April 17 – May 19 , 2017
Painter Darren Haper, who lives and works in Dayton, exhibited 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.