Hudson Gallery in downtown Sylvania opens an exhibition next week that dives into the theme of water.
WATER: rivers, lakes and streams features the work of nine artists who work in painting, print and sculpture media on pieces inspired by the power of water.
The show opens July 6 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and closes Aug. 11.
The gallery is at 5645 N. Main St., and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
WATER is just one of several artistic events during the Red Bird Arts Walk held in downtown Sylvania every first Friday of the month from 5 to 9 p.m. Also on display at the Fuller Art House gallery is the show Hope Olson Within Arm’s Reach, through Aug. 15.
Olson is an acrylic painter from Holland, Mich., whose work focuses on “home, habitat, and the places people cherish.”
For more information, go to hopeolson.com or to the Fuller House Art Facebook page.
■ A local artist is part of a Columbus exhibition that is made up of work by members of Ohio’s Plein Air Society.
Creating Identity from Place will be installed at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery from July 26 through Oct. 13.
Larry Golba’s watercolor piece, Maple & 7th, is one of 73 pieces being shown.
For more information, go to oac.ohio.gov/Riffe-Gallery/On-View.
■ Art by three Whitehouse Primary School students has been chosen to be the designs on light banners that hang along streets in the community.
Winning designs were by first-grader Eli Wilson for ‘Flowers,’ second-grader Samantha Sullivan for ‘Baseball,’ and fourth-grader Jenna Reed for ‘Ice Cream Cone.’
The banners will be on display through the summer along Providence Street between Waterville Street and Lenderson Avenue, and are at the roundabout on Finzel and State Rt. 64. Banners will be displayed throughout the summer.
The artists will be recognized at a Whitehouse Village Council meeting July 17.
■ Community members have two more days to donate old keys that will become part of an outdoor sculpture that speaks to unlocking multiple options with housing access.
Keys to Opportunity is a project organized by the Fair Housing Center. The sculpture, to be built by local artist Dane Turpening of Toledo Twisted Iron, will be unveiled Oct. 10 at Courtyard Connections adjacent to the housing center.
The center will collect keys at its office, 432 N. Superior St., through Friday afternoon. Turpening’s design for the piece, which will be made entirely from thousands of keys, features a large hand holding up a key.
“The idea behind it is that the key to your home doesn’t just unlock the door to your home, it unlocks the door to opportunity,” said housing center spokesman Sarah Jenkins. Having access to a home also controls access to such things as transportation, quality job opportunities, or a sound education, she added.
“Even your life expectancy has been tied to the Zip code where you live,” she said.
For more information on the Fair Housing Center, call 419-243-6163 or go to toledofhc.org.
■ Marc Folk, director of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, has been awarded the Ray Hanley Innovation Award, an honor given to those who “innovate and advocate for urban arts issues.”
Folk was presented with the award earlier this month at the Americans for the Arts conference in Denver, where Folk sat on a panel titled “The Arts Unite Us.”
The award is given annually by the U.S. Urban Arts Federation, and is named after Hanley, who was considered a driving force behind arts and culture in Columbus, where he had been president of the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
For more information on the award, go to americansforthearts.org.
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