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CONVERGENCE

CONVERGENCE is a group exhibition that brings two of Dayton’s art organizations, African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG) and Dayton Society of Artists (DSA) together to celebrate commonalities, past and future partnerships, and shared mediums in which their artists create.

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Artists:
Arlene Branick, Eunice Bronkar, Clifford Darrett, Willis "Bing" Davis, Amy Dolan, Horace Dozier Sr., Karen Fisher, Lois Fortson-Kirk, Bill Franz, LaChrisa Gales, Janyce Glasper, Shannon Grecula, Al Harden, Gae Helton, Morris Howard, Kelly Ingerson, Cathy Jeffers, Bennie Kelley, Kevin McNeeley, Simeon Oyeyemi, Linda Phillips, Marsha Pippenger, David Redmon, Debra Richardson-Wood, Paul Rienzo, Yetunde Rodriguez, Ron Rollins, Craig Screven, Rachel Tepe, Andrea Walker Cummings, Yvette Walker Dalton, and Catherine Yeates.


PROJECT SPACE:
  Katie Clark Gabbard


Virtual Exhibitions: daytondsa.org/convergence
Artwork for Sale:
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Opening: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Closing:
Saturday, January 23, 2021



JANUARY 2 - 23

CONVERGENCE is a group exhibition that brings two of Dayton’s art organizations (African American Visual Artists Guild-AAVAG and Dayton Society of Artists-DSA) together to celebrate commonalities, past and future partnerships, and shared mediums in which their artists create



FEBRUARY 5 - 27

LITHO, LINO, MONO, MORE
2021 is the DSA’s 16th annual juried printmaking show. The call for art will be open to all printmakers living and/or working in Ohio. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative.

Apply at daytondsa.org/calls on or before January 11, 2021


Project Space: Paul Rienzo



MARCH 5-13

The first two weeks of March will feature a pop-up gallery featuring three of DSA members:

Cydnie King
Maureen O’Keefe
Micheal Ousley

Project Space: Miami Valley Eagles



APRIL 2 - MAY 22

Unite is the DSA’s annual Spring Juried Show. All mediums, styles, and techniques will be considered for the exhibition. Artists must live or work within 70 miles of the gallery to apply. 

Apply at daytondsa.org/calls on or before March 1, 2021



JUNE 4 - JULY 10

Bio
Arron Foster received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Art Education from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and his Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Book Arts from the University of Georgia, Athens Georgia. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has held academic  appointments at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio and Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Arron is currently the Inaugural  Teaching Fellow in the Art and Integrative Core program at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.

Artist Statement
As an artist I am concerned with how the physical landscape is transformed into a cognitive one and how personal and public spaces intersect in the stories we tell about a place and the way we choose to represent it. The consequence of this for me as an artist has been that most of the work I do whether its printmaking, book arts, video, or installation begins with a place, a site or location that becomes a jumping off point for my imagination.

Each project or series that I undertake is arrived at through an intuitive, research-based approach to observing, studying, and documenting specific locations with the hope of creating a dialogue between myself and the viewer that provides an opportunity for shared exploration and interpretation of places. I believe that by developing a shared understanding/familiarity with the physical world, we can encourage empathy for the spaces we occupy and perhaps encourage a greater sense of stewardship and care.

Recent projects such as Another Time, Stars to burn, and while the earth remains have been highly invested in looking at specific watersheds, namely the Oconee River in Athens, GA, the Cuyahoga River in NE Ohio, and the Hocking Rivers in Athens, Ohio as  metaphors for time and change as well as sites in need of advocacy as they have been greatly affected by over development and climate change.

This exhibition is sponsored by The Blue House Gallery in partnership with Front Street and is made possible by an MCACD special projects grant. 


Project Space: Jennifer Rospert



AUGUST 6 - SEPTEMBER 18

Bettertogether will be the DSA’s 2021 members exhibition open to all members in good standing. Become a member today at daytondsa.org/becomeamember



OCTOBER 1 - 23

INTERTWINED is the physical exhibition of our national call for fiber artwork from 2020, which was rescheduled due to COVID.


Project Space: Cathy Jeffers



NOVEMBER 5 - DECEMBER 11

Small but Mighty is a small works exhibition open to DSA members. Work will be 12”x12”x 12” or smaller and priced at no more than $400.


Project Space: Mary Beth Whitley and Connie Grant

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


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