An actor re-invents an author's character.
A vocalist re-styles a composer's melody.
Now artists will re-imagine a classic work of art from the collection of the Dayton Art Institute, in newly created artwork for permanent display at each of our new Libraries.
Artworks from the Dayton Art Institute's permanent collection are selected by a committee to reflect unique elements of each new library building's design, setting and history. These are displayed on the Library's Web site, and patrons are invited to vote for their favorite. Two of these artworks are then put forward in a Request for Proposals (RFP) as inspiration pieces, and artists respond with their own unique vision of artwork to create for the library.
The first ReImagining Works project is on process now. The artwork will enhance the new terrace being installed as part of the renovation of the historic Electra C. Doren Branch Library building in Old North Dayton. Artist Darren Kall drew inspiration from the painting Stacks in Celebration, by Charles Sheeler. Kall will create six metal cutout panels to be incorporated into the terrace fence. Each panel will depict a current or past neighborhood landmarks.Follow Darren's progress on his blog here.
Artists: fill out the Intent to Apply form to receive notice of future Requests for Proposals.