The TMA’s new collection of Kara Walker prints

Contemporary artist Kara Walker creates art in a variety of media. Exploring race, gender, sexuality and violence, Walker’s diverse portfolio, includes cut-paper, paintings, prints, installation, film and public artworks, which highlight the artist’s incredible range and iconic voice. In her 2005 series Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), recently acquired by the Toledo Museum

Get in the Loop: Highlights of the June 3rd Thursday Art Loop

Are you inspired by downtown Toledo’s galleries, artists, murals, musicians and other creatives? Then get involved in one of The Arts Commission’s Art Loops, held on the third Thursday of the month, showcasing more than 30 creative spaces, special events, art demonstrations, drink and food specials and more. With so many options, the Loop can

Toledo Federation of Art Societies celebrates its 100th Anniversary

On Friday, June 9, the Toledo Federation of Art Societies, venerable civic sister of the Toledo Museum of Art, will begin a series of public events to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The gala opening party, complete with birthday cake and a one-night-only exhibition of highlights from the TFAS collection, will begin at 6pm in the

Artist Joanna Manousis self-reflects in Nature Morte

In Nature Morte, on view until June 17 at River House Arts in Toledo, British-born artist Joanna Manousis holds up a mirror to our collective soul, inviting us to meditate on nature, memory, time and our place in the world and in the cosmos. Self-reflection, both literal and figurative, is a recurring theme in this

Understand watercolors with Larry Golba

Working with watercolors can be intimidating. Even with abstract compositions, technique is everything. Learn the basics during award-winning artist Larry Golba’s Watercolor Series titled “Tree Studies” at River Centre Gallery. Whether you’re an adult without any artistic experience (or talent), or just want to hone your skills, this six-week course will offer the basics of

Create-a-city in downtown Sylvania

Some city landmarks— like utility boxes— are as necessary as they are ugly. However, downtown Sylvania wants every surface to beautiful, so they’re inviting locals to submit complete, partial or modified images of art for a public art project: Creaticity. Chosen pieces submitted by area artists will be transformed into vinyl wrapped displays, made to cover six

Inspiring images in the American Frame Showroom

American Frame Showroom will offer two exhibitions in June. Catch them before their last day on Friday, June 30. First up, local artist Sue Stewart’s solo show Mystic Images will debut on June 1, offering abstract works done with acrylic inks, water and colored pencil. Hear more about these highly-textured, mesmerizing works during Stewart’s artist

Films, more films, beast bikes and our Top 5 Art Loop Stops to Make in May

It’s the 3rd Thursday in May and we’re ready to get outside, feel inspired and finally enjoy some warm weather. Fortunately, this past winter— paired with bouts of bizarre midwestern weather— didn’t force Toledo creatives into hibernation. Instead, they’ve been organizing events like the Glass City Film Festival, inviting pedal-powered beasts to town, writing poetry, creating art

Packer Creek Pottery opens second Perrysburg location

Ceramic artist Jan Pugh’s stunning, whimsical pottery is now available in Perrysburg. The Genoa pottery studio founded by Jan Pugh, Packer Creek Pottery, has opened a second shop and gallery in Perrysburg. Off the wheel and ready to deal, functional ceramic works will be debuted during the gallery grand opening weekend. Thursday, May 18 through

Party with Your Boyfriend’s Stylist

Don’t have a boyfriend, let alone one with a stylist? No problem. Your Boyfriends Stylist (YBFS) is a fashion and art marketing group that wants to bring the style to you. Join them for a party full of art, fashion and music during The 4th Carlo Rossi Art Exhibition. Dance to music by DJ 100,