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Each year, Victoria Theatre Association partners with Shango: Center for the Study of African American Art and Culture, and Willis “Bing” Davis, exhibit curator and director of EbonNia Gallery, to display an exhibit of art by local African-American artists inside the Schuster Center.
This year’s exhibit, titled 2019 Dayton Skyscrapers – A Celebration Of Local African-American High Achievers, features the work of African-American visual artists from the Miami Valley. These artists have researched prominent African-American’s (living or deceased) who have made a mark in their field and are role models for the community. This year’s exhibiting artists are: ABNER COPE, DWAYNE DANIEL, CLIFFORD DARRETT, WILLIS BING DAVIS, HORACE DOZIER, AL HARDEN, KEVINHARRIS, MORRIS HOWARD, JAMES PATE, DEBRA RICHARDSON-WOOD, CRAIG SCREVEN, FRANCES TURNER, and ANDREA WALKER-CUMMINGS.
The 2019 exhibit reflects the broad and diverse career fields of African-Americans in the Dayton and Miami Valley region. They are: JUDGE ARTHUR O. FISHER; JUDGE GERALD PARKER; JUDGE ALICE O. MCCOLLUM; DR. KAREN TOWNSEND, small business woman; EDWARD DUGGER, engineer; PHYLLIS BOLDS, physicist; COLONEL ALPHONSO TRIMBLE, military; DR. CLARENCE WALLS, arts administrator; LELIA I. FRANCES, community activist; DR. HELEN OCTAVIA DICKENS, medical; JEWELIA HIGGINS, community activist; TERRELIA OGLETREE, community service; and MARLON SHACKELFORD, community activist.
The exhibit will be at the Schuster Center until March 29, 2019; at DP&L Headquarters April 1-30, 2019; and at EbonNia Gallery May 1-June 30, 2019.
If your group would like a tour of the exhibit while it’s at the Schuster Center, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-228-7591, ext. 3032.
Visit victoriatheatre.com/visual-voices to learn more about the art and artists.