Scratchpad Workshop Project

The "Annual Art Day" workshops of September 2019 featured a workshop facilitated by artist James Pate. Each participate in the workshop was given a scratchpad tile with a unique design that had to be scratched out. At the end of the day each one of those tiles was laid out together to make a final image. We have finally put those tiles together and the artwork is hanging in our office space at CSUD. Many of the participants were from the Wesleyan Center, hanging beside the artwork is the picture of the workshop participants with James Pate.


United Way Exhibit and Fundraiser

The United Way of Dayton and Green County and The African American Visual Artists Guild presented an open public exhibit and fundraiser - virtual auction to raise money for the United Way. The open public exhibit ran from September 22 - October 9, 2020 at the EbonNia Gallery, 1135 West Third Street in Dayton. AAVAG members exhibiting and donating artwork; Morris Howard, Andrea Walker-Cummings, Clifford Darrett, Craig Screven, Simeon Oyeyemi, Willis "Bing" Davis and Horace Dozier Sr.


Special Event

Note Card Workshop With Yvette Walker-Dalton

The African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG) honored National Women’s History Month with an artistic workshop on March 20, 2021 via zoom conferencing . Yvette Walker Dalton, professional artist, conducted the workshop in which participants was guided through a step-by-step process to create 4 notecards. Each notecard used the picture of a famous African American woman chosen from a selection provided in the supply kit, or a substitute picture was used. For a $10 donation each participant was provided with the materials necessary to handcraft their set of cards. The event was a major success for an event held during coronovirus restrictions.


New Member LaChrisa Gales Exhibit Ends

On Friday April 30th, AAVAG celebrated the closing of LaChrisa Gales' art exhibit. Between the hours of 3 and 7 PM approximately 30 people visited the AAVAG gallery at Central State University Dayton, 840 Germantown Street. They got a final look at the very unique talents displayed by LaChrisa that she themed Paint Molds Art. AAVAG is so pleased with the enthusiasm that one of our newest members adds to our group.

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New Trotwood Library Grand Opening

The brand new Trotwood Branch Library has opened to the public.Try to stop in and see the artwork in the building, and to tour the new facility. Check out AAVAG member Dwayne Daniel's artwork in the conference room. The Trotwood Branch Library is home to four original art installations in the ReImagining Works project. The artists whose work is installed at the Trotwood Library are: Michael Bashaw, a large relief sculpture comprised of several thousand vinyl pieces on the north wall of the Marketplace. Dwayne Daniel, a large, digital painting for the Conference Room. Nick Stamas, a 4-panel painting in the Community Room. Judy Campbell White, a multi-paneled painting in the Quiet Reading Room. Also, Waynesville ceramic artist Geno Luketic received a special commission for a clay tile project, using clay from the Library’s construction site.


Dwayne's Charcoal Drawing Classes On Youtube

Central State Art Professor, Dwayne Daniel has four video drawing classes on youtube. The classes were presented through the Dayton Metro Library Arts series in October 2020. Dwayne will introduce you to new skills and creative expression through drawing. Dwayne is a charter member of AAVAG and is an AAVAG board trustee.

Take A Class!