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Rediscover Downtown Events!
As we begin to safely resume gathering and rediscovering all the great things downtown has to offer, we’re especially excited to get back to all the fun events we’ve missed so much!
There’s always something fun going on downtown! Below you’ll find a list of events scheduled for today. Use the filters at the top to find events by date, keyword, and more. You can also view the calendar by month or as a list of 20 events at a time.
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 17, 2021
The Dr. Robert L. Brandt Jr., Family Gallery and the T. Chase and Jon A. Hale Gallery
Consisting largely portraits by the late, great educator, mentor, and Dayton legend, Curtis Barnes, St., an underappreciated and prolific artist who exemplified a generation of black painters who came of age in the 1960s through the 1990s, and whose contributions are still deeply felt today. The exhibition is curated by Michael Goodson and Zachary Armstrong who worked closely with Barnes’ family to restore and present this never-before-exhibited installation of the faces that moved and motivated this great artist: the Westwood portraits, portraits of his immediate family, and, importantly, stolid yet moving images of his own visage, which collectively act as a portrait of time and a life dedicated to painting.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an original short film produced by The Co and a full-color, hard-cover catalogue, with essays and interviews by Goodson and Greer Pagano, Instructor, Columbus College of Art & Design; and former Chief Curator, The Pizzuti
All public programs free and open to all unless otherwise indicated. In-person event capacity determined by current COVID restriction protocol.
Inaugural Event | Friday, April 30, 2021
5:30 pm–7 pm: Members Preview
7 pm–10 pm: Opening Party
Welcome & Curator’s Tour
Second Saturdays at 2 pm: May 8, June 12, July 10
In Studio: Curtis Barnes, Sr.
Premiere Exclusively Online, April 29, 7 pm
The premiere of The Co’s new short film series,
In Studio, includes an in-depth look at the artist through the eyes of Dayton-area friends including Curtis Barnes, Jr., Dave Crowell, Dwayne Daniel,
Willis “Bing” Davis, Pat McLelland, & Sally Struthers.
Celebration of Curtis Barnes, Sr. with His Family & Friends
Sunday, May 2 at 2 pm