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DVAC Annual Meeting & New Season Announcement: A closer look at the Art Center’s economic impact and upcoming exhibitions

DAYTON (September 8, 2015) – On Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. the Dayton Visual Arts Center will host its Annual Meeting during which Executive Director Eva Buttacavoli will discuss the Center’s economic impact on the region, present the Center’s accomplishments during the last fiscal year, and formally introduce the 2015-2016 Season Schedule and the exhibiting artists. All are invited to attend this free event.

“Our upcoming shows are fresh and inspiring, our mission is focused and proven, and our commitment to our hometown artists and art patrons has never been stronger,” states Buttacavoli. “We are thrilled with the upcoming season and appreciate all that the Dayton community does in support of local art.”

The Annual Meeting presentation will include short reports on DVAC’s progress over the last year and offer a sneak peek of the 2015-2016 season. Many of the exhibiting artists will be in attendance at the meeting, giving attendees an opportunity for direct interaction with both artists and their work.


Mission: To provide art for the community and a community for artists.

Overview: The Contemporary Dayton (The Co) is the region’s contemporary art center. Established in 1991 as Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC), a 501c3, The Co produces and presents original exhibitions and programs, art events, community partnerships, and artist opportunities. Exhibitions and education programs feature artists living and working today, both nationally and in Ohio, with an emphasis on those whose work focuses on issues of social justice. In addition to its three galleries—open to all and always free—its retail store, the CoSHOP, provides income for Ohio artists and extends The Co’s accessibility to art, from visitor engagement to educational outreach through store products, programs, and experiences.

The Co is proud to support the creation of connections among the arts, community building, civic engagement, community planning, and use of public space, and makes an annual economic impact of 3.4 million to the region. Recently raising 1 million during the Pandemic to expand and move into its new home in downtown’s historic Dayton Arcade, The Co is led by Executive Director Eva Buttacavoli, a 30-year art museum administrator, curator, and educator, whose previous roles were at The Contemporary Austin, TX and The Perez Art Museum Miami, FL; and Curator Michael Goodson, who previously served as Curator at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Beeler Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, OH; and as Director at James Cohan Gallery, NY.

The Contemporary Dayton receives operating support from Culture Works, Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District, Ohio Arts Council, the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation, and Members.