The Main Pool and Spa area will be CLOSED:  Wednesday, January 18th, 2022 from 6:00 AM-4:00 PM.

They will re-open at 4:00 PM Wednesday, January 18th for their regular schedules.

Thank you for your understanding. (updated 4:45 pm 1/18/2022)


32nd annual Dayton-area Works on Paper
On view January 24 - February 25, 2022 

Works on Paper is a juried exhibition for artists living within a 40-mile radius of Dayton, Ohio. Our 2022 exhibition will be juried by Dayton, Ohio artist Willis Bing Davis and will feature original works in any media (2-D or 3-D) on or of paper.

2022 Juror: Willis Bing Davis

Juror, Willis Bing Davis, grew up in Dayton, Ohio where he lives today.  He attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, graduating in 1959.  He also attended the school of the Dayton Art Institute and           received his Master of Education degree in 1967 from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.  Davis also pursued graduate study at Indiana State University from 1975-1976. His career as an educator includes: teaching in the Dayton Public School System; Teaching at DePauw and Miami Universities; and twenty years at Central State University (CSU) in Wilberforce, Ohio. While at CSU, Mr. Davis was also Chair of the Art Department and Director of the Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center.  He has also served as an artist-in-residence for the School of Education at the University of Dayton, and visiting scholar at Wright State University.  He is Acting Treasurer of National Conference of Artists (NCA).

Bing’s 40 plus years of teaching art included elementary, high school, and universities.  His creative and innovative approach to teaching, learning, and human development through the arts resulted in his receiving state, national and international acclaim, including Ohio Art Educator of the Year, Individual Artist of the Year, Ohio Designer Craftsman of the year, and the Ohio Governor’s Irma Lazarus Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, the highest art award given in the state of Ohio.

Since retiring from teaching in 1998, he has opened the Davis Art Studio and EbonNia Gallery in the historic Wright-Dunbar Business District where fine arts and crafts are produced by Bing, Audrey, and son, Derrick Davis.  Youth and community art and cultural activities are coordinated through SHANGO: Center for the Study of African American Art and Culture (501c3).

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