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Dayton Metro Library Artwork to be Featured on PBS "The Art Show"

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Each newly updated Dayton Metro Library location is home to public art installations created in the ReImagining Works project. On November 12, this artwork will be featured on an episode of Think TV’s “The Art Show.”

The episode airs in Dayton on Sunday, November 12, at 5:30 PM on ThinkTV Channel 16. It also airs on Cincinnati's CET on November 11 and 12, and will be repeated on both channels. Starting on Monday, November 13, the episode will be available online for streaming.

“The opening of the Main Library marked the halfway point in our system-wide facilities improvement project,” said Chuck Duritsch, Manager of External Relations for the Library. “We’re excited to show off all the artwork that has been created and installed to date.”

ReImagining Works asks artists to re-interpret works in the Dayton Art Institute’s permanent collection. Patrons at each Branch Library vote to determine which pieces should be re-interpreted for their Library. Miamisburg patrons, for example, chose Rockwell Kent’s oil painting Endless Energy for Limitless Living as one of the inspirational pieces because of its depiction of energy – an important aspect of Miamisburg history.

ReImagining Works evolved from an anonymous bequest intended to enhance our new buildings,” said Duritsch. “Public art does add beauty to our facilities and inspire Library visitors. But beyond that, ReImagining Works brings together two great Dayton institutions – the Dayton Metro Library and the Dayton Art Institute – it supports regional artists through commissions, and it invites the public to get involved in the process of enhancing their own Libraries. We’re very proud of ReImagining Works and we’re thrilled to have it featured on “The Art Show.”

Artwork at Brookville, Electra C Doren, Kettering-Moraine, Miami Township, Miamisburg, New Lebanon, Northwest, Vandalia, and the Main Library will be highlighted on “The Art Show.”

For more information on ReImagining Works, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org/works or call 937.463.2665.

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