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Art and design student exhibition opens Friday at The Contemporary Dayton 

2 new large-scale wall drawings by Andrew Dailey will also be on display

Two new art exhibits, one celebrating student talent, open Friday at The Contemporary Dayton. 

“Emerging: The Biennial Art and Design Student Show” will showcase the work of 30 art and design students from area universities. 

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 Among the student’s work will be representational landscapes, ceramics masquerading as paintings and documentary photography. 

 This year’s student show is a new direction for the 11-year “Cline Show,” named in memory of former DVAC office manager Barb Cline. 

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The exhibit’s curator, Jeffrey Cortland Jones, will present The Barbara C. Cline Memorial Award, a cash prize, for best in show. 

The Contemporary Dayton is also inviting all Cline Show participants and faculty nominators from the past 11 years for a reunion at the Cline Show Artist Reunion & 2019 Curator & Artists Talk Thursday Jan. 24 from 6-8 p.m. 

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Also opening Friday is “Counting Sheep and Bloated Elephant,” two new large-scale, hand drawn, graphite wall drawings by Andrew Daily. 

Daily, who received his MFA from Miami University, Oxford and a BFA from Wright State University, is the cultural arts program supervisor for the City of Kettering. 

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WHAT: “Emerging: The Biennial Art & Design Student Show” and “Counting Sheep and Bloated Elephant” 

WHERE: The Contemporary Dayton, 118 N. Jefferson St., Dayton 

WHEN: A free opening reception is Friday, Jan. 11, from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through Feb. 9. 

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday 

MORE INFO: www.thecontemporarydayton.org or (937) 224-3822