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'Where Light Goes' studies photographic image

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    'Where Light Goes' at the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery features photographs, such as this one, by Maumee artist Eric Zeigler.

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    Elsa Furia has received an Accelerator grant from the Arts Commission to help purchase canvases and framing for her Toledo city painting series.

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    'Brandyn' by a Bowling Green State University student is part of the 'Lens on Learning: A Social Documentary of Developmental Disabilities' at Way Library.

The University of Toledo will unveil a new three-artist exhibit in the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery beginning Tuesday.

In its second iteration, Where Light Goes “deepens its exploration of contemporary approaches to the photographic image through the examination of its physical properties, the possibilities of its reproduction, its vulnerability, and its uncertainty as an instrument of truth,” according to the gallery.

The exhibit will be on display in the main gallery of the UT Center for the Visual Arts, 620 Art Museum Drive, through Feb. 16. From 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 2, Robin Reisenfeld, curator of works on paper for the Toledo Museum of Art, will moderate a panel discussion featuring the exhibit’s artists, Trisha Holt, Ben Schonberger, Eric Zeigler, and Gallery Director Brian Carpenter. The discussion will be held in the Toledo Museum of Art Little Theater.

The discussion will be followed by a reception in the CVA from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibit, the panel discussion, and the reception are all free.

For more information, call 419-530-8300 or visit utoledo.edu/al/svpa/art/galleries/.

■ The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities has teamed up with PRIZM Creative Community on an exhibit of photographs by Bowling Green State University students that capture the lives of those served by the board.

Lens on Learning: A Social Documentary of Developmental Disabilities opened this week and will be on display through Feb. 15.

This is the fifth year for the program, which pairs BGSU students with the disabled individuals. The students capture the WCBDD individuals during work, home, and play, and teaches the subjects about photography as well.

The show is at Way Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., and is open during library hours.

For more information on the show, call 419-874-3135.

■ The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo is seeking an artist or team of artists to complete a public art project at Close Park in West Toledo. The project’s theme should center around interactive play.

Deadline for applications is Feb. 7. About $70,000 has been budgeted for the project, which will be paid for through the City of Toledo’s One Percent for Art program.

Once artists are chosen, the Arts Commission has set a final proposal submission of June 25. An installation date has not been set.

All materials should be submitted to Nate Mattimoe, art in public places coordinator, at nmattimoe@theartscommission.org. For more information on the project, or to download the necessary application, go to theartscommission.org and click on public art.

■ Also this month, the Arts Commission has announced the winners of its December Accelerator grants. They were: local abstract artist Julie Draeger, who will use the grant funding to purchase easels for class instruction in her downtown studio; artist Elsa Furia, who will purchase canvas reproductions and framing for original works in relation to her Toledo city painting series; and James Serda, a local performer with Ballet Folklorico Imagenes Mexicanas, who will use the money to fund renovations and improvements to the dance company’s studio.

Accelerator grant recipients are chosen from applications through the Arts Commission’s website, theartscommission.org, at its For Artists page. Grants are $1,500 or less and are given monthly.

Ken Dushane III, who is known as the artist Phybr, is having a solo exhibition to debut his line of artistic clothing, Creeps & Queens Co.

The show will be from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Baltimore Gallery, 314 E. Baltimore St., in Detroit. Dushane will feature some of his new work at the show as well.

For more information, go to Phybr’s Facebook page.

■ The HeART Gallery at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in downtown Toledo is offering a brunch at 12:30 p.m., at which pastors Chris Hanley of Glenwood Lutheran Church, and Tim Phillabaum of Zoar Lutheran Church will talk about the early Roman Christian period, in conjunction with the exhibit Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art, on display now through Feb. 18 at the Toledo Museum of Art. After the talk and brunch, the group heads to the museum at 2 p.m. for a docent tour. 

For more information, email kate@stpaulstoledo.org, or call 419-270-3224.

The church is located at 428 N. Erie St. and offers free parking.

Send news of art items at least two weeks in advance to rgedert@theblade.com or call 419-724-6075.

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