Dayton Desert Chronicles: tales from the front lines of Social Practices and Digital Processes

Add to Calendar 12/09/2016 18:00:0012/09/2016 21:00:0015Dayton Desert Chronicles: tales from the front lines of Social Practices and Digital ProcessesFrom hydroponic farming to fiction as journalism, students from multiple disciplines at the University of Dayton collaborate with the Department of Art and Design to showcase socially-motivated work from the recent semester and raise funds for The Dayton FoodBank. The multi-media art exhibition takes place at the University of Dayton’s @Index: a Project Space, located at Front Street Warehouse Spaces. Whether designating geographies, economies, or existential theories, the term desert often connotes emptiness and loss. Our multiple interpretations of this geographical term include a practical focus on local food deserts. Assistant Professor Glenna Jennings’ Art and Social Practice class works to raise awareness about food insecurity in Dayton, recently ranked the 9th hungriest metropolis in America. Lecturer Julie Jones’ Digital Processes course addresses contemporary digital culture and its impact on photojournalism, turning a lens on “the desert of the real.” Together, we invite you to donate, dine, indulge and reflect inside the collectively-forged world of our exhibit. By placing the social and the spectacular side-by-side, we ponder the state of the arts in a polarized America and imagine a better, more equitable future for Dayton, the city we love. The exhibit includes a can drive and silent art auction, with all proceeds to benefit our local food bank (link below). Guests who bring a canned good will receive a small, editioned art photograph while supplies last. Eclectically contemporary photographs by UD students are available through auction and direct sale. Enjoy food and drink from local suppliers! Find the perfect, unique gift for the person who has everything! This exhibition is organized in part by The Desert Kitchen Collective, a growing group of local artists who seek to eradicate food deserts and build awareness around multiple food-related issues. For more information on Art as Social practice at the University of Dayton, check out the feature article in Dayton City Paper’s November 29th issue. To participate in Dinner in the Desert Kitchen, contact Glenna Jennings at gjennings1@udayton.edu. More Information Location: @Index, a University of Dayton Project Space Front Street Warehouse Spaces 1001 E. Second Street Dayton, OH 45402 Building 100, Door B-C, second floor View or download event poster (pdf) Visit the Dayton Food Bank (www) Read the Dayton City Paper, 11-29-16 (www)@Index, a University of Dayton project spaceGlenna Jenningsgjennings1@udayton.eduNo12/09/2016

Friday, December 9

Time: 6 p.m. — 9 p.m.

Location: @Index, a University of Dayton project space

Tags:  Arts and Sciences, Photography, Art and Design, Social Practice

Cost:  Free

From hydroponic farming to fiction as journalism, students from multiple disciplines at the University of Dayton collaborate with the Department of Art and Design to showcase socially-motivated work from the recent semester and raise funds for The Dayton FoodBank. The multi-media art exhibition takes place at the University of Dayton’s @Index: a Project Space, located at Front Street Warehouse Spaces.

Whether designating geographies, economies, or existential theories, the term desert often connotes emptiness and loss. Our multiple interpretations of this geographical term include a practical focus on local food deserts. Assistant Professor Glenna Jennings’ Art and Social Practice class works to raise awareness about food insecurity in Dayton, recently ranked the 9th hungriest metropolis in America. Lecturer Julie Jones’ Digital Processes course addresses contemporary digital culture and its impact on photojournalism, turning a lens on “the desert of the real.” Together, we invite you to donate, dine, indulge and reflect inside the collectively-forged world of our exhibit. By placing the social and the spectacular side-by-side, we ponder the state of the arts in a polarized America and imagine a better, more equitable future for Dayton, the city we love.

The exhibit includes a can drive and silent art auction, with all proceeds to benefit our local food bank (link below). Guests who bring a canned good will receive a small, editioned art photograph while supplies last. Eclectically contemporary photographs by UD students are available through auction and direct sale. Enjoy food and drink from local suppliers! Find the perfect, unique gift for the person who has everything!

This exhibition is organized in part by The Desert Kitchen Collective, a growing group of local artists who seek to eradicate food deserts and build awareness around multiple food-related issues. For more information on Art as Social practice at the University of Dayton, check out the feature article in Dayton City Paper’s November 29th issue. To participate in Dinner in the Desert Kitchen, contact Glenna Jennings at gjennings1@udayton.edu.

More Information

Location: @Index, a University of Dayton Project Space
Front Street Warehouse Spaces
1001 E. Second Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Building 100, Door B-C, second floor

View or download event poster (pdf)

Visit the Dayton Food Bank (www)

Read the Dayton City Paper, 11-29-16 (www)

Contact Information:

Name:  Glenna Jennings
Email:  gjennings1@udayton.edu