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Area Arts Events: 07-25-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 July 2013 09:13
UT hosts Art on the Mall
TOLEDO - Art on the Mall will be presented Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University of Toledo's Centennial Mall.
More than 100 artists specializing in acrylic, glass, jewelry, mixed media, oil, pen and ink, photography, pottery, textiles/fibers/basketry, watercolors and wood will display and sell their works. Many of the artists are alumni, former or current students, faculty or staff, or parents of UT students.
This year's festival also will feature food vendors, children's activities, live pottery demonstrations, a beer garden and musical entertainment and a young artist area in the center of Centennial Mall.
Musicians from The Toledo School for the Arts will perform throughout the day in the center of Centennial Mall. From 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Scheduled ensembles are: The Urban Jazz Collective with Christy Lanning, 10 a.m. to noon; Afro-Caribbean Dance and Drum, noon to 2 p.m.; and Glass City Steel, 2  to 5 p.m. will finish the day.

Roots music featured in Rhythm on the River
GRAND RAPIDS - Matthew Keeler and Blues Reveler will perform a Rhythm on the River Arts Series concert Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Wright Pavilion on the towpath between the canal and the Maumee River at the end of Lincoln Street.  The series is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Historical Society.  
Matt Keeler started playing a mixture of Pre-WW II blues and spirituals in the mid-1990's, but has since broadened his repertoire to include other styles, such as ragtime, Irish traditional music, hokum, early American popular music, and Appalachian fiddle tunes.  The Ohio-based band, Blues Reveler, is his homage to American Roots music.  Many iconic instruments are featured:  washtub bass, bones, hurdy gurdy, washboard, and miscellaneous debris.

Silverbax at Degage
MAUMEE - The Silverbax will perform jazz standards  Friday from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Degage Jazz Cafe, 301 River  Road.
The band features Bowling Green musicians Michael Peslikis, piano, and Bob Manley, saxophones and flute, with Tom Ritter, bass, and Jim Seiblod, drums.

PRIZM program offers writers publishing advice
As part of its  Inspiration Staycation  Summer Program for  area residents, the  PRIZM Creative Community is sponsoring a "Publishing Creative Writing: Getting in the Game" with Wendell Mayo, Aug. 9  from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Clara J's Tea Room,  219 W. Wayne St. in Maumee.   
The workshop will focus on helping participants publish fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
On the creative writing faculty at Bowling Green State University, Mayo has published both fiction and non-fiction.
Cost is $10 for PRIZM members, or $15 for guests.   Call event chairman Judy Sobanski,  (419) 874-2336 or visit www.MyPrizm.com for information or to register.  

Jazz on Maumee show will feature pianist Turner
TOLEDO -   Pianist Kyle Turner with drummer Nelson Overton II will perform a Jazz on the Maumee concert July 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Aqua Lounge at the Grand Plaza Hotel, 444 N Summit St.  
Cover charge is $15, $10 for members of the Art Tatum Jazz Society and  $5 for students.

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