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ReImagining Works: Inspiration for West Carrollton

Choose the Art that Will Inspire the Artists for the West Carrollton Branch Library

voteadletReImagining Works is a project that places original artwork in each new or newly-remodeled Dayton Metro Library location. The project calls for local artists, inspired by existing works in the Dayton Art Institute’s permanent collection, to create new pieces for permanent display at the Libraries.

West Carrollton Branch Library patrons and community members are invited to vote September 6-30 on the artwork to serve as inspiration for reinterpretation at their Library. Votes can be cast in person at the Library, located at 300 E. Central Avenue in the West Carrollton Government Center, or online at Once the pieces have been chosen by the public, artist proposals will be requested.
Voters will choose two pieces from among six options in the DAI Collection. Options include a 12th century Korean stoneware Bridal Bowl, an 1824 American woven coverlet and a small botantical glass piece from 1997. Images of each piece, along with descriptions and the reasons they were selected to potentially serve as inspiration for the West Carrollton Branch Library artwork, are included on the Library’s website at

Finished ReImagining Works art has been installed at the Electra C. Doren, Miami Township, Northwest, New Lebanon and Brookville Branch Libraries. Artist proposals have been accepted for the Main Library, Vandalia, Kettering-Moraine and Miamisburg Branches.

"Libraries and museums are both places of discovery," said Tim Kambitsch, Library Executive Director. "ReImagining Works provides a unique partnership which benefits two community treasures - The Dayton Metro Library and The Dayton Art Institute. "

ReImagining Works is made possible by an anonymous bequest to integrate original art and innovative programming at the 17 new and renovated Dayton Metro Library buildings.


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