Talking About a Revolution: Art, Design & the Institution is a symposium that delves into the role of the arts in creating social change. In some sense, it will address today’s political climate and past events— how visual artists, writers, art educators, and activists are using and have used their work to speak their truth
Witness the city of Detroit in a whole new light. The interactive art installation, Prismatica, is now in Beacon Park, amazing those who walk by. Giant, colorful and reflective prisms line the pathways of the park, allowing visitors to see the city in every color of the spectrum, or as dancing colors by spinning the
Style fades, as does the line between trendy and tacky. Explore the concept of object impermanence in artist Zac Weinberg’s solo exhibit, Kitsch Alchemy, at River House Arts. Currently working as a Glass and Sculpture Technician at Bowling Green State University’s School of Art, Weinberg’s works in glass, neon and mixed media blur the lines
Handmade Toledo has been rocking out with DIY workshops, connecting locals with artists. At the Terrarium Planting Workshop, curious visitors will get a one-on-one demonstration from LeadHead artists from Detroit, using reclaimed glass from abandoned homes to create a mini-ecosystem under glass. Using the historic Wardian Case terrarium model from the 19th Century, this class
Brooklyn-based artist Leo Tecosky is inspired by his surroundings. The influence of pop culture, graffiti art and hip hop are reflected in his unique and bold sculptures and installations. Combining traditional glassblowing with neon and screen printing techniques, Tecosky brings his modern and exciting style to the Toledo Museum of Art from November 7-16 as
Modeled after the popular Makers’ Marts of Detroit and NYC, Handmade Toledo has seen its annual holiday event grow, with around 1500 in attendance six years ago to an expected crowd of upwards of 7,000 people on November 10.
In the past decade, more than 60 girls and women in this region have been killed by husbands, boyfriends or stalkers. Memorialize victims from our local community by seeing their stories at the ongoing exhibit for The Silent Witness Project. Housed and maintained by Bethany House, Toledo’s only long-term domestic violence shelter that offers long-term,
For beautiful linework, impressive curves, and gorgeous colors, artists look to Mother Nature for the most stunning inspiration. Learn how to master the bounty of beauty during Intro to Botanical Illustration, a class led by colored pencil artist Katie Delay. Discover how to accurately render plants and flowers through careful observation, achieving realistic shape, perspective
Since 1972, the Toledo Craftsman’s Guild has joined a community of professionals and artisans committed to high quality handiwork. Craftsmen from The Guild will show off locally made items perfect for holiday gifts, or a treat for yourself, during the Homespun Holiday Art & Craft Show. Revel in the impeccable quality and holiday cheer. 10am-5pm,
Celebrities from Kanye West to Jessica Alba have been spotted wearing threads from the Rialto Jean Project. Vogue featured the company’s first collection immediately after it launched.
Art history isn’t just the story of how things were made, more often than not, it’s the story of how things come together. Such is the case with the Toledo Museum of Art’s newest exhibit, Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion, opening Saturday, October 13.
See works, including, paintings, drawings, fiber arts and sculpture, by more than 40 Athena Art Society members during their most recent juried exhibition, Athena 115. The organization’s 115th exhibit is on view through December 29.