VISUAL VOICES 2015: DAYTON SKYSCRAPERS 6

Visual Voices 2015
February 1-March 31, 2015

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:
DAYTON SKYSCRAPERS 6 is an interactive visual art exhibit designed to:

  • Identify and celebrate local African-Americans who have excelled in their field.
  • Celebrate local African-American visual artists.
  • Provide positive role models for African-American youth.
  • Enhance the general community’s appreciation of African-Americans’ contributions to the Dayton and Miami Valley region.

Students from the Ponitz Career Technology Center (Dayton Public Schools) received specialized interview technique training and worked with the artists to record and edit interviews about their art. You can access the interviews through the artist pages listed below or through the QR code next to each work of art in the Schuster Center.

Each February, Victoria Theatre Association partners with Shango Center for African-American Art and Culture, and 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, Dayton’s role in funk music, and “Dayton Skyscrapers,” which celebrate African-American men and women who stand tall as role models in the 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:
“Billy Strayhorn” – James Pate
“Snooky: Jazz Master” – Clifford Darrett
“Letitia Perry” – Gregg DeGroat
“Mattie Ingram Lyle: Women of Influence” – Yvette Louise Walker-Dalton
“Testify: Dottie Peoples” – Erin Smith-Glenn
“Sharon” – Abner Cope
“RoNita Hawes-Saunders” – Frances Turner
“Harold ‘Lefty’ Martin: Beyond the Finish Line” – Willis “Bing” Davis
“The Physiognomy of Tyrone Geter” – Dwayne Daniel

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