Presented by Dayton Live in partnership with Shango: Center for the Study of African American Art and Culture and curated by Willis “Bing” Davis of EbonNia Gallery, the exhibit is created by local African American artists. The title is a metaphor for those local and regional African Americans “who stand tall in our minds and hearts for what they have achieved in their field and their contributions to the quality of life of Dayton and the Miami Valley region,” according to a release.
In particular, the Dayton Skyscrapers project is designed to: identify and celebrate local and regional African Americans who have excelled in their field; provide positive role models for urban youth; celebrate local and regional African American visual artists; and enhance the general community’s appreciation of African American contributions to the Dayton and Miami Valley region.
The 2022 exhibiting artists are:
The 2022 exhibit reflects the broad and diverse career fields of the following African Americans in the Dayton and Miami Valley region:
Charles Mosley Austin
Philip Clark Bass
Dr. Michael Carter
Dr. Gary LeRoy
J. Thomas Maultsby, Jr.
Commissioner Chris Shaw
Dr. Arthur E. Thomas
Reverend Daryl & Vanessa Ward
Clarence Young III
The Schuster Center is located at Second and Main Streets, Dayton.