ArtStreet White Box Gallery, 2014-2015

WISDOM: Who Are You?

April 15 - 30, 2015

Opening Reception (in conjunction with Stander Symposium): Wednesday, April 15, 3-4 p.m.

This premiere installation, designed and created by the University of Dayton’s ArtStreet student residents and detained youth from the Clark County Detention Center and curated by artist Ben Riddlebarger, explores the human journey from birth to death through an imaginative and curious questioning of the infinite roads we may take, the virtues we do embrace and the choices we may make in our 21st century world. Presented in partnership with Project Jericho, Clark State Community College and Clark County Department of Job and Family Services.

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A Reflection on WISDOM, by Kiersten Remster >>


February 24 - March 31, 2015

Opening Launch: Tuesday 2/24, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Focus Group: Tuesday 2/24, 6:30 - 8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio C

Intersection: Focus Group Revisited: Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 - 9 p.m. ArtStreet Creator Space

Closing Event with Rodney Veal: Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 - 8 p.m. ArtStreet White Box Gallery

A world premiere installation retail experience that tackles the historically weighted word "ghetto" through a subverted commercial lens with the goal to take the commercialized aspects and use of the word and turn it into socio/political/economic commentary.

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"Neighborhood. Not 'Ghetto'" by Kiersten Remster >>

"The 'Ghetto' Contradiction" by Karlos Marshall >>


January 15 - February 19, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday 1/15, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

MALAISE is an environment that captures a snapshot of the dichotomy of comfort and pain within family dynamics. Crocheting, in its act, mirrors the monotony of thinking, saying and doing found in our domestic households. Mallory (Dover) Tay (BFA ‘07) will address the false sense of stability and security through this sculptural installation. View the press release >>

PERSPECTIVES: Citizens of the World

November 11 – December 19, 2014

Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

In collaboration with the Center for International Programs, the 10th annual Citizens of the World exhibit highlights stories that display students’ perspective of the world we live in through photography. Be it through Instagram-created photographic stories or collections of pictures highlighting a global journey, PERSPECTIVES showcases both the international and domestic journeys of University of Dayton students as they experience, engage and capture the world they live in. Presented with support from the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Art and Design. 

Related Programming:

11/11 Exchange: Does America Still Have What it Takes?
6:30-8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Join us for a salon-style debate about global innovation and culture and its influence on a 21st century United States.

11/14 Film Series: The Dialogue
7:30 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Hosted by Amy Anderson (Executive Director, Center for International Programs). This documentary follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through Hong Kong and Southwest China. Their shared travel adventures, emotion of culture shock, honest confrontations and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepen their understanding of the world and of themselves. 
11/18 Friends of the Middle East
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

Meet students, faculty and staff with an interest in or affiliation to the Middle East and its languages and cultures. This fun and informal reception introduces all participants to Middle Eastern food, arts and activities. Light refreshments will be provided for all in attendance. Sponsored by the Center for International Programs, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.

11/19 ArtStreet Intersection: "Real" Food (Connecting Cultures and the Culinary Arts)

7:30 - 9 p.m. ArtStreet Creator Space (Studio E)
Come explore the historical significance rice has on many cultures. Participants will have the opportunity to taste rice-centered cuisines from a variety of cultures while engaging with culinary experts. Presented by ArtStreet, the Center for International Programs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 

11/21 Film Series: Crossing Borders
7:30 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Hosted by Sangita Gosalia (Center for International Programs) with student panelists Chinyi Chen, Joseph (Jed) Gerlach and Safae Sali. Crossing Borders is a documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering “The Other” discover themselves. 

IMPACT: Reactions to the Rose Rare Book Collection

September 30 – November 6, 2014

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.  

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Related Programming:

9/30  Exchange: How Can You Believe?

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. “Hot Seat” panelists will include James Pate (artist), Joe Hoffman, (IMPACT artist), Zach West (UD Research Institute), Ashley Bethard (writer and new media expert) and select students from ArtStreet's Institute for Arts Nexus pilot course.

10/15 ArtStreet Intersection: To the Beat of My Own Tune (Hip Hop and the Definition of Your Character)

7:30 - 9 p.m. ArtStreet Creator Space (Studio E)
Led by Lennie Presock (Center for Student Involvement), Carlos Stewart (Office of Multicultural Affairs), Tom Morgan (Department of English). 
Are YOU the music YOU listen to? Does pop, rap or metal music describe your character? Are lyrics more important than a killer beat? Come join us for an interactive musical dialogue and see how a genre of music can affect your worldview. 

10/29  ArtStreet Intersection: How Do I Tell My Story? (Self Authorship and the Art of Bookmaking)

7:30 - 9 p.m. ArtStreet Creator Space (Studio E)
Led by Jacqueline Milling and Vernique Coleman-Stokes (Community Wellness), Leesa Haapapuro (artist). What is a book to you? Just an old, out of date object that is collecting dust on the shelves at the library? Think again! Books are an incredible tool used for storytelling and communication. This intersection will discuss how we can tell our individual stories while exploring the art of altered books. 

11/4 - 11/6 White Box Theatre Festival

Join us for the premiere White Box Theatre Festival, produced by ArtStreet and Studio Theatre at the University of Dayton. Over the course of three days, 12 short plays will be produced and performed in a unique repertory design within the ArtStreet White Box Gallery IMPACT exhibition. The intention of the festival is to inspire and foster alternative theatrical performance through the process of composing, revising and nurturing original short scripts. Performances are free and open to the public. Learn more >>

HYPERMEDIACY: The Obsession with 24/7 Media

August 25 – September 25, 2014

Artists in Action: Monday, August 25 - Thursday, August 28

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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.

Related Programming:

9/17 ArtStreet Intersection: (re)Design Your Media Persona

Identity and the Visual Representation of Your Online 'Self'
7:30 - 9 p.m. ArtStreet Creator Space (Studio E)

9/24 ArtStreet Intersection: A Look Back at Hypermediacy

Multimedia and the Relevance of News 4 Weeks Later
7:30 - 9 p.m. ArtStreet Creator Space (Studio E)

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