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DML Magazine Summer 2020
Imagination Library

Additional Art Installation Commissioned for New Trotwood Library

The Dayton Metro Library has selected one additional proposal for artwork in the new Trotwood Branch Library. This is the latest commission in the ReImagining Works project, which places new, original artwork in each Dayton Metro Library location.

Dayton artist Dwayne Daniel will create a large, 3’9” x 17’ digital painting for the Library’s Conference Room. Entitled Pathway to Creativity and Discovery, the work is inspired by John Safer’s sculpture, Pathway, which is on the grounds of the Dayton Art Institute. Daniel’s work is designed to be a snapshot of children learning about the significant contributions made by great Americans, including Ruby Bridges Hall, the Wright Brothers, and the Tuskegee Airmen.

Daniel’s work was selected along with three previously announced proposals:

Dayton artist Michael Bashaw will create a large hanging relief sculpture comprised of several thousand vinyl pieces hanging vertically and suspended in multiple layers, creating depth and complexity. Inspired by the black and white patterns in the Centerpiece, this work demonstrates how harmony can be created within diversity. The 6’ x 24’ relief sculpture will be placed on the North wall of the Marketplace.

Dayton artist Nick Stamas will paint a visual montage representing a diverse and eclectic range of music and musicians, all in sync but different from every point of view. With highly patterned backgrounds to reflect the patterning on the Centerpiece and composed of a diverse array of musicians, this 4-panel work linking art and music will be placed in the community room.

Dayton artist, Judy Campbell White will create a multi-paneled painting reflecting the patterns and imagery shown on the Centerpiece. Featuring a quartet of women illustrating the stages of a women’s life, Campbell comments on the strength portrayed by the women shown supporting the Centerpiece. This work will hang in the Quiet Reading Room.

The new 13,000 square foot Trotwood Branch Library is currently under construction at the corner of East Main Street and Macgregor Avenue, just two blocks from the current building.

ReImagining Works invites artists to use pieces from the Dayton Art Institute’s permanent collection as inspiration for new artwork to be installed at each of the new or newly remodeled Libraries. The project is made possible by an anonymous bequest.

For more information about ReImagining Works, visit or call (937) 463-2665.

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