Since 1975, there has been a juried student collection on display in the Radial Gallery, called the Horvath Exhibition in which various works of art from University of Dayton students are on display.
Jeremy Long, a professor at Wright State University, was in charge of the exhibit this semester, so he decided which artworks from certain students would be in this collection.
In the pamphlet given out at the reception, Long is described as, “an accomplished painter and educator, with a renowned national exhibition record as well as having work in many prominent collections.”
Some of the students have been working on these pieces all semester, and this is their opportunity to show their progress and hard work to others.
Slightly different from the Celebration of the Arts, the main art event held last month at Fitz Hall, this exhibition was more intimate, honoring a smaller number of artists in a subdued environment.
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The event was no small affair and drew a large turn out. The students and faculty in attendance seemed delighted to experience the product of the hard work of the artists.
The artwork done by the University of Dayton students varied immensely, demonstrating multiple medias of expression.
Along with the chance to meet artists over food, drink, and mingling, awards were announced at the reception. Bela Horvath, a veteran painting professor the University of Dayton, created the Bela Horvath Award Fund in honor of her husband, Mr. Horvath, a Hungarian artist who found refuge in Dayton during World War II.
The two main awards announced were the Horvath Award for Realism and Best in Design.
The Radial Gallery is located in Raymond L. Fitz Hall. The exhibition is free and open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.