‘We’re Doing it ALL Wrong:’ Art exhibition opening next week aims to solve global problems

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A new art exhibition focused on finding solutions to the world’s problems will open in downtown Dayton next week.

“We’re Doing it ALL Wrong,” opens Friday, May 7 at 133 N. Ludlow St., a new pop-up location for the Edward A. Dixon Gallery.

The climate crisis, racism, police brutality, debt and political polarization are among the continuing world problems that helped spawn the idea for the exhibition.

The goal is to create conversations that can lead to new ways of tackling old problems, said Ed Dixon, the gallery owner.

“Year after year we see the same things, we talk about fixing the same things, and we’re just not seeing any real progress,” Dixon said. “There are too many issues that affect our daily lives, our futures and our planet that need real long-lasting solutions now.”

Earlier this year Dixon made an international call for artwork entries and received hundreds from national and international artists.

Forty-three art works have been selected for the show including two Dayton-area artists, Jennifer Sayger of Miamisburg and Kate Santucci of Dayton. Both artists address the environment in their work.

The art entries are in many mediums including photography, painting, fiber art and sculpture. The artists address gun violence, racism, environmental issues and missing indigenous women.

The exhibition will be open through July 31 and will be open each Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and each Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A virtual reception on Facebook will be held Saturday, May 1 at 2 p.m.

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