Housed in a former drugstore building across the street from downtown Dayton's Courthouse Square, the Collaboratory is a blank slate for developing collaborative projects. The Blue Sky Project's Peter Benkendorf envisions the Collaboratory as being a hub of activity where community members can gather to brainstorm and develop new ideas. Benkendorf sat down with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the Collaboratory space to discuss some of his vision for the space and how the community can get involved.
Part 1 of Juliet Fromholt's interview with Peter Bekendorf and Terry Welker
Part 2 of Juliet Fromholt's interview with Peter Bekendorf and Terry Welker
Part 3 of Juliet Fromholt's interview with Peter Bekendorf and Terry Welker
September 14 marks Urban Nights in downtown Dayton and the unveiling of the You Are Here project at Courthouse Square. The next day, the Blue Sky Project will celebrate it's final exhibition of the summer entitled "Creative Surprises." Peter Benkendorf and Terry Welker visit the WYSO studios to discuss these two artistic endeavors, their origins and what you'll be able to experience on September 14 and 15 in downtown Dayton.
The question “What did you do this summer?” Is the topic of many a back-to-school essay. Forty area students will answer “I was a Blue Sky artist”. Community Voices producer Susan Byrnes follows the experience of a few of those students who participated in the Blue Sky Project, one of Dayton’s most unique summer arts programs. The results of their participation can be seen at the Blue Sky Project Final Exhibition, on display for Urban Nights, September 16th , at 8 North Main St. in downtown Dayton.
Free Shakespeare is back in action this summer. They hit a variety of stages last summer and were well received. So they're doing it again with performances at the Yellow Springs Antioch Amphitheater, Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark in July, and in August they'll perform at Newcom Founders Park and at the University of Dayton's ArtStreet.