June 10 – July 20
ENTRY DEADLINE: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
Showcasing both contemporary and traditional approaches to landscape art, The View is an annual, juried exhibition open to Ohio artists working in any medium. Among the topics explored are nature, environmental themes and world issues. Artist awards totaling $1,100 will be selected by the juror and gallery visitors will select a People’s Choice Award made possible through the Joan W. McCoy Memorial Art Fund. For more information on how to apply, visit the Artist Entry Information page here.


August 5 – September 14
HWD (Height, Width, Depth) is an annual, juried exhibition of three-dimensional work, featuring sculptors in any medium from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and West Virginia. $1,600 in artist awards will be selected by the juror.


MICHAEL REESE (Atlanta, GA), Decoding Polaris
CARA LEE WADE (Forte Wayne, IN), Fossil Poetry, lumens
September 30 – November 9
Presented in conjunction with FotoFocus
In this FotoFocus Sponsored event both artists use alternative processes relating to history and the natural world, however - after that, their stories diverge visually in pleasant and powerful ways.

In Michael Reese’s, - Decoding Polaris, he uses large scale cyanotypes to craft visual mapping relating to the North Star (Polaris) in juxtaposition with graphic line elements and the mapping of southern states.  These celestial images connect historical references to the directional guides used by enslaved people seeking freedom in the north.

In her series Fossil Poetry, Cara Lee Wade uses the camera-less lumen process to create works that reference the symbiotic relationship between nature and humans. Wade’s images strike a balance of visual beauty and rhyme. Using traditional black and white photo paper, she transforms organic matter into shapes and colors that seem to explode off the page. Due to the fragile light-sensitive nature of the medium Wade scans and prints these images onto archival paper to ensure their vibrancy.

Left to right:  Michael Reese, Tennessee Celestial Route 1A, 2023, cyanotype; Cara Lee Wade, Lumen Manor 01, 2020, archival inkjet print from lumen.


MAYUKO ONO GRAY (La Marque, TX), Drawings
ALLYSON J.BARTON (Roaring Branch, PA), The Remembered Land
November 25 – January 4
Mayuko Ono Gray’s large scale charcoal drawings on paper, reference her background, both culturally Japanese and American.  This hybridized background influences her drawing practices and aesthetics. Her drawings represent people, animals and still lifes. She then matches a Japanese proverb spelled out with hiragana and kanji characters and intertwines them to create a single line within the imagery.


Barton’s photographs are inseparably linked to nature, memory, myth, and our deep relationship with land and place of her childhood in England. The romanticized landscapes blend tonalism and pictorialism and are rendered in historic photographic practices and old master painting techniques.


Left to right: Allyson J. Barton, Remember the Land, 2023, chromognic silver halide print; Mayuko Ono Gray, 出会いは別れのはじめ_Hello is the Beginning of Goo, 2021, charcoal on paper.


The Kettering Health Art Gallery at Rosewood Arts Center is sponsored by the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, with support from the Ohio Arts Council. The Gallery is located in the Rosewood Arts Center, 2655 Olson Drive in Kettering. For more information, call (937) 296-0294 or visit our website playkettering.org/gallery.

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