New gallery, sculpture garden to open March 20

March 19, 2009 | Arts, UToday
By Vicki L. Kroll

The Grey Gallery and Sculpture Garden located on the grounds of the Center for Sculptural Studies Building on UT’s Toledo Museum of Art Campus will hold an opening reception for its first show Friday, March 20, from 6 to 9 p.m.

“Select Student Works From Fall Semester 2008” will feature pieces created by students who took 3-D foundations and sculpture classes with UT art faculty members Thomas Lingeman, Karen Roderick-Lingeman and Patrick Dubreuil last semester.

“The gallery will provide UT students with an additional opportunity to install, present and promote art exhibitions,” Lingeman said.

Some 12 to 15 works will be part of the exhibit; these will be realistic and abstract pieces in cast bronze, fiberglass and aluminum, as well as welded steel, plaster and other materials.

The mission of the Grey Gallery and Sculpture Garden is to increase the visibility of the Center for Sculptural Studies Building to the UT and local arts communities, provide a space for art students to exhibit 3-D works, stage art-related functions, and to attract visiting professional 3-D artists to the University’s Toledo Museum of Art Campus, according to Lingeman.

The Center for Sculptural Studies Building is located southwest of UT’s Center for the Visual Arts on the corner of Oakwood Avenue and Collingwood Boulevard. It has its own parking area accessible from Oakwood Avenue.

The free, public exhibit will be on display through Friday, April 10.

For additional information and viewing appointments, call Lingeman at the Center for Sculptural Studies at 419.530.5343.

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