Bullet: Who Pulls the Trigger?
September 24 - November 3, 2013
This six-week event will feature collaborative artwork between artists, educators and youth from some of America's most devastated areas affected by gun violence to examine the ideas, images and psychologies associated with a bullet. The multilayered exhibit will also feature films, art workshops and the world premiere of a new theatre production.
BULLET in the Media:
Part I Artist Reception: Tuesday, September 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Featuring work by nationally recognized artist S.B. Woods in partnership with the Newtown Action Alliance and The Newtown Foundation, and original work created by Newtown and Sandy Hook students at the Sandy Hook Art Center for Kids.
S.B. Woods: Meditation in Mourning >>
S. B. Woods: Installation and Performance Artist >>
BULLET featured in Newtown Bee >>
Part II Artist Reception: Tuesday, October 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Featuring work by Ohio artist James Pate and students from the Dayton Early College Academy.
Artists Turn Up Volume on Gun Violence Debate >>
James Pate's Priotest Against Black on Black Violence >>
Part III Artist Reception: Tuesday, October 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Featuring the work of Sarah Ward — one of Chicago's leading arts advocates and educators — and her South Chicago Art Center students.
343 Guns Project at South Chicago Arts Center >>
Sarah Ward, South Chicago Arts Center >>
Friday Film: Bowling for Columbine
Friday, October 4 at 8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
Controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore explores the issue of gun violence in America. Learn more about Friday Films >>
Bullet Points: The Creative Culture and the 2nd Amendment
A Creative Culture Exchange event
Tuesday October 8, 7:30-9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio C
The challenge of transforming the idea of gun control into an inviting, creative and motivating call-to-action is certainly difficult. Join Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl, artist James Pate, Dr. Richard Chenoweth (Graul Chair in Arts and Languages) and Peter Benkendorf (Involvement Advocacy) as we bring this conversation to the table. Learn more about the Creative Culture Exchange >>
Wednesday Workshop: Out of Gun Violence: An Exploratory Drawing Workshop with James Pate
Wednesday, October 16, 7-9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio E
The issues surrounding gun violence are complex, profound, and confusing.Participants will create an abstract drawing that will convey complexity, confusion, and the aftermath of destruction that gun violence breeds.Using charcoal on paper the participants will explore basic design principles and spontaneous mark making to execute and achieve the objective. Learn more about Wednesday Workshops >>
Wednesday Workshop: Devising Full-Length Plays: A New Colony Intensive for actors, writers and directors with Evan Linder
Wednesday, October 23, 7-9 p.m. ArtStreet Studio E
This workshop takes students through the building blocks of The New Colony's process for creating original theater. Learn how to incorporate the style, tone and developmental technique distinctive to The New Colony's work and make it applicable to your own. Appropriate for actors, writers and directors. Learn more about Wednesday Workshops >>
Friday Film: Living for 32
Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m. ArtStreet Studio B
A film about the 32 people murdered in the tragic Virginia Tech shooting and the 32 people killed by guns every day in America. Learn more about Friday Films >>
National Collegiate Premiere ofThe Warriors
Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 p.m. ArtStreet Studio D Gallery
Featuring UD students Riley Weber - Sarah Wray - Jonathan Golab - Josh Chamberlain - Jenna Gomes - Norbert Wessels
On March 24, 1998, students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, filed outside in response to a fire drill, only to be met by gunfire from two of their classmates. Five people died in the school shooting; one of the survivors, Mary Hollis Inboden, went on to become an actor in Chicago. This new 70-minute documentary-style play follows her efforts to reconnect with fellow Westside alumni and understand their shared trauma. Written and directed by Evan Linder; conceived by Mary Hollis Inboden.
Tuesday, October 29 with the cast and Mary Hollis Inboden
Wednesday, October 30 with the cast and Evan Linder
Citizens of the World Photography Exhibit
November 7 – December 13
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7, 6-8 p.m.
Presented by ArtStreet and the Center for International Programs, this juried exhibit highlights student and faculty photography from their educational experiences abroad.
IDENTIFICATION: Amy Kollar Anderson
January - February 2014
An interactive exhibition from Ohio artist Amy Kollar Anderson that explores the issue of human trafficking in America through her unique visual storytelling and one-of-a-kind aesthetic. Learn more about Amy Kollar Anderson >>
METAMORPHOSIS: Tim Arroyo
February - March 2014
Chicago based artist Tim Arroyo expands on his Inner Beauty Project, based on an observation of the unwillingness to be photographed and shedding one’s outer layer to reveal a beauty from within. Learn more about Tim Arroyo >>
EVOLUTION: America's Music Project
March - April 2014
The culmination of the ArtStreet Experience course will be a visual and aural response to University Libraries’ America’s Music project, looking at the history of American music and Dayton’s influential music scene in relation to the disenfranchised voices that created the defining sounds of American culture.