Works in this exhibition are part of the TFAS collection and include pieces by several well-known artists from our region’s past. Artists include: Harvey Littleton (known for organizing the first glassblowing seminar aimed at the studio artist in 1962), Charles Lakofsky, one of the first ceramists to work with high fire translucent porcelain, and Hal Hasselschwert, a renowned jeweler and enamellist. In addition, current regional artists are on display including: James Boldt, Sally Hobbib Rumman, Oraphan Vichitot and Wanda Zuchowski-Schick.
“We really wanted to showcase more three-dimensional work in this exhibit, as well as have works on display that have not been recently exhibited.” Stated Ms. Erin Palmer Szavuly, Associate Professor, Lourdes University. “Works range from 1949 through 2013. They are a great window into what was being created by our area artists at these times.”
Selections for the exhibit were made by long-time TFAS members and Past Presidents, Erin Palmer Szavuly, Lourdes University, and Stephen Johnston, Visual Arts/Photography, Toledo School for the Arts. Both worked together to curate the exhibit. The pieces on display are part of the TFAS collection of artworks that were purchased during the Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, held annually at the Toledo Museum of Art, from 1947.
The reception on October 4, will include members, friends and supporters of TFAS, along with several of the artists whose work is in the exhibit. Membership information will be available, along with updates on the organization’s latest initiatives, including an important announcement for an upcoming exhibit for 2020.
Door Prizes: Two signed 10th Anniversary Editions of I’d Rather be in the Studio:The Artist’s No-excuse Guide to Self Promotion by Alyson B. Stanfield will be given away as door prizes. These books were donated to TFAS as door prizes by Ms. Standfield. More details about the book are at ArtBizSuccess.com/artistbook