MUSIC • THEATRE • DANCE • EVENTS
      

4/19  Saturday     

Men’s Ensemble, Jazz Singers & Gospel Choir  8pm  With Daniel Greene, conductor.  Blair Hall Theatre, 444 W. Fourth St., Dayton  512-2076
Wegerzyn Gardens Walkfest  9am-4pm  This outdoor community recreation opportunity is sponsored by Purple Penguins Walking Club. 5/10KM walk through Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark and Stillwater River Bikeway to Island MetroPark. Start between 9am and 1pm, finish by 4pm.  Wegerzyn Gardens Metropark, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton  277-6545
USAF Museum Family Day  10am-3pm  Celebrate Spring through fun demos and hands-on activities. Watch fascinating demonstrations of the incredible art of indoor kite flying. Build and fly your own kite.  National Museum of the US Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton  255-3286
National Geographic Live with Jodi Cobb  7pm  As a photographer with National Geographic, Jodi Cobb has worked in more than 60 countries - celebrating the best of the human spirit and spotlighting some of its worst aspects. She is best known for lifting the curtain on worlds closed to outsiders, specializing in gaining access to places and situations that are off limits for most journalists.  Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton  228-7591

4/20  Sunday       

WSU Symphony Orchestra  8pm  WSU Creative Arts Center, Schuster Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Fairborn  775-5544

4/22  Tuesday

Bring It On: The Musical  7:30pm  Story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts, this hilariously universal story is sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected.  Also 4/23  Schuster Center, One West Second St., Dayton  228-3630

4/23  Wednesday      

Conservation Kids (Tikes) Leave a Legacy  10-11:30am  (3Y-5Y)  Help our forests by checking on the seedlings planted last spring. These trees are meant to take the place of dying ash trees, and we need to make sure they are still healthy. Go out and take part in our reforestation effort.  Sugarcreek Metropark, 4178 Conference Road, Bellbrook  275-PARK (7275)
Bring It On: The Musical  7:30pm  (see 4/22)

 

GALLERIES • MUSEUMS

48 High Street Gallery - DSPS

Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, 48 High St., St. Anne’s District, Dayton
228-4532
Gallery hours: 2-5pm Fri, Sat, Sun; 5-8 First Fridays; or by appointment

 

4/4   First Friday  5-8pm Open House for Downtown Dayton's monthly art hop.
3/7 – 3/16  Artwork by Bob Bush, Robert Frank, and Yuki Hall
3/28 – 4/20  DSPS 2014 Open Juried Spring Show  Opening reception 3/30, 2-5pm

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

2600 DeWeese Pkwy., Dayton
275-7431
Gallery hours: 11am-5pm; Noon-5pm Sun

Ongoing  Exhibits-To-Go  Science On a Sphere:  68-inch diameter globe suspended in mid-air takes visitors on a dynamic tour of Earth and space, Hall of the Universe, Splash!, Discovery Zoo, Oscar Boonshoft Science Central, Grocery Store, Cassano’s Pizza kitchen, The Bugly House, MeadwestvacoTreehouse, Kids’ Playce, African Room with mummy and replica of the Rosetta Stone.
Thru 8/31  Inventor’s Toolbox: The Exploration of Simple Machines  Discover how humankind has harnessed the powers of physics through the use of basic mechanisms. Scientists and great thinkers alike have taken cues from nature, industry, and biology to create the simple machines that have catapulted us through the development of our favorite modern day marvels. Experience the interactive world of mechanical force as you explore the tools that made innovators like DaVinci and the Wright Brothers masters of invention.
Thru 4/27  Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches  Wind your way along the shores of the mighty Amazon River and discover the flora, fauna and cultures that thrive in the unique ecosystem of this river basin that encompasses more than two million square miles! From its deep channels and floodplains to the sandy banks and flooded forest environments, encounter amazing animals and the scientists who are working to uncover their secrets. Artwork by Ray Troll.

Connecting Art & Design Community - CADC

45 South Saint Clair St., Dayton
313-9883
Gallery hours: 11am-6pm Wed-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat; 5pm-10pm First Friday

Ongoing  Rotating exhibits include over 800 pieces of original local art on display and for sale, including painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and photography.
4/4  First Friday  5-10pm Open House. CADC actually launched First Fridays in Dayton back in 2006. CADC sponsors an evening with the artists, featuring a great mix of art, good conversation, live jazz, wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres.
Ongoing  Sketch Saturdays at the Cannery  11am-2pm  CADC supplies a live model. Guests bring their own drawing supplies. Free and fun.

Dayton Art Institute

456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton
223-5277
Museum hours: 10am-5pm Wed, Fri, Sat;  10am-8pm Thu;  Noon-5pm Sun;  Closed Mon & Tue 

Thru 4/6  I See Rhythm  Experiencenter exhibit explores the creative space where music and visual art overlap. Features an interactive sound sculpture, Delirioso by Anthony Luensman, a display of several 20th century works of art from the museum’s collection and musical instruments from around the globe. Hands-on gallery activities explore visual and musical composition, movement, art making, dramatic play, and storytelling. Sanford Biggers’ interactive hip-hop dance floor and video celebration returns on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 1pm-3pm as part of this exhibit.
Thru 5/18  Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life  Rendered in the crystalline clarity of 17th century Dutch still-life painters, contemporary artist Isabella Kirkland exhibits portraits of flora and fauna with luscious colors and high-gloss finishes, some of which took over a year to create. These are elaborate paintings celebrating decorative beauty and scientific study.

Dayton History at Carillon Park

1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton 
293-2841
Hours: 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat; Noon-5pm Sun

Dayton History is Montgomery County’s official historical organization consisting of Carillon Historical Park, Hawthorn Hill, Patterson Homestead, Paul Laurance Dunbar House, Old Court House, Memorial Hall and the Archive Center. Dayton History brings the past to life to understand the present and inspire the future by collecting, preserving, interpreting, presenting and promoting the region’s past.

Carillon Historical Park

1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton 
293-2841
Hours: 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat; Noon-5pm Sun

Ongoing  Historical Buildings  with hundreds of artifacts and antiques showcasing Dayton’s history. Exhibits include the original 1905 Wright Flyer III, the world's first practical airplane and National Historic Landmark, the 1835 B&O (Grasshopper) steam locomotive and the first automobile self-starter. Newcom's Tavern, Dayton’s oldest building, and Deeds Carillon, Dayton’s best-known landmark. Four Buildings recently moved from the Kettering-Moraine Museum:  Deeds Barn (where DELCO was born); the Miller House, Shaker; the Newcom-Greer House, a fine Greek revival example; and the Hetzel House, a 19th-century summer kitchen.
Coming soon  Carillon Brewing Company

Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing & Entrepreneurship 

1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton
293-2841
Hours: 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat; Noon-5pm Sun

Ongoing  Displays of historic contributions Dayton has made to the world – the airplane, the automobile, engines, an impressive collection of NCR cash registers, pop-top cans, Dayton toys. Full scale Ohio-made Carousel of Dayton Innovation and multi-sensory 4-D Animatronic Theatre. 

Hawthorn Hill

Tours only via shuttle leaving from Carillon Historical Park
293-2841
10am and 12:30pm Wed & Sat

Ongoing  Orville Wright’s home in Oakwood for 35 years and where guests such as Charles A. Lindbergh, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Governor James Middleton Cox were entertained. NCR owned Hawthorn Hill as a corporate guest house for 60 years. Advance prepaid reservations. Unique experience limited to 10 visitors per tour.

Patterson Homestead

1815 Brown St. across from the Pine Club
222-9724
Hours: 10am-4pm Thu-Sat

Ongoing  Tour the Federal style historic Patterson home providing a glimpse into the lives of one of Dayton’s most influential families during the period between 1804 and 1904. Originally the home of Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Robert Patterson and his wife, Elizabeth Lindsay Patterson. Exhibit showcases the NCR story.

Paul Laurence Dunbar House

219 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar St., Dayton
313-2010
Hours: 10am-4pm Fri-Sat; Noon-4pm Sun; or by appointment

Ongoing  Dunbar was born in Dayton in 1872 and bought this house for his mother when he became an internationally recognized African-American poet, novelist, and playwright. He maintained a lifelong friendship with the Wrights. He was a major inspiration to Harlem Renaissance authors and also associated with Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Brand Whitlock and was honored with a ceremonial sword by President Theodore Roosevelt.

The Old Courthouse

N. Main St. / Third St., Dayton
Hours: by appointment 313-2010

Ongoing   Completed in 1850, the Old Court House is considered to be one of the finest examples of Greek Revival style courthouses in the nation. Constructed of locally quarried Dayton limestone, the Old Court House has been at the center of many important events.

Memorial Hall

125 E. First St., Dayton
Hours: by appointment 313-2010

Ongoing   In 1910, Dayton architects, William Earl Russ and Albert Pretzinger, designed the French Renaissance building, a memorial for local soldiers who served in the Civil and Spanish-American Wars. The memorial portion of the building consists of the soaring front entrance atrium, which is filled with bronze plaques, relief sculptures and paintings that depict the region’s military history memorial for local soldiers who served in the Civil and Spanish-American Wars.

Dayton International Peace Museum

208 W. Monument Ave., Dayton
227-3223
Gallery Hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat; 1pm-5pm Sun; Closed Mon  

Ongoing  Educational programs and exhibits  Themes include nonviolent conflict resolution, social justice issues, international relations and peace. Dayton's history is honored as the center for the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords.
Ongoing  Sister Dorothy Stang  Exhibit honors her work in Brazil. This Daytonian championed a movement of peasants encouraging campaigns for sustainable use of the rain forest. She remained active until her brutal killing in 2005 in Anapu, Brazil.
Ongoing  PeaceMobile  Available for service and presentations at schools, churches and community organizations. They come to your site and present quality educational programs about peace, justice and nonviolent conflict resolution.

Dayton Visual Arts Center

118 N. Jefferson St., Dayton
224-3822
Gallery Hours: 11am-6pm Tue-Sat; Closed Sun & Mon


4/4  First Friday  5-8pm Open House for Dayton's art hop. Make your first stop on First Friday at DVAC.

Gallery Saint John

Bergamo - Mt. St. John
4400 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek
320-5405
Hours: Noon-4pm Wed-Sun; or by appointment

Ongoing  Gallery shows works done by Marianists and their associates in the Dayton community. Featured artists include the following Marianist Brothers: A. Joseph Barrish - abstract mixed media; Charles P. Wanda - abstract mixed media; Don L. Smith - pottery; John Lemker - photography.
Thru 3/23  Wonders of Clay and Pencil  Works of Don Smith, SM
3/26 – 4/27  In Praise of Color  Colorful abstracts by A.J. Barrish, SM 

K-12 Gallery & TEJAS

341 S. Jefferson St. (new location), Dayton
461-5149
Hours: 9:30am-6pm Mon-Thu; 11am-1pm Sat

Ongoing  K12/TEJAS Gallery A regional center for artists, aspiring artists and art patrons to connect through art experiences, education, public outreach, collaborative projects and gallery exhibitions for children, youth, and adults. These programs include summer art camps, field trips, professional exhibitions, workshops, art parties, after school, evening and Saturday classes. K12 Gallery holds16 exhibits per year and is the only continuous exhibition space for children’s artwork in Ohio.
Ongoing  DP&L Saturdays Art Classes  11am  Classes for K-2 and 3-6 graders with professional artists. Geared for young people who love to make and think about creative ideas all the time.
4/4  First Friday Fun for Kids  6-9pmOpening reception, exhibition, meet local artists, enjoy refreshments and be inspired. Visit new artist every first Friday of the month while traveling through some of Dayton's other galleries such as the Cannery Art and Design Center as well as the Oregon District galleries. $25 fee.

Museum at Fort Ancient

6123 St. Rt. 350, Oregonia
513-932-4421
Hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat; 12-5pm Sun

Ongoing  Indoor Museum Exhibits detailing prehistoric and historic Ohio native people, the transition from hunting and gathering to farming and their first contact with Europeans. Outdoor area offers more than 2.5 miles of hiking trails, two scenic overlooks and a picnic area. This is a National Historic Landmark and nominated for World Heritage Status. Museum has been nominated for World Heritage Status. Museum is a National Historic Landmark and has been nominated for World Heritage Status.
Ongoing  Outdoor Activities  National Historic Landmark offers more than 2.5 miles of hiking trails, two scenic overlooks and a picnic area.

National Museum of the US Air Force

Wright-Patterson AFB
1100 Spaatz Street, Fairborn
255-3286
Hours: 9am-5pm seven days a week

Ongoing  Galleries  Aircraft, engines, weaponry and strategy used in the Early Years, WWII - Pacific Theatre, European Theatre, Korean War, Southeast Asia War and the Cold War. Missile & Space Gallery - spacecraft, missiles, satellites and space-age technology.
Ongoing  Self Tour  Hundreds of flight related exhibits laid out in chronological order, beginning with the Wright brothers through today's stealth fighters. 
Ongoing  Heritage Tour  Guided tour 1:30pm daily plus 10:30am Sat

Oakwood Historical Society

1947 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood
299-3793
Hours: Quarterly open houses and by appointment

Ongoing  Long-Romspert Homestead Tour  One of the earliest homes still existing in Oakwood has been restored and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Ongoing  Self-guided Walking Tour of Oakwood

Oakwood Historical Society Archives Collection

30 Park Ave., basement of City Building, Oakwood
299-3793
Access by appointment

Ongoing  Archives  Collection of photos, files, memorabilia, microfilm and books pertaining to Oakwood history.

Rosewood Gallery

2655 Olson Dr., Kettering
296-0294
Hours: 9am-9pm Mon-Thu; 9am-6pm Fri; 9am-3pm Sat

Ongoing  The 34,000 square-foot facility draws 130,000 patrons through its doors annually for classes, gallery exhibitions, theater performances, studio use, special events and rentals.
 
3/17 - 4/11  Mary Gaynier/Rob Millard-Mendez  Cut Paper/Mixed Media Drawings
4/21 - 5/16  Benjamin Entner/Steven H. Silberg  Sculpture/Digital Installation

Sinclair Community College Art Galleries

Bldg. 13, 5th & Perry Sts., Dayton
512-2253
Hours: 8am-8pm Mon-Thu; 8am-5pm Fri; 8am-3pm Sat Gallery hours change with campus hours during academic breaks and holidays.

Ongoing  African Art Exhibit  29 pieces of West African art donated to the college by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Capone. Permanent exhibit located in the library (near Buildings one and seven)

Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery


Thru 3/12  REACH: Shades of Greatness  Reception: Feb 27, 7-8:30pm
3/24 - 4/8  Annual Juried Fine Art Student Exhibition  Reception & Awards: Mar. 27, 4:30-6pm
4/14 - 5/1 Graduating Art Students' Portfolio Show  Reception: Apr. 24, 4:30–6pm

Works On Paper Gallery


Thru 3/12 REACH: Shades of Greatness  Reception: Feb 27, 7-8:30pm
3/24 - 4/8  Annual Juried Fine Art Student Exhibition  Reception & Awards Mar. 27, 4:30–6pm
4/14 - 4/25  Graduating Art Students' Portfolio Show  Reception: Apr. 24, 4:30–6pm

Hypotenuse Gallery

Ongoing  Student Work: Sculpture and Ceramics

SunWatch Indian Village

Indian Village and Archaeological Park
2301 West River Rd., Dayton
268-8199
Hours:  9am-5pm Tue-Sat; Noon-5pm Sun

Ongoing  SunWatch is a 13th century American Indian village situated along the Great Miami River in Dayton. Excavations from 1971 to 1978 exposed a planned, stockaded, settlement with astronomical alignments. Guided group tours are available. An interpretive center that exhibits many of the artifacts that have been recovered from the site. Admission: Adults $6.00 Seniors (60+) $4.00 Student (6-16) $4.00 Children under 6 and Members are free.
4/12 4000 Years of Andean Gold Speaker AIA National and Norton Lecturer, Dr. Mark Aldenderfer, University of California at Merced  10:30am

The Fine Art Center at Town & Country – TFAC

300 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering
293-5381
Hours: 10am-9pm Mon-Sat; Noon-5pm Sun

Ongoing  Local art exhibited in professional setting. The oldest existing co-operative gallery in the Greater Dayton area. Artists: Karen Benedetti, Jana Bobo, Mary Clifford, Rita Coleman, Diane Coyle, Peter Frederick, Jim Hayes, Helen Friedman, Rosie Huart, Mary Baker Koch, Gary Kunze, Bonnie Kuntz, Trish McKinney, Betty Murray, Lori Stallings, Tim Stein, Keith and Karin Thue, Leonard Williams.

 

University of Dayton Art Galleries

 

Art Street Studio D Gallery

330 Kiefaber St. Dayton
229-5101
Hours: 8am-12am Mon-Fri; 12pm-12am Sat & Sun

Ongoing  Student, faculty and alumni exhibitions, traveling exhibitions and installations by professional artists. ArtStreet Studio D Gallery puts art in the heart of the South Student Neighborhood

Thru 3/16 Metamorphasis: The Inner Beauty Project By Tim Arroyo  Opening Reception: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 5:30-7pm
3/25-4/25 Voices: America’s Music  Reception: Tuesday, Apr. 15, 5:30-7pm

Gallery 249

2nd Floor, College Park Cente
229-3261
Call for Gallery hours    

Thru 3/20 Contemporary Photographic Portraiture  Reception with guest Curator: Julie Jones Thursday, Feb. 27, 5-7pm                                                                                                      
3/27-4/24 Annual Horvath Student Juried Exhibition Reception and Closing Event for Stander Symposium: Wednesday, Apr. 9, 5-7pm

 

The Marian Library

7th Floor of Roesch Library
300 College Pk., Dayton
229-4214 or 4234
Hours: 8:30am - 4pm Mon-Fri

The Roesch Library

1st Floor Gallery
300 College Pk., Dayton
229-4221
Call for Gallery hours

3/16-9/7
Art For Citizens and Celebrants: The Sculpture of Robert C. Koepnick Opening Event: Sunday, March 23, 2-4pm


Wright State University Art Galleries


Robert & Elaine Stein Gallery

A132 Creative Arts Center 
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton
775-2978
Hours: 10am-4pm Wed and Fri; 10am-7pm Thu; 12am-4pm Sat-Sun

Ongoing  Contemporary Art Collection   Impressive contemporary collection of over 450 pieces that include artists such as Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Chuck Close, and Lucien Freud.
Ongoing  Andy Warhol Photographs  100 Polaroids and 50 gelatin silver prints as part of its Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. The program gave 28,543 photos to 183 colleges and universities around the country. This gift provides Dayton with unprecedented access to the unique photographic works of Andy Warhol.                                  
3/19-3/30
Open Studio and Regional Juried High School Competition  One component of this Open Studio program will be hands-on activities for youth based on works from our permanent collection. The activities are developed in partnership with Spark Art Studio of Kettering, Ohio. The second component will be a juried exhibition of local High School Students, organized by Glen Cebulash, Chair of the Art & Art History department.                                                                                                                                             
4/16-5/4
2014 Senior Thesis Exhibition  Featuring drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and mixed media from senior and graduating students in the Department of Art & Art History.

 





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