Toledo Museum of Art to host ‘An Evening with the Jurors’Written by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Toledo Federation of Art Societies will host “An Evening with the Jurors, Tasteful Temptations and Conversations” on Aug. 19 from 6:30-10 p.m.
The event, at the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art, is a “festive, strolling dinner” with food and desserts prepared by the museum’s chef.
Previously known as the “Jury Dinner,” the event will feature two jurors speaking about the entries into this year’s Toledo Area Artists 93rd Annual Exhibition, which will take place Aug. 26. This year’s jurors are Toledo Museum of Art Director Brian Kennedy and Associate Curator Amy Gilman. During the dinner, a jazz group made up of students from the Toledo School for the Arts will be performing from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Attendees will also be eligible to win prizes, including one of several works donated by artists from Toledo.
To reserve your spot, contact Leslie Adams by Aug. 14 at (419) 255-4321. Admission is $35 per person and seating is limited.
— Sarah Ottney
Mud Hens’ ‘Hot August Night’
Northwest Ohio Community Shares is hosting “Hot August Night” on Aug. 28 during a Mud Hens game at Fifth Third Field to raise money for local nonprofit organizations.
“It’s a really good event because everybody can kind of bring something to it,” said Angela Abbatiello, executive director of Northwest Ohio Community Shares. “It’s great to be able to participate in something that is such a wonderful community resource, the Mud Hens and Fifth Third Field.”
Northwest Ohio Community Shares is a federation of 28 Northwest Ohio nonprofit organizations, including Hannah’s Socks, Sylvania Area Family Services and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northwest Ohio. According to Abbatiello, the goals for the event are to raise money, highlight the agencies that are part of Community Shares, kick off the fall campaign and have fun.
“I’m looking forward to sitting out and watching the Mud Hens game after all our busyness is done, having an ice cream and watching the fireworks,” Abbatiello said.
The event begins at 4 p.m. with tickets available for $35 per person and $20 for those 12 and younger. This includes admission to the Mud Hens game and an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner. There will also be a cash bar, 50/50 raffle and live and silent auctions.
This is the first year the event will feature a live auction. Bill Roemer is volunteering as the auctioneer for the event. Roemer is affiliated with Rotary Club of Sylvania and Sylvania Area Family Services. Items available in the live auction include two one-week stays at a condo in Florida and a dinner for six at a fire station in Toledo.
Visit www.NWOhioShares.org for more information about the event.
— Jason Mack
Green Party Hip-Hop event
Toledo Green Party City Council candidates Anita Rios and Sean Nestor are hosting a Hip-Hop event to benefit their campaigns.
The event is Aug. 13 at the Lois M. Nelson Theatre in the Collingwood Arts Center. The headliner is Hip-Hop activist Head-Roc, the frontman of the group GODISHEUS from Washington, D.C. In 2010, Head-Roc wrote a battle rap for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which helped win a labor dispute. GODISHEUS is working on its debut album.
Other acts performing are DJ Benny Keys and The Great Lakes. Spoken-word artist Natural will host the event.
The show begins at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by Rios for Toledo and Nestor for Toledo. Tickets are $7 and are available at Culture Clash, RamaLama Records, People Called Women, AA Records, Original Sub Shop, Shakin Street Records, Colling- wood Arts Center and Allied Record Exchange.
The Collingwood Arts Center is not affiliated with any political party. It is located at 2413
— Jason Mack