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Toledo School for the Arts Launches Art Attack on Downtown

Posted Sep 22nd, 2009 by S Watkins  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com

 

For Immediate Release Contact: David Saygers
09/18/2009 419-246-8732
dsaygers@ts4arts.org

Toledo School for the Arts Launches Second Art Attack On
Downtown Toledo

Two-day event in support of the arts and Race for the Cure

On Wednesday, September 23 between 11:30 am and 1:15 pm the Toledo School for the Arts will mount an Art Attack on downtown Toledo. 350 students from the school will perform various activities in the arts for downtown pedestrians, including Living Statues, Conversation with Historical Figures, Random Acts of Poetry, and characters of anime. The events are not publicized in advance, so the impression is one of surprise. Watch for TSA doing what it does best during lunch downtown between Adams and Madison streets.

In 2008, the school staged its first downtown Art Attack, leaving downtown workers to wonder if there might be a encore performance this year. TSA Artistic Director David Saygers explains that Art Attacks “are public activities intended to be surprising or thought provoking, that bring a little of the outdoor vibrancy of bigger cities to Toledo.”

On Friday, September 25th 240 TSA junior high students will perpetrate another Art Attack by creating a 200-foot human ribbon in honor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Wearing 250 pink bandanas donated by the Susan B. Komen Foundation, TSA students will start at 12:45pm and march down Adams Street in rows of 4 (four) students and will be lead to the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn (Adams and Erie streets) where they will form into the pink ribbon. They will hold this pose for approximately 5 minutes, then march back to school.

TSA wants to support and bring awareness to the local Race for the Cure which will be taking place on Sunday, Sept. 27.

TSA Art Attack
Wednesday, September 23rd (Rain date Friday, September 25, 2009)
Downtown Toledo
Between Adams and Madison; 14th and Superior
11:30 am to 1:15 pm

TSA Pink Ribbon Art Attack
Adams and Erie Streets, Toledo
Courthouse Lawn
Friday, Sept. 25, (Rain date Monday, Sept 28)
Student will leave TSA at approximately 12:45 PM and arrive at courthouse at approximately 1:00

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Photo and interview opportunities are available by contacting David Saygers, artistic director at 419-246-8732 or dsaygers@ts4arts.org. Information on Toledo School for the Arts and the mission of the school is available at the web-site www.ts4arts.org.

The mission of Toledo School for the Arts is to provide students with creative opportunities to achieve personal and academic success through its arts-based learning. TSA prepares students as life long learners and productive members of society with appreciation for, and competence in, the arts.

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