Wednesday August 20, 2008

ArtStreet Fall Schedule

Asian dance, student art, Antarctica exhibit and weekly films highlight the fall schedule at the University of Dayton's ArtStreet

School is back in session and so is ArtStreet, the University of Dayton's multi-arts facility and living community.

The Fall 2008 schedule includes an outdoor performance featuring Punjabi dance, a free Friday night film series, a festival of the arts featuring some of the Dayton area's most prominent performing arts groups and several visual art exhibitions including artwork from the icy continent of Antarctica.

ArtStreet is a learning and living arts complex, providing housing for juniors and seniors of all majors. It is located at the corner of Lawnview and Kiefaber streets on the UD campus.

All events listed below are free and open to the public.

FESTIVALS

Dayton Sikh Society Bhangra Dancers

7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, ArtStreet Amphitheater

Bhangra is a lively form of music and dance that originated in the Punjab region in northern India and Pakistan. The performance is sponsored in collaboration with the University's Center for International Programs, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Asian Cultural Festival.

UD ArtHop

Opening reception, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, Marianist Hall Lobby

The ArtHop features new art at various locations on the UD Campus, including recent work by the UD Summer Student Artist in Residence Program, an ongoing exhibit.

Locations for the self-guided tour include: Marianist Hall (all floors), Founders Hall (lobby), Marycrest Hall (all floor lobbies), Virginia W. Kettering Hall (plaza and main entry), ArtStreet (Studio R hallway), Lawnview Apartments (lobby).

Other campus exhibits will be part of ArtHop as well:

Rike Center Gallery – Works by Claire Sherwood

Marianist Hall Learning Space – The Amazing Cut Paper Art of Mary Gaynier

ArtStreet Studio D Gallery – Sculpture by senior UD art major Mark O'Brien

ArtStreet Café – Collages by Jane Bickford

ArtBeat Festival of the Arts

5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, ArtStreet Amphitheatre and Plaza

The fifth annual Festival of the Arts features Dayton performing arts groups including Rhythm In Shoes, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, performers from the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dayton Jazz Ensemble and a season preview from the Victoria Theatre Association. The event also features the UD Alumni Food Court, art vendors, information on Dayton, UD arts and culture and more.

FILM

ArtStreet Friday Film Series

9 p.m. every Friday while school is in session, ArtStreet's Studio B Screening Room

The series features alternative, foreign, independent and documentary films. A schedule of films can be found on ArtStreet's Web site

VISUAL ART

ArtStreet Studio D Gallery Schedule

(all receptions in Studio D Gallery unless otherwise noted)

Aug. 18 - Sept. 10

"Capable of Being"

Reception, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26

An exhibition of new sculptures and drawings created by senior UD fine arts major Mark O'Brien during a summer residency at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.

Sept. 15 - Oct. 11

"New Artwork from Antarctica"

7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, lecture in Studio B followed by reception in Studio D

Paintings of Antarctica by UD alumnus Chris Kannen, recent recipient of a National Science Foundation grant to provide artists with access to remote landscapes.

Oct. 14-30

"Visions of Experience"

Reception, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14

Artwork by students of the UD Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Nov. 2-25

Fourth Annual "Citizens of the World Exhibition"

Reception, 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3

A photography exhibit by UD students reflecting their international cultural experiences and a month-long series of events and activities from films to speakers that celebrate international culture.

Dec. 9, 2008, to Jan. 30, 2009

"Masks, Music and Musings: A Retrospective Exhibition and Symposium on the Art of Curtis Barnes"

Reception, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Rike Center Gallery

The works of Dayton native Curtis Barnes will return to the University of Dayton's campus and once again showcase his abstract depictions of cityscapes and portraits, inspired by his affinity to jazz.

ArtStreet Café Gallery

Aug. 18 - Oct. 31

Collages by Jane Bickford

Workshop with the artist 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, ArtStreet Studio E

Octogenarian artist from Columbus, Jane Bickford presents explorations in cut paper collage and digital imaging.

Also on the UD Campus (ArtStreet Sponsored)

Aug. 18 - Dec. 5, Marianist Hall Learning Space, 2nd Floor

"The Amazing Cut Paper Art of Mary Gaynier"

Reception, 6-7 p.m., Sept. 24, Marianist Hall Learning Space

Workshop, 7:15-9 p.m., Sept. 24, ArtStreet Studio E

Toledo artist Mary Gaynier presents humorous and skillfully crafted works on paper that were also shown recently at the Dayton Visual Arts Center.

ArtStreet Director Susan Byrnes at 937-229-5101 or byrnes@udayton.edu.