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The work of Dayton artists in the spotlight at DVAC’s 27th Annual Open Members Show

Today kicks off the Dayton Visual Arts Center’s annual Open Members Show. This is the 27th year for the show, which features experienced and amateur artists alike — giving everyone a chance to shine.

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For over 27 years, the exhibition has gathered artists from all over Dayton to be celebrated alongside over 100 of their peers.

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Art by Janet Garlikov in the 27th Annual Open Members' Show, The Light Within, at the Dayton Visual Arts Center July 6 - August 11 (Contributed)

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“Artists fresh from art school next to career artists, self-taught next to MFAs, Dayton-born next to just-arrived. All works are accepted and celebrated. And in fact, our audiences say this is one of their favorite shows of the year - a snapshot or microcosm of Dayton arts all in one gallery.” said Eva Buttacavoli, DVAC Exective Director, in a press release to this news organization. 

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This year’s theme is The Light Within, selected in honor of the exhibition sponsor, Dayton Power & Light. Each artist creates a work with their own interpretation of the theme. Over 100 works of art will be on display, ranging from paintings to drawings, photography and more. Many of these will be for sale.

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Art by Janet Garlikov in the 27th Annual Open Members' Show, The Light Within, at the Dayton Visual Arts Center July 6 - August 11 (Contributed)

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The exhibition will be open until Aug. 11, and which time a “lightning round” Gallery Talk will take place to close the show. This event and all others are free and open to the public.

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Want to go?

WHAT: The Light Within, 27th Annual Open Members’ Show

WHERE: Dayton Visual Arts Center, 118 N. Jefferson St., Dayton

WHEN: July 6 through August 11

INFO: Website | 937-224-3822

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