On Friday, March 5th from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., head to Dayton for First Friday and check out McKinney Middle School's 8th Grade Art Installation which will be the headlining exhibit at The Orphanage Gallery.
Under the direction of McKinney Middle School Social Studies Teacher Kevin Lydy, the 8th grade United States History class utilized a thematic curriculum to create three different magazine covers that focused on the experience of women in their struggle for equality in United States history. With the theme, “Looking Back, Looking Here, Looking Forward,” the student’s artwork illustrates something historical, contemporary, and hypothetical looking towards the future and contains references to colonial women, the Cult of True Womanhood, the Gibson Girl, flappers, Rosie the Riveter, the Equal Rights Amendment and many other topics from women’s history.
The exhibit will be on display at The Orphanage Gallery through Sunday, March 21st to celebrate Women's History Month.
During First Friday, many of Front Street’s galleries will be open and there will be a food truck on site. For more information about First Friday or other events happening in downtown Dayton, visit downtowndayton.org and select Thing To Do.