Tag Archives: Art – Note

Comfort & Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio by Way of the Poor Farm

In 1816, only 13 years after Ohio became a state, the Ohio General Assembly authorized the boards of all 88 counties to construct poor houses, which provided basic necessities— food, clothing, and shelter— to those who could not otherwise afford it. Explore the lives of those who lived on those poor houses through documentary photography

Wild West, in the Glass City

Ever since he was a kid, Toledo artist Dave Wisniewski has been inspired by the cowboys, gunslingers, outlaws, lawmen— and everyone in between— from the Wild West. With nationally-recognized large scale oil paintings, Wisniewski, who is visually impaired,  masterfully brings the West’s rough and tumble characters to life. See his work during Midnight Cowboy, a

One Gallery Center

Head to the 22nd floor of One Government Center to see local art loved by Hizzoner, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz. Originally planned for January 29 and rescheduled due to snow, the Mayor’s Art Reception will showcase works from local artists that will be displayed in the Mayor’s office and rotate twice a year. The exhibition,

Experience Glassblowing During Katherine Gray Exhibit

When it comes to glass art, there is a stark contrast between the experiences of the viewer and the artist. The glass artist is a physical performer who transforms liquid molten glass into something still and solid. Immerse yourself in a glassmaking hotshop during the Toledo Museum of Art’s multisensory exhibition, Katherine Gray: (Being) in

Madhurima Ganguly Showcases “Bodh” at River House Arts

All things are subject to change, and Ann Arbor-based artist Madhurima Ganguly knows this better than most. Born and raised in Kolkata, India, Ganguly’s artworks focus on the experience of migration and transience. Through abstractions, figuration and text, she challenges the intimate relationship between mythology, religion, culture, politics, and nature in our personal lives. See

Rowan Renee Exhibit at University of Toledo

“Who owns your body?” is a deceptively complicated question, demonstrated by genderqueer artist Rowan Renee. After collaborating with a former partner, Renee found themselves in a peculiar position— nude images of the artist’s body were used in co-authored work, limiting Renee’s access and ownership of the images because of copyright law. After a legal dispute