Secor Gallery to open holiday exhibitionWritten by John Dorsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
In a show of artistic unity, members of Toledo’s creative class are coming together for a holiday art opening, “Tis The Secor,” at the Secor Gallery from 5 to 11 p.m. Dec. 1.
More than 40 artists as well as arts organizations such as the Toledo Opera and the Toledo Museum of Art will participate. The event will also include live entertainment and a silent auction to benefit the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Young Artists at Work program. A number of the pieces exhibited will be available through Lucas County’s Art Assist Program. The event is being promoted by a number of local artists including Quest for Fire Studios Co-Founder Jerry Gray, Salvatore Schiciano and Thomas C. Brooks.
“I’m very excited about the mix of artists that we have joining us at the Secor studios. From nationally and internationally recognized to local up and coming artists,” Gray said. “Along with the diversity of the individual artists recognition, we have tried to bring in artists from many of the studio spaces from the area including Secor Gallery, the Collingwood Arts Center, Summit St. Studios and Common space.”
The exhibit will feature new works by Tom Lingeman, Scott Hudson, Mr. Atomic, Dustin Hostetler A.K.A. UPSO, Jemma Hostetler, Chris Maher, Doug Kampfur, Richard Reed, Marti Reicanthal, Megan Bremer, Brian Jukeartz, Jessica Besterman, Wade Harrison, Kathy Camp, Julia Camp, Jen Dayton, Phil Hazard, Greg Tarrant and Terry A. Burton, who has agreed to donate the proceeds from the sale of his work to an elementary school art program in the Toledo Public School System.
The artists invited participating organizations, handled the advertising, cleaning of the gallery space, hanging of all of the work, and other related planning activities over the last two months. They hope to make the exhibit an annual holiday event.
“We are a group of artists inviting organizations and institutions to join us in this event. I am excited that we have such great support from our local arts organizations and that they are joining us on the opening night. I am unaware of another event that has brought the arts together quite like this,” Gray said.
“Tis The Secor” will run through Dec. 22, and will be open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. The Secor Gallery is located at 425 Jefferson Ave. Call (419) 514-3991 for more information.