Creative Culture Exchange

Through the classic salon format of discussion and debate, Dayton and the University of Dayton campus come together to exchange creative thought on current artistic and social challenges. Moderated by Brian LaDuca, ArtStreet director.

Empathy in Action

RESCHEDULED: Tuesday, February 4
7-8:30 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B

A creative and conscious reaction to Amy Kollar Anderson’s ArtStreet exhibition IDENTIFICATION, where we will debate and challenge the power of the artistic mind as a transformative agent against the silence that plagues our national violence epidemic. With Dr. Tony Talbott (Political Science and Human Rights), Tonya Folks (Be Free Dayton, Erin Peery (Consciousness Rising, Glenna Jennings (Visual Arts) and Issa Randall (visual artist).

Media, Art and the Right to Feel Beautiful

Tuesday, February 25
7-8:30 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B

With Andy Slade (Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Program in English), Josh Stucky (Rubi Girls), Stephen Brown (UD student, Spectrum), Elisha Evanko and Ashley Robichaux (ArtStreet residents) with DECA students ("The Right to Be You" project participants). 

In modern society, the power of media perception and who and what determines ‘beauty’ continues to influence generations of individuals. We will debate how art can continue to fight the skewed imagery in television, film and technology through imaginative and socially conscious means. Presented in conjunction with the ArtStreet Studio D Gallery exhibit METAMORPHOSIS: The Inner Beauty Project

Music of the Disenfranchised and How It Changed the Nation

Tuesday, April 15
7-8:30 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B

With Sam Dorf (Assistant Professor, UD Department of Music), Art Jipson (Associate Professor and Director, UD Criminal Justice Studies Program), Shawn Sandridge (founder of the funk band 'DAYTON'), Karlos Marshall (ArtStreet Graduate Assistant) and Dave Zup (ArtStreet resident and hip-hop artist).

Inspired by the ArtStreet created VOICES exhibition, this final Creative Culture Exchange of the year will look at the past 110 years of American Music and debate the cultural, commercial and corporate influence and subordination of the marginalized music makers and their affect on music in a 21st century America.