PRIDE2022 gallery

PRIDE2022 is the DSA’s unjuried LGBTQIA+ exhibit at the downtown Dayton Metro Library. June is nationally recognized as LGBTQIA Pride month, and the DSA held an open call for LGBTQIA+ artists and their allies for 2D works of various mediums. It is our hope that this show will encourage viewers to “listen” to the visual stories given by the artists identifying as LGBTQIA+ and their allies that support them. Visit the show any time the library is open from June 1 to July 5 on the second floor on the south side of the building. 

Ben Krampitz
Worship Me (self portrait)
Digital photography

Ben Krampitz is a non-binary printmaker, illustrator and photographer, currently studying at Kent State University. Krampitz's work follows their research on gender theory and gendered marketing, coinciding with their recent coming out as gender fluid/non-binary. By utilizing their background in digital design, Krampitz focuses on creating comfort within the uncanny discomfort of not feeling conjoined with the body and the gendered expectations projected onto each body.


Kate Slonaker
Digital photograph on glass

Photography classes at Sinclair Led Kate to create art images. She likes nature images the most. Volunteering with DATV provided Kate with the opportunity for contact with the colorful LGTBQ flag and wonderful people.


Connie Steinke
Cosmic Energy
Poured acrylic on stretched canvas

This is the first time I had used this process, an acrylic pour on canvas.  I loved the results, the way the colors all intermingled to produce this dynamic scene. I named it “Cosmic Energy” because it expands my worldview.


Ellis Harsham
Acrylic on canvas

I have been doing pottery for many years, both at Riverbend studio and Sinclair Community College. I am now doing acrylic pour techniques.


Marsha Monroe Pippenger
Hope is a Red Thread
Collage on canvas

The red thread that appears in this work is a talisman of hope, a tangible reminder that one must never give up working towards a better world.


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Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays: 12-5pm during exhibits & First Fridays: 6-9pm. Also by appointment.  

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