Studio D Gallery, 2009-2010

5th Annual University of Dayton Alumni Art Exhibit

Reason, Faith, and Imagination - A Celebration of Art in The Lives of UD Alumni
May 17th – June 12th, 2010
ArtStreet Studio D Gallery
Open House and Reception: Saturday, June 12, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Reflections on PaperReflections on Paper

April 8 - 20, 2010
Reception: Monday, April 12, 3-5 PM
Performance/Presentation: Wednesday, April 14, 3:30 - 4 PM

Reflections on Paper is a site-specific installation created by Michael Bashaw, 2010 UD Teaching Artist in Residence, and the students of his Transformational Experience course. Using metal, plexiglass, lenses, paper, light and sound, this collective work of art transforms dreams, visions and memories into a complex and unified form. Viewers are encouraged to add their own observations, dreams and thoughts to this collaborative effort.

Participating students:
Megan Boeckman - Lauren Christie - Jake Clancy - Ryan Flynn
Margaret Glaser - Thomas Gossard - Katherine Junglen - Clayton Kindred - Kathryn Sprunk - Kyle VanderHorst - Gregory Williams - Paige Windgassen

Los Dialoguistas

March 8–31, 2010
Reception: Friday, March 19, 4 - 6 PM

The colloquium will focus on various forms of dialogue between visiting writers and artists from Spain and Latin America. It will include an art installation, readings from contemporary literature, and conversations about ways in which dialogue across boundaries can illuminate experience and enhance understanding.
Dr. Francisco Peñas-Bermejo (Department of Languages) presents Gregorio Morales, a Spanish poet and novelist with a particular interest in quantum aesthetics. Dr. Judith Huacuja (Department of Visual Arts) presents Los Dialoguistas, an artists' collective whose work features performance and site-specific installations.

Leesa Haapapuro: Muñecas Quitapenas ("No Worries")

February 15 - 25, 2010
Final Reception: Thursday, February 25, 1-4 PM

Haapapuro's recent work "Muñecas Quitapenas," which means "No Worries" is inspired by Guatemalan worry dolls and investigates magical thinking. Anthropologists observe cultures that believe actions/intent invest special powers/forces in objects. Participants are invited to make a figure that manifests their anxiety (materials provided). These figures become part of a large pattern, referencing the belief in the interconnectedness of all things.

Archaeology of a Neighborhood: A Journey Through Time, Memory, and PlaceGhetto Mosaic

January 4 - February 10, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8, 4-6 PM

A student-created exhibit on display at ArtStreet uncovers the history of one of UD's best-known symbols of community: the south student neighborhood. Archaeology of a Neighborhood, a Fall 2009 SEE (Sustainability, Energy and Environment) integrated arts course, offered an interdisciplinary approach to uncovering the history of  the UD Student Neighborhood.  Students created work in a variety of media, including visual place maps, archival and re-photography projects, installation, and multi-media projects incorporating interviews and images. The course was instructed by Dr. Robert Brecha, Coordinator of SEE and Professor of Physics, and Dennie Eagleson, Artist in Residence.

"This has been a process of looking back, unpeeling layers of history and community," said Dennie Eagleson, co-instructor of the course. "The result is a great testimony to the importance of the neighborhood and the places — the particular memories — that alumni have about the neighborhood."

The exhibit features 11 documentary-style audiovisual interviews with alumni who lived in the student neighborhood in the '70s, '80s and '90s. The students also interviewed 11 "community builders" — people associated with University of Dayton who are currently making significant contributions to the neighborhood. The interviews will be shown on a television in the center of the studio, complete with mismatched furniture and decorations to replicate the decor of a typical house in the student neighborhood.

The walls are covered with traditional, two-dimensional displays, including personal place maps and a photo mosaic of student houses in the neighborhood, combined to create the student-housing logo. Other projects include a song, audio slideshows of the sounds of the student neighborhood, interviews with current students and rephotography — the combination of old and recent photographs of the same place.

Participating students:  Hillary Cutter, Tracy Flagg, Molly Geib, Eileen Kennedy, Christa Kling, Lindsie MacPherson, Drew Morrison, Alix Omori, Kaitlyn Reed, Brad Ryczko, Jordan Schneider, and Leah Winneke.

Course and exhibit supported by ArtStreet and the Mann Chair in the Sciences. Image by Alix Omori.

Fifth Annual Charity Pottery Auction

November 30 - December 9, 2009

Local potters David Chesar, Kate Chesar and Geno Luketic combine their skills to create original ceramic pots that will be up for auction on eBay from November 30th - December 9th. All proceeds will be donated to the Miami Valley Foodbank. The Foodbank nourishes the hunger relief efforts of the community through the acquisition and distribution of food to the hungry throughout Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties.

Citizens of the WorldPhoto by Vitina Pestello

Fifth Annual International Exposition
October 28 - November 23, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 29, 4:30 - 6:00 PM

  • International calendar image competition and photography exhibit
  • International film series
  • Educational panels and workshops
  • Food, art, music and dance from around the world

Image by Vitina Pestello, India.

Water: Source and Resource - - Eco-Artist Betsy Damon

September 15 - October 8, 2009
Lecture: Wednesday, September 16 at 8 pm, Sears Recital Hall
Artist Reception: Friday, September 18, 12 - 1 pm, ArtStreet Studio D Gallery

Eco-artist and activist Betsy Damon, founder of the environmentally focused organization "Keepers of the Waters," will share her work and creative perspective of the world's most vital resource—water. Damon favors a holistic approach, encouraging audiences to consider everything from the aesthetic to the economic dimensions of water. Damon will present her work and her mission within the context of our region's own watershed.

Second Annual Dayton Women Photographers Exhibition

August 17 - September 11, 2009
Reception: September 8, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

This exhibition, consisting of over 40 images diverse in technique and subject matter, is the second annual showcase of work by many of the region's most talented female photographic artists. Participating artists include: Jacquelynn Buck, Anna Moser, Amanda Martinez, Christine Zuercher, Emma Williams, Kidtee Hello, Lisa Alexander, Christina Dendy, Katelin Reeser, Kemlyn Perry, Leah Konicki, Lisa Selvia, Lorraine Parmelee, Shulamit Adler, Nicole Rogers, Rachel Taylor, Susan Tyner, Sharion Lambdin, and Whitney Taylor.

Western Ohio Art Education Association Regional Art Exhibition

June 16 - 27, 2009

The exhibit features artwork from K-12 students throughout the Miami Valley region.

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