River House Arts “CAKE” exhibit travels to NYC

Alli Hoag, “Trace Decay,” taxidermy fawn, cast glass, mixed media.
Alli Hoag, “Trace Decay,” taxidermy fawn, cast glass, mixed media.

Paula Baldoni, director and co-owner of downtown Toledo art gallery, River House Arts, will travel to NYC for the 2020 New York edition of the roving SPRING/BREAK Art Show, held in the former Madison Avenue offices of Ralph Lauren, from March 4-9. River House Arts’ 10th-anniversary show, CAKE, was selected as one of several curated exhibits for the nomadic art fair. Baldoni will show work from Alli Hoag, BGSU Assistant Professor, Head of Glass; Loraine Ruetz, BGSU Assistant Teaching Professor, First Year Program; Toledoan Crystal Gale Phelps; and Lane Cooper, Professor of Art, Cleveland Institute of Art.

“This year’s Spring/Break theme is ‘In Excess’ and what’s more excessive than cake? Our CAKE artists are confronting the culture’s messages of positivity, optimism, and mindfulness by making work that is overloaded, over the top, and “over it,’” said Baldoni. “Kudos to Loraine Ruetz (Loraine Lynn) for pushing us to apply, and for her curatorial statement that knocked it out of the park. The fact that we made it into this show on our first attempt speaks volumes about the caliber of our artists.”

For more information, visit riverhousearts.com