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Visual Voices 2020

Visual Voices

Each year, Dayton Live 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, at the Schuster Center February 8-April 5, titled 2020 Dayton Skyscrapers 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.

2020 exhibiting artists are:

  • Abner Cope
  • Shon Curtis
  • Dwayne Daniel
  • Clifford Darrett
  • Gregg DeGroat
  • Horace Dozier
  • Lois Fortson Kirk
  • Al Harden
  • Morris Howard
  • James Pate
  • Frances Turner
  • Andrea Walker-Cummings
  • Yvette Walker Dalton.

The 2020 exhibit, reflects the broad and diverse career fields of African-Americans in the Dayton and Miami Valley region. They are:

  • Dave Chappelle
  • Norris Cole
  • Matilda Dunbar
  • Nozipo Glenn
  • Julia B. Ragland Green
  • Dorian Harewood
  • John Legend
  • Edythe Lewis
  • Johnny Dillard Lytle
  • Jeffrey Mims
  • Sylvia Jeanne Pate
  • Ty A. Stone
  • Mary Lou Tucker
  • Dr. John Thomas Webb
  • Michael L. Wright

The exhibit is at the Schuster Center until April 15, 2020; at DP&L Headquarters April 6-May 4, 2020; and at EbonNia Gallery May 5-June 26, 2020.

If your group would like a tour of the exhibit while it’s at the Schuster Center, please email visualvoices@daytonlive.org or call 937-228-7591, ext. 3034.

Visual Voices 2020

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Artist statements and details about all of these works will be available at the exhibit and in the Visual Voices 2020 Souvenir Program.

Title

Skyscraper View At The Top (Dave Chappelle)

Artist

Abner Cope

Medium

Oil

Skyscraper View At The Top (Dave Chappelle) by Abner Cope

Title

Skyscraper Legend (John Legend)

Artist

Abner Cope

Medium

Oil

Skyscraper Legend (John Legend) by Abner Cope

Title

Chest Up, Stomach In (Nozipo Glenn)

Artist

Shon Curtis

Medium

Photo On Semigloss Paper

Chest Up, Stomach In (Nozipo Glenn) by Shon Curtis

Title

Cole Energy (Norris Cole)

Artist

Dwayne Daniel

Medium

Acrylic Paint On Canvas

Cole Energy (Norris Cole) by Dwayne Daniel

Title

Sylvia Jeanne Pate: Purveyor Of Black History

Artist

Clifford Darrett

Medium

Oil Paint

Sylvia Jeanne Pate: Purveyor Of Black History by Clifford Darrett

Title

Johnny Lytle’s Vibe (Johnny Dillard Lytle)

Artist

Gregg DeGroat

Medium

Charcoal

Johnny Lytle’s Vibe (Johnny Dillard Lytle) by Gregg DeGroat

Title

Dorian Harewood

Artist

Horace Dozier

Medium

Digital Photographic Rendering

Dorian Harewood by Horace Dozier

Title

Dr. John Thomas Webb

Artist

Lois Fortson Kirk

Medium

Clay

Dr. John Thomas Webb by Lois Fortson Kirk

Title

Edythe (Edythe Lewis)

Artist

Al Harden

Medium

Photograph Giclee Print

Edythe (Edythe Lewis) by Al Harden

Title

Mrs. Tucker (Mary Lou Tucker)

Artist

Morris Howard

Medium

Oil On Canvas

Mrs. Tucker (Mary Lou Tucker) by Morris Howard

Title

Attorney By Design (Michael L. Wright)

Artist

James Pate

Medium

Scratch Board

Attorney By Design (Michael L. Wright) by James Pate

Title

Jeffery Mims

Artist

Frances Turner

Medium

Mixed Media

Jeffery Mims by Frances Turner

Title

Long Road (Ty A. Stone)

Artist

Frances Turner

Medium

Mixed Media

Long Road (Ty A. Stone) by Frances Turner

Title

From Juvenile To Roses (Julia B. Ragland Green)

Artist

Andrea Walker-Cummings

Medium

Fiber Hand Embroidery & Applique

From Juvenile To Roses (Julia B. Ragland Green) by Andrea Walker-Cummings

Title

A Mother’s Inspiration, A Son’s Adoration (Matilda Dunbar)

Artist

Yvette Walker Dalton

Medium

Mixed Media Collage

A Mother’s Inspiration, A Son’s Adoration (Matilda Dunbar) by Yvette Walker Dalton