All posts by Erin Holden

No-Kill Shelters—Know Your Options Before You Adopt, or Surrender, a Pet

The term “no-kill” is defined differently, depending on who you talk to. Because pet-owners, or those hoping to adopt a pet, might not realize the difference, Toledo City Paper examined the policies of local shelters. While approaches may vary, all shelters agree: it is much better to find a pet at a shelter than to support the often inhumane and shockingly unregulated puppy mill industry.

A Closer Look—’Close, Closer, Closest’—Interactive Public Art

Several years ago ACGT analyzed the distribution of public art by city council districts, and District 5 did not have any public works, according to Art in Public Spaces Coordinator Nathan Mattimoe. “On a basic level, public art is for everyone in the city,” he said. “We’re interested in expanding not only into neighborhoods surrounding downtown that have problems economically, but also into other neighborhoods in the city that don’t have a lot of public space available.”

The Bearded Lady Project

The field of paleontology has a long track-record of being a boys’ club that, like many professions, did not allow much of a place for women. Most pictures likely to be found in science textbooks are of a bearded “white man with a pick ax,” according to Lexi Jamieson Marsh, director of The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science.

A Bird’s Eye View

Toledo Aerial Media (TAM) has created a second exhibit of drone photography at Secor Metropark’s National Center for Nature Photography. A follow up to last year’s Art at Altitude, the most attended exhibit in the Center’s history, this year’s exhibit is titled Art at Alti2ude.

Sharing a Dream: Children and Youth Music Camp

US Together Toledo has partnered with Trinity Episcopal Church to organize a week-long camp for refugee children and youth, culminating with a program featuring their artwork, song and dance performances, and recitations from Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.