Students from Ruskin Elementary School are assembling geometric pieces of translucent vinyl to create a large, original sculpture for their school. The first iteration of the sculpture is being constructed in the Dayton Metro Library’s Opportunity Space @ St. Clair, and will be on public display at the Library, 215 E. Third Street, through June 9.
Students in the Miracle Makers afterschool program provided by East End Community Services are guided by artist Michael Bashaw, who constructed the bamboo frame for the installation. They are learning about geometry and engineering along with art concepts such as negative space. Bashaw and students will be working on site on May 8, May 10, and May 13, 3:45-5:00 p.m.
The public is invited to an opening reception on Wednesday, May 15, 3:45-5:00 p.m. Bashaw and students will be enhancing the experience by creating music with bamboo and other instruments at the reception. After the exhibit at the Library, Bashaw will deconstruct the sculpture and use the students’ work to create a permanent installation at Ruskin Elementary.
This project is a Muse Machine Artist-in-Residency made possible by a generous donation to the Dayton Metro Library Foundation from Doug and Sharon Scholz.