Upcoming Events


Due to current events concerning COVID-19, the gallery will need to postpone or cancel events planned for March and April. More information will follow in the weeks ahead.

Our hope is to have the exhibition for Karen Fisher's "The Darker Sooner" and the fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association Miami Valley Chapter in September of 2020. We will continue to assess the ongoing situation.


                                                                                       Karen Fisher His Indelible Essence

Karen Fisher: The Darker Sooner

Along with


Moments of Clarity

Inspired by Memories in the Making to benefit the

Miami Valley Alzheimer's Association

Deborah McLoud Resident of Brookdale Centennial Symphony of Sublime Bloom of Color


The Dana L. Wiley Gallery presents two simultaneous exhibitions that offer perspective on Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias.

Connections: Moments of Clarity brings together Dayton area artists and residents in memory care facilities to create paintings that spark connection and moments of clarity for persons living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias, while enabling families and friends in our community to find connections and moments of clarity with their loved ones.

The Darker Sooner brings the work of Dayton and Denver artist Karen Fisher exploring the impact of Alzheimer’s and related dementias on people and society through nine mixed media pieces. Her exhibition takes its title from the poem by Catherine Wing, Associate Professor of English, Kent State University.





                                                                                                         Gretchen Jacobs 2020

The Dana L. Wiley Gallerywill place the exhibition’s 35 paired works and three works donated by local artists into silent auction at a special ticketed event, along with three additional original pieces donated by local artists.


All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Miami Valley Chapter in support of their work to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementias through brain health. Connections: Moments of Clarity is an official Longest Day event.

Instructions for how to register for this event will be available soon.