PEACH WEEKENDER

News of Art: Event will combine shopping, art appreciation

11/13/2013
BY TAHREE LANE
BLADE STAFF WRITER
Saturday’s Holiday Loop will make 21 bus stops for 38 arts venues in and near downtown.
Saturday’s Holiday Loop will make 21 bus stops for 38 arts venues in and near downtown.

Want to buy local gifts and support the arts? Saturday’s Holiday Loop will make 21 bus stops for 38 artsy venues in and near downtown. Among the stops the free shuttle will make are at two buildings at which groups of artists and crafters will sell their goods. One is the popular University of Toledo art department’s annual sale from noon to 5 p.m., with items made by faculty, students, and alumni at UT’s Center for Visual Arts adjacent to the Toledo Museum of Art. A group of 10 artists/​crafters, including three from Hungary, will be in the Macomber Building, 1501 Monroe St., noon to 5 p.m., where there’s plenty of free parking. Buses, running from noon to 5 p.m., will also stop in the Warehouse District, UpTown, and Toledo School for the Arts, 333 14th St. Maps and venues are at theartscommission.org.

Opening with a 4 to 11 p.m. reception Saturday will be Warning Signs, a solo show of new sculpture, painting, and drawing by Tom Lingeman, in the Secor Gallery, 425 Jefferson Ave. “Almost all of the work in the show Warning Signs has never been shown before and much of it, for me, is experimental,” said Lingeman. “I've made Super 8 movies eons ago, but never an HD loop, like a walk in the park that was ‘digitally appropriated’ in New York City. I’m also working with animal forms for the first time, inspired by my little dog Tallie, and I’m infusing this work with many other elements unfamiliar to me. This entire new body of work feels to me as if it might have been made by at least three artists.” Lingeman, of Perrysburg, has taught sculpture, design, and drawing at UT since 1979. The show continues through Dec. 14.

At the Toledo Museum of Art Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., German artist Wilken Skurk will discuss his Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP), which began in early November and is his first residency in the United States. Born in Dresden in 1966 and then living in the former Eastern Germany, Skurk studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin, graduating in 2001 from the master class of professor David Evison. As with his teacher’s classical approach to sculpture, Skurk’s work has a hybrid quality: built from visually contrasting materials. He often juxtaposes concrete and glass, the visible and the invisible. While the opaque sections of cast concrete are hollow, the transparent glass sections are cast solid and assigned structurally supporting roles. His talk will be in the Glass Pavilion GlasSalon.

This and other works by Chicago-based artist  Andrei Rabodzeenko can be seen at River House Arts in downtown Perrysburg Nov. 22 through Jan. 10.
This and other works by Chicago-based artist Andrei Rabodzeenko can be seen at River House Arts in downtown Perrysburg Nov. 22 through Jan. 10.

Now & Ever, new and recent paintings by Andrei Rabodzeenko, will open with a 5 to 8 p.m. reception Nov. 22 in River House Arts, 114 W. Front St., Perrysburg. In this collection, Rabodzeenko continues exploring the classical traditions. It will be on view through Jan. 10. Information: 419-494-6536 and river-house-arts.com.

The new Wassenberg Art Center will open with a 1 to 5 p.m. open house Sunday at 214 S. Washington St. in Van Wert. On view will be its 24th annual Artists' Exhibit & Sale, continuing through Dec. 20. The center is in the former Van Wert Armory which was completely renovated. In front of the building is a new 12-foot-tall portal created from hand-forged steel by sculptor Michael Bendele of Delphos. Exhibit hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Information: hope@wassenbergartcenter.org and 419-238-6837.

An ornament-decorating contest for ages 5 to 13 is at the Clayful Art Paint Your Own Pottery Studio, 26 N. 3rd St. in Waterville and continues through Dec. 3. Ornaments cost $12 to make and studio time is available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday or by reservation. The prize is a basket of gift certificates from Waterville businesses. Information: 419-260-6579.

Send items for News of Art two weeks before the event Tahree Lane at: tlane@theblade.com or 419-724-6075.