Updated July 15, 2019
TMA Life Is A Highway Features Car Shows
Inspired by the Life Is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture exhibition, art and car enthusiasts alike are invited to view unique vehicles, enjoy live music and participate in kid-friendly art-making experiences during four car shows this summer at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA).
The rise of the automobile as a popular visual symbol of American culture will be explored in the exhibition, which will feature approximately 125 works of art in a wide variety of media – including painting, sculpture, photography, prints and drawings – and a diversity of artists and perspectives, drawn from the museum’s permanent collection along with important loans from many other North American institutions. The exhibition will be on view through September 15 at TMA, the exclusive U.S. venue.
The car shows at TMA will take place in front of the museum along Monroe Street, which will be closed to through traffic. The themes of each show are:
• Saturday, August 24 from noon to 3:00 p.m.: American Classic Cars.
• Saturday, September 14 from noon to 3:00 p.m.: Art and Modified Cars.
To enter your car in one of the TMA car shows, visit toledomuseum.org/carshows. Admission for participants and visitors is free.
Eyes Of Artists Featured At American Frame
American Frame has partnered with The Sight Center to feature the works of area artists who are legally blind. The Eyes of Artists features nearly 30 original paintings that will be on display and available for purchase in the American Frame Showroom gallery throughout the month of July.
Featured artists include:
Jeannine Dailey – Toledo resident and former University of Toledo art instructor whose murals grace the walls of more than a dozen buildings and whose work has been on display at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Dave Wisniewski – Toledo native known for his larger-than-life western scenes and cowboy images whose award-winning work is on display locally and has been on exhibit across the country.
Mike Sager – Third-generation artist from Napoleon whose art was featured in the 2017 and 2018 Holiday Greeting Card Collection at the Cleveland Sight Center.
Sunset Jazz And Art Festival Seeks Participants
The annual Sunset Jazz and Art Festival, sponsored by the Grand Rapids Arts Council, will be held on Sunday, August 18 from 2:00 p.m. until sunset along the towpath of the Maumee River in Grand Rapids. This event will feature jazz performances, a juried art show and sale, along with food and beverages.
Artists wishing to participate will be asked to submit three photos displaying close-ups of their work by Wednesday, July 10. All work must be original and hand-produced of the entrant. Artists will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of art educators and members of the Grand Rapids community.
Due to space restrictions, festival organizers will limit the number of participants and provide a 10-by-10 space to each. Exhibitors must furnish their own tables, chairs, display materials and tents, if desired. There will be a $50.00 fee per booth. For an application, please phone (419) 832-5664 or visit www.grandrapidsartscouncil.org.
Everything Is Rhythm Featured At TMA
Everything Is Rhythm: Mid-Century Art and Music in the New Media Gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) runs through November 3. In this multisensory exhibition, music and art are brought together as 14 visual art masterpieces are paired with carefully selected musical accompaniments.
Everything Is Rhythm is jointly curated by Halona Norton-Westbrook, director of curatorial affairs, and Scott Boberg, manager of programs and audience engagement.
The pairings of the visual and musical works in the exhibition, which includes both the historical and contemporary, have been purposefully combined for a variety of reasons.
The title of the exhibition, Everything Is Rhythm, takes its inspiration from a quote by the painter Larry Poons, whose work is prominently featured in the final section of this exhibition. Everything Is Rhythm will be accompanied by a series of in-gallery concerts.
Admission to the exhibition is free.