ArtStreet Hosting 3rd Annual 1World Celebration

University of Dayton’s ArtStreet is hosting their 3rd annual 1World Celebration on Friday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the ArtStreet complex.

1World is the culminating celebration of ArtStreet's evolving vision of "radically creative arts experiences that change the world" that, in 2015, will put into focus the five elements of Hip Hop (MC, DJ, BBoy, Graffiti, and Knowledge) at the ArtStreet complex through a one-of-a-kind creative event that will bring the City of Dayton and its imaginative and innovative community to the University of Dayton campus.

1World is presented in collaboration with the Dayton Human Relations Council’s SPEAK. BE HEARD. BE CONSIDERED. poetry initiative. This poetry initiative serves as the conduit for conversation and empowerment; using hip-hop as a tool to urge a more active community response in speaking out against gun violence, strengthen the relationships between law enforcement and the communities that they serve, and cultivate young adult community engagement.

The celebration will kickoff with dancers from Funk Lab Dance and Creative Arts Center of Kettering, followed with performances by Dave Zup, Dayton’s own Premium Blend, and St. Louis based LOOPRAT. Trunk Bound Regime will be the official DJs for the night.

In addition to performances by aforementioned artists, University of Dayton’s own Black Epoch will be leading a one-of-a-kind Synergy Cypher, featuring live, improvised rap freestyles on stimulating subjects such as education, community, family and knowledge. SPEAK spoken word winners will also be performing their award-winning pieces throughout the night.

ArtStreet’s multimedia installation, WISDOM: Who Are You?, will be open in the White Box Gallery throughout the evening. WISDOM features work from ArtStreet’s 56 student residents and students from Project Jericho, which is a collaboration between Clark State Community College and Clark County Job and Family Services that engages at-risk youth and their families from diverse backgrounds. The exhibition focuses on the human journey from birth to death and the choices we make in our lives.

In addition to the student art featured in the gallery space, a real time, outdoor Urban Art Gallery will be on display. The Urban Art Gallery will feature Gem City Zulu Nation doing live graffiti art throughout the night.

"Over the past year, ArtStreet, the South Student Neighborhood and so many residents of Dayton have collaborated and shared arts and cultural experiences that have truly brought perspectives together,” said Brian LaDuca, director of ArtStreet. "We want to celebrate the fact that UD is an urban campus with a shared creative history with Dayton. The best way to do that is by coming together and relishing the rich, artistic past that continues to influence the future."

This event is free and open to the public. 1World Celebration is presented by ArtStreet and Dayton Human Relations Council, with additional support from UD’s Center for Student Involvement and Office of Multicultural Affairs.

ArtStreet is located at the intersection of Lawnview Avenue and Kiefaber Street on the University of Dayton campus. Public parking is available in C lot, at the intersection of Kiefaber and Evanston Streets. For more information about ArtStreet events, call 937-229-5101 or visit udayton.edu/artstreet.

The University of Dayton wishes to make this event accessible to people of all abilities. If you plan to attend and need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Brian LaDuca at 937-229-5101 no later than April 22 to make this request. 

Detailed Event Schedule:

6:30 - 7:00 – B-boy Opening and Welcome

7:00 – 7:45 − Dave Zup

7:45 - 8:15 – Synergy Cypher/Spoken Word

8:15 – 9:00 – Premium Blend

9:00 – 9:30 – Synergy Cypher/Spoken Word

9:30 – 10:15 – LOOPRAT

Press release written by Maggie Fiegl '15




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