Monday, March 10, 2014

Tiffin University has Green Art Show

TU’s Diane Kidd Gallery of Art and Green Committee will host a new exhibition, Sustainability, with a special opening reception on Thursday, March 20 beginning at 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Hayes Center for the Arts. All events surrounding this exhibition (see below) are free, and the public is encouraged to attend.  The exhibition will conclude April 17.

Sustainability features 29 artists whose work addresses recycling and environmentalism. The artists are from Ohio and the Midwest, and as far away as Arizona, New York, Louisiana and Maryland. The exhibit includes sculptures and collages from recycled materials, photographs, sculpture, video and installation.

There are two workshops and a film screening surrounding this exhibition.


Wednesday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hayes Center for the Arts Room 111: Mixed Media Artist Dani Herrera from Toledo, Ohio, will conduct a workshop utilizing unconventional and recycled materials (items that people usually throw away such as old clothes, books and buttons--even dryer lint). Participants will learn to make art from recycled material.

Space is limited. To reserve, contact Lee Fearnside at 419.448.3427 or email<>.

Friday, April 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Hayes Center for the Arts Room 111: The Tiffin University Art Enthusiasts Club will conduct an integrative workshop utilizing recycled materials and pieces of found art. Participants will learn how to make lawn/garden ornaments with recycled materials. Reservations are NOT required.


Wednesday, April 16 at 9:30 p.m., Diane Kidd Gallery of Art: Guests will view a screening of the documentary film Waste Land--a story about an artist who travels to one of the world’s largest landfills outside Rio de Janerio to collaborate with others in transforming trash into valuable contemporary art. Waste Land premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. The film won over 50 awards including the International Documentary Association's Best Documentary Award, which was handed to director Lucy Walker inside a garbage bag.

All events will include light refreshments.

Regular Diane Kidd Gallery of Art hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and by appointment.  Group tours are also available.  More information about the Gallery, tours or special viewings can be obtained by contacting Lee Fearnside at<> .


Through the leadership of former first wife Diane Kidd, the original Tiffin University Art Gallery opened in Franks Hall in 1994. Now located in the Hayes Center for the Arts, the gallery has grown to become one of the finest exhibition spaces in the area – a drawing card for art lovers in northwest Ohio and beyond.

For more information about the Diane Kidd Gallery of Art or to schedule a private tour, contact Lee Fearnside, Currator,<

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