Arts Series presents Kiran Ahluwalia

Arts Events for January 2014

Note: While we make every effort to keep this listing up to date, event details are subject to change. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Open parking is available in single-letter lots after 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, after 4:30 p.m. Friday and all day on the weekend. A parking permit is required at all other times and can be obtained at the main visitor center on University Circle or the parking booth at C Lot on Evanston Avenue. 

At the Manger: World Nativity Traditions

Now through January 26

Roesch Library 1st, 2nd, and 7th floors
The collections of the University of Dayton's Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute include thousands of nativities from around the world that reflect a variety of customs and traditions as they depict the story of Christ's birth and presence. During each Christmas season, hundreds of sets from our vast and diverse crèche collection are shown in exhibits on campus and throughout the community. Learn more >>
University Libraries 937-229-4094

America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway

January - April

ArtStreet Studio B
Taking place over twelve weeks, the six sessions in this film screening and scholar-led discussion series focus on uniquely American musical traditions: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock ’n’ roll, and mambo and hip hop. Registration required. Learn more >>
University Libraries 937-229-4094

IDENTIFICATION: Amy Kollar Anderson

January 13 - February 10

ArtStreet Studio D Gallery
Opening Reception: Tuesday January 21, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Created specifically for ArtStreet, this exhibition from Ohio artist Amy Kollar Anderson includes paintings and an interactive station designed to encourage the viewer to explore empathy for others. The work is inspired by the study of mirror neurons, the birthplace of empathy, and how they connect us to the actions and feelings of others. Any moment of empathy, where someone takes one small action to decrease violence, is a green dot in our community. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Difficult or Impossible to Understand or Explain Away . Casey Roberts
Considering New Parameters . RC Wonderly

January 16 – February 13

Gallery 249, College Park Center
Reception: Thursday January 30, 5 - 7 p.m.
Indianapolis-based artist Casey Roberts uses the Civil War era process known as cyanotype to illustrate the fantastic landscape, representing nature’s subtle way of dealing with the peculiar aspects in the relationship with mankind. UD alumnus RC Wonderly’s unconventional use of raw materials continues to drive the motivation behind his new and elegant body of work. By focusing on one traditional element of drawing—the line—Wonderly explores the physicality of the lines themselves. Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones.
Department of Visual Arts 937-229-3237

ArtStreet Wednesday Workshop: The Value of a Life with Consciousness Rising

Wednesday, January 22

7-9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio E
Learn about what sex slavery looks like across the globe and what prices are put on human lives. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in an exhibit that will be displayed at Consciousness Rising (UD's social justice conference) in March. Register now >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Casey Roberts: Artist Talk and Workshop

Thursday January 23

Artist Talk: 10 a.m.; Workshop: 1:30 p.m. Dept. of Visual Arts, College Park Center
Indianapolis-based artist Casey Roberts uses the Civil War era process known as cyanotype to illustrate the fantastic landscape, representing nature’s subtle way of dealing with the peculiar aspects in the relationship with mankind. Casey's work will be in Gallery 249 through February 13.
Department of Visual Arts 937-229-3237

ArtStreet Friday Film: 'Taken'

Friday, January 24

8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Hosted by Tony Talbott (Political Science and Human Rights) and Jeff Geers (Communication). In this 2008 French action thriller film, Liam Neeson plays a former CIA operative who sets about tracking down his daughter after she is kidnapped by human traffickers while traveling in France. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Kiran Ahluwalia: A World Rhythms Concert

Sunday, January 26

3:30 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
This gem of a concert brings a taste of Indian culture to campus. Born in India, raised in Canada, and now living in New York City, Kiran Ahluwalia is well known for her enchanting use of vocals and traditional Punjabi rhythms, as well as ancient ghazals (short love poems set to music). Presented by the UD Arts Series, with support from the India Foundation Endowment and UD’s Center for International Programs. Learn more >>
General admission: $20
UD faculty, staff, alumni, seniors: $15
UD students, youth: $10
Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545

Creative Culture Exchange: Empathy in Action

Tuesday, January 28

7-8:30 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
A creative and conscious reaction to Amy Kollar Anderson's exhibition IDENTIFICATION, where we will debate and challenge the power of the artistic mind as a transformative agent against the silence that plagues our national violence epidemic. With Dr. Tony Talbott (Political Science and Human Rights), Tonya Folks (Be Free Dayton, Erin Peery (Consciousness Rising, Glenna Jennings (Visual Arts) and Issa Randall (visual artist). Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

ArtStreet Wednesday Workshop: Connecting the Dots

Wednesday, January 29

7-9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio E
Join ArtStreet visiting artist Amy Kollar Anderson and UD's own Sexual Violence Prevention Education Coordinator Kristen Altenau to discuss how the mirror neurons in our brain allow us to feel empathy towards others and how we can connect the dots. Participants will work on a collaborative piece that will be hung in conjunction with Amy's exhibit and the launch of UD’s Green Dot program. Register now >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Exhibit Reception for Casey Roberts and RC Wonderly

Thursday, January 30

5 - 7 p.m. Gallery 249, College Park Center
Indianapolis-based artist Casey Roberts uses the Civil War era process known as cyanotype to illustrate the fantastic landscape, representing nature’s subtle way of dealing with the peculiar aspects in the relationship with mankind. UD alumnus RC Wonderly’s unconventional use of raw materials continues to drive the motivation behind his new and elegant body of work. By focusing on one traditional element of drawing—the line—Wonderly explores the physicality of the lines themselves. Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones. Exhibit runs January 16 - February 13. 
Department of Visual Arts 937-229-3237

ArtStreet Friday Film: 'Flesh, A Documentary About Sex Trafficking in the U.S.'

Friday, January 31

8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Hosted by Be FREE Dayton. This shocking documentary calls into question our definitions of slavery, human trafficking, and prostitution in the United States. This is a story told by those in the business of prostitution and those seeking to end it. Together they offer startling perspectives on what drives trafficking here in the U.S. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

UD Theatre Program presents 'Speech and Debate'

January 31, February 1, 2, 6, 7 & 8

8 p.m. (7 p.m. on Sunday, February 2) Kennedy Union Boll Theatre
In this fiercely funny dark comedy with music, three teenage misfits in Salem, Oregon, discover they are linked by a sex scandal that has rocked their town. When one of them sets out to expose the truth, secrets become currency, the stakes get higher, and the trio's connection grows deeper. By Stephen Karam; directed by Linda Dunlevy.
General reserved seating: $12
UD students, faculty, staff: $7
Kennedy Union Box Office 937-229-2545