Juried Student Exhibition on display; award ceremony set for March 15

March 12, 2019 | Arts, Events, UToday, Alumni, Arts and Letters
By Angela Riddel

The Department of Art’s 2019 Juried Student Exhibition is on display through Thursday, March 21, in the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery on the University’s Toledo Museum of Art Campus.

The annual competitive art exhibition is open to all University students regardless of major, and the works displayed cover a range of media.

The Juried Student Exhibition is on display throughThursday, March 21, in the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery.

A free, public reception and award ceremony will be held Friday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery.

This year’s juror is Marc Folk, executive director of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, who received a bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture with a minor in printmaking from the University in 1988.

Folk’s career with the Arts Commission began in 1996 as an instructor in the Young Artists at Work Progra. He coordinated the program in subsequent years and has served as director of the Art in Public Places Program and artistic director, prior to becoming the executive director in 2006. Under his leadership, the Arts Commission has instituted initiatives bridging economic and community development with the arts.


Folk has represented the Arts Commission on numerous Toledo area, statewide and national committees to advocate for and promote the development of the arts, and served for three years as president of the Ohio Citizens for the Arts. He currently serves as co-chair of the Toledo Area Cultural Leaders and is a member of the United States Urban Arts Federation.

In addition, Folk was a 2006 recipient of the 20 Under 40 Leadership Award and the 2009 winner of the Ohio Arts Council Governor’s Award for Arts Administration. In 2010, he was given the Toledo Federation of Arts Societies Special Award and recognized as The University of Toledo’s Outstanding Alumnus in the Arts. He has served as a grants panelist for the Arts Council of Indianapolis; Cuyahoga Arts and Culture; Arts and Science Council of Charlotte; Ohio Arts Council; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The free, public exhibition can be seen Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, contact Brian Carpenter, UT lecturer of art and gallery director, at brian.carpenter@utoledo.edu.

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