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CALL FOR Proposals: Rosewood Gallery 2018 Season

The City of Kettering, Ohio and Rosewood Arts Centre invite artists working in any media to submit proposals for exhibition in Rosewood Gallery during the 2018 Exhibition Season (January – December). For details and guidelines, click here.

CALL FOR Entries: The View 2017

The View is a juried exhibition created by Rosewood Gallery as a showcase for Ohio artists presenting traditional or abstract views of landscape or land imagery, environmental themes and world issues. For details and guidelines, click here.



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3rd Monday monthly at 11:30am

Foster an early love of art with storytime at Rosewood Gallery! Parents and children ages 3-6 are invited to enjoy one to four stories followed by a hands-on craft led by a Rosewood instructor. Free and open to the public!


Join Rosewood Gallery and Dayton Metro Libraries in a lively discussion about a current book featuring art and/or artists as central elements. Enjoy light refreshments and the company of fellow art and book lovers at our quarterly events. Free and open to the public, ages 16+.

Quarterly. Next meeting: Monday, April 17, 6:30pm

April topic: An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin. Copies available to check out from Dayton Metro Libraries Wilmington-Stroop branch, beginning February 15!

Yoga in the Gallery

Fridays January 20 – March 31, April 21 – August 18* Noon – 1pm

Join us at Rosewood Gallery for an open level yoga class. This class is of a gentler nature, with the breath being the center of the practice. Class is open to all levels of yoga practitioners. Please bring personal props. Fee: $5 resident; $10 non-resident Instructor: Robyn Moore, RYT 200

*No class March 3, April 7, April 14, May 26, July 14.

Art Lunch

2nd and 4th Thursdays, Noon – 1pm

Meet with fellow artists and art lovers for a casual lunch get together. Share current projects, collected works or art stories. Bring a lunch and your love of art! FREE!



Cynthia Gregory, The Poet’s Desk

March 6 – April 7, 2017

Reception: Thursday, March 9, 6 – 8pm

Cynthia Gregory, The Poet’s Desk (detail), 2016-2017, mixed media, 32 x 40 x 30 in.

Kentucky-based artist Cynthia Gregory’s studio work integrates drawing, sculpture, and furniture making to illuminate themes of time, history, accumulation, and containment. She is exhibiting a body of work titled The Poet’s Desk. “A significant source of inspiration fueling my work rests in my interests in literature, writing, history, the natural sciences, and astronomy,” Gregory says of her process. “From these themes and sources, I choose subject matter that builds a personal vocabulary of recurring motifs, such as the experiential, tactile world of the everyday, as well as elements found in humanistic spaces of contemplation, knowledge, creation, and wonder—for instance, the stratified clutter of a poet’s desk, star charts draped over an astronomer’s table, or enigmatic objects, talismans, and scraps of paper lodged along a scholar’s bookshelf.”

Gregory, who has exhibited her artwork widely in national and international exhibitions and whose work is featured in various publications, holds several degrees including a BA in English (Northern Kentucky University), a BFA in Fine Art (College of Mount St. Joseph), an MLS (Indiana University), and an MFA (University of Cincinnati).

Click here to read Dayton Daily News coverage of this exhibition!


Heather Lea Reid, Intersubjective Indulgence

March 6 – April 7, 2017

Reception: Thursday, March 9, 6 – 8pm

Heather Lea Reid, Mergirl Defeats the Toxic Toothed Toilet, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 48 in.

Painter Heather Lea Reid, who lives and works in Dayton, is exhibiting a series of works collectively titled Intersubjective Indulgence. Of her work, Reid says, “I start from drawings and ideas derived from everyday experiences. Instead of revealing a narrative though, I relate an overall mood that encompasses the heart of an experience. In turn, my drawings build into detailed paintings that express the depth of daily experience. I am compelled to communicate something that I cannot express in words. Instead, I communicate my thoughts and feelings with the use of line, color, and form.”

Reid earned a Master of Humanities degree, combining studies in studio art and gender studies, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, both from Wright State University. She currently serves as Facility Coordinator at Rosewood Arts Centre.

Click here to read Dayton Daily News coverage of this exhibition!



Darren Haper, Almost There

April 17 – May 19, 2017

Reception: Thursday, April 20, 6 – 8pm

Darren Haper, Cyclops Dot to Dot, 2016, acrylic and enamel on canvas, 40 x 30 in.

Painter Darren Haper, who lives and works in Dayton, will exhibit a dynamic series of paintings in an exhibition titled Almost There. “I am interested in that time of life when innocence, freedom of ideas, and inspirations came naturally—a time before one knew what composition, line, texture, or color theory meant,” Haper says. “Much of my inspiration comes from watching the free flow of ideas my children express as they create art and wishing I could achieve that again.”

Haper, who has exhibited his artwork extensively in the Dayton area as well as in national and international exhibitions, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Miami University. He has given lectures at several of the region’s universities and was the recipient of the 2007 MCACD Fellowship. Haper currently serves as Studio Manager at Mike Elsass Studios.


Emily Moores, Cathedral

April 17 – May 19, 2017

Reception: Thursday, April 20, 6 – 8pm

Emily Moores (collaboration with Samantha Parker Salazar); Iceberg (installation detail); 2016; paper, elastic, wood; dimensions vary.

Cincinnati-based paper artist Emily Moores will show a site-specific installation called Cathedral. Regarding her work, Moores says, “I cut, fold, and roll to transform paper into dense textures or towering structures. By hand cutting each shape, the repetition within the forms is not identical. The slight variation adds a tactile quality to the paper structures.” She continues, “I use the limited nature of installation combined with the sensory experience of my ornamental paper constructions to focus attention on the present moment in time.”

Moores earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She currently serves as Development Coordinator at Churches Active in Northside, a Cincinnati-area food pantry.

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