David Hockney's 'Woldgate Woods, Winter, 2010,' part of a multisensory art installation at the Toledo Museum of Art.
The first multisensory art installation has been organized for the recently renovated contemporary gallery space at the Toledo Museum of Art.
Sights and Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses opens Saturday, and will feature video, new media, and works on paper by artists whose works have either been acquired by the museum or are already in its collection.
The free exhibition remains through Feb. 24. Halona Norton-Westbrook, TMA director of curatorial affairs, has curated the show.
The museum refurbished or created new gallery space covering about 14,000 square feet in the west wing area behind the Cloister dedicated to showcasing electronic media and other contemporary pieces. The price tag for the renovations was about $2.25 million.
The space includes better lighting and lifted ceilings that staff have said will allow them to showcase more of the museum’s digital collection in a better light.
The show includes three large-scale video installations by artists David Hockney, Takashi Ishida, and James Nares, works on paper and Japanese color woodblock prints. A second section of the show will include paintings, sculpture, glass, new media, and mixed media pieces by more than a dozen artists from around the world.
For more information on the show or related programming, go to toledomuseum.org.
■ The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo is partnering this month with the Toledo Mud Hens, Toledo Warehouse District, and Jeep Fest to present downtown’s Art Loop from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Summer Spectacular + Jeep Fest Preview includes local art, live music, a sidewalk chalk event near Imagination Station, and a Jeep preview at Hensville that includes local artists, Tony “Touch” Zawisza, Brad Scherzer, and Mercè Culp, who will create custom-designed Jeep grills to be auctioned off during Jeep Fest, which is Aug. 10-12.
Art Supply Depo on South Saint Clair Street kicks off a weekend of free events to celebrate its seventh anniversary with free demos and live music. (The shop will host a list of free workshops Saturday and Sunday to continue the celebration. Go to artsupplydepo.com for more information).
For more information or a map of the art loop events, go to theartscommission.org/artloop.
■ The Dayton Art Institute is presenting an exhibition of black and white photography of 20th Century icons.
Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits, a collection of 48 photos by the photographer from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, is on view through Sept. 16.
The show includes images of such well-known figures as Jackie Robinson, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Grace Kelly, Walt Disney, and Andy Warhol.
Karsh was a native of Armenia who immigrated to Canada in 1925. His career was launched after his 1941 portrait of Winston Churchill, another piece included in the show.
For more information, got to daytonartinstitute.org/portraits or call 937-223-5277.
■ A Plein Air Festival is happening this weekend in Lakeside, Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie.
More than 30 artists will start painting on site Friday, and a Plein Air Paintout will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m., along the shoreline of the chautauqua and in Central Park. Children are invited to paint near the Lakeside pavilion from 1 to 3:30 p.m., for a $1 fee.
Paintings produced during the weekend will be for sale during a wet sale from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event is happening in conjunction with the 15th annual Lakeside Wooden Boat Show from 2 to 4 p.m. that day. The day will also feature live entertainment and food and drink options, including a cookout at Hotel Lakeside.
Lakeside is near the village of Marblehead in Ottawa County. For more information, go to bit.ly/2L54PbO or call 419-798-4461, ext. 347.
■ Several local artists will have pieces at the Ohio State Fair, which opens Wednesday and runs through Aug. 5.
Two mezzotint prints by Toledo artist Craig Fisher, titled The Grotto and Cosmological Entanglement, have been accepted into the 2018 Fine Arts competition at the fair.
The show is juried by three Ohio artists, including Bowling Green State University art professor Tom Muir.
Additionally, Gathered Glass Studio, downtown Toledo, was one of three galleries chosen to display and sell glasswork at the Cox Fine Art Center. Artists affiliated with the local studio will be at the fair from Wednesday through July 28.
The Cox Fine Art Center is on the fairgrounds, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus. For more information, go to bit.ly/2uxaooY.
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