Kettering Art Hop with AIA Dayton
AIA Dayton celebrated Architecture Week 2014 with tons of programs, including a night of art, design and food on Monday, May 12. Organized by AIA member and artist Terry Welker, the adventure began off Far Hills Avenue in the home of Susanne Scherette King.
Susanne’s early 1960s one-story home is a great example of Kettering’s mid-century modern architecture, further accentuated by her elegant abstract paintings and great pieces of period furniture. Enjoying wine and terrific hors d’œuvres, we also were privileged to see her studio space and learn more about her creative process.
Following Susanne’s home, we enjoyed a presentation and Q&A on Kettering’s CitySites public art program at Town & Country Shopping Center (a little fact: T&C was one of the first suburban shopping centers of its kind in the US). Following dinner, bourbon and desserts were sampled, and paintings and mobile sculptures were admired, when the tour concluded at Studio 4095, a space shared by Ron Rollins and Terry Welker. In a storefront turned artist studio space, the artists have brought new energy to the shops behind T&C.