Archive for the ‘exhibits’ Category

“The Newest Americans Prom” photo exhibit in the Library

January 5, 2018

John Abramson photography show on exhibit January 5 – 30, 2018.

The teenagers in these photographs are all refugees; their families fled their home countries by no fault of their own. Families escaped civil disorder, violence and conflict. Some left their countries crossing unmarked borders by foot, day and night. Most of the youth featured in this exhibit spent their childhood in refugee camps in Kenya or Rwanda. After years of uncertainty, these teenagers arrived with their families in a strange land with a new language and culture, starting over in the United States from scratch.

Prom is an American coming-of-age ritual where teens get dressed up, usually have dates and celebrate in high school gyms. They dance to the latest pop music and have fun. Three years ago, a group of ACC’s International CITY teens decided to host their own prom. These teenagers came from countries with their own traditions, music and dances. Pairing as dates is often not part of their cultures, however, getting dressed up, looking their best, being with friends, dancing to their favorite music, meeting new people and having fun are common to all cultures.

“The Newest Americans Prom” will be on exhibit in the Fireplace Lounge in Dayton Memorial Library now through Jan. 30.

Sculptures by James Dixon on exhibit

November 5, 2017

Sculptor James Dixon will present his work in the Dayton Memorial Library through November. The exhibit is in the DML fireplace lounge and the Doyle and Margaret Hartman Gallery.

As a visual artist, James Dixon has used his cultural experience and knowledge to achieve universality rather than create a barrier to mainstream culture. Because his work is not bound by ethnic stereotypes, his audience is able to appreciate his art as an expression that unites rather than divides diverse communities and interests. In this way, Dixon is a global citizen whose work becomes a crossroads of exploration into the ever-expanding realm of worldwide artistic creation.

Dixon’s bronze sculptures are also currently on display at Art of Life Gallery, located in Denver, Colorado, and Shidoni Foundry and Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Disability Rights Movement exhibit

October 24, 2017

On display through October 31st, the Disability Rights Movement exhibit contains photos and materials starting with the first protests for accessibility and spanning to the present day. The Atlantis Community/ADAPT, two seminal advocacy groups for people with disabilities, requested that their archives not be included in the exhibit – as initially planned – after learning about the unequal accessibility of the location including the front steps and lack of front door wheelchair accessibility to the Dayton Memorial Library.

The Popular Vote…Loses

October 10, 2017

“The Popular Vote…Loses” is a new exhibit on the end shelves of the Notarianni Political Collection, 4th floor, Dayton Memorial Library.

Five presidential candidates have won the popular vote of the people, and yet lost the election: Andrew Jackson, 1824; Samuel Tilden, 1876; Grover Cleveland, 1888; Al Gore, 2000; and Hillary Clinton, 2016. They lost the election because they got fewer votes in the Electoral College. This exhibit displays some of the campaign items of the losers, as well as those of their victorious opponents.
Memoribilia from the Notarianni Political Collection

Celebrating Libraries exhibit and events

April 5, 2017

National Library Week is April 9th – 15th! Join us in celebrating libraries by attending the Library Fair on Wednesday, April 12th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. We’ll have information booths outside in front of the library, as well as food and giveaways.

Come inside and see the coordinating exhibit in the fireplace lounge, presenting art and artifacts from libraries as well as a gallery of READ posters.

Digital Doodles exhibit

February 24, 2017

Doodling has long been regarded as a distraction and a waste of time; not only the doodler’s time, but also the time of anyone who may be attempting to teach the doodler. René L. DeAnda has discovered the hidden helpfulness doodling provides, as her pen acts as a recording device for not only what is being presented, but for recording the energies present in the vicinity as well. Digital Doodles is a compilation of original and digitized doodles; Ms. DeAnda is very excited to share them with you; the exhibit is on display for the month of February.

Holy Words, Holy Images – Then and Now

December 7, 2016

The Dayton Memorial Library presents an exhibition during December and January of the holy books of 2 traditions, The Bible and the Qur’an. The exhibit presents the imagery by which they taught the faithful, which combines original and published images for display.

Early handmade leaves from 13th century prayer books and a 15th century woodblock printed leaf present Biblical imagery. Sandow Birk, an American artist living in Los Angeles, has depicted holy Qur’anic passages in his paintings of contemporary Islam. Lastly, the advent of the camera and the power of digital techniques has presented a new means of further expressing the spiritual life.

The exhibit is on display in the Doyle & Margaret Hartman exhibit gallery.

Bible Qur'an exhibit

Expressions of Bali Through Photos and Fabric exhibit

October 6, 2016

New exhibit: The Cozens Ranch and the Jesuit Connection

July 11, 2016

The Cozens Ranch was a stage coach stop between Georgetown and Hot Sulphur Springs. It was also a hotel [6 windowless rooms] and the post office for the Frazer Valley, CO. Between 1901 and 1999, the Jesuits of Regis University spent summer retreats at the Cozens Ranch on land given to them by William and Mary Cozens. They called their site Maryvale. The ranch house is now the Cozens Ranch Museum.

The Cozens Ranch and the Jesuit Connection, an exhibit on the 2nd floor of the Dayton Memorial Library, documents through 31 photographs the pioneer days of the ranch and its connection with the Jesuits over a 98- year span.

Cozens Ranch

New exhibit: recent artwork by James Dixon

June 8, 2016

Recent artwork by James Dixon – on display in the Hartman Gallery during June

Since “Smoke and Shadow” at Walker Fine Art in 2010, my corporate emphasis remains committed to aesthetically efficient forms of limited physical mass which allude to possess far significant visual space. Textured surfaces, improvised asymmetric orientations, and visceral affectations continue to be the foundations of my design concepts. With much respect towards my earlier bronze period, Life has pointed me in the direction toward equal admiration given to the element of “greater risk taking and diverse material usage”. Rest assured I have not abandoned the bronze metal genre but I must testify that during my recent(five year) journey of omitting previous precedents and turning towards equally rewarding repurposed textiles,wood,plastics and various viscous embellishments, has been a” good fit”. I am forever persuaded that the Arts continue to function as the “avant –garde” vehicle of expression for “free thinkers” in American Society.

– James Dixon

Recent work by James Dixon