Updated June 6, 2019

Libby Glasscutters Comes To Hudson Gallery  

The Hudson Gallery announces the opening of a new exhibit titled Libby Glasscutters, a solo exhibition of drawings by Daniel Mauk on view at the downtown Sylvania gallery.

Mauk’s drawings are off-balance realistic renderings of the varying subjects completed in wild, unnatural colors. His colors are carefully chosen to best reflect the story he is trying to tell and the mood being established.  

In this body of work, Mauk explores the world of an imaginary late ’60s single-A baseball team from Toledo, the Libby Glasscutters. 

The exhibit will be available for viewing through Saturday, June 29 during gallery hours.

 The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.hudsongallery.net. 

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 from Saturday, June 15 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, June 15 from noon to 3:00 p.m.: Cars & Coffee (Supercars and enthusiasts).

• Saturday, July 13 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.: TMA Block Party featuring Jeeps.

• 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. 

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.

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