VISUAL VOICES 2016: BLACK LIFE as subject MATTER

Visual Voices 2016
January 11-March 11, 2016

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:
VISUAL VOICES 2016: BLACK LIFE as subject MATTER reflects the broad and diverse range of African-American life through the eyes of emerging and mid-career African-American visual artists from the Dayton and Miami Valley region. This year’s exhibit features the work of 16 local African-American visual artists and a recent Dayton Public School graduate. The exhibit will provide opportunities for the Dayton Miami Valley region to share, celebrate, and honor the importance of Black life. The BLACK LIFE as subject MATTER art exhibit is curated by Willis “Bing” Davis with assistance from fellow Dayton artists Dwayne Daniel, Derrick Davis, and James Pate.

Each year, Victoria Theatre Association partners with Shango: Center for the Study of African American Art and Culture, and Willis “Bing” Davis, exhibit curator and director of EbonNia Gallery, to display an exhibit of art by local African-American artists inside the Schuster Center.

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.

2016 Artists:
Francine Bankston-Cummings – “Love Matters”
Andrea Walker-Cummings – “Mirembe’s Village”
Yvette Walker-Dalton – “Audacity #2”
Dwayne Daniel – “Damn the Good Old Days!”
Clifford Darrett – “Family Reunion 2” and “Eatin’ Good in the Hood”
Derrick Davis – “Kenti Spirit #124”
Willis “Bing” Davis – “Playgrounds as Battlegrounds #1”
Al Harden – “Survivor”
Kevin Harris – “The Pen”
Morris Howard – “I Continue to Dream” and “Easy Boogie”
Carolyn Moore – “Mama & Dem” and “The Happy Couple”
Robert Parkey III – “In Loving Arms” and “Power”
James Pate – “Winter Suit”
Craig Screven – “Dusting: The Dance 5”
Christopher Turner – “Ism”
Frances Turner – “The Father”

Visual Voices 2015:
Students from the Ponitz Career Technology Center (Dayton Public Schools) received specialized interview technique training and worked with the artists in that year’s Visual Voices 2015: Dayton Skyscrapers to record and edit interviews about their art. Hear their stories at soundcloud.com/victoriatheatre.

Visual Voices 2014:
Featuring a concert with the Ohio Players, Visual Voices 2014: Visions Of Dayton Funk challenged artists 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) 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. Hear their stories at soundcloud.com/victoriatheatre.

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