Arts Commission of Greater Toledo Announces Meet and Greet 9 on 10/16

Posted Oct 6th, 2009 by Michelle Carlson  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


The Meet and Greet event is an opportunity for artists, creatives, and the general public to network and enjoy each other’s company, while exploring the arts venues concentrated in downtown Toledo. We invite you to come out and experience the wealth of artistic activity in our community. The event is free and open to the public. As with past Meet and Greet events, the Arts Commission has chartered a bus loop to travel between participating art galleries and artists studios. Visit www.acgt.org for a most update list of participating venues and their artwork details. There is not a designated starting point for the event. It is up to you to choose which venue you will begin. Also, don’t forget to download a map from www.acgt.org or pick up a copy at the event to assist you in your exploration.

Participating Venues include: Collingwood Arts Center, Truth Art Gallery, Madhouse Gallery, Gallery B at Flying Rhino Coffee, TSA Gallery on 14th Street, Studio M Printmakers, Space 237, Secor Artist Studios, Jamil Lewis Multicultural Gallery at the Erie Street Market, Bozarts Fine Art and Music Gallery, Sur St. Clair, 20 North Gallery, MMK Gallery, The Studio of Carol Imes-Luscombe, The Studio of John Luscombe, Davis Building Gallery, UT’s Center for the Visual Arts Gallery, Grey Gallery at UT’s Center for Sculptural Studies and Parkwood Gallery.

Convenient free parking for Meet and Greet 9 is available at the Erie Street Market, located south of Fifth Third Field between Erie Street and St. Clair Street and at the Collingwood Arts Center north of downtown in the Old West End. Please note that due to expected Lucas County Arena activity on October 16th, parking away from the Jefferson, Huron, Madison, St. Clair block may be more affordable and convenient. Bus loop stops will be stationed at both parking hubs (the Erie Street Market and the Collingwood Arts Center), in addition to other venue stops. Visit www.acgt.org for posted event and street maps. Also note that the last bus loop back to these parking areas will pick up at all venue stops between 10 and 10:30pm.

Details related to each participating art venue are as follows:
Collingwood Arts Center with bus loop stop and convenient parking
2413 Collingwood

During the month of October, the Collingwood Arts Center will be displaying the works of local artist Karice Danae Martin. This will be Karice’s first exhibition and will feature over fifteen of her beautiful high quality digital creations. In keeping with the Halloween spirit, we will also be presenting a small exhibit of works produced under the themed called “Harvest of Souls”. We look forward to you stopping in to enjoy the artwork, the architecture of the facility and visit with artists in their studios!

Truth Art Gallery with bus loop stop
1811 Adams

Featuring the works of: Paula E. Fullilove – Amazing fallen tree branches transformed into human and animal figures; Rahwae Shuman – Authentic African sculptures, furniture, and other artifacts; Ardenia Jones-Terry – Paintings inspired by travels to different parts of the world.; and Julia Yugoli, an African fashion designer – Beautiful tailored casual and formal wear

Madhouse Gallery with bus loop stop
1215 Jackson

Presents an exhibition titled Soft: featuring the work of Michelle Carlson and Amy Seiffert. Side-by-side the works of painter Amy Seiffert and printmaker Michelle Carlson bear sights of folksome ladies-wear, vintage transportation, and tenderly flocked fruits full of surprises. With sizes ranging from mantle-worthy to nook perfect, you will get a variety of options for take-home. In addition to the artwork, the event will also behold similarly beautified deserts of all kinds, as diverse and wonderful as their wall partners.

Gallery B at Flying Rhino Coffee (next door to Madhouse Gallery)
436 13th Street

Displaying glassworks of Ralph Behrendt and artworks in various media created by other local artists.

TSA Gallery on 14th Street with bus loop stop
333 14th Street

The new gallery space within the Toledo School for the Arts is featuring an exhibition from the Toledo Federation of Art Societies collection for its public debut. “The Big Show” has been compiled from the largest paintings from the collection, showcasing works spanning the entire history of the collection, from 1949 to the present. For more information about the Toledo Federation of Art Societies visit www.toledoareaartists.org

Studio M Printmakers with bus loop stop
320 N Michigan

Studio M Printmakers will feature prints created at the studio by Brian Heller and Mark Smith. Though both artists are exploring more than one medium they each have focused on different printmaking techniques. Brian’s lyrical landscapes take form as colorful collagraphs printed from plates of various textures, while Mark’s portraits of stone sculptures are woodcuts with strongly contrasting light and shadows in black and white.

Space 237 with bus loop stop
237 N Michigan

Space 237 is embracing the diversity of artistic styles and medium in their next art exhibition by titling it “Variety Show”. Murrow’s Boys will provide live musical entertainment, Robert Fletcher (Fletch) will do readings of his poetry, and there will also be refreshments. Artwork ranging from acrylic & oil paintings to photography to mixed media sculpture to ceramics & digital prints will be on display in both the 1st and 4th floor galleries. There is also a small exhibit of artwork on the 3rd floor by students from the Magnolia School, Jefferson, LA which works with adults with developmental disabilities.

Secor Building with bus loop stop
425 Jefferson

The Secor Building is proud to host a special exhibit of recent work by our very own Secor Artists. Join us at the Secor Gallery located on the first floor of the Secor Building. On display will be works from the 20 plus artists who maintain studios in the building. Light refreshments will be available gratis.

Jamil Lewis Multicultural Center Gallery with bus loop stop and convenient parking
Erie Street Market
237 S Erie (enter on Farmer’s Market parking lot side of building)

View the works of Toledo artisans at the Jamil Lewis Multicultural Center Gallery in the corridor of the Erie Street Market. The Erie Street Antique Mall located across the hall will also be open offering antiques, unique and the collectible, you have been looking for.

Bozarts Fine Art and Music Gallery (down the Street from Erie Street Market parking hub)
151 S St. Clair

Proudly showcasing The B Collective, a Toledo based visual arts effort, featuring the talents of Adam Russell, Yusuf Lateef, Har Simrit Singh and Kelly Lever brings “B Here Now”, a distinctive urban art based exhibition.

Sur St. Clair with bus loop stop
1 S St. Clair

On display blown glass created by Mark Wagar, the watercolors of Martin Chappuies, and the paintings of Lisabelle. Wagar’s fascination with the concept of using a hard yet fragile industrial material to create sensuous art objects is seen in his shapes, color technique, contrast and most importantly the visual relationships from the exterior vs the interior of each piece. Martin Chappuies “Toledo Treasures” watercolors render the facades of familiar and beautiful architectural Toledo landmarks. Lisabelle portraits and paintings are in private and public collections including her recent work of the late “Robert Brundage” commissioned by Peter Van Schoeck will be on display.

20 North Gallery with bus loop stop
18 N St. Clair

Presents Shared Visions, an exhibition of paintings, collage, jewelry, prints and multi-media work by artists employed by Shared Lives Studio, the art staff of Lott Industries. Lott Industries is a not-for-profit corporation chartered by the State of Ohio for the purpose of providing employment opportunities for men and women with developmental disabilities. Lott Industries is a component of the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The Shared Lives Studio project of Lott Industries is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and facilitated by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo and the Toledo Community Foundation. Sixty percent of all sales of artwork in Shared Visions at 20North Gallery goes to support Shared Lives Studio and their employed artists.

MMK Gallery next door to 20 North Gallery
20 N St. Clair

MMK Gallery is featuring the work and art curation of multi-media artist Terry Burton. His work is colorful, provocative and always dynamic.

Studio of Carol Imes-Luscombe
Studio of John Luscombe (studios upstairs from MMK Gallery)
321 Perry

Studios of Carol Imes-Luscombe and John Luscombe will be open with printmaking demonstrations in the Imes-Luscombe Studio. Marine Watercolors are on exhibit in John Luscombe’s studio with watercolor demonstrations throughout the evening.

Davis Building Gallery with bus loop stop
118 10th Street

Several area artists including Lisabelle and John Watson display paintings and other fine art pieces. Enter on 10th Street between Monroe and Jefferson.

UT’s Center for the Visual Arts Gallery with bus loop stop
620 Grove Place

“Transitions and Journeys” is an exhibition of artwork created by UT Art Department Faculty members Arturo Rodriguez and Deborah Orloff while they were on sabbatical during the 2008-2009 school year. For this exhibition, the artists utilize the CVA Gallery and extend the show into the public space of the first floor. The gallery will be transformed into a dramatic darkened space to create a unique visual experience in which the works themselves provide the only light in the gallery.

Grey Gallery at UT’s Center for Sculptural Studies with bus loop stop
535 Oakwood

During fall semester 2009, ceramics artist Laurie Spencer has been on campus to work with UT art students to develop a coil-built clay structure called “Urban Cairn” in the courtyard of the UT Center for Sculptural Studies across from the UT Center for the Visual Arts building. ³Urban Cairn² will be roughly 7-8 feet tall and, when complete, will allow visitors to stand within it and experience its unique acoustical features as well. During the Meet and Greet visit the exhibition of Spencer¹s work in the Grey Gallery and view the clay firing of the sculptural piece that will be in progress.

Parkwood Gallery with bus loop stop
1838 Parkwood

On display the Gentieu, Saylor, Stark Exhibition. Works of three local women artists: the photographic works of Penny Gentieu explore the ephemeral relationship of time on memories; the glass works of Nadine Saylor create narratives that speak about lost heritage and icons and antique memories; Amanda Stark’s sculptures of metal-working and glass lay forth a mystery of suggestive utilitarian function for her imagined apparatuses.

Check our website often at www.acgt.org for further details on newly added participating galleries, creative activity and other event offerings.

Meet and Greet 9 is presented by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo as an extension of its Live Work Create Toledo (LWCT) program and is made possible through the generous support of the F.S. Upton Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the University of Toledo, the American Recovery Act, SFC Graphics, Sans Nom, Toledo Board of Realtors, The Andersons, Key Bank and National City.

For more information, contact the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, 419.254.ARTS.

The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo is the longest standing arts commission in the state of Ohio that develops and promotes the arts in the community, serving Fulton, Lucas and Wood counties since 1959.

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