Thursday, March 31, 2011

Free eBooks featuring authors such as William Shakespeare

There is a cool website called 'Project Gutenberg' that has over 33,000 free downloads of a variety of eBooks due to the fact that their copyright has expired. When I was checking out the books that they have available, I noticed that they carry eBooks by one of my favorite poets,William Shakespeare, and decided to share the link to it in case anyone is interested: Enjoy!

Performance artist Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson is a very talented contemporary performance artist. According to an article about her which was posted today on the NoneSuch web site, she "is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this week for the opening of a new exhibition at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) titled I in U (Eu em Tu). The retrospective show, created exclusively for the CCBB, presents a set of original works produced by Anderson from the 1970s to today, featuring installations, photographs, drawings, videos, music, and documentations of performances."

I have seen her perform twice. One of the times that I saw her in Philadelphia, about twenty years ago, I was actually sitting in a seat that was designated as a seat being filmed during the concert with the camera that was embedded in her violin. It was wild to see myself on the screen behind her, at various times, during the set.

'We Are One' event on April 4, 2011

Toledo Area Jobs with Justice is holding a 'We Are One' event, in remembrance of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and his solidarity with public workers fighting for collective bargaining rights, on April 4, 2011. This event is the perfect opportunity to take a stand in support of all working people.

There will be two different times that you can get involved in this just cause:

  • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the UAW Local 14, located at 5411 Jackman Road, Toledo, Ohio
  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the UAW Local 14, located at 5411 Jackman Road, Toledo, Ohio
For more information, please contact Karen Krause at 419-475-8380 or by email at

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

EdgyRep reading of Neil LaBute's 'The Mercy Seat'

On Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 8:00 pm there will be an EdgyRep Reading of Neil LaBute's 'The Mercy Seat' at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre. Before the performance, at 7:30 pm, there will be a small reception.

For more information on how to get tickets, either call 419-243-9277 or visit their web site.

The Toledo Repertoire Theatre is located at 16 10th Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604.

Gold Varon singing "Somebody to Love"

Ok-so I was just seeing who my most recent Twitter followers are and came across this young man, Gold Varon, from Davao City, PH. I saw that he was a huge Usher fan and immediately checked out his page on Reverb Nation's website at and was delighted to see a link to this video. He has a lot of talent! Check him out!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Fat" by Caroline Rothstein

"Fat" is a very powerful poem that raises awareness about the topic of eating disorders. It explores low self-esteem and body image issues-bravo to Caroline Rothstein for sharing such a strong sentiment of self-acceptance.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Record Store Day at Culture Clash Records

On Saturday, April 16, 2011, starting at 10:00 am, Culture Clash Records is going to have exciting live performances and exclusive releases as part of their Record Store Day event.

Bands that will be performing are:

1:00 pm-The Black Angels
2:00 pm- Suuns
3:00 pm- Frank & Jesse

Toledo Natural Food Co-op, formerly known as the "Phoenix Earth Food Co-op", will also be there to share information about their efforts in providing healthy food options to the local community.

Culture Clash Records is located at 4020 Secor Rd.,Toledo, Ohio 43623. For a listing of the releases, visit the Culture Clash's facebook page. Come on out and support local talent and local businesses!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Calling all local artists and poets

Would you like to promote your poetry or artwork on this website? If you are a local poet or artist, I would love to put samples of your work on my blog.

Feel free to send your submissions, along with any biographical information that you want posted, to my email at Please keep in mind that this is a family friendly blog, suitable for all ages, before making your submission.

Bharti Kher, The Skin Speaks a Language Not Its Own

Bharti Kher is a contemporary artist from India that lives and works in Delhi. She is an amazing artist- I cannot believe the intricate detail of the pattern that she has painted on this elephant sculpture. One of the artists that she has been inspired by is Francisco Goya so that is probably what also draws me to her....

Ohio's March Against Madness at the University of Toledo

Ohio's March Against Madness is a protest tournament that starts today, Saturday, March 26, 2011 and will continue on Saturday, April 2, 2011 and Saturday, April 9, 2011. The local protest starts today, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, at the University of Toledo in front of the Student Union.

According to the Facebook page for the Univerity of Toledo event, it is "a grassroots effort of college students, teachers, and workers to stop Governor Kasich’s attack on Ohio’s middle class. From Senate Bill-05 to his job-killing budget, Governor Kasich has shown in less then 90 days how out if touch he is with the values of Ohio’s working families.We stand united with workers everywhere to save our schools, save our jobs, and save our state."

The tournament will be held "on 16 Ohio campuses, we will be protesting the governor’s destructive policies and budget. The protests will start at noon at each school’s student union and will be organized by each school’s/communities progressive organizations.

The goal is to attract more protestors to your school than the school you are matched against. Make it fun, do what you like and always keep it peaceful!

The protests will grow as campuses are combined at the previous winner’s home site for the next two rounds." So if you have off of work today and want to stand up for Toledo's middle class get out there and make a difference!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

PostSecret author Frank Warren at Owens Community College

Last night, the creator of, Frank Warren, gave a presentation at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Owens Community College. According to the website for Owens Community College, "Post Secret originated from a community art project based on a simple concept: asking people to anonymously send a secret on a decorated postcard. Since November 2004, Warren has received more than 400,000 postcards, with secrets spanning from sexual taboos and criminal activity to confessions of secret beliefs, hidden acts of kindness, shocking habits and fears."

It was very entertaining to hear him share what various people have sent to him on postcards. He has also received secrets on other items in the mail such as a  potato, a bag of coffee, and a picture of himself that was taken at one of his sessions. Probably the most bizarre postcard he shared was one showing a picture of a woman's breast and a pair of tweezers pulling out a strand of hair  from the aerola.

He currently has five books in print, "PostSecret; Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives", "My Secret: A PostSecret Book", "A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book", "The Secret Lives of Men and Women", and "PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God".

If you have a secret that you would like to share with him, send it to PostSecret/Frank Warren, 13345 Copper Ridge Rd, Germantown, MD 20874-3454.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Benefit show for Japan at Ottawa Tavern

The Ottawa Tavern will be hosting a benefit, this Friday, March 25, 2011 and Saturday, March 26, 2011, to raise money for the relief effort in Japan. There will be fourteen bands performing over the course of the two shows.

On Friday night there will be performances by:

People Being Human
A Minor Solution
33 &1/3, Sangsara
Frank & Jesse

On Saturday night there will be performances by:

The Staving Chain
Hemline Theory
Prayers For Rain

The cost for admission is a $10 donation at the door which gives you access to the entertainment at both performances. All proceeds will go directly to The Red Cross to help assist with their relief efforts. They are also accepting donations of bags of rice. Food items will be collected and given to the ISOH/Impact who will ship it directly to Japan.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Keith Haring art made into a mini-video

Ok- this is fun to watch- Keith Haring's art work getting "Into the Groove" with Madonna....

"CityScapes" juried competition seeking online submissions


Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a Juried Competition with the theme “CityScapes” in which 2D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for inclusion into the Gallery’s May 2011 online group exhibition.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from all 2D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field.

A group exhibition of the top five finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of May 2011. Awards will be for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. In addition, 2 artists will be recognized with Honorable Mention awards. Depending on the amount and the quality of the entries there may also be Special Recognition awards posted as well. The theme for the April art competition is “CityScapes”. The submission process and the deadline end on April 28, 2011.

Winners of the CityScapes Exhibition will receive extensive publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, social media marketing and website traffic in order to make the art world aware of the artist’s accomplishments.  There will also be links back to the artist’s website as part of this achievement.

All winners will be selected, announced and featured on the Light Space & Time website on May 1, 2011 and remain online in the gallery through May 31, 2011. Thereafter, the artworks will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives with links to the artist’s websites. 

Artists give us your best CityScapes now.  Submit Here: - Deadline April 28, 2011

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery  conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The gallery website can be viewed here:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Video footage of Bill Cosby's appearance today at Smith Park

It was pretty cool to get to hear Bill Cosby offering advice to our community today on how to make our surroundings a better and safer place to live....

Friday, March 18, 2011

Francesca Lia Block reading from her book 'The Waters and the Wild'

Currently, I am reading a book of poetry by Francesca Lia Block called, "How to (Un)Cage a Girl"-her poetry is simply divine :-)

Broadway Bards at the Original Sub Shop & Deli

Are you looking for somewhere to go to where you can hang out with local poets and eat delicious food? The Original Sub Shop & Deli is hosting its monthly Broadway Bards poetry reading/open mic on Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow spoken word artists and get your voice heard. Also, there is a variety of delectable treats to enjoy such as Flying Rhino coffees, herbal teas, chili, paninis, and submarines.

The Original Sub Shop & Deli is located at 402 Broadway, Toledo, Ohio. It is free to attend this event.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bill Cosby's Community Rally on Education

Bill Cosby will be the guest speaker at a free community rally this Saturday, March 19, 2011, from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm at Smith Park. The Greater Toledo Urban League invited him to the Glass City so that he could have an opportunity to reach out and speak to our youth about being responsible and getting involved with community service.

According to the Greater Toledo Urban League's website, this will be "the biggest event the City of Toledo has ever seen." They also state that "there will be games, information, and performances" in addition to Bill Cosby's appearance.

There will be free t-shirts given to the first 1,000 students. Smith Park is located at Dorr Street and Lawrence Avenue.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Roy Lichtenstein and a small sample of his pop art

Roy Lichtenstein was a famous name in the art world around the same time as Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns (the '60s). He was a very influential pop artist especially in the realm of comic books and commercial art.

ACGT Announces Artomatic 419! 2011 to take place April 2, 9 & 16

The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo is pleased to announce that its popular program, Artomatic 419!, returns in 2011, taking place over three full Saturdays, April 2, 9 & 16, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day.

Celebrating it’s fourth incarnation, the biennial event – held every other year – is looking at one of its biggest and best years yet! As Northwest Ohio’s largest nonjuried, multi-media arts showcase, Artomatic 419! 2011 will see nearly 300 visual, performing, and literary artists from across our region’s Creative Community take over two buildings in Downtown Toledo’s St. Clair Village, situated right in the heart of the burgeoning Warehouse District neighborhood across from Fifth-Third Field.

Due to an overwhelming response from ACGT’s call for artists in the autumn of 2010, Artomatic 419! Out grew its first building, adding for the first time in the event’s history a second site. The 2011 event will take place simultaneously in the 3-story historic building at 407 Washington St. (behind Jed’s), and kitty-corner at 25 S. St. Clair Street (across from Homeslice Pizza). Both of these wonderful structures have been empty for some time, despite being situated in the city’s core. Filled with art, live performance, and Artomatic 419! event-goers, these building will enjoy new life and new recognition for the first time in years.

This year’s event will also feature the new addition of an “official after-party.” The after-party event is sponsored by The Ottawa Tavern and, and will feature regional live entertainment each night from 10 p.m. to midnight at The Event Center (23 N. Summit St.).

This year’s event is made possible through the generosity of our building partners STS Management (407 Washington) and Martin and Wood Appraisals Group LTD along with new tenant, The Art Supply Depot (25 S. St. Clair St.), and The Event Center.  This event is also supported by the Ohio Arts Council, the Small Business Administration, The Toledo Blade, ProMedica, Clear Channel, WTO5 Toledo’s CW, Devicious,, Wayne Lumber, SFC Graphics, the Ottawa Tavern, Flash Toledo, Old West End Records, Crafts 2000 Monroe, Scrap4Art, and the Toledo Warehouse District.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Charles Wright reading "The Woodpecker Pecks, but the Hole Does Not Appear"

Poet Charles Wright is also a teacher at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He has won various prestigious literary awards such as the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award.

Currently, I am reading his book titled, "Black Zodiac" and one of my favorite poems in it so far is "Lives of the Artists", especially the first few lines...

"Learn how to model before you learn to finish things,
Michelangelo hisses....
Before you bear witness,
Be sure you have something that calls for a witnessing,"

Lori Lefevre Johnson performing at Murphy'sPlace

If you are looking for somewhere fun to go this Saturday, March 19, 2011, from 9:00 pm to Sunday, March 20,2011 at 1:00 am, check out jazz vocalist Lori Lefevre Johnson at Murphy's Place. There will be live jazz music and great food!

Murphy's Place is located at 151 Water Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604. There is parking available, for $2.00 an evening, which is located in the parking lot behind the building.

Here is a video showcasing the University of Toledo students playing jazz on Monday nights so you can get a feel for the ambience....

Saturday, March 12, 2011

William Kentridge utilizes pain as raw material for art

William Kentridge, born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1955, explains how he utilizes his personal experiences with pain when creating his art work. The films he makes are a series of photographs based on his charcoal drawings over a long stretch of time. I think it is cool how he transforms his art work (drawings, paintings, collages) into videos.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Red Fez Publications announces nominations for 2011 Million Writers Award


CANADA. Thursday, March 10, 2011–Red Fez Publications is pleased to announce their nominations for the 2011 Million Writers Award.

In a continued effort to promote underground writing, the following writers have been nominated for the 2011 storySouth Million Writers Award for their recent work published in Red Fez Publications— William Taylor Jr., “The Bastards Were Everywhere and Would Endure”; Karl Koweski, “A Handful of Dice” and Sean Pravica, “To Have the Ass”.

Forty-eight stories were considered for nomination. All of the stories were published online between March 2, 2010 and November 30, 2010. They can be read in the archives at

From the storySouth website:
“The Million Writers Award takes its name from the idea that we in the online writing community have the power to promote the great stories we are creating. If only a few hundred writers took the time to tell fifteen of their friends about a great online short story–and if these friends then passed the word about this fiction to their friends (and so on and so on)–this one story would soon have a larger readership than all of the works in Best American Short Stories.”

The deadline for nominations is March 15. Individual writers and readers may nominate one story. Editors may nominate up to three short stories from their online publications. There is no entry fee. The list of notable stories of the year will be released by April 1, 2011, with the top ten stories released by the first of May.

About Red Fez Publications:
Red Fez Publications is an online literary journal published monthly. Red Fez features poetry and prose outside of the narrow, academic stream. Red Fez is committed to bringing light to underground and under-recognized writers and writing.

For more information visit or

Thursday, March 10, 2011

'Still I Rise' by Maya Angelou

This is one of my all-time favorite poems because it is full of hope and aspiration....

After the Grave, Against the Wall, Framing Hanley, and Me Talk Pretty at Headliners

On Friday, April 1, 2011, starting at 7:00 pm, there will be four bands performing at Headliners:
  • After the Grave
  • Against the Wall
  • Framing Hanley
  • Me Talk Pretty
Tickets are $13.00 if purchased in advance and $15.00 at the door. If you want to purchase advance tickets, you can get them at the following locations:
Headliners is located at Headliners 4500 N. Detroit Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43612.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Annie Leibovitz in action on a photo shoot

Aaaahhh... the glamorous life of photographers...I am officially jealous! My favorite photographs by Annie Leibovitz are the one of Whoopi Goldberg being submerged in a bathtub of milk and the one of John Lennon (naked) with Yoko Ono (fully clothed). She has wonderful artistic vision.

Art Night at the Attic

On Thursday, March 10, 2011, from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, there will be the 'Art Night at the Attic' event at Mano's Greek restaurant. The featured spoken word artist is John Dorsey, who is an extremely talented local poet.

There will also be an exhibition and forum for discussion with local artists. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Collingwood Arts Center.

Mano's Greek restaurant is located at 17th and Adams Street in downtown Toledo. The Attic is located on the upper level of the restaurant.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Arts Commission of Greater Toledo Announces Fontana, Stroud, Yarnell Exhibition


The Fontana, Stroud, Yarnell Exhibition will be on display March 7 thru April 22, 2011 in the Parkwood Gallery. The public is invited to join us for a reception for the exhibition on Friday, March 11 from 6 to 8 pm.

The artists in this exhibition are united in their use of familiar materials calling into question our daily routines, realities and common assumptions.

Anthony Fontana, Learning Technologies Consultant and an Instructor of Art at Bowling Green State University, uses a conceptual approach to create a dialogue between traditional art and the internet. Using familiar art materials, like pencils, a sketchbook, a linoleum block and paper, he upturns our preconceived notions of what art is by interjecting supposed high art with contemporary internet experiences and ironic humor.

Another artist, Evaleigh Stroud, carefully considers the power of her materials in her current series of work.  Her mixed media sculpture explores gender roles through pairing the craft of knitting with the iconic and in some cases commonplace subject matter of guns. The soft, glitter embedded yarn of her knitted firearms ask the viewer to question this powerful historical and contemporary symbol. Stroud is currently working towards her BFA in Studio Fine Arts at the University of Toledo.

Last, but certainly not least, the work of Meghan Yarnell rounds out the conversation with social as well as personal commentary regarding the long-standing values of wealth, beauty and happiness. Yarnell enjoys imparting imagery on everyday, functional ceramic vessels to encourage the viewer to reflect upon our social norms while eating breakfast or drinking the morning coffee. Yarnell received her BFA in 3-D Studies at Bowling Green State University in 2005.
The Parkwood Gallery is open Monday thru Friday 8:30 am – 4:30pm and is located at 1838 Parkwood Avenue, Suite 120 off of Monroe Street in Downtown Toledo.

The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo is the longest standing arts commission in the state of Ohio that develops and promotes the arts in the community, serving Northwest Ohio since 1959. 419-254-ARTS

Zombie haikus gone wild

Ok- I am a fan of the book "Zombie Haikus: Good Poetry For Your...Brains" by Ryan Mecum but this video took it too far with the footage of the zombie eating a human liver....LOL!

The Mighty Regis at Mickey Finn's Pub

On Monday, March 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm The Mighty Regis will have a live performance at Mickey Finn's Pub. They are an Irish/Punk/Folk band, who are based in Los Angeles California, visiting Toledo in order to electrify us with their performance.

Mickey Finn's Pub is located at 602 Lagrange Street,Toledo, Ohio.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Interview with the artist Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami is an amazing contemporary manga and anime artist. In case you think you have never seen his artwork, he did the cover art for the album by Kanye West, 'Graduation'.

According to his website,, he "was born in Tokyo in 1963 and received his BFA, MFA and PhD from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He has had recent solo shows at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2003); Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris (2002); Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2001); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2001); and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris (2001)."

Opportunity to make art for WAVE Festival

On Monday, March 7, 2011, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, there is an opportunity at Lourdes College to make beautiful art work on the tiny canvas of a domino. All dominoes and pieces of art that are made during this session will be sold at the W.A.V.E. Festival.

This workshop will take place at the Mother Adelaide Hall, Room 205. If you need directions, you can find them on the website for Lourdes College.

The W.A.V.E. Festival is a celebration of both the diversity of women entrepreneurs and artists and the observance of National Women's History Month. It will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm,at Lourdes College. There will be music, food, and enetertainment.

Creating cool art work on dominoes is not something you get to do everyday, so if you can make it to the event you are sure to have a memorable experience.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Deepak Chopra and Demi Moore reciting Rumi's poem 'Desire'


As Deepak Chopra says when he recites the wonderful poem 'Desire' by Rumi, "Come merge with me, leave this world of ignorance".

Friday, March 4, 2011

'The 2011 Gentleman Practice National Tour' at the Collingwood Arts Center

On Saturday, April 23, 2011, from 6:60 pm to 7:30 pm, Buddy Wakefield will be performing at the Collingwood Arts Center. He is a spoken word artist, who has just finished a book titled "Gentleman Practice", and this will be his final national solo tour.

According to the biography on his website, he "is the two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and most recently signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear then successfully defended that title at the International Poetry Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands against the national champions of seven European countries with works translated into Dutch.

In 2005 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship again and has gone on to share the stage with nearly every notable performance poet in the world in hundreds of venues internationally from The Great Lawn in Central Park and Scotland’s Oran Mor to San Quentin State Penitentiary, House of Blues New Orleans and First Avenue."

Tickets for the event are $10.00 each and can be purchased online. The Collingwood Arts Center is located at 2413 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, Ohio.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The work of contemporary photographer/film director Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman is very intriguing in the way she utilizes her own image to portray the feminine form/spirit in various states of stuff

4th Annual Bukowski Memorial Open Mic

On Wednesday, March 9, 2011, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, the 4th annual Bukowski memorial open mic poetry event will take place at Wesley's Bar and Grill.

If you would like to read either a short selection of fiction or a poem, please arrive early to make sure you are included on the sign up sheet. In addition to the open mic, there will be a few featured readers.

Also, there will be light refreshments and drink specials. Wesley's Bar and Grill is located in downtown Toledo at 1201 Adams Street.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Was William Shakespeare actually a man named Christopher Marlowe?

British poet and writer, Ros Barber, talks about the results of her academic research concerning the topic of  a man named Christopher Marlowe faking his death and then writing as "William Shakespeare" while in exile- very interesting...

Village Voice Poetry at ICE restaurant and bar

On Tuesday, March 8, 2011, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Village Voice Poetry will be hosting an open mic poetry reading at the ICE restaurant and bar.

According to the Facebook page for the event, "The Village is a supportive group of eclectic people that show their love through words. Sharing our stories in front of a audience that is welcoming can be very exciting for a poet, or those of us who just have poetry tendencies, so bring your notebooks, listening ears, and a lot of love, the Village is waiting.

Soultry discribes this night. Addiix of POETRY and NEO SOUL gather to meet and let their WORDS be heard throughout the VILLAGE. The Village is everyone, the voice is our words, and the message comes from the poet and story teller. The stories reflect on past, present, future, and those situations that don't exist, FICTION. The stories are SHARED, and the VILLAGE becomes the WELCOMING of THE VOICE."

The cover charge for the poetry reading is $3.00. The ICE restaurant and bar is located at 405 Madison Ave, Toledo, Ohio (inside of the PNC building).

So come out and support local poetic talent!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zagar rocks

Isaiah Zagar is an amazingly talented artist that has created art/mosaics from recycled objects in the downtown area of Philadelphia. His mosaics cover various buildings throughout the city. He used to get his film developed all the time at a photo lab that I used to work at and what struck me the most about him is how humble he is considering the influence his artwork has had on the face of Philadelphia. He is incredibly gifted....

Glass classes for kids and teens at FUZED

FUZED kilnformed glass studio is having two different series of classes which will help teach children and teenagers more about art and how to create glass.
Classes will be available, for children ages 6 to 11 years old, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on the following dates:
  • Saturday, March 5, 2011 
  • Saturday, March 12, 2011 
  • Saturday, March 26, 2011
There is no experience required to participate. The cost is $25.00 per session.
For teenagers, there will be classes held from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the following dates:
  • Monday March 7, 2011
  • Monday, March 14, 2011
  • Monday, March 21, 2011
  • Monday, March 28, 2011
The cost for each session is $30.00. Please note that the class on March 28, 2011 is on bead-making.
FUZED kilnformed glass studio is located at 114 W. South Boundary, Perrysburg, Ohio.