Art On The Lawn art show on Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The popular outdoor arts and crafts show is held each year under the shade trees of Mills Lawn; Elementary School, one block west of Xenia Ave. (St. Rt. 68) in the village.
The Village Artisans is one of the oldest arts cooperatives in the Miami Valley, featuring fine ands and crafts from artists living and working in this area of Ohio, as well as from Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Established in 1983, Village Artisans has provided Yellow Springs with quality handmade art work in very diverse mediums and styles.
Student Sound Sculpture signup underway
Attention Oakwood Jr. & Sr. High School students, help create a musical work of art this summer! Local sculptor and musician Michael Bashaw has become well known for the large-scale instruments and works of art which he designs and builds. The instruments, known as Sound Sculptures are played in a variety of ways: some are mallet instruments; some have strings which are hammered or bowed, while others are made up of chimes.
What: Assist building a Sound Sculpture, with the artist Michael Bashaw.
When: Monday, Aug. 10 & Tuesday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Smith Memorial Gardens
Why: In celebration of 35th Anniversary of Smith Memorial Gardens. The Sound Sculpture will be used as an instrument during the Puzzle of Light concert Sunday, Aug. 30, starting at 6 p.m.
Who: Junior and Senior High students with a passion for music and/or art.
Cost: $10 for one day $18 for both days. (more days may be added)
Registration: Register with payment at the Oakwood Community Center. Limited to 15 students per day.
What to bring: Sack lunch
The Friends of Smith Gardens would also like to thank the Oakwood Rotary Club for the monetary donation in support of this artistic endeavor.
Call for Entries...
DSPS Contemporary and Abstract Art Show
The Dayton Society of Painters & Sculptors (DSPS) is calling for entries into a juried show of contemporary and non-objective abstract art. This is DSPS’s first open competition featuring stylized and non-objective artists. Cash prizes will be awarded. The judge is Peter Gooch, a University of Dayton painting professor.
Maximum size is 48 x 36 inches, all media. Early entry fee is $12 each up to three works. Applications for show should include two (2) 3x4” cards for each work entered with artist’s name, name of work, size, media and price. Send check made out to DSPS by Aug. 14 to Terry Hitt, 1718 Beaverbrook Dr. Beavercreek Ohio, 45432.
August 4, 2009
Volume 18, No. 31
The Oregon District