School of Visual and Performing Arts - Alumni News
Kim Sanchez (BA 2014 Film/Video) was the coordinator of the Glass City Film Festival for 2016, which was held at The Ohio Theatre in Toledo, May 20-21. is one of many cultural programs made possible by United North, a community development corporation in Toledo’s Old North End. United North’s services include housing assistance, business services, village council meetings, financial coaching, and leading the revitalization of the Ohio Theatre and Event Center. was a neighborhood gathering spot for sharing experiences like family outings, first kisses, and fun with childhood friends. The theatre was part of a vibrant neighborhood that had a variety of thriving businesses. It was a community cornerstone, and it can be again.
James Aponte (BA 2016 Film/Video) had his film Pursuit screened at this year's Glass City Film Festival. Pursuit was shown in the Emerging Filmmakers Block on May 20. The science fiction, thriller, action film was directed by James Aponte, with key cast members, Victoria Zajac, Jeffrey Burden II, Anna Coulter, and Sean Koogan (BA 2015). Stephen Mariasy (BA 2015) and Trent Underwood handled cinematography and Andy Collings (BA 2015) was the assistant director. See the Trailers here.
If your in Toledo stop into "Jules" Webster's The Art Supply Depot. UT BFA alumna, Julie Webster started her own business, The Art Supply Depot, which has generated economic impact for the City of Toledo. After two years of planning, Jules opened The Depo at 29 S. St. Clair St. with the goal of selling high-quality art supplies and price-appropriate works from talented local artists, as well as operating as a home base for a growing arts community. While her plan has remained the same, the concept has expanded beyond her original dream. The store now carries ten times more inventory than expected, the local businesses she hoped to attract to the Warehouse District are there, and the arts community is thriving. In-store gallery shows and events draw artists of all skill levels into the Depo, creating a supportive network of creatives. Not only can you find artist's supplies, there are classes and workshops for all ages.
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