Arts Commission Announces 2010 Programs Schedule and Dates

Posted Feb 26th, 2010 by Ryan A. Bunch  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


Friday, February 26, 2010

For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Michelle Carlson, Programs Coordinator
419-254-ARTS (2787), ext. 15

Arts Commission of Greater Toledo
Announces 2010 Programs Schedule and Dates

The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo is pleased to announce its Programs Schedule and important dates for the 2010 season. There are many excellent opportunities lined up for artists, potential patrons, art appreciators and supporters, and the general public in the coming year. Please join us for any of these great events, or feel free to inquire about any upcoming or future event by giving us a call or shooting us an email.

We encourage media outlets to enter these events in their appropriate calendars, and to anticipate receiving full press releases for each event closer to its respective date.

Thank you so much in advance for your support. We are excited about this year in programming and fundraising, and we hope you are too.


Parkwood Gallery 2010 Schedule

The mission of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (ACGT) is to develop and promote the arts in the greater Toledo community. To that end, the objective of The Parkwood Gallery is to allow local artists the opportunity to showcase their work to the community in an arts-related setting.

The show schedule for the year is provided below. More information about each show, it’s artists, and the work contained within will be provided closer to the opening date of the show, or upon request.

The Parkwood Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and is located at 1838 Parkwood Avenue, Suite 120 off of Monroe Street in Downtown Toledo. The Parkwood Gallery is funded by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Recovery Act.

• February 1 – March 12: Carnick, Norman, Onodera
– Reception: Friday, February 12

• March 22 – April 30: Barton, Makar, Weiss
– Reception: Friday, March 26

• May 10 – June 25: Bork, Brand, Cavalier, Kolasky
– Reception: Friday, June 11

• July 9 – August 20: Salon des Refuses
– Reception: Friday, July 9

• August 27 – October 1: Boy Girl Boy Girl
– Reception: TBA

• October 12 – November 19: Burns, Donahue, Foote, Vanden Eynden
– Reception: Friday, November 5

• December 5 -23: Art in TARTA
– Reception: TBA

About Art in TARTA:
The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) and the Arts Commission have partnered with representatives of Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and the University of Toledo (UT) to provide the opportunity for local artists to encourage the community’s exposure and appreciation for the arts through the artistic enhancement of buses, bus shelters and stops throughout TARTA’s service area. TARTA sponsors wraps for a selection of their buses that incorporate poetry written by Young Artists at Work (YAAW) apprentices and designs created by BGSU graphic design students.

The Mix 2010 – Annual Spring Fundraiser
• The Mix 2010: Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Arguably the Arts Commission’s most popular fundraiser, The Mix will be held once again this year at the Secor Building (corner of Jefferson and Superior Streets) in Downtown Toledo on Saturday, March 20, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The Mix celebrates and embraces all forms of art to create not just one of the most fun and dazzling parties of the year, but one of the most vital fundraiser’s to the Arts Commission’s mission. This year’s event, like those in year’s past, will feature a silent gallery auction, live entertainment, a gourmet food spread, and a cash bar. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance.

A Preview event for The Mix 2010 will be held on Friday, February 19 from 6- 8 p.m. at the Secor Building. The public may join us at that time to preview some of the artwork that will be featured in the silent auction, and get a taste of the entertainment that will be featured during the March event.

2010 Arts Zone/Warehouse District Art Walk Series
• One Thursday a month, May – September, 2010
Dates to be announced soon

The Arts Zone/Warehouse District Art Walk is a great opportunity to browse and purchase affordable local art, while getting to know the artists, studios, and galleries that populate the Arts Zone, the Warehouse District, and the surrounding area. The Art Walk is presented by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (ACGT) and artists, galleries, and arts enthusiasts of the Arts Zone and Warehouse District.

The Arts Zone/Warehouse District Art Walk is a project organized as collaboration with neighborhood artists and arts enthusiasts by the ACGT’s Live Work Create Toledo (LWCT) program. LWCT aims to identify, promote, and strengthen the arts, artist community, and cultural assets of Toledo. In August 2007, an “Arts Zone” was identified as a geographic point of focus because of the many existing galleries and art studios in the neighborhood.

The Arts Zone/Warehouse District Art Walk will take place one Thursday each month, from May through September 2010. Maps will be available at participating locations.

Meet & Greet 2010 Gallery Loops
• Spring Loop: Friday, April 16, 2010
• Fall Loop: Friday, October 15, 2010

Twice a year, the Arts Commission hosts a gallery loop in Downtown Toledo. Busses take visitors – artists, creatives, potential patrons, and the general public – to a variety of galleries featuring an even more varied collective body of work. All mediums are typically represented in the galleries, which curate their own shows to be featured on the Loop. The event is free and open to the public.

Past Participating Venues have included: 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.

An updated list of participating venues will be announced soon.

Young Artists at Work (YAAW)
• Program runs Monday, June 28 – Friday, August 6, 2010
• Specific event dates TBA

Media are invited to tour the 2010 YAAW site throughout the run of the program, to meet and interact with the student apprentices, and/or to view any of the YAAW projects in progress. To schedule a tour, contact mcarlson@acgt.org.

There are a number of events surrounding the YAAW program; those dates will be announced via press release closer to the respective event dates.

Since 1994, the Arts Commission has sponsored the award winning Young Artists at Work program. This six-week summer employment opportunity enables diverse youth to benefit from an intense exposure to the arts.

The objective of YAAW is to provide an intensive arts experience that fosters artistic self-expression and a quality work ethic that can impact the youth throughout adulthood. The program encourages expression, refinement, cross-cultural sharing, and the exchange of ideas. The opportunity provides exposure to the concept of art as a business, as well as the creation of public art for the greater Toledo community. YAAW serves the City of Toledo by instilling pride and the importance of shared experiences in the youth it employs as artists. To learn more about the YAAW program please visit the website created by the 2007 apprentices: www.yaaw.org.

Hot Glass Exhibition and Gala Auction
• Gala Auction: Friday, November 12
• Exhibition: Runs four weeks before the event, beginning in October

The Hot Glass Exhibition and Auction is the Arts Commission’s much-heralded biennial fundraiser. Held every other year, the show/event features nearly 100 international and local glass artists. The Hot Glass Exhibition and Auction began in 1992 as a major fundraiser for the Arts Commission. It was held annually through 2000. It was reintroduced in 2006 and has become a much-anticipated event for art collectors in and around the area.

This year’s Hot Glass Gala will be held in the same location as the 2008 event, at the Edison Building, 300 Madison, in Downtown Toledo on Friday, November 12, 6:30 – 10 p.m. The Gala Auction includes a gourmet buffet dinner and dessert spread, cash bar, the exhibition, and the auction. This event brings together artists and arts patrons to celebrate Toledo’s heritage as the Glass City. Toledo has played a key role in the world of art glass since the studio glass movement took its roots here in the 1960s.

Proceeds of Hot Glass benefit the following ACGT programs: Art in Public Places; Young Artists at Work; Parkwood Gallery; Art in TARTA; Artomatic 419; artNET; Meet and Greet Gallery Loops; and the Ninth Congressional District Student Art Competition.

Sneak Peak: Artomatic 419! 2011
• April 2, 9, and 16, 2011

Just a year away, the Arts Commission is currently planning for Artomatic 419! 2011. This all-inclusive, by-artists, for-artists (but very open to the general public) event has contributed to a coherent, cohesive arts scene in Toledo, and features everything from professional artist works to experimental installations, and a varied performance roster. This will be the fourth event in the Artomatic 419! series, the first being held in 2006. Artomatic 419! is a biennial event, being held every other year in a different location, primarily in un-used, or under-used buildings that can benefit from public exposure.

Artomatic 419! is a large undertaking, and relies primarily on volunteer support to pull it together. Volunteer meetings will begin this spring. Those interested in volunteering for the event should send an email of interest to artomatic419@acgt.org.

The event dates for Artomatic 419! 2011 will be the first three Saturdays in April, the 2nd, 9th, and 16th.

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. www.acgt.org. 419-254-ARTS
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2 Responses to “Arts Commission Announces 2010 Programs Schedule and Dates”

  1. matthewchambers Says:

    Am trying to get with Mr.Bunch to throw my hat in the ring as one of the 15 artists to show in the “Arts Gone Wild” exhibit to be held at the TMA in the Community Gallery…I will try to reach him by setting up a YAHOO account as well. This will take a minute, as I’ve long forgotten about my past account. Please consider this as my bid to get involved in this show.
    thanks much

  2. Harold Adoline Says:

    Do you have any info as to the displacement of the Fiberglass Frogs.

    Am tasking a consideration on purchasing one.

    Thank you,

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