All posts by Athena Cocoves

Artableness group exhibition at the Hudson Gallery

Despite a large lexicon, sometimes we just can’t find the right word. Such is the case with Hudson Gallery’s group exhibition, Artableness, featuring eight diverse artists, each with distinct visions. Even without an established definition, “artableness” seems a perfect description for the mix of paintings, drawings and ceramics on view. See works by Jeri Hollister,

Five Local Eyes on the ArtPrize

Nineteen days, 175 venues, 1,356 works of art, 500,000 visitors, and $500,000 up for grabs— and that’s not even counting sale proceeds. Not all art competitions are the same, and thank God, because Grand Rapids, Michigan’s international ArtPrize, now on its ninth year, is as fun as it is fierce. Until Sunday, October 8, the

From Middle America to the Middle East

See stark images from the heartland of Middle America and the middle eastern country of Oman as two artists visit the University of Toledo for solo shows in the Center for Visual Arts. Nancy Mitchnick, a painter who depicts disintegrating houses and unused industrial buildings, will show works in the CVA Main Gallery through October

Toledo blues at the Village Idiot

Hear a local master of hard, folksy blues play favorites with three friends from Spain during a special concert, Andrew Ellis & Moonshine Wagon. Rock out, get folksy, and enjoy the collaborative magic. 21+ only. $5. 6pm-1am. Saturday, September 30. The Village Idiot 309 Conant St. | Maumee 419-893-7281 |

Brian Wilson brings special 50th anniversary performance of Pet Sounds to Toledo

When the Beach Boys released Pet Sounds in 1966, it changed the sound and structure of pop music forever. Produced and arranged by Brian Wilson, the album’s sweeping soundscapes, buzzing organs, string instruments, and eclectic samples (Coca-Cola cans, barking dogs, bicycle bells, and more) introduced pop music to psychedelia, jazz, exotica, and the avant-garde. Wouldn’t