ACGT Celebrates the Sixth Year of the Art in TARTA program

Posted Nov 20th, 2009 by Michelle Carlso  Category: Community Interest,


Six new bus wraps will be unveiled during the Art in TARTA gallery event on Sunday, December 6, 2009. The buses are newly wrapped with original and locally created graphic designs and poetry inspired by the theme of “Restore Planet Earth: Fresh Air”, the third year of the “Restore Planet Earth” initiative . The Art in TARTA gallery event will be the first chance to view all of these new moving works of art before they drive throughout the region on their daily routes. The gallery event will be held from 2 to 4pm in the Parkwood Gallery. The event will include a gallery exhibition of the awarded poetry and designs in addition to music, refreshments, and an award recognition ceremony, commencing at 3pm.

Apprentices from the Young Artists at Work program and students of the Bowling Green State University Graphic Design Department have participated in the competition, contributing respectively their writing and design talents. The Art in TARTA program showcases the talent of this region, thereby encouraging community pride and appreciation of the arts.

The Art in TARTA program began in the summer of 2004. Over the past 5 seasons the Art in TARTA competitions have encouraged an exploration of various themes: Bridges (The Veterans’ Glass City Skyway), Jazz (the famous Art Tatum), Glass (The Glass Pavilion), and Restore Planet Earth.

Willie Rough (TARTA), Dr. Jim Ferris (University of Toledo), Nick Muska (Toledo Poets Center), and Ophelia J. Thompson (aka Poet LaFe) served as this year’s jurors selecting the best “Restore Planet Earth: Fresh Air” poetry submitted by the Young Artists At Work apprentices. Patricia Levey (ACGT), Marc Folk (ACGT), Stephen Atkinson (TARTA), Scott Carpenter (Metroparks of the Toledo Area), and Michael Paulus (Toledo Graphic Designer and Web Developer) served as jurors selecting the best “Restore Planet Earth: Fresh Air” graphic designs created by BGSU graphic design students.

The Art in TARTA gallery event is free and open to the public. The gallery exhibition will be on display in the Parkwood Gallery December 6 -23, 2009. The Parkwood Gallery is open 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday and is located at 1838 Parkwood Avenue, on the corner of Parkwood and Monroe.

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 Northwest Ohio since 1959.

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