Cultural groups spread wings during Toledo’s Art Gone Wild!

TOLEDO -Fourteen Toledo-area cultural organizations will present Arts Gone Wild! Friday and Saturday from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Toledo Botanical Garden.
The free event will feature activities and performances for all ages.
Participating groups and activities are:
¥ Arts Commission of Greater Toledo. Young Artists At Work apprentices will lead a scavenger hunt for
recyclables through an artistically-fabricated cityscape path.
¥ The Imagination Station will showcase the science of sound with hands-on, inquiry-based activities
including instrument making, oobleck dancing and musical tools.
¥ Masterworks Chorale. A small ensemble of singers will perform pieces from the chorale’s repertoire both
on stage and while roaming through the crowd.
¥ Metroparks. Visitors will be able to participate in the creation of a tessellation piece. Also nature
walks will be offered.
¥ Sauder Village will feature spinning and carding wool and Native American Wigwam installation.
¥ Toledo Ballet will perform select pieces set during the 2009 Summer Intensive. The pieces will reflect
a variety of dance forms and include an audience demonstration.
¥ Toledo Botanical Garden will offer hands-on art activities.
¥ Toledo-Lucas County Public Library will present storyteller and puppeteer Joyce Davis and her furry
friends telling nature stories and folk tales from around the world.
¥ Toledo Museum of Art will offer a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations.
¥ The Toledo Repertoire Theatre will present highlights from the Rep Ed’s summer musical "Willy
Wonka, Jr."
¥ The Toledo School for the Arts will present performances by the Afro-Caribbean ensemble, Glass City
Steel, Urban Jazz Collective and one-act plays as well as a display of student art.
¥ Toledo Symphony Orchestra. A mixed ensemble of musicians from the symphony and the Toledo Youth
Orchestra will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons" and music by the Toledo Suzuki Strings.

¥ The Toledo Zoo will offer a chance to make objects for the backyard that enhance the environment for
wildlife, present biofacts and show wildlife artwork created by zoo staffers and Summer Safari Campers.

¥ WGTE Public Media will present a visit by Martha from "Martha Speaks!" each day from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. The station’s production staff will be on hand to offer kids the opportunity to sit in front
of the camera and read a short script from a teleprompter. Cub reporters from the station will present
stories from the event.
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