Visual Voices 2019
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, Kevin Harris, Morris Howard, James Pate, Debra Richardson-Wood, Craig Screven, Frances Turner, and Andrea Walker-Cummings.
The 2019 exhibit, at the Schuster Center February 5-March 29, 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.