Immigrant Stories

When was the last time you found yourself in a phone booth? The little, closet-like structures once dotted the urban landscape, connecting us with faraway people and locations. The internet and cell phones have changed all that. Now the phone booth exists as a seldom-seen relic of the analog era. But the Afghan-American conceptual artist

Joanne Grossman oil paintings exhibition at 20 North Gallery

This past May, Toledo artist Joanne Grossman passed away, leaving a legacy of her emotional, engaging and visually rich paintings. Often depicting nostalgic scenes of isolated figures, the late artist’s large-scale oil paintings and their unspoken stories are the subject of a solo exhibition of her work, Joanne Grossmann: The Larger Narrative. Take a closer

The Great Black Swamp photography exhibit

Our regional water crisis isn’t just concerning because it impacts our drinking water, but because of its effect on Northwest Ohio’s unique landscape and wildlife. Take a look at the swamp’s history, from its pre-European settlement wild origins to its current condition, during a photography exhibit from the Black Swamp Conservancy, The Great Black Swamp.

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

The beauty of Zimbabwe blooming in stone at Toledo Botanical Gardens

“Mhoro” means “hello” in Shona, one of the languages of Zimbabwe. It’s a greeting spoken by Aron Kapembeza and Passmore Mupindiko, two sculptors who have traveled from halfway across the world to represent their nation, their culture, and their art, on display at the Toledo Botanical Gardens through October 29. Representing more than 300 Zimbabwe

The Oracle Hysterical: Chamber Pop Sextet at TMA

On September 23rd, New York based The Oracle Hysterical will perform a live version of their forthcoming album Hecuba in the Peristyle at the Toledo Museum of Art. Named after the Greek tragedy by Euripides, the album is a telling of the play set to song. “We describe ourselves as part book club and part

Toledo Museum of Art Little Theater screens The Mystery of Picasso

Pablo Picasso finished Guernica, arguably his most famous painting, in June 1937. Over 11 ft. tall and 25 ft. wide, the expansive anti-war mural responded to the Spanish Civil War with distorted figures in gray scale. Violent, expressive and breathtaking, the work pushed back at the audience, provoking unease and curiosity. In 1956, French filmmaker