Art Walk to stroll through BG PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 April 2013 08:54
Art made from hardware, art made from Duck Tape and lots of art made from more traditional materials will be featured during Saturday's Art Walk in downtown Bowling Green.
The event will feature work displayed in 25 art galleries for the day. Downtown shops will open up their doors for a variety of exhibits of arts and crafts in an array of media including enamel, oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, glass, metal and leather.
The day also features a variety of drama and musical performances.
Art Walk begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. A party marking the end of the event featuring the Silverbax will be held at Grounds for Thought from 6 to 8 p.m.
The band featuring Michael Peslikis, keyboard, Flo Metzger, vocals, Bob Rex, drums, Steve Tohle, bass, and Bob Manley, saxophones and flute will play music from its ""Four Nights in February" LP.
Other special events connected to the Art Walk are:
• The Fashion Food and Fine Art Luncheon at Sam B's to raise funds for BG AAUW, Zonta And Women's Club scholarships. Seatings at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
• The Pots for Posies fundraiser a raffle of about 20 specially decorated flower pots. The flower pots will be on display at Grounds for Thought, and available for bidding in a silent auction, throughout the day. Bidding will close at 7 p.m., with the winners of the auction announced during the party. The funds raised for the Downtown Foundation will help defray the annual cost of about $10,000 for the downtown flower plantings.
Ace Hardware will show works made from items available in the store.
Students of BGHS art teacher Kim Sockman will display work made of Duck Tape in Grounds for Thought. Other work by BG students will also be displayed at the coffeeshop as well as at Ben Franklin, Waddington Jewelers and Engraving, and the School District Gallery at 244 S. Main St.  
BG Montessori is exhibiting at H&R Block as well as with several individual artists. BGSU Galleries are also participating, with the MFA II Exhibit.
Artists demonstrating their technique include: Lonnie Rosenberg and Brandon Knott at Calico, Sage & Thyme; Phil Machi at Grumpy Dave's; Sharon Brinker at Coyote Beads; and Richard Gullett at For Keeps. A Taste of Amish Deli and Caf√© Havana, both first time Art Walk galleries, are hosting performances.  The guitar duo of Bill Hanway and Russel Martin will perform at A Taste of Amish. At Caf√© Havana, award winning local author Lawrence Coates will read from his new novel "The Garden of the World" and Laura Shakti's Bellydance, from Julie's Dance Studio, performs.
The BGHS Drama Club is staging several short performances at the Community Gallery.  
Other performers include the BGSU Juggling Club, the students of the Wood-Ottawa Counties Music Teachers Association, Long and Friends, the Beautiful Kids Independent Shakespeare Troupe, the Peace Band and performance artist El Extreme.
Also, Lionface Productions is staging "The Laramie Project" in the old church at 123 E. Court St. at 2 p.m. as well as Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. (See story on 6.)
The Wood County District Public Library Children's Place will host family activities during the day. At 10:30 a.m., youngsters will be able to look, listen, and touch musical instruments, enjoy music stories, and other activities at the Instrument Petting Zoo presented by the BGSU music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota. At 3:30 p.m., the Black Swamp Blues Society will present a program of songs, stories and activities for all ages.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2013 09:04

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