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Art on the Commons

The Miami Valley’s favorite fine arts festival is back for a 32nd year with artists from across the country and live artist interviews, demonstrations, kids’ activities and more…all exclusively online!

Rosewood Arts Centre is pleased to present Art on the Commons as a virtual experience from Thursday, August 6 through Sunday, August 9, 2020Art on the Commons continues as a juried festival featuring the fine arts created by over 80 artists working in ceramics, digital art, fiber/leather, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper and wood creations.

Visitors to the virtual festival will be able to visit the event gallery to browse the artworks and to purchase directly from each artist.   In addition, Rosewood Arts Centre will present daily special programs right here on the festival website - the schedule is below!

Virtual festival goers can also vote for their favorite artists to help three of them win a $100 People’s Choice Award, presented by the Joan W. McCoy Memorial Fund!

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Festival Schedule

Thursday, August 6, 2020 
o Marketplace Open – Shopping begins today!
o 11:00 am – Kaleidoscope Art Projects with Brooke - Painted Cactus Planters
Ever wanted a plant that didn’t die? Ever wanted a pet rock? This is the perfect activity for you. Join Brooke to combine the two with these adorable Painted Cactus Planters.
o 12 p.m. Excursions with WYSO's Niki Dakota, featuring the music of Hello Emerson
o 3:00 pm demo – Andrew Dailey, Drawing
Watch a time lapse video of Andrew Dailey create a large scale botanical drawing! The realism of his drawings are incredible as they come to life on the wall of Miami Valley Communications Council.

Friday, August 7, 2020
o 11:00 am – Kaleidoscope Art Projects with Brooke – Mason Jar Pencil Holder
Brooke will help you create a fun, funky, and functional pencil holder to help you kick off the new school year.
o 12 p.m. Excursions with WYSO's Niki Dakota, featuring the music of Shrug and Yuppie
o 1:30 pm LIVE interview with David and Sandra Brand of Mythic Silver
Local artists David and Sandra Brand show-off their studio and share a bit of their creative process with metal working, silver soldering, and more!
o 3:00 demo – Nikki Strouss, Ceramics
Nikki Strouss, Rosewood’s Artist in Residence, is getting ready for her upcoming gallery exhibition. She is known for her immense and highly sculptural vessels. Transforming 50 pounds of clay is surely no small feat!

Saturday, August 8, 2020
o 10:00 am - LIVE Raku Firing
Witness the firey excitement of a live Raku firing! Rosewood instructor Shelly Burden leads this alternative firing process that produces unique and lustrous finishes to ceramic pieces.
o 12 p.m. Excursions with WYSO's Niki Dakota, featuring the music of Amber Hargett and Charlie & Amanda
o 1:30 pm - Kaleidoscope Art Projects with Brooke – Coffee Filter Butterflies
Light up your windows at home with some colorful pollinators. Join Brooke in creating some whimsical and colorful butterfly friends.
o 3:00 demo – Leonard Williams, Watercolor
Watch watercolor instructor Leonard Williams show off his amazing landscape painting techniques, including rendering water.

Sunday, August 9, 2020
o 11:00 am – Kaleidoscope Art Projects with Brooke – Flower Spinners
Brighten your room with a paper garden filled with these beautiful flower spinners. Use your creativity to construct flowers never before seen by man, and colors, eluding every other garden on earth.
o 12 p.m. Excursions with WYSO's Niki Dakota, featuring the music of Kate Wakefield and Eleanor Dakota & Silas Dakota
o 1:30 pm LIVE Interview with featured artist Dan Cleary
Tune in to learn more about our Featured Artist, Dan Cleary. Learn about Dan’s unique layering process for creating photographs that span hundreds of years, as well as his immense knowledgebase and research into the Wright Brothers work and lives.


Art on the Commons is programmed by Rosewood Arts Centre through the City of Kettering’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, with support from Cox Media Group, 91.3 WYSO, the Miami Valley Communications Council, the Ohio Arts Council, the Kettering Parks Foundation, and the Kettering Arts Council.

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2020 Participating Artists

Victoria Alvarez, Jewelry
Chad Anderson, Sculpture
Stephanie Beiser, Ceramics
Doug Benedict, Sculpture
Ed Bladen, Wood
Dawna Boehmer, Painting
Amy Boulle, Ceramics
John Boyett, Glass
Melissa Bracken, Fibers and Leather
Susie Brand, Jewelry
David Brand and Sandra Picciano-Brand, Jewelry
Matt Breunig, Jewelry
Dan Cleary, Digital Art
Robert Coomer, Photography
Julie Cowan, Jewelry
Jessica Daman, Jewelry
Derek Dammann, Photography
Christine Davis, Ceramics
Karen Eberhardt, Ceramics
Terri Eilermann, Mixed Media
Jeni Engel-Conley, Jewelry
Alison Fawcett, Ceramics
Todd Feazell, Ceramics
Karl Feng, Painting
Wendy Franklin, Painting
Carol Gerlach, Mixed Media
John Gulyas, Jewelry
Ron Headings, Sculpture
Gae Helton, Painting
Janeth Hemmerling, Jewelry
Mark Hilligoss, Wood
Valerie Jones, Fibers and Leather
Margaret Kastner, Jewelry
Benjamin Keffer, Works on Paper
Jeremy Keller, Ceramics
Jonathan Kesler, Ceramics
Corie Kline, Mixed Media
Steve Knowis, Wood
James Kramer, Photography
Kate Lally, Ceramics
Robert Mahaffey, Wood
Diana Malas, Glass
John Malas, Wood
Diane Marksz, Jewelry
Mike and Debbie McGinnis, Wood
Amy McGraw, Ceramics
Jennifer Meeker, Ceramics
Gabrielle Nappo, Ceramics
Greg Neal, Ceramics
Kathy Oda, Glass
Amy Overman, Photography
Richard Overman, Ceramics
Andrew Paavola, Mixed Media
John Paglialunga, Mixed Media
Anne Parks, Painting
Jason Parsley, Ceramics
Don Poff, Sculpture
Daniel Powers, Photography
Bob Pozarski, Glass
Jamie Prell Morath, Mixed Media
Priya Rama, Painting
Yetunde Rodriguez, Fibers and Leather
Peggy Schuning, Mixed Media
Jess Sheldon, Photography
Sonja Sheriff, Jewelry
Jeffrey Smith, Photography
Jay Snively, Photography
Jill Staggs, Fibers and Leather
Tom Meehan Stahl, Wood
Sharon Stolzenberger, Painting
Amy Thompson, Mixed Media
Deborah Vivas, Jewelry
Chris Wakefield, Wood
John Weller, Photography
Nick Wenning, Ceramics
Michael West, Wood
Loretta Wikstrom, Mixed Media
Carrie Wild, Painting
Clinton Wood, Painting
David Wright, Wood
Thomas Yano, Sculpture
Melisa Zimmerman, Ceramics
Robyn Zindren, Fibers and Leather

Art on the Commons
Coordinated by Rosewood Arts Centre

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