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Vote to Choose the Artwork to be ReImagined


Like all of the new or newly-remodeled Dayton Metro Libraries, the Trotwood Branch will be enhanced with new, original art installations as part of ReImagining Works partnership between the Library at the Dayton Art Institute. This project commissions area artists to create new public art inspired by pieces in the DAI’s collection. The pieces that will serve as inspiration are chosen by Library patrons and community members.

Trotwood Branch Library patrons are invited to vote May 15 through June 15 for the DAI pieces they want to see re-interpreted for their Library. Votes can be cast in person at the Library located at 651 E. Main Street in Trotwood, or online, below.

There are five options from which to choose, all selected for their potential relevance to the Trotwood community, from a Greek clay vessel dating to 520 BCE, to a 2002 stainless steel sculpture located outside the DAI’s main entrance. Images of each piece, along with the rationale for its inclusion, can be found at After two pieces have been chosen, artist proposals will be requested.

“The ReImagining Works project brings beautiful new artwork into each Library,” said Jayne Klose, Community Engagement Manager. “It’s exciting to get the public involved, so that the artwork reflects the unique characteristics of each Library and its community.”

Finished ReImagining Works pieces are currently installed at the Electra C. Doren, Miami Township, Northwest, New Lebanon, Brookville, Kettering-Moraine, Vandalia and Miamisburg Branch Libraries, and the Main Library in downtown Dayton.

ReImagining Works is made possible by an anonymous bequest intended to enhance the 17 new and newly-renovated Dayton Metro Library buildings. Read more about ReImagining Works at

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