|Area Events: 04-10-13|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Wednesday, 10 April 2013 09:45|
Zoo, museum combine to offer Australian-themed exhibitions
TOLEDO - Toledo will get a double dose of the Land Down Under this year, when the Toledo Zoo and the Toledo Museum of Art introduce Australia-themed exhibitions.
The museum's exhibition, Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art from the Hood Museum of Art, opens Friday.
Crossing Cultures features 120 works that represent the many art-making practices of Aboriginal people, including acrylic painting on canvas, ochre painting on bark, sculpture and photography.
The zoo's exhibit, Wild Walkabout, is slated to open on May 24 - bringing the fascinating natural world of Australia to zoo visitors.
The adventure starts with a walk-through wallaby exhibit and continues with dingoes and death adders. A colorful Great Barrier Reef exhibit in the Museum of Science showcases the intrigue of Australia's coastal waters. All across the zoo, visitors explore the gems of Australia.
The museum is coordinating hands-on art activities at the zoo's opening weekend, while the zoo is taking Australian animals to the museum for selected programs throughout the summer.
Talk on Maya civilization will be April 19 in Toledo
TOLEDO - "Recent Research on the Collapse of the Ancient Maya Civilization" presented by Dr. James Aimers on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art's Little Theater.
Aimers is an associate professor of anthropology at the State University of New York, Geneseo.
This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Toledo Society, the local chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Boating education offered
TOLEDO - Mike Schabeck, well-known Toledo area boater and educator, will teach a Boating Education Course on April 21 at Ottawa Hills Elementary School, 3602 Indian Road in the community room from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The course fee is $35 per person
Many aspects of boating will be covered including navigation aids, rules of the road, signaling, personal watercraft, anchoring, docking, VHF radio, trailering your boat. Certificate of Completion from the State of Ohio will be issued after passing a short test.
Pre-register at 419-537-9852 or Mike Schabeck 419-460-4829 (leave a message).
|Last Updated on Thursday, 11 April 2013 09:54|
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