View fascinating exhibits, meet talented artists-in-residence and experience interactive programs.
Miami Township Branch | 2718 Lyons Road
The DIG: Gem City Art Excavation
April 3 - 29, 2016
The DIG is a mail art exhibition celebrating the diversity and talents of the Dayton art community with works on canvas, paper, sculpture, textiles, fashion and ceramics. The artists all live or work within a 30-mile radius of Dayton.
Participating Artists: Jesy Anderson, Nicholaus Arnold, Wesley Berg, David Bignell, Bridgette Bogle, Arlene Branick, Jennifer Bristol, Clara Coleman, Amy Deal, John Dickinson, Rhonda Duncalf, Zachary Goetz, Shannon Grecula, Gretchen Durst Jacob, Darren Haper, Janis Johnnywilt, Maureen O’Keefe, Colleen Kelsey, David Kenworthy, Marysa Marderosian, Tracy McElfresh, Mychaelyn Michalec, Ben Morrison, Danielle DeWitt Naples, Heather Lea Reid, Ron Rollings, Kate Santucci, Francis Schanberger, Teri Schoch, Andrea Starsky, Peggy Steinberg, Sharon Stolzenberger, Barb Stork, Stephanie Tyson, Terry Welker, Joel Whitaker, Mary Beth Whitley. The DIG Art Exhibition was coordinated and curated by Colleen Kelsey of Kelsey Projects.
Art Talk by Mychaelyn Michalec | Thursday, April 7 at 7 PM
Dayton Most Metro named Michalec one of Dayton’s top 10 visual artists in 2015, and her artwork will be on permanent display at the Miamisburg Branch Library as part of ReImagining Works.
How to Draw a Bunny Movie Night | Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 PM
A screening of the 2002 film illuminating the life and work of Warhol contemporary Ray Johnson. Features interviews with Christo, Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Judith Malina, James Rosenquist and others.
Workshop: Make & Exhibit Your Own Mail Art Piece | Saturday, April 16 at 1 PM
Learn about mail art and make your own piece that will be displayed, then mailed at the conclusion of the exhibition. Art materials provided; bring an address where your piece will be mailed.
Workshop presented by Colleen Kelsey of Kelsey Projects.
Northwest Branch | 2410 Philadelphia Drive
Funk Music Hall of Fame Exhibit
April 23 - December 31, 2016 |
More information available at theFunkCenter.org.
Dayton is home to an amazing number of chart topping musicians including The Ohio Players, Slave, Roger Troutman and the Human Body, Zapp, Heatwave, Lakeside, Faze-O, Shirley Murdock, Van Hunt, Dayton, Sun, The Majestics, Overnight Low, New Horizons, Aurra/Deja, and Junie Morrison, just to name a few! Besides well-known Funk stars, Ohio has produced other stellar performers including Vesta, The Isley Brothers, Bootsy Collins, The O’Jays, The Deele, Cab Calloway, House Guest, The Pacemakers, The Dazz Band and the incomparable Nancy Wilson.
Dayton Metro Library is pleased to announce our first long-term Opportunity Space Partner – The Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center. Memorabilia from theFunkCenter’s growing collection will be on display through the end of 2016. Special programming will be offered and a docent will be on hand regularly to augment the changing displays with information and expertise.
Exhibits and programs are FREE. Exhibit hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday | 9:30 AM-8:30 PM
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday | 9:30 AM-6 PM
Sunday | 1-5 PM