Past Creative Culture Exchanges

Through the classic salon format of discussion and debate, Dayton and the University of Dayton campus come together to exchange creative thought on current artistic and social challenges. Moderated by Brian LaDuca, ArtStreet director.

Fall 2013

The Impact of Street Art on City Image

Tuesday September 17, 2013
Join Aaron Sorrell, Dayton’s Director of Planning and Community Development, Garden Station founder Lisa Helm, and Dayton Circus Creative Collective chairman Jeff Opt as we question the differences and similarities between street art, activist art and public art as it affects or does not affect the city of Dayton. The audience and creative voices will explore how different neighborhoods could reflect a wide range of public art forms and messages. Presented in conjunction with the art exhibit "ACTION: The Street Art of Joel Bergner."

Bullet Points: The Creative Culture and the 2nd Amendment

Tuesday October 8, 2013
The challenge of transforming the idea of gun control into an inviting, creative and motivating call-to-action is certainly difficult. Join artist James Pate, Dr. Richard Chenoweth (Graul Chair in Arts and Languages) and Peter Benkendorf (Involvement Advocacy) as we bring this conversation to the table.  Presented in conjunction with the art installation "BULLET: Who Pulls the Trigger?"

The Future of Dance in Contemporary America

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Join the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Dayton choreographer and interdisciplinary artist Rodney Veal, UD Dance Ensemble artistic director Richard Mosley, Jeanne Mam-Luft of MamLuft & Co. Dance, and national dance "upstarts" Hammerstep as they debate the idea that the future of dance depends on new voices, new vocabularies and new works to survive in a 21st century creative market.

Spring 2013

Why Create Cross-Cultural Experiences?

Tuesday February 26, 2013
with RoNita Hawes Saunders and Ed Valles, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and Kathleen Alter and Jean Howat Berry, Cityfolk
Join two of Dayton's leading arts organizations as they outline the successes, challenges and failures of producing diverse art and promoting cross-cultural experiences in today’s 21st century world.

Why Don't You Go to the Theater?

Tuesday March 12, 2013
Brian LaDuca (ArtStreet Director) moderates the conversation with David Brush (former executive director of Encore Theater Company), Kevin Moore (producing artistic director of Human Race Theatre Company) and artistic leaders from the New York Theatre Barn and Bailiwick Chicago Theatre Company (via Skype) as they look to identify the social and cultural shifts of the new generation of theatergoers, if only to see IF there is a new generation of theatergoers.

Where is the Poetry?

Tuesday April 2, 2013
Presented in conjunction with the University of Dayton’s LitFest. Posing the question, "Where is the poetry?" join Albino Carrillo (professor, Department of English), Jonterri Gadson (Herbert W. Martin Creative Writing Fellow), Herbert Martin (professor emeritus), Thomas Morgan (assistant professor, Department of English) and poets from Sinclair Community College as they challenge the current voice and soul of Dayton's poetry and creative writing. Be part of a salon that will look deep into the cultural effect of Dayton's place in contemporary poetry.