Current Exhibitions

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Story Retold: Prints by Annie Lee-Zimerle (Chakeres Interactive Art Lab)

Nov 11, 2016-May 21, 2017

Through printmaking and painting, Annie Lee-Zimerle retells popular narratives via personal experiences. While watching her children play dress-up she wonders what compels children to act as others and explores this play by positioning herself as popular characters.

Lee-Zimerle is an assistant professor and currently teaches drawing and printmaking at Cedarville University.

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Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas

Sep 24-Dec 31, 2016

Norman Rockwell’s work has been re-discovered by a new generation of Americans seeing the 100 Saturday Evening Post cover illustrations featured in this exhibition as more accurate pictures of the American experience compared to previous generations who lived during Rockwell’s time and viewed them as idealized or stylized representations of small town America in the mid-20th century. 100 photographs taken by his trusted friend and assistant, Louis Lamone, also present candid moments of Rockwell’s everyday experiences that help us to better understand his fascination with small towns and representations of an idealized American experience.

Opening Reception
5:30-7pm, Saturday, Sep 24, 2016
Free to members; admission fees apply for non-members.

Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas, originated from the LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange GA.

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A Place for All People (in the Beach Gallery)

Sep 20, 2016 – Jan 18, 2017

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the National Museum of African American History and Culture present A Place for All People:  Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a set of unique and highly informative posters designed to engage and inspire visitors and students and to help celebrate the historic opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The African American story is one characterized by pain and glory, power and civility, enslavement and freedom. It is a multi-disciplinary tribute to the best ideals of the American philosophy. A Place for All People evokes the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression. In addition to profiling the long struggle to create the museum, the building’s architectural design and its prominent location on the National Mall, the poster exhibit is a survey of the African American community’s deep and lasting contributions to the American story.

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Ohio Plein Air Society 2016 Exhibition: Parks en Plein Air

Oct 15, 2016-Feb 4, 2017

The Ohio Plein Air Society (OPAS)  painters have created works of art for this exhibition with the theme “Parks en Plein Air” which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. This juried event will include works painted on location in local, city, county, state and national parks.

“En plein air” is a French expression meaning “in the open air,” and refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist’s subject in full view. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.

Juried by award-winning artist, Charles Rowland.

The opening reception and celebration will be held Saturday, Oct 15, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm.

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Dayton/Kyoto Print Exchange – STORM (Deer Gallery)

Nov 12, 2016 – Mar 25, 2017

The Dayton/Kyoto Invitational is an international print exchange between the Dayton Printmakers’ Cooperative and Gen Studio Group in Kyoto, Japan. The groups have been exchanging prints for simultaneous portfolio exhibitions in the Dayton, Ohio and Kyoto, Japan areas since 2003.

Each year a theme is determined by one of the two groups. The theme chosen for this portfolio is “STORM.” Participating artists interpret the theme and create an image using a printmaking process or a combination of processes. Included in this exhibition are works by 21 artists from Japan and 18 from Dayton.