Arts Events for September 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.

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Mothers of the Bible

August  11 – October 31

Marian Library Gallery (7th floor of Roesch Library)
Artist Ginny Baughman will investigate several mothers of the Bible through her unusual, contemporary art. The artwork in the show will include paintings, sculptures and paper constructions that tell stories of famous biblical mothers including Eve, Sara, Rachel, Rebekah, Naomi and Ruth, Elizabeth and Mary. Ginny, herself a mother, will bring her unique, modern perspective to these stories through her artistic narratives while pushing past the picture or sculptural plane into another dimension with the use of illusion and perspective, the addition of elements or the manipulation of the surface. Learn more >>
Marian Library 937-229-4214

Hypermediacy: The Obsession with 24/7 Media

August 25 – September 25

ArtStreet White Box Gallery
Social media is all around us. News channels dictate politic and perspective. Never before have we been so connected to immediate information — and the future trends show even faster forms of informational interface. But what really is news? Watch Dayton artists Seth Wade, Matthew Burgy and Christopher "etch" Weyrich simultaneously create work based on social media, news and other information feeds over a 64-hour period, starting Monday, Aug. 25 at 8 a.m. and ending Thursday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. This experimental creative installation will change the way you look at what is considered news versus what really is news. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Observation, Recollection, Impression: Prints by Carrie Lingscheit and Ellen Heck

August 28 – September 25

Gallery 249, College Park Center
Chicago-based artist Carrie Lingscheit’s work explores the malleable nature of memory and recollection, using the subtleties of intaglio processes to create hauntingly beautiful works. San Francisco Bay Area-based artist Ellen Heck creates delicate, linear drypoint prints layered over woodcuts that are influenced by identity, relationships and the psychological portrait. Curated by Erin Almazan. Learn more >>
Department of Art and Design 937-229-3237

View: Emil Robinson

August 28 – September 25

Gallery 249, College Park Center
Emil Robinson's paintings are an attempt to glean spiritual resonance from even the most mundane aspects of life. Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones. Learn more >>
Department of Art and Design 937-229-3237

Rockin’ the Wall

Monday, September 8

7 p.m. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre

Tuesday, September 16

7 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Phillips Humanities Center
This film by noted author and UD professor Larry Scheikwart is the story of rock music’s part in bringing down the Iron Curtain. It will be presented in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Rockin’ the Wall, which has been featured on PBS and well-reviewed across the spectrum, includes The Doors, Quiet Riot, Toto, Vanilla Fudge and other rockers, as well as witnesses from behind the Iron Curtain. Learn more >>
Graul Chair in Arts and Languages 937-229-3490

Highlights of the Dunbar Music Archive I: A Faculty Lecture & Recital

Saturday, September 13

1:30 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Phillips Humanities Center
In this first event of the Dunbar Series, University of Dayton music faculty will present a recital of musical settings of texts by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Selections are taken from the newly established University of Dayton Dunbar Music Archive. Performers include faculty Minnita Daniel-Cox, Ryu-Kyung Kim, David Sievers and Andrea Chenoweth Wells. Learn more >>
Department of Music and Graul Chair in Arts and Languages 937-229-3490

Guest Artist Recital: Les Tung, fortepianist

Wednesday, September 17

1 p.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Phillips Humanities Center
Department of Music 937-229-3936

ArtStreet Intersection: (re)Design Your Media Persona

Wednesday, September 17

7:30 to 9 p.m. ArtStreet Creator Space (Studio E)
Led by faculty member Art Jipson and students Jackie Zondlo and Maggie Fiegl. In this interactive workshop, students will have the opportunity to express themselves and their social media profile through visual and creative design while learning more about online responsibility. Each attendee will get a chance to give and receive feedback on popular social media practices. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Pride of Dayton Concert

Friday, September 19

7 p.m. Humanities Plaza
Jeff Lehman, director.
Department of Music  937-229-3936

Dayton Jazz Ensemble

Friday, September 19

9 p.m. Kennedy Union Pub
Willie L. Morris, III, director
Department of Music  937-229-3936

University Chorale

Sunday, September 21

3 p.m. South Park United Methodist Church, 140 Stonemill Rd.
Robert Jones, conductor.
Department of Music  937-229-3936

Music of the Spheres

Wednesday, September 24

9 a.m. Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Phillips Humanities Center
Jennifer Speed, Samuel Dorf and Andrea Chenoweth Wells explore the intersection of the works of Galileo, Kepler and Copernicus with music which influenced their thought, and perform selections inspired by their theories. Learn more >>
Department of Music and Graul Chair in Arts and Languages 937-229-3490

ArtStreet Intersection: A Look Back at Hypermediacy

Wednesday, September 24

7:30 to 9 p.m. ArtStreet Creator Space (Studio E)
Multimedia and the Relevance of News 4 Weeks Later
Join artists Seth Wade, Matthew Burgy and Christopher "etch" Weyrich to take a look back at the Hypermediacy exhibit and converse about what we value as news in our lives. Participants will also work with the artists to create new work to add to the exhibition based on current media stories and/or changes in perceptions of the works. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

ArtStreet Film Series: ‘Reel Injun’

Friday, September 26

8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Presented in conjunction with the Native Peoples of the Americas Colloquium. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

Strings Day

Wednesday, September 27

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. College Park Center 153
Master Class begins at 1 p.m. Strings Day will feature recitals and masterclasses by University of Dayton string faculty, culminating in a two-hour masterclass by special guest, violinist Chad Hoopes. Learn more >>
$20
Department of Music 937-229-3936

Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress

September 29 - November 9  

Roesch Library Gallery
Highlights from the Rose Rare Book Collection
Galileo. Dante. Beethoven. Darwin. This exhibition, on loan from a world-renowned collection, features rare manuscripts and first editions of these and other scientific, literary, artistic and philosophical giants whose work shaped modern intellectual inquiry. Throughout the exhibition, faith and reason — two ways of knowing — intersect in diverse ways, challenging this learning community to draw from both realms in the pursuit of understanding. The exhibition will include a catalogue and several public programs. Learn more >> 
University Libraries 937-229-4094

Impact: Reactions to the Rose Rare Book Collection

September 30 – November 6

ArtStreet White Box Gallery
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 30, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Presented in conjunction with the University Libraries’ landmark exhibit Imprints and Impressions, alumni artists Misty Thomas-Trout, Joseph Hoffman and Ellie Richards return to embark on a world premiere installation that not only reacts to and comments on the written word, but also explores the impact of the diverse history within the Rose Rare Book Collection and its place in today’s evolving multidisciplinary educational landscape. Personal journey and perspective will be challenged in this distinctive installation where the visual art is built from the written art of the world’s most diverse thinkers, creators and educators. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101

ArtStreet Exchange: How Can You Believe?

Tuesday, September 30

6:30-8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Join us for a salon-style debate about the impact of creative media in modern social, scientific and spiritual practice. Learn more >>
ArtStreet 937-229-5101