Battle of the Birdhouses

A challenge for nature lovers and craftsmen alike is currently underway with Battle of the Birdhouses, a challenge where registered groups compete to create the most impressive birdhouse for a nonprofit auction! Nature’s Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation created this contest/auction as a fundraiser for their busiest year yet. As it is one of their

Car-Going Cinema: The Sundance Kid Drive-In opened for summer fun

This was an unusual summer. Plans changed, events were cancelled, and traditions were delayed. Luckily there was one constant form of summer entertainment: The drive-in. In fact, Toledo’s local car-parking movie theater, The Sundance Kid in Oregon, had a wonderful season filled with more than just movies. Jim Walter, owner of the Great Lakes Theater

New Galleries At Gathered Glass Feature Two Unique Exhibitions

In the past six to eight months, Gathered Glass renovated the upstairs space above their storefront into two, beautiful exhibition spaces for public viewing. Artists, including Gathered’s Gallery Manager Ian Welch, relocated their working studios to another area on the floor, and walls were knocked down in order to create a larger gallery space. Finished

Fuller Art House presents breathtaking paintings Within Arms Reach

Fuller Art House’s latest exhibit, Within Arms Reach, showcases the work of Michigan-based painter Hope Olson. Based in Holland, Olson’s work largely focuses on taking everyday items and transforming them into something more with her impressionistic style. Bright colors cover her canvas, taking something ordinary like a box of Chinese takeout and making it into

Area artist’s work featured in Columbus exhibit

Toledo artist Natalie Lanese will be one of over a dozen artists featured in a new exhibit being hosted at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery in Columbus. Paper Routes: Women to Watch in 2020— Ohio will be on display at the Gallery from July 30 through October 17. The exhibit is focused on women

New, artistic bike racks installed outside Cherry Street Mission

A set of new bike racks have been installed on the sidewalks outside the Cherry Street Mission building on 17th St. Designed by area artist Eric Thomas, these colorful and beautiful racks merge form and function, providing a safe place for bicyclists to secure their vehicles while contributing to the area aesthetically, as well. The

Hope Olson’s Shelter in Place Exhibit Reflects Our New Normal

The current exhibit on display at Fuller Art House— Shelter in Place by Hope Olson— is a timely one. The Holland, Michigan artist is a master of capturing everyday life through vibrant colors and distorted shapes that give movement to still-life images. She draws inspiration from her love of interior decorating and historic architecture, along

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY – Week of 7-30

Week of July 30 © Copyright 2020  ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti is renowned for his buoyancy. In one of his famous lines, he wrote, “I am awaiting, perpetually and forever, a renaissance of wonder.” Here’s what I have to say in response to that thought: Your assignment, as an Aries, is