When the expanded, remodeled West Carrollton Branch Library re-opens on October 22, it will feature three new, original art installations. The public is invited to a Grand Re-Opening Celebration on Monday, October 22, 3:00-6:30 p.m., with a ribbon cutting in the parking lot at 3:30 p.m. Regular operating hours will resume at the Library, located at 300 E. Central Avenue, on October 23.
The Library’s art installations are part of the ReImagining Works project, which invites regional artists to reinterpret pieces from the Dayton Art Institute’s permanent collection. Patrons of the West Carrollton Branch Library chose Indian Hunter with his Dog, a bronze sculpture by Paul Manship, and Willard Leroy Metcalf’s painting Valley in Spring as the inspiration pieces for the artwork at their Library.
The artists featured at the West Carrollton Branch Library are:
Gary Hinsche, Dayton – an acrylic on canvas piece that defines and recognizes the colors of the landscape in random order, the way they appear in nature. Located in the Community Room.
Ronald Geibert, Beavercreek – archival pigment prints. Geibert photographed Indian Hunter with his Dog in its’ museum setting from numerous viewpoints before he digitized and transformed it to share his reaction, memory, and impression. Located in the Quiet Reading Room.
Jennifer Rosengarten, Yellow Springs – oil on panel. Rosengarten was inspired by Metcalf’s Valley in Spring for her large-scale painting of the Ohio prairie in each of the four seasons. Located next to the Ask Me Desk.
Artwork in the ReImaginging Works project has already been installed at the Electra C. Doren, Miami Township, Northwest, Brookville, New Lebanon, Kettering-Moraine, Vandalia and Miamisburg Branch Libraries, as well as the Main Library in downtown Dayton. ReImagining Works is made possible by an anonymous bequest.
Artists who want to receive information about upcoming Requests for Proposals are encouraged to fill out an Intent to Apply form. For more information about ReImagining Works click here or call 937.463.2665.