BG artist honored for individual excellence
Erwin Redl, Bowling Green, was honored for Visual Arts 3D by the Ohio Arts Council Board and will receive
Individual Excellence Awards are peer recognition of artists for the exceptional merit of a body of their
work that advances or exemplifies the discipline and the larger artistic community. These awards support
artists’ growth and development and recognize their work in Ohio and beyond.
“These awards honor the artistic excellence of individuals who are sharing their creative talents with
Ohio. The Ohio Arts Council’s 2019 Individual Excellence Awards represent the highest level of
achievement in these artistic disciplines, and each year the diversity and caliber of applications is
astounding. The impressive group of artists receiving awards this year proves that amazing work is being
done in the arts throughout Ohio,” said Donna S. Collins, Ohio Arts Council executive director.
FHS leadership group guest on WBGU-TV’s ‘The Journal’
Members of the Findlay High School Leadership Class will be the guests on this week’s edition of “The
Journal,” airing Thursday at 8 p.m. on WBGU-TV.
The class is in its first year at the school and was created with the goal of developing leadership
skills through ownership and application. It is designed to inspire student leaders to devise
initiatives which help both the school and the larger community as well. During their “Journal”
appearance, students and FHS Assistant Principal Meg Simon share how the class got its start and the
projects they are currently sponsoring including those focusing on senior citizens, clean water,
families who are food insecure, and students in need of bedding and other personal items.
“We are really proud of these students. Every idea and initiative is from them,” Simon said. “These
students make us so proud and hopeful for the future.”
“The Journal,” which is hosted by Steve Kendall, is WBGU’s flagship weekly public affairs program
covering a range of topics relating to important local issues. Check your local cable and/or satellite
listing for channel information. You can also view the show online at wbgu.org.
WBGU-TV is a PBS affiliate and partner of Bowling Green State University serving a 19-county region with
award-winning programming and educational resources. For more information, visit www.wbgu.org
Sounds of April in Paris-burg
PERRYBURG — The Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra is presenting its second annual April in Paris-burg on
April 5 at the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 E. Second St.
The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature live music provided by members of the symphony
with a string quartet, a brass ensemble and a piano selections by Omaldo Perez. The event will help
support the Symphony and its musical contributions to the community as well as provide free student
admission to all concerts. Other activities for the evening include a grazing station, a silent auction
and a cash bar.
Ticket prices are $50 each, $95 a couple or $360 a table. To make reservations by March 31 or for further
information, call 419-902-0574. Tickets may also be purchased online through www.perrysburgsymphony.org
Rhythm Summit at Terra
FREMONT — The Midwest Rhythm Summit returns to Terra State Community College April 5-7.
Now in its second year, this three-day music education and entertainment event features some of the
world’s top performers including guitarist Dave Ellefson (Anthrax/Megadeth); bassist Frank Bello
(Anthrax/Megadeth); legendary drummer Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel); award-winning drummer/producer
Thomas Lang (Paul Gilbert), AND drummer/educator Dom Famularo, bassist Oskar Cartaya (Celia Cruz/Ruben
The Summit will feature qquestion-and-answer sessions, artist meet and greets, clinics, masterclasses,
product demos and concerts. Attendees will enjoy multiple exciting and informative sessions and
presentations including Audio for Gaming with world-renowned video game composer Kazuma Jinnouchi (Halo
4&5/Guardians), mock studio sessions, live improv sessions and campus tours.
Open to the public, the event also offers 12 musical instrument clinics including a masterclass with
award-winning drummer Thomas Lang. The Midwest Rhythm Summit offers multiple concerts including an April
6 evening performance from virtuoso rock group Attitudes and Altitudes, featuring Dave Ellefson and
Frank Bello (Anthrax/Megadeth) as well as a Latin jazz concert from the Oskar Cartaya Band and a
performance from Little Kids Rock.
Three-day, single day and evening concert tickets are available. Free student admission to clinics and
masterclasses with valid student ID.
Terra State Community College is located at 2830 Napoleon Road. For a full schedule of activities and to
purchase tickets, visit https://midwestrhythmsummit.org/