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PRIZM'S Beyond Words Exhibition

Posted Aug 18th, 2008 by Annette Jensen  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com

 

Prizm Creative Community opens their “Beyond Words” exhibition on Thursday August 21st at the Parkwood Gallery in Toledo. An artist reception that evening from 6-9 p.m. will be a part of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s “Meet and Greet: Gallery Tour event.” Attendees to the Parkwood Gallery reception on opening night will enjoy music, literary performance readings and collaborations of visual and written art. The gallery located at 1838 Parkwood Ave. Suite 120 in Toledo is across the street from the Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibition which is free and open to the public will be on display through Sept. 26th on M-F from 8:30-4:30 p.m. A second more intimate artist reception is planned for Friday evening September 12th. 6-8 p.m. for those who wish to enjoy a larger visual/literary performance, and have more time to meet the artists as they peruse the art and literature collaborations.

To form this exhibition Prizm artists and writers collaborated with each other and extended an invitation to the general public to use visual or literature selections as inspiration in creating new corresponding works, a creative process known as “Ekphrasis.” Artists were also allowed to use famous works in the public domain as well as contemporary works as inspiration in the creative process. Participants entered literary or visual works into a public on-line album, and made their original works available for others to use as inspiration. A distinguished panel of three judges representing the artistic, literary, and public community will decide artistic, literary, and collaborative selections in the exhibition to honor. Judges will choose winners in four categories. 1. Outstanding Art inspired by Literature. 2. Outstanding Literature inspired by Art. 3. Outstanding artworks which incorporate literature, and 4. Outstanding collaborations- of Art plus Literature.

Representing the art world will be judge Edith Franklin whose long and distinguished career is currently being highlighted in a retrospective of clay pieces made over many decades, through August 17th at the CVA Gallery at the University of Toledo. Edith is the former director of pottery at the 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, and has accumulated many other honors for community service as well. Each year a promising or accomplished potter in our area is able to obtain additional education or training in the ceramic arts thanks to a scholarship established by Edith through the Toledo Community Foundation

Representing the Literary profession will be Christine Raizk Alexander, editor and publisher of “The Buzz Book.” Christine has worked in communications and the development in various non profit agencies in the city for her entire career. She believes in the value of NW Ohio, and thinks that most of us underestimate what a wonderful area it is. Christine is a Perrysburg resident whose family of three children has grown to include four grandchildren.

The People’s Choice Judge will be Melissa Voetsch, News Anchor Reporter for WTOL channel 11. Melissa has been in television for twenty years. During her time at WTOL she’s reported on stories Locally, Nationally and Internationally. When not working for WTOL Melissa is focused on her husband Gary Sensenstein and their three children and three dogs. Melissa is the co-founder of “Agility Angels,” a volunteer team of individuals and their dogs who work one on one with Autistic Children and Teens utilizing dog agility to help them develop social and physical skills. She especially enjoys volunteering for The Great Lakes Center for Autism. Melissa’s work in this field honors her 9 year old son Cole, who is overcoming the challenges of Autism. Melissa firmly believes in the arts, and supports every individuals dreams and aspirations in their choice of medium.

To enjoy a wonderful visual and meaningful exhibition be sure to stop by the gallery during one of the receptions, of during the months of August and September. For more information on the non-profit PRIZM, their educational classes, and service and exhibition opportunities please e-mail prizm@bex.net or call 419-872-0019 or 419-872-8730.

Prizm Creative Community opens their “Beyond Words” exhibition on Thursday August 21st at the Parkwood Gallery in Toledo. An artist reception that evening from 6-9 p.m. will be a part of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s “Meet and Greet: Gallery Tour event.” Attendees to the Parkwood Gallery reception on opening night will enjoy music, literary performance readings and collaborations of visual and written art. The gallery located at 1838 Parkwood Ave. Suite 120 in Toledo is across the street from the Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibition which is free and open to the public will be on display through Sept. 26th on M-F from 8:30-4:30 p.m. A second more intimate artist reception is planned for Friday evening September 12th. 6-8 p.m. for those who wish to enjoy a larger visual/literary performance, and have more time to meet the artists as they peruse the art and literature collaborations.

To form this exhibition Prizm artists and writers collaborated with each other and extended an invitation to the general public to use visual or literature selections as inspiration in creating new corresponding works, a creative process known as “Ekphrasis.” Artists were also allowed to use famous works in the public domain as well as contemporary works as inspiration in the creative process. Participants entered literary or visual works into a public on-line album, and made their original works available for others to use as inspiration. A distinguished panel of three judges representing the artistic, literary, and public community will decide artistic, literary, and collaborative selections in the exhibition to honor. Judges will choose winners in four categories. 1. Outstanding Art inspired by Literature. 2. Outstanding Literature inspired by Art. 3. Outstanding artworks which incorporate literature, and 4. Outstanding collaborations- of Art plus Literature.

Representing the art world will be judge Edith Franklin whose long and distinguished career is currently being highlighted in a retrospective of clay pieces made over many decades, through August 17th at the CVA Gallery at the University of Toledo. Edith is the former director of pottery at the 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, and has accumulated many other honors for community service as well. Each year a promising or accomplished potter in our area is able to obtain additional education or training in the ceramic arts thanks to a scholarship established by Edith through the Toledo Community Foundation

Representing the Literary profession will be Christine Raizk Alexander, editor and publisher of “The Buzz Book.” Christine has worked in communications and the development in various non profit agencies in the city for her entire career. She believes in the value of NW Ohio, and thinks that most of us underestimate what a wonderful area it is. Christine is a Perrysburg resident whose family of three children has grown to include four grandchildren.

The People’s Choice Judge will be Melissa Voetsch, News Anchor Reporter for WTOL channel 11. Melissa has been in television for twenty years. During her time at WTOL she’s reported on stories Locally, Nationally and Internationally. When not working for WTOL Melissa is focused on her husband Gary Sensenstein and their three children and three dogs. Melissa is the co-founder of “Agility Angels,” a volunteer team of individuals and their dogs who work one on one with Autistic Children and Teens utilizing dog agility to help them develop social and physical skills. She especially enjoys volunteering for The Great Lakes Center for Autism. Melissa’s work in this field honors her 9 year old son Cole, who is overcoming the challenges of Autism. Melissa firmly believes in the arts, and supports every individuals dreams and aspirations in their choice of medium.

To enjoy a wonderful visual and meaningful exhibition be sure to stop by the gallery during one of the receptions, of during the months of August and September. For more information on the non-profit PRIZM, their educational classes, and service and exhibition opportunities please e-mail prizm@bex.net or call 419-872-0019 or 419-872-8730.

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