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October 4 – October 24, 2019
Laura H. Miles Gallery
Opening Preview, October 3, 6 – 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public

This exhibit offers a close look at Jim Dayton’s professional career through his drawings, notes, and models, and then moves beyond his much-admired
architectural work to honor his other artistic pursuits: his extensive notebooks, sketches, watercolors, and meticulously crafted fly-fishing flies.

Drawn from the archives of James Dayton Design, Ltd. as well as his personal studio, the show offers a chance to see the vast creative mind that was rarely at rest. Professionally, he was unique in the architectural world through his model building practice and numerous sketches. During his off-hours, he continued to create and explore through graphic design and branding projects, was an accomplished watercolor painter, and crafted exquisite fly-fishing flies.

Come immerse yourself in the artistic passions of a talent taken from us too soon!

This exhibit will be on view from October 4 – October 24, 2019, in the Laura H. Miles Gallery at the Art Center, and is free and open to the public. The opening reception is October 3 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Curated by Jim’s daughter, Emma, with support from the Dayton family and Patrick Regan. James Dayton Design, Ltd.

Image: Model of the art center by Jim Dayton done during the planning stages for our building

Remembering James Dayton, the man behind some of the Twin Cities’ most eye-catching buildings [Rick Nelson, Star Tribune 4/18/19]

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