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20 North Gallery in Toledo, Ohio Celebrates 20th Season with exhibit "20 North / 20 Years"

Retrospective exhibit of 20 nationally known artists—representing the gallery’s most iconic exhibitions of the past two decades—display their award-winning work in celebration of the power of art as a cultural and economic driver in the region.

May 12, 2012 - PRLog -- 20 North Gallery celebrates their 20th season with Gala Anniversary Reception
Public celebration marks conclusion of retrospective exhibit “20 North / 20 Years”
at Toledo’s premier gallery

Toledo, OH—May 13, 2012.   20 North Gallery will commemorate the debut of their 20th season with a Gala Anniversary Reception on Friday, May 25th.  The reception coincides with the conclusion of the gallery’s current exhibition, “20 North / 20 Years,” a retrospective exhibit of 20 artists representing the gallery’s most iconic exhibitions of the past two decades, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, glass, jewelry and photography in celebration of the power of art as a cultural and economic driver in Toledo.

In 1992, St. Clair Street was virtually abandoned, now it is a thriving arts/entertainment zone and "Arts Hotspot" in the downtown landscape.  20 North Gallery was the pioneer in this location—and was so successful at attracting people who had never been downtown before—that their section of downtown became the home of the new stadium, the new arena, restaurants, shops and other destination points in the Toledo community.  20 North Gallery is now the oldest, independent gallery in Toledo.

The exhibit’s 20 participating artists include: Michael Sheets, the very first artist to exhibit at 20 North Gallery with his solo exhibit, “Michael Sheets: Absolute Ohio” ; Leslie Adams; Kimberly Arden; Mike Basista; Aaron  S. Bivins; Michelle Carlson; Wil Clay; Steven Conine; Joe Ann Cousino; Adam Grant; Peggy Grant; Philip Hazard; Skot Horn; Tom McGlauchlin; Elaine Mikel; Kelly Sheehan; Joseph Sheppard; Mike Sohikian and Bruce Works; as well as David J. Eichenberg, one of 20 North’s most recent artists, who has once again been accepted into the prestigious BP Portrait Award exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England.

In addition to his exhibited work, Eichenberg will be unveiling a new painting at the May 25th Gala Anniversary Reception.  20 North Gallery is proud to be Eichenberg’s North American representative for commissioned portraiture—the unveiling marks the foundation of that relationship.

20 North Gallery, exhibiting artists and Art Director Peggy Grant, will be welcoming friends and collectors at the free Gala Anniversary Reception on Friday, May 25th, from 6 - 9p.m.  Reception attendees can celebrate the debut of 20 North Gallery’s 20th season by enjoying light refreshments, hors d’ oeuvres, music, reminiscences of past exhibits and conversations highlighting the future plans of the gallery and these distinguished artists.  At the reception, 20 North Gallery will honor all artists who have exhibited at the gallery, as well as the many individuals who have contributed their talents to its success.

Congratulations and recognitions by gallery representatives and local dignitaries will begin at 7p.m. and conclude with the Eichenberg portrait unveiling.

To view a virtual tour by GreaterToledoVirtualTours.com of “20 North / 20 Years” :  visit www.20northgallery.net  

What: Gala Anniversary Reception for “20 North / 20 Years: the Debut Exhibit of Our 20th Season”
Where: 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair Street, (Downtown) Toledo, Ohio 43604, 419-241-2400
When: Gala Anniversary Reception — Friday, May 25, 2012, 6 – 9 p.m., Recognitions at 7p.m.

“20 North / 20 Years: the Debut Exhibit of Our 20th Season”
Through May 26, 2012
Exhibit Hours
Wednesday – Saturday:
Noon – 4 p.m.
and By Appointment

For More Information Contact: Eric Hillenbrand (Owner) or Peggy Grant (Art Director) at 419-241-2400, or visit www.20northgallery.net
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