Studio D Gallery, 2013-2014

METAMORPHOSIS: The Inner Beauty Project by Tim Arroyo

February 18 - March 16, 2014
Opening Reception: Tuesday February 18, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Chicago-based artist Tim Arroyo expands on his Inner Beauty Project, based on an observation of the unwillingness to be photographed and shedding one's outer layer. This inherent beauty is captured through the process of photographing the subject in infrared, revealing a beauty from within. This project was developed to show there is beauty in all people. Presented with support from the UD Women's Center and the Center for Social Concern. Learn more about Tim Arroyo >>

Related Programming

2/19 Wednesday Workshop: Healthy Body/Healthy Mind with DCDC
7–9 p.m. McGinnis Center

2/25 Creative Culture Exchange: Media, Art and the Right to Feel Beautiful
7–8:30 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B

2/26 Wednesday Workshop: Sweet Talk with DCDC
7–8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio D

3/12 Wednesday Workshop: The Rubi Girls Unveiled
7–9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio E

3/14 Friday Film: Miss Representation
8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B

3/19 Wednesday Workshop: #ArtStreetSelfieProject
7–9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio E

Identification: Amy Kollar Anderson

January 13 - February 10, 2014
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. Let's come together, through the power of empathy and our human connection, to stop violence. Learn more about Amy Kollar Anderson >>

Related Programming

1/22 Wednesday Workshop: The Value of a Life with Consciousness Rising
7–9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio E

1/24 Friday Film: Taken
8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B

1/28 Creative Culture Exchange: Empathy in Action
7–8:30 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B

1/29 Wednesday Workshop: Connecting the Dots
7–9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio E

1/31 Friday Film: Flesh, A Documentary About Sex Trafficking in the U.S.
8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B

Citizens of the World Photography Exhibit

November 7 – December 13
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7, 6-8 p.m.

Presented by ArtStreet and the Center for International Programs, this juried exhibit highlights student and faculty photography from their educational experiences abroad.

Related events >>

Bullet: Who Pulls the Trigger?

September 24 - November 3, 2013

This six-week event will feature collaborative artwork between artists, educators and youth from some of America's most devastated areas affected by gun violence to examine the ideas, images and psychologies associated with a bullet. The multilayered exhibit will also feature films, art workshops and the world premiere of a new theatre production.

BULLET in the Media:

View the official press release >>
Dayton City Paper >>
Newtown Bee >>
DNAinfo Chicago >>
WYSO >>
WDTN >>
FOX 45/ABC 22 (also appearing in media markets across the U.S.) >>
UD Arts Blog >>


Part I Artist Reception: Tuesday, September 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Featuring work by nationally recognized artist S.B. Woods in partnership with the Newtown Action Alliance and The Newtown Foundation, and original work created by Newtown and Sandy Hook students at the Sandy Hook Art Center for Kids.
S.B. Woods: Meditation in Mourning >>
S. B. Woods: Installation and Performance Artist >>
BULLET featured in Newtown Bee >>

Part II Artist Reception: Tuesday, October 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Featuring work by Ohio artist James Pate and students from the Dayton Early College Academy.
Artists Turn Up Volume on Gun Violence Debate >>
James Pate's Priotest Against Black on Black Violence >>

Part III Artist Reception: Tuesday, October 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Featuring the work of Sarah Ward — one of Chicago's leading arts advocates and educators — and her South Chicago Art Center students. 
343 Guns Project at South Chicago Arts Center >>
Sarah Ward, South Chicago Arts Center >>

RELATED EVENTS: 

Friday Film: Bowling for Columbine
Friday, October 4 at 8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore explores the issue of gun violence in America. Learn more about Friday Films >>

Bullet Points: The Creative Culture and the 2nd Amendment
A Creative Culture Exchange event
Tuesday October 8, 7:30-9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio C
The challenge of transforming the idea of gun control into an inviting, creative and motivating call-to-action is certainly difficult. Join Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl, 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. Learn more about the Creative Culture Exchange >>

Wednesday Workshop: Out of Gun Violence: An Exploratory Drawing Workshop with James Pate
Wednesday, October 16, 7-9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio E
The issues surrounding gun violence are complex, profound, and confusing.Participants will create an abstract drawing that will convey complexity, confusion, and the aftermath of destruction that gun violence breeds.Using charcoal on paper the participants will explore basic design principles and spontaneous mark making to execute and achieve the objective. Learn more about Wednesday Workshops >>

Wednesday Workshop: Devising Full-Length Plays: A New Colony Intensive for actors, writers and directors with Evan Linder
Wednesday, October 23, 7-9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio E
This workshop takes students through the building blocks of The New Colony's process for creating original theater. Learn how to incorporate the style, tone and developmental technique distinctive to The New Colony's work and make it applicable to your own. Appropriate for actors, writers and directors. Learn more about Wednesday Workshops >>

Friday Film: Living for 32
Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
A film about the 32 people murdered in the tragic Virginia Tech shooting and the 32 people killed by guns every day in America. Learn more about Friday Films >>

National Collegiate Premiere of The Warriors
Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 p.m. ArtStreet Studio D Gallery
Featuring UD students Riley Weber - Sarah Wray - Jonathan Golab - Josh Chamberlain - Jenna Gomes - Norbert Wessels
On March 24, 1998, students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, filed outside in response to a fire drill, only to be met by gunfire from two of their classmates. Five people died in the school shooting; one of the survivors, Mary Hollis Inboden, went on to become an actor in Chicago. This new 70-minute documentary-style play follows her efforts to reconnect with fellow Westside alumni and understand their shared trauma. Written and directed by Evan Linder; conceived by Mary Hollis Inboden. 

Action: The Street Art of Joel Bergner

August 19 – September 17, 2013

Joel Bergner is an award-winning mural artist whose work, focusing on issues of culture, diversity and history, explores a variety of local and international social issues. Joel’s artwork is heavily inspired by his community-based work in many U.S. cities and abroad, where his murals are currently on display. This exhibit will feature photographs of his work, as well as a custom mural created during his weeklong residency at UD. Learn more about Joel Bergner >>

Artist Open Studio
August 20–23, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. ArtStreet Studio E

Artist Conversation: Mural as a Document of Cultural Memory in Vibrant Images and Color with Dr. Jack Ling and Joel Bergner
Thursday, August 22, 7:30 - 9 p.m., ArtStreet Studio D
Hosted by Dr. Jack Ling (Institutional Diversity and Inclusion), this unique personal talk with Joel Bergner will be an exploration on how one can use large murals/public art to tell history from the perspectives of traditionally underrepresented minorities and oppressed groups. It will focus on both the preparation and execution aspects, exploring how one can engage non-artists and youths to sustain the creative process.

Artist Reception and Mural Unveiling
Friday, August 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
Followed by film screening of My Tribe is Kenya at 8 p.m.
This inspiring documentary follows kids in one of Africa's largest slums as they work with artist Joel Bergner to create public art encouraging their country to be peaceful during the 2013 election season and to avoid the widespread violence that erupted after the last election. Hosted by visiting artist Joel Bergner.

Creative Culture Exchange: The Impact of Street Art on City Image
Tuesday September 17, 7:30-9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio C
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. (Please note: Joel Bergner will not be at this event.) Learn more about the Creative Culture Exchange >>

Presented with support by University of Dayton’s School of Law, Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Philosophy, Department of Visual Arts, New Student Programs, Center for International Programs, Self and Community in the 21st Century ILLC and the Alumni Chair in Humanities.