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UT Dept of Art students’ works to be part of street exhibit during the Arts Commission’s Gallery Loop

Students in Arturo Rodríguez’s 2D Methods Monotypes and Relief class at The University of Toledo will have their work appear as part of a street exhibit that will be on display in time to be viewed by patrons of the Gallery Loop, presented by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo. The Gallery Loop takes place Friday, October 14, 2011, from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

The method the students will be using involves creating large woodblock prints that would be adhered to exterior walls of buildings in the Uptown area of Toledo.

Local artist JV applies finishing touches to one of the images, while UT student Ashley DeKay looks on.

Source: Arturo Rodríguez.

Rodríguez adds: “The students will be required to take into account the history of the their site, and create an image that is visually pleasing but also pays homage to the site they choose. It is my hope that the murals will spur interest in the history of Downtown area of Toledo.  Another aim of this assignment is to get the University students to become more engaged in a part of the community that is not very far from where they study art.” 

While not an official stop of the Loop, the Arts Commission and several local businesses and the City of Toledo worked with Rodriguez to find locations suitable for displaying the works and with handling the paperwork required by the City. The prints, some as large as 22 feet tall, will be on building walls and other downtown spaces near many of the stops. Maps will be provided on the Gallery Loop bus so that patrons can easily find the works. 

The Gallery Loop offers the community an evening of complimentary bus rides to more than 20 local venues, featuring more than 100 local, regional, and national artistsworking in an array of media – from painting, photography and sculpture to poetry, music and more.

The Gallery Loop will feature four buses running two consecutive loops throughout Downtown Toledo from 6:30 – 11 p.m., with a Transfer Stop at Toledo School for the Arts’ 333 Gallerie, allowing guests to easily transition from stops in the Uptown District to venues in the Warehouse District.

The locations for the students’ work: Ottawa Tavern – 1817 Adams Street; Manhattan’s Restaurant – 1516 Adams Street, MadhouseGallery – 1215 Jackson Street, The Glass City Café – 1107 Jackson Street, Studio MPrintmakers – 320 N. Michigan Street, The Art Depo – 29 S. St. Clair Street, and The Oliver House – 27 Broadway Street, Toledo.

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