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Archive for May, 2014

Jazz Alive and Well in Toledo

(from an article by Rose Russell of the Toledo Blade – March 30, 2014)

UT Jazz Faculty Gunnar Mossblad and Norm Damschroder perform in Crystal's Lounge with the faculty group CrossCurrents

UT Jazz Faculty Gunnar Mossblad and Norm Damschroder perform in Crystal’s Lounge with the faculty group CrossCurrents. Photo by UT photographer Daniel Miller

A younger generation is also being drawn to the music.

The Toledo School for the Arts Urban Jazz Collective is renowned, while for nearly 40 years, Scott High School students have played jazz music from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on WXTS-FM 88.3.

And at the University of Toledo, “we have an active jazz scene,” with talented and professionally viable musicians, said Gunnar Mossblad, UT director of jazz studies and instructor…the beautiful thing about what’s going on in the schools is that we play music from a variety of eras,” Mossblad said.


Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Music-Theater-Dance/2014/03/30/Some-of-the-great-artists-clubs-have-come-and-gone-but-Jazz-still-thriving-in-Toledo.html#2tMHHfvV3mtcJrGa.99


Summer exhibit features the work of UT photography faculty

From Eric Zeigler's Still Photographs ExhibitThe work of Eric Zeigler, who teaches photography and new media at The University of Toledo, is the subject of a photo exhibition on display now at The UT Center for the Visual Arts, Clement Gallery. This free exhibition is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will be up throughout the summer.

Zeigler says the photos were a happy byproduct of pursuing other photography projects. As such, the photos cover a broad range of subject matter from a damaged car whose missing front end allows it to slip neatly into its unusual parking space, to images of outdoor scenes that will have you asking curiously, “what is that?”

More information about Zeigler and his work can be found on his artist’s web site at http://ericzeigler.com/

Visit the UT Department of Art at www.utoledo.edu/comm-arts/art/index.html

Eric Zeigler
Photography & New Media Faculty
The University of Toledo, Department of Art
Eric.Zeigler@utoledo.edu
419.530.8300