Unruly Hearts / Unruly Arts
January 20 – March 25, 2023
Celebrating a passion for art – an exhibit of lively artworks across mediums, created by the artists of Toledo-based studio, Unruly Arts
The exhibit continues through March 25, 2023.
20 North Gallery and the artists will be welcoming friends and collectors at the free Public Reception for Unruly Hearts / Unruly Arts on Friday, January 20, from 6 – 9 p.m.
The much-anticipated exhibit comprises the expansive variety of mediums in which the artists of Unruly Arts specialize as they embrace art-making free from restrictions. Viewers will be delighted by the curated works including interactive and kinetic 3-dimensional pieces, non-representational abstract paintings on large canvases, intricate patterns on wearable art and more. The featured artworks carry the spirit of artistic freedom and demonstrate the importance of art as a medium for vulnerable populations to express themselves.
Unruly Arts (Toledo, Ohio) was established in 2016 and currently maintains their studio in the Artist Village at Toledo Botanical Garden (Ohio). As a process-based studio for artists with disabilities, Unruly Arts creates an inclusive and nurturing environment that supports the artistic visions of its creatives, while highlighting that art is an innate expression in which everyone can participate. The studio provides artist opportunities through discovery of new techniques and creating, exhibiting and selling art with an emphasis on artistic freedom.
Open to the public, Unruly Arts’ location in Toledo Botanical Garden welcomes visitors to enjoy works created by the studio’s artists, as well as regularly welcomes community collaboration with studio artists on interactive, bi-monthly exhibits April through September. Additionally, Unruly Arts has exhibited in local community art installations, including a mixed media artwork displayed in the Aquarium at the Toledo Zoo (Ohio) in 2018.
Pieces by the artists of Unruly Arts are included in numerous private collections across the United States, as well as multiple permanent, public and corporate collections such as United Way of Greater Toledo (Ohio) and SJS Investment Services (Sylvania, Ohio). In 2021, Unruly Arts was a recipient of a Stranahan Supporting Organization grant through the Greater Toledo Community Foundation.