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Toledo  Blade Article Published: 12/11/2014

PEACH WEEKENDER | ART

New gallery to celebrate grand opening

Nonprofit Delightful Art is in the Davis Building in downtown Toledo

BY TAHREE LANE
BLADE STAFF WRITER


A new downtown gallery, Delightful Art, features work by Robin Schultes, above, and others. The grand opening will be Saturday in the Davis Building, 137 N. Michigan Ave.

The grand opening for a new downtown gallery called Delightful Art will be 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Davis Building, 137 N. Michigan Ave. at Monroe Street. There will be refreshments, DJ’d music, and plenty of art by featured artist, photographer Yvonne Moryc, and a couple of dozen others including Steve Cothern, Robin Schultes, Mania Dajnak, and KC St. John.
Delightful Art is a nonprofit established by Dee Brown, a University of Toledo grad who aims to support all artists, including those who may have been “left behind” because they’re elderly, live in a group home, are veterans, or are mentally or physically disabled, Brown said. In addition to the street-level gallery, Brown is renting a large room upstairs for art lessons.
Parking is on the street and in the large lot behind the gallery on 10th Street. The gallery will be open 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and closed Sunday and Wednesday. Information: 419-420-5516

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Toledo Free Press Article 12.11.14

‘Socially conscious’ art gallery opens Downtown

Written by Maggie Dziubek | | news@toledofreepress.com
Toledo’s art lovers can add “gallery opening” to their agendas 6-9 p.m. Dec. 13 as Delightful Art With Dee becomes Downtown’s newest space for socially conscious art.
The gallery, from local artist Dee Brown, is a project intended to bring art into the lives of underprivileged and underrepresented communities including veterans, people with disabilities and people who are deaf or with hearing loss.
“Art’s the thing. It brings a little bit of joy, beauty and color into everyone’s life,” Brown said.
A portion of proceeds from sales at the Delightful Art gallery will go toward organizing free art classes through a program Brown is calling “Art with a Heart.” These courses will take place in a room above the gallery space. The course catalog will range from family crafting workshops to more advanced courses in flameworking with Robin Schultes, former instructor at the Toledo Museum of Art and owner of Soffietta Art & Oddities. Brown will release more detailed information on course schedules once the funding picture becomes more clear.
Delightful Art With Dee is located at 137 N. Michigan St. in the Davis Building behind the Paula Brown shop. Free parking is available. Brown is sharing the space with Glass City Dharma, a meditation group that will meet in the gallery on Wednesdays and Sundays.
The Dec. 13 event will feature the work of local photographer Yvonne Moryc.

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