Ralph Taylor at Toledo’s Art Loop


As part of Toledo’s monthly Art Loop, there will be a pop-up parade or interactive dance performance on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 8:00pm on North St. Clair Street, Toledo, Ohio, featuring the work of Trinidad-born, Detroit-based artist Ralph Taylor. Taylor is the owner of Caribbean Mardis Gras Productions. He uses flexible materials such as aluminum and fiber-glass rods to create his colorful costumes. The Toledo Blade reports:

This month’s Art Loop by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo is taking it to the streets with contemporary, ethnic, traditional, and interactive dance performances.

The evening includes various dance performances and live glassblowing demos in Hensville, performances by the University of Toledo’s Steel Drum Band and Bowling Green State University Kaze No Daichi Taiko drummers, a Swinging Hot Rod Show on Adams Street, a free tango dance lesson at the Paula Brown Gallery, and a Dance Jump Off at Uptown Green.

An interactive dance performance at 8 p.m. on North St. Clair St. will feature the work of Detroit artist Ralph Taylor of Caribbean Mardis Gras Productions, who uses flexible materials such as aluminum and fiber-glass rods to create his colorful costumes.

The monthly art loop is a walking and bus tour of downtown Toledo’s galleries, artist spaces, restaurants and other venues. Events are free; the bus loop costs $1.25.

For a complete schedule of events, go to theartscommission.org/artloop.

[Photo above from http://www.blacdetroit.com/BLAC-Detroit/October-2016/Meet-Ralph-Taylor/]

Many thanks to Peter Jordens for these sources: http://www.toledoblade.com/a-e/Art/2018/09/19/Mellencamp-art-on-display-at-Ohio-museum/stories/20180917163, http://theartscommission.org/events, http://www.kresgeartsindetroit.org/portfolio-posts/ralph-taylor and https://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanMardiGrasProductions

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