The Leadership Dayton Alumni Association invites you to celebrate 45 years of Leadership Dayton at The Contemporary Dayton on October 20, 2021. During the program, you'll hear from Michael Goodson, Curator, of The Contemporary Dayton. Outstanding Community Board Service, Leader of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Program Partner of the Year awards will be presented to 2021 honorees.
Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while viewing the exhibition from Nina Chanel Abney.
About the Speaker:
Michael Goodson, Curator Over the past 20 years, as Senior Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Director and Curator of Exhibitions at the Columbus College of Art and Design’s Beeler Gallery and as Director at James Cohan Gallery, NY, Goodson has organized single artist exhibitions by Diana Al-Hadid, Charles Atlas, Leonardo Drew, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Donald Moffett, Carrie Moyer, Roxy Paine, Yinka Shonibare, Robert Smithson, and Fred Tomaselli, among many others.
Goodson moved to Dayton as a teenager as part of a Wright-Patterson family and completed his undergraduate work in studio art at Wright State University and taught sculpture and performance art at Hunter College, NY; and both studio and art history at Wright State and Wittenberg University. He holds an MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
About the Artist At the forefront of a generation of artists that are unapologetically revitalizing traditional narrative figurative painting through the lens of contemporary urban life, New Jersey-based painter, Nina Chanel Abney, draws on animated cartoons, video games, hip-hop culture, celebrity websites, and tabloid magazines to create large-scale paintings and collages that are scathing commentaries on social attitudes and inequities.
Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
5:00 PM - Registration
5:15 PM - Program Begins
6:30 PM - Event Concludes
The Contemporary Dayton
25 W. 4th Street, Dayton, OH, 45402, United States
Parking Street parking in front of the Dayton Arcade and the meters on Pretzinger Lane are first come first serve. Additional Parking at the Reibold Building Garage; enter at 25 W 5th Street, $2 for the first hour.
Handicap Parking There is handicapped parking on the first floor of the Reibold Garage with easy access out to both Pretzinger Lane and Main Street.