Updated June 14, 2018

Cars, Cocktails & Dresses Party Kicks Off Art Loop
The HeART Gallery kicks off the summer Toledo Art Loop on Thursday, June 21 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a retro 1960s party, “Cars, Cocktails & Dresses.”
Attendees can view classic cars at the entrance to the gallery, where an exhibit of vintage cocktail dresses gives a nod to mid-century entertaining, and dine on a superb buffet of 1960 food favorites served on TV trays. Uniformed soda jerks will crank out root beer floats and hot fudge sundaes at the soda bar. When the music stops, test your skills and memory at a group round of “Concentration” or “Password.”
HeART Gallery offers unique exhibits and events on the third Thursday of every month in cooperation with the Toledo Art Loop. While exhibits are free, a suggested donation of $10.00 includes dinner buffet and drink at this month’s event. Art Loop bus tickets ($2.00) can be purchased to visit other sites on the loop hosting the June “automobile theme.”
HeART Gallery is located in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 428 N. Erie St., Toledo. The gallery is handicapped-accessible with free parking adjacent to the church

Summer UT Exhibit Reception Date Rescheduled
The University of Toledo Department of Art has rescheduled the date of the reception for its three summer exhibitions. Due to an air conditioning issue, the reception was postponed from its original date of June 1. The reception is now on Friday, July 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the UT Center for the Visual Arts Main Gallery. The exhibits are currently on display and will remain on display through Saturday, July 28. They can be viewed any time the CVA is open, daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Also on July 6, artist and UT alumna, Leslie Adams, will present a lecture on her work from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Little Theater. The TMA is adjacent to the CVA.
The three exhibits currently on display are Leslie Adams’ The Handwritten Dreams Projectin the CVA main gallery; a pair of installation works by artist-educator Amy Pollman and art students from Bedford High School; and Dear, :Love, an exhibition by artist Ella Musher-Eizenman exploring the duality of one’s introspection and interpersonal relationships, through the act of writing letters. It is on display in the CVA Clement Gallery.
The installations created by Amy Pollman and her students are on display in the hallways and courtyard of the CVA. Amy is a 2018 UT master of art education graduate.

Celebrate Steinem Sisters Collection In July
The Steinem Sisters Collection is a feminist collection that explores the lives and achievements of women; champions their historical, cultural and political contribution; and strives to provide a welcoming space for women of all walks of life to share their truths.
An opening celebration will be held at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Main Library Huntington Room on Monday, July 9 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information on The Steinem Sisters Collection at Main Library and related programs, visit special collections on the library website or call the humanities department at (419) 259-5218.

Call For Artists Announced For Festival
The annual Sunset Jazz and Art Festival sponsored by the Grand Rapids Arts Council will be held on Sunday, August 19 from 2:00 p.m. until sunset along the towpath of the Maumee River in Grand Rapids. This event will feature a juried art show and sale, jazz performances, food and beverages.
Artists wishing to participate will be asked to submit three photos, displaying close-ups of their work by Tuesday, July 10. All work must be original, 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, we will limit the number of participants and provide a 10-by-10-foot 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-ARTS or e-mail grac@grandrapidsartswcouncil.org.

Sun, Sand, SummerExhibition Set At Sam B’s
Prizm Creative Community presents the Sun, Sand, Summer Exhibitionon display through Monday, July 30 at Sam B’s Restaurant in Bowling Green. The exhibit pays homage to the pleasures of nature, outdoor life and nostalgia enjoyed with warmer days. A collection of more than 150 new pieces by 24 artists in all medias, including jewelry, ceramics, glass, acrylics, oils, fiber, alcohol inks, wood, floral and paper, will be featured.

Toledo Zoo Announces Wild About Art
The Toledo Zoo is seeking all the creative minds and skilled craftsmen in the area to take part in its art fair.
Wild About Art is a two-day art fair taking place on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This unique show, set in the wild beauty of the No. 1 zoo in the nation, will feature local and regional artists with various mediums on display for zoo visitors. This event will also include entertainment, interactive activities and, of course, animals.
For more information, contact artfair@toledozoo.org or call (419) 385-5721, ext. 2110.

Greg Justus Solo Show Offered In Elmore
Schedel Arboretum & Gardens in Elmore will host a solo exhibit featuring Maumee artist and modern impressionist painter Greg Justus through September.
The solo show includes approximately 20 works of art varying in size from 11 by 14 inches to 4 by 4 feet, all available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to support the beautiful Schedel Arboretum & Gardens. For more information, visit www.artofjustis.com.

Art At Alti2ude Takes Photography To New Heights
After an acclaimed and well-attended gallery exhibit last year, TAM (formerly Toledo Aerial Media) returns to the National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark with Art at Alti2ude.
An all-new exhibit featuring 40 large images will take attendees skyward for a glimpse behind the lens of TAM’s fleet of unmanned drones at locales throughout Northwest Ohio, across the United States and beyond.
Art at Alti2uderuns through Sunday, September 2. The NCNP is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Secor Metroparks is at 10001 Central Ave., Berkey.

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