Dayton artists taking over Downtown Dayton Metro Library space in August

Create -- a curated exhibition featuring the Dayton Society of Artist’s permanent collection -- will be on display at the Downtown Dayton Metro Library in August.

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The permanent collection began in 1938 with the tradition of each president of the board donating a piece of artwork to the Dayton Society of Artists. Since its formation, the DSA has supported local artists by providing professional development workshops, artist workshops, public art lectures and the brand new Arts Tools Library.

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This exhibition is made possible through the efforts of Custom Frames Services, who have helped in the conservation and reframing of the DSA’s more aged pieces. Custom Frames Services is a full-service in-house framing studio in downtown Dayton that has served the region since 1993.

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The opening reception for Create will take place during Art in the City. Attendees will have the opportunity to create a piece of art inspired by one of the works in the exhibition. The reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, at the Downtown Dayton Metro Library Opportunity Space, 215 E. Third St.

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DSA will also feature summer youth classes, made possible by Plaza Arts, who donated quality art supplies for participants to use at no cost to them.

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DSA August Youth Art Projects: 

Modern Self Portrait Collages 

Age: Youth

Inspired by Rosalie Lowry’s Self Portrait, we will create self-portraits utilizing collage and paint.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 15, 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Downtown Dayton Metro Library

Create a Modern Still Life 

Age: Youth

Inspired by the watercolor Still Lifes of Martha Schaver, we will learn drawing and watercolor techniques to create our own modern still life.

When: Thursday Aug. 23, 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Downtown Dayton Metro Library

Lust for Life: Summer August Art Movie 

We will be showing Lust for Life, A movie about the Life and Art of Vincent Van Gogh, at the Downtown Dayton Metro Library.

When: Thursday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m.

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