VISUAL VOICES 2014

Visions of Dayton Funk

February 1-March 31, 2014

Location:
Schuster Center

Showtimes:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily
The exhibit may be closed during special events and private functions at the Schuster Center. Call (937) 228-7591 or (937) 228-3630 for more information.

About the Show:
Featuring a concert with the OHIO PLAYERS, VISUAL VOICES: VISIONS OF DAYTON FUNK is an interactive visual art exhibit presented by Victoria Theatre Association and EbonNia Gallery and curated by Willis “Bing” Davis. For the 2014 VISUAL VOICES exhibit, artists were challenged to create visual art that captures the essence and flavor of the Dayton funk sound. Students from the Ponitz Career Technology Center (Dayton Public Schools) have trained with WYSO 91.3FM Community Voices radio project to record and edit interviews with the artists, musicians and others about the artists’ creative process and to provide a historical perspective on the Dayton funk movement.

Each February Victoria Theatre Association partners with Willis “Bing” Davis, curator of Dayton’s EbonNia Gallery , to display an exhibit of art by local African-American artists inside the Schuster Center. Exhibits are built around a theme. Past themes have included a tribute to Paul Lawrence Dunbar and “Dayton Skyscrapers,” which celebrated African American men and women who stand tall as role models in the Dayton community.

Community members are welcome to view the exhibit whenever the Schuster Center is open.

The exhibit may be closed during special events and private functions at the Schuster Center. Call (937) 228-7591 or (937) 228-3630 for more information.

Artists:
“The Funky Bass” - Francine Bankston-Cummings
“Playin’ With Fire”Francine Bankston-Cummings
“I Can Make You Dance!” - Dwayne Daniel
“Computer Love: Kente Funk #125” - Derrick Davis
“The Magic of Dayton Funk Lyrics”Willis Bing Davis
“Love Rollercoaster, Say What?”Willis Bing Davis
“Varee Is Love”Gregg DeGroat
“Roger” - Lois Fortson
“Spittin’ Fire” - Kevin Harris
“Hairtangle-A Mind Blowing Decision” - Lillian Herbert
“The Creation of Pain”James Pate
“Find the Funk” - James Pate
“Oh Funk! Tribute to the Ohio Players”William Pettiford III
“Experience 2″Craig Screven
“Experience 6″ - Craig Screven
“Skin Tight” - Frances Turner
“Heaven”Yvette Walker-Dalton
“Love Rollercoaster” - Yvette Walker-Dalton
“Pain” - Yvette Walker-Dalton

Reception Sponsor:
The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation

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