Department of Art

Galleries & Events

The Handwritten Project by Leslie Adams

Leslie Adams - The Handwritten Dreams Project

Lecture & Reception:  July 6 

Lecture: 5 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Little Theater
Reception:  6-8 p.m. in the UT Center for the Visual Arts, Main Gallery

Exhibit Dates: Now Through - July 28, 2018 (CVA Main Gallery)
Admission - Free

Drawing is my first love, but I’m infatuated with cursive - with signatures, poetry, and long letters from friends - anything written in one’s own hand. And, I love dreams. I love the dreamers of dreams. A self-portrait, Handwritten Dreams celebrates the hopes and aspirations that we, as children and adults, universally share. It is a drawing, installation, and interactive work that provides the space and time where viewers can pause, reflect, and write their own dreams on paper. Each then pins their hopes to an endlessly growing “wall of dreams” in the symbolically staged 1970’s classroom that I remember as a child. For as a young school girl I was taught to be curious, inspired to dream, and encouraged to record my dreams in perfect penmanship. It made them real. I am so fortunate that my dream of becoming an artist came true, and my goal as an artist is to inspire others to believe in possibility. Reflecting on the great cursive debate confronting today’s society, Handwritten Dreams seamlessly marries the elegance and beauty of line found in both cursive and drawing with the very marks that are the expressions of our individuality and pure imagination.


Artist Amy Pollman and her works Anomalology

Artist Installation by Amy Pollman & students

Exhibit Dates: Through - July 28
RECEPTION: July 6

Amy Pollman is a 2018 University of Toledo Master of Art Education graduate. She will be creating a site specific installation in the CVA courtyard.

ARTIST STATEMENT
My work is a visual product of meditational quandaries on modern existence. As an artist, I document the character and texture of our culture through reconstructed images, objects, and environments. It is important to me that my work is relevant to this particular yet fleeting moment in history.Working with cultural and societal associations to nontraditional materials, (discarded plastics, ‘Twinkies’, medical gloves, etc…) I challenge the often unnoticed yet inescapable relationship with our post-industrial environment. Through marginal alteration, I jar objects loose from their everyday settings, (i.e. seeing one medical glove on a hand vs. 1500 collectively hanging on a wall: see ANOMALOLOGY ). In challenging limiting perceptions of objects steeped in the mundane, I accentuate a more peripheral yet tactile context of current surroundings.


Dear, : Love, an exhibition by artist Ella Musher-EizenmanDear, : Love

An Exhibit by Ella Musher-Eizenman

Exhibit dates: Now-July 28
Reception: July 28

ARTIST STATEMENT
Identity is fluid. It could be explained by first defining the other and then defining ourselves as not the other. Dear, : Love, is an exploration of the duality of one’s introspection and interpersonal relationships, through the act of writing letters. The work seeks to examine the concept of removing individual identity to create a whole. By eliminating identifying, statistical information, what is left are words and images.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ella Musher-Eizenman is photographer and artist. She is a graduating Ottawa Hills High School student and will be studying at Kenyon College in the Fall of 2018. This is her first solo exhibition exploring letters, images, and love.

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    featuring Jova Lynne
    Exhibit Dates: Aug. 27-Oct. 27
    Reception: Sep. 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    (CVA Main Gallery)

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Last Updated: 6/18/18