Art for Citizens and Celebrants: The Sculpture of Robert C. Koepnick

Date: March 16 - September 7, 2014

Time: During library hours.

Location: Roesch Library, 1st floor gallery

Sponsor: UD Libraries

 Katy Kelly

Phone number: 937-229-4094

Supporting Involvement: Gary Marcinowski and Jeanne Philipp, Department of Visual Arts. Jennifer Brancato, University Archivist.

Website: University Libraries Events

The exhibit will showcase the various themes of Dayton sculptor Bob Koepnick's works and explore his impact on Dayton history. Mr. Koepnick was head of the Dayton Art Institute sculpture department from 1936-1975 except during World War II when he worked as a sculptor for the Paramedical Laboratory of Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Mr. Koepnick's public sculpture work is prominent in Dayton, including ecclesiastical and architectural designs. Mr. Koepnick received an honorary degree from University of Dayton shortly before his death in 1995. In 2011 the University of Dayton Archives and Special Collections accessioned his personal papers and numerous sculptures. 

Mr. Koepnick's career is important because he succeeded in a career of sculpting both public and religious works. The exhibit will document a single artist, his process of creating art, his teaching techniques, and his artistic contributions and make these materials available to researchers.  Art for Citizens and Celebrants will offer a new, educational perspective on this type of work by showcasing Mr. Koepnick as a local example.

This event is free and open to the public.