Join us at Julie Beyer's Studio for a fun first Friday in November. Prints, paintings and multimedia work will be for sale.
Please join us for the opening reception of Belladonna, an exhibition featuring womean artists residing in Dayton, Ohio.
Featured Artists: Amy Kollar Anderson, Bridgette Bogel, Ellen Bukvic, Tina Eisenhart, Ann B. Kim, Evie Lewis, Mychaelyn Michalec, Sabrina Pryor, Rachael Redolfi, Rebecca Sargent, Talia Shade and Megan Smallwood.
On view at TEJAS Gallery September 1-30, 2017
Opening reception Friday, September 1 from 6:30-8:30pm.
First recorded in 1590-1600, belladonna is an Italian word which means "fair lady". It is believed to have taken on this meaning because the plant, a deadly nightshade, was used by some women to dilate the pupils of the eyes in order to create an artificial pallor. The word has mixed connotations that can represent extremes: both beauty and strength but also weakness and death. It also speaks to the contrasting forces that many women feel in society: weakness vs. strength, beauty vs. vulgarity or vanity at its extreme, connotations of power, extremes to which some women will subject themselves to in order to obtain beauty. Similar to the complex connotations of the word belladonna, living in a gender defined category has even more complex connotations. As the artists represented in the exhibition highlight, it's difficult to limit or define anyone to a specific set of rules or characteristics. The artists represented in Belladonna utilize a range of contrasting styles and techniques. Several artists lean toward the delicate and controlled, some toward the bold and expressive, some use metaphors and yet others aim to re-imagine their realities.
See 25 artists' works on display in 25 downtown businesses for the Juried Art Shows! We collaborated with businesses throughout Dayton to make sure you are close to an artwork, no matter where you are at for Art in the City.
Don't worry if you can't make it to the Art in the City event to see the artwork. They will be on display for two weeks. Details and voting will be available at Dayton.com.
DSA- Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to announce the annual juried Spring Show. This exhibition features Dayton area artists in a wide representation of media. The juror this year is gallerist Courtney Huber of New Works Gallery, and formerly Phyllis Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.
This new work by Mychaelyn Michalec was created during her month long residency at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.
DVAC’s Biennial Juried Members Show
The emotional resonance of objects, common or curious, is something that drives artists to create new work from what has been discarded. Over the past century, many artists—painters, writers, poets—have seen potential in the ephemera of life, inspiring works that strive to preserve memory, beauty, history or simply the mystery of the past. This exhibition of juried work by DVAC members—selected by curator Eileen Carr and artist Christina Pereyma (the collaborative team of Remnants, on view at DVAC during the same period)—will present a range of works that reflect the resonant potential of objects drawn from life.
Lady Painters of Dayton inaugural exhibition, Art Force on view at Dayton Society of Artists (formerly know as Dayton Society of Painters & Sculptors.
Show Opens: Friday, July 8
Gallery Hours: 2-5 Friday and Saturday
Opening Reception: Friday July 22nd 5-8
Member artists: Bridgette Bogle, Michele BonDurant, Jennifer Bristol, Tina Eisenhart, Connie Hanselman, Mychaelyn MIchalec, Sabrina Pryor, and Rebecca Sargent
I will be one of 27 artists featured at Art in the City. More information at www.downtowndayton.org
Art in the City
Downtown offers a vibrant visual arts scene, and this event showcases it in a big way. Visit pop-up galleries placed in downtown businesses as part of a juried art show and vote for your favorite. Don't miss exhibits, live demonstrations, and other hands-on activities taking place throughout the city. Art in the City is a program of the Downtown Dayton Partnership and the Dayton Visual Arts Center, presented as part of the DP&L Summer in the City and sponsored by Dayton.com.
Thursday, April 7th 7- 8 PM
@ Miami Township Branch Library
Mychaelyn Michalec is an exhibiting artist in The DIG: Gem City Art Excavation and recipient of a ReImaging Works commission with The Dayton Metro Library & The Dayton Arts Institute.
Michalec explores reconstructed memory and creative misuse of history using personal images as an autobiographical narrative. Remembering becomes a creative act and a way to redefine the past. Remembering becomes about reinvention and nostalgia for something that never existed. Using collected left over house paint from stay at home moms is symbolic of the idealized beauty of home life. Come learn more about Mychaelyn Michalec journey as an artist this Thursday night.
Miami Township Brach Library April 3- 29th
2718 Lyons Rd, Miamisburg, OH45342
The DIG Upcoming Events:
Art Talk by Mychaelyn Michalec Thursday, April 7th 7-8pm
"How to Draw A Bunny" Movie Night. Tuesday April 12th 6:30 PM
Community Mail Art Project. April 16th, 1pm: Come learn about mail art and make your own piece that will be exhibited and then mailed at the conclusion of the exhibition.
Miami Township Branch Library, 2718 Lyons Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342
The DIG: Gem City Art Excavation is a mail art exhibition made up of work by artists who live and/ or work within a 30-mile radius of Dayton, OH. Mail art, otherwise known as postal art or correspondence art began in the late 50s with artist Ray Johnson and the New York Correspondence school. The DIG utilizes this egalitarian form breaking down the boundaries of the hierarchical art establishment by creating a system in which all local emerging and established artists are invited to participate. This installation celebrates the diversity and talents of the Dayton art community with works on canvas, paper, sculpture, textiles, dress making and ceramics.
The DIG: Exhibiting Artists
Jesy Anderson, Nicholaus Arnold, Wesley Berg, David Bignell, Bridgette Bogle, Arlene Branick, Jennifer Bristol, Clara Coleman, Landon Crowell, Amy Deal, John Dickinson, Rhonda Duncalf, Zachary Goetz, Shannon Grecula, Gretchen Durst Jacob, Darren Haper, Janis Johnnywilt, Marureen O’Keefe, Colleen Kelsey, David Kenworthy, Marysa Marderosian, Tracy McElfresh, Mychaelyn Michalec, Ben Morrison, Danielle DeWitt Naples, Heather Lea Reid, Ron Rollings, Kate Santucci, Francis Schanberger, Teri Schoch, Andrea Starsky, Peggy Steinberg, Sharon Stolzenberger, Barb Stork, Stephanie Tyson, Terry Welker, Joel Whitaker, Mary Beth Whitley
Pop-UP @ Front Street Warehouse
Front Street Warehouse, 1001 E 2nd St, Door BC, Fl 3rd, Building 100, Dayton, OH
March 4th- 11th, 2016
Artist Opening Reception: Friday, March 4th, 6-10pm
Gallery Hours During Pop-up @ Front Street
Saturday, March 5th, 11am -1pm
Sunday, March 6th, 1- 3pm
Contact gallery for by appointments hours.
Miami Township Brach Library
2718 Lyons Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342
April 3- 29th, 2016
Art Talk by Mychaelyn Michalec Thursday, April 7th 7-8p
Gallery Hours During Miami Township Branch
Open during regular library hours
Contact gallery for private tour appointments
The Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors welcomes all recently joined members to exhibit work at the 48 High Street Gallery. Each artist submitting work will have at least one piece selected with the possibility of multiple works being displayed.
All are invited to attend the opening reception on Friday, February 5 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and the closing social on Sunday, March 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
Lombard Prize Recipient / Best in Show