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Published: Thursday, 8/1/2013

Arts in the Garden set for Toledo Botanical

BY TAHREE LANE
BLADE STAFF WRITER
Nine murals painted by last year’s Young Artists at Work participants are featured at the historic amphitheater in Ottawa Park. The murals will be dedicated at a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10. Nine murals painted by last year’s Young Artists at Work participants are featured at the historic amphitheater in Ottawa Park. The murals will be dedicated at a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10.
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The free Arts in the Garden will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Toledo Botanical Garden, featuring art activities, a sale of arts and crafts, live entertainment, and food for sale. Artists will paint scenic landscapes outdoors during a plein air “Paint-Out” sponsored by the Toledo Artists’ Club, which has its studio/gallery in the garden, on Saturday and Sunday; paintings produced will be for sale following the 2 p.m. Sunday judging. Information: 419-536-5566 and toledogarden.org.

Nine mu rals painted by teenagers and recently installed at the rear of the stage of the historic amphitheater in Ottawa Park will be dedicated at a free 6 to 8 p.m. concert Aug. 10. Painted last year by participants in the Young Artists at Work program of The Arts Commission, it depicts four-season scenes one might see at the West Toledo park, with red fox, deer, fish, and raccoons.Young Artists participants designed it, aiming to integrate nature, express creativity, and show that the park is part of the city, said Michelle Carlson, programs coordinator at The Arts Commission. The paintings are on exterior-grade plywood and mounted with a bracket system that allows the panels to be removed and stored during the winter.

Materials, totalling about $1,500, were paid for by the Ottawa-Jermain Park Advisory Board, said Harry M. Ward, a board member. Performing that night will be the Latin band, Los Hermanos Villegas.

To get to the Ottawa Park amphitheater, enter from Kenwood Boulevard and drive between the Toledo Police Department’s substation and the Toledo Police Museum. A map is at ottawapark.org.

The next Art Walk will be 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Warehouse District, UpTown, and other downtown-area neighborhoods.

Twenty-some galleries, studios, and cafes stay open late for this popular warm-weather event, held on the second Thursday of each month through September. Details: 419-254-2787 and TheArtsCommission.org/Programs/Art-Walk.

Teacher Appreciation Day will be Aug. 15, when Scrap4Art opens from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. “We wish to recognize the efforts and dedication of teachers as they begin the new school year,” said Barbara Mauntler, the president of Scrap4Art’s board of directors. “We want to introduce the services we offer to all teachers, from pre-schools through colleges and post-secondary training.”

Beginning Sept. 3, Scrap4Art will be open 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays.

The store accepts clean, usable materials from industrial and commercial sources, making them available for use in art and education projects. Items are sold at a modest cost. Scrap4Art is at 333 W. Wayne St., Maumee. Details: 419-720-2978.

Send items for News of Art two weeks before the event to tlane@theblade.com.

Contact Tahree Lane at: tlane@theblade.com or 419-724-6075.



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