Lightpaintings ~ Be Open to Seeing the Possibilities

Our Weekend Picks.pngOur Go! Weekend Pick for this week features unique “paintings” by Stephen Knapp that are on display in the Dayton Art Institute’s special exhibition galleries until January 6, 2012.

With over 30 years of experience in creating both functional and installation art, Stephen Knapp’s installation artwork has evolved from a concentration in photography to etched metal, ceramic and slate, and then later kiln formed glass murals. Throughout all of his efforts, light and its effects on the different media has played a pivotal role in the artwork he has created. This fascination with how light changes our perception of an object has culminated in his most recent endeavors.

Lightpaintings are made of multi-colored beams of light that shine across kiln-formed glass, creating shadows, textures and nuances. According to Mr. Knapp’s own website, he hopes that each painting gives the viewer a moment for introspection where hopes and dreams are truly a possibility. The viewers are invited to share in the journey of discovery that each painting inspires.

Click here to see a preview of Mr. Knapp’s creations.

Admission prices to the exhibit are as follows:
Adults: $12
Seniors (60+), Students (+18 with ID), & Active Military: $9
Youth (7-17): $6
Children (6 & under): Free
Museum Members: Free

Note: If you come dressed in one of the colors of the rainbow, you will receive $2 off the exhibition ticket price. (Price of admission will also get you into the museum’s permanent collection. So go and make a day of it.)

Hours this weekend:
Saturday  10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday  Noon – 5:00pm