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Welcome to Art on the Commons 2021!

A hybrid art experience

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Welcome to the 33rd annual Art on the Commons festival! This year's hybrid event will be taking place from September 13 - November 20.  A weekly rotating exhibition will be on view in-person at Rosewood Arts Centre. New artist talks, demonstrations and studio visits will be available to view each week here in this virtual space. Each week will feature a different artist, so be sure to check back often!

We're excited to showcase the region's best ceramics, digital art, fiber/leather, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper and wood creations. Meet our 2021 Art on the Commons artists below and follow the links to shop their work!

View additional videos in our Art on the Commons 2021 Video Gallery

This week’s featured artist: Priya Rama

Meet our 2021 artist lineup!

Digital Art. Featured September 13 - 18.

Mixed Media. Featured September 20 - 25.

2021 Featured Artist. Fibers. Featured September 27 - October 2.

Mixed Media. Featured October 4 - 9.

Painting. Featured October 11 - 16.

Ceramics. Featured October 18 - 26.

Wood. Featured October 25 - 30.

Jewelry. Featured November 1 - 6.

Works on Paper. Featured November 8 - 13.

Painting. Featured November 15 - 20.

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Artist of the Week, October 11 - 16: Priya Rama

Movement and texture dance across the canvases of Priya Rama’s paintings. Using jewel-tone colors, abstraction complements technique and concept. Rama paints in acrylics, using a variety of techniques to build up her layers of color, pattern and texture.

Rama’s paintings are an extension of her experiences.  She wrote: “My art, like my life, revolves around my chronic migraines. When a migraine comes on, even with my eyes closed, I "see" things. Colors and shapes flood my mind in fluid poetry. These mystical images recede, shift, radiate and pulse, becoming more vibrant and vivid as time goes on. Frequently, I paint through a migraine, trying to quickly tap into what I see. When I can't, I am able to recall the imagery at a later time and commit that to canvas.”

Rama received her Master’s in Visual Arts Education from the University of Cincinnati, and her bachelors from the Virginia Commonwealth University.  “Migraine Visions: Transforming Pain into Beauty,” was published through Pocamug Press in 2017.


  • Questions about our festival website? Drop us an email at! (Please note that we are unable to help with technical issues or questions regarding individual artists' websites.)
  • How can I support Rosewood Arts Centre?
    The Kettering Parks Foundation supports the arts in Kettering. Learn more about the Foundation by visiting and clicking on 'donate.' Thank you!
  • I love what I bought! How do I share it with the world? Post your images in our thread on the Art on the Commons Facebook event page OR tag @playkettering on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
  • What portion of Art on the Commons is in person and what activities are virtual? For 2021, each artist's work will be on display in the Rosewood Arts Centre main office for one week (see schedule above for details). Artist demonstrations, talks, and interviews will be presented as prerecorded videos available through the festival website.

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!

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Our artist videos are made possible by the generous assistance of the Miami Valley Communications Council.


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