Partner Programs with Dayton Metro Library
ROSEWOOD GALLERY BOOK CLUB
Join Rosewood Gallery and Dayton Metro Library 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+. Books are made available for checkout at the Dayton Metro Library's Kettering Wilmington-Stroop branch.
Next meeting: Monday, April 24, 6:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public, ages 16+
By Her Own Design: A Novel of Ann Lowe, Fashion Designer to the Social Register
by Piper Huguley
"The incredible untold story of how Ann Lowe, a Black woman and granddaughter of slaves, rose above personal struggles and racial prejudice to design and create one of America's most famous wedding dresses of all time for Jackie Kennedy.
1953, New York City
Less than a week before the society wedding of the year where Jacqueline Bouvier will marry John F. Kennedy, a pipe bursts at Ann Lowe’s dress shop and ruins eleven dresses, including the expensive wedding dress, a dress that will be judged by thousands. A Black designer who has fought every step of the way, Ann knows this is only one struggle after a lifetime of them. She and her seamstresses will find the way to re-create the dresses. It may take all day and all night for the next week to accomplish the task, but they will do it.
Raised in Jim Crow Alabama, Ann learned the art of sewing from her mother and her grandmother, a former slave, who are the most talented seamstresses in the state. After Ann elopes at twelve with an older man who soon proves himself to be an abusive alcoholic, her dreams of becoming a celebrated designer seem to be put on hold. But then a wealthy Tampa socialite sees Ann’s talent and offers her an amazing opportunity—the chance to sew and design clothing for Florida’s society elite. Taking her young son in the middle of the night, Ann escapes her husband and embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.
Based on the true story of one of the most famous designers of the twenties through the sixties who has since been unjustly forgotten, By Her Own Design is an unforgettable novel of determination despite countless obstacles and a triumph celebrated by the world."
ART START PRESCHOOL STORYTIME*
2nd Thursday of each month, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Foster an early love of art with Storytime at Rosewood Gallery! Parents and children ages three through six 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!
ART LUNCH - FREE!
2nd and 4th Thursday each month
Noon - 1 p.m.
Join 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!
YOGA IN THE GALLERY
*This program is currently on hold until further notice.
Join us at Rosewood Gallery for an open level yoga class of a gentler nature. Class is open to all levels of yoga practitioners. Please bring a mat, towel and water bottle.
Fee: $5 Kettering resident; $10 non-resident
For inquiries about our current programs or to speak to staff about leading a new program, contact the Gallery Coordinator.