HeART Gallery


Celebrating diversityunityinclusion and abundant life in Toledo.

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About the HeART Gallery

HeART Gallery opened in 2016 and is located in historic St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in downtown Toledo. Adapting to the changes of the downtown climate, a new ministry has emerged in the past year, appropriately named HeART Gallery.  Its first steps of infancy have proven very successful due to the hard-working efforts of the arts committee, staff and members of the congregation. As St. Paul’s strives to be the Christ centered hub of Toledo, this new avenue of out-reach has engaged many people through monthly exhibits, participation in vibrant  Toledo Art Loop activities, and monthly Lunch & Learn events. Riverside Writers, a creative legacy writing group for seniors, and other art, music and food events are planned around the unique interests of those living in the Toledo area. We believe visual art creates discussion for spiritual thought and inspiration for daily life.  Many monthly exhibits of a spiritual and reflective nature are offered, as well as an integration of music and art during worship throughout the liturgical seasons of the church year.  

St. Paul’s and its HeART Gallery ministry continues to be a vital and unique destination: the heart in the heart of Toledo. It is a place of inclusion regardless of age, gender, income, race, beliefs, or life circumstance – all are welcome. Through collaboration with downtown agencies, businesses and other arts groups, HeART Gallery reaches out to bring people together through the arts. We foster an environment where all people can experience the love of Christ through the gifts of artists, writers and musicians, that our eyes may be open to the deeper love of God and a more faithful engagement with the world.  Like a cup of cold water, HeART Gallery serves to replenish those parched by life’s unpredictable journey – offering refreshing balm to heal tired imaginations and God’s word for thirsty souls.  

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Event Schedule

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All Church Activities and the Church Office are closed when Lucas County is under a Level 2 Snow Emergency. If a Level 1, please use discretion, your safety is most important.

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Cars, Cocktails & Vintage Dresses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lunch & Learn 

Thursday, 7/19 – 12:15PM – 1:15PM

Thursday, 8/16 – 12:15PM – 1:15PM

Thursday, 9/20 – 12:15PM – 1:15PM

Thursday, 10/18 – 12:15PM – 1:15PM

Thursday, 11/15 – 12:15PM – 1:15PM

Thursday, 12/20 – 12:15PM – 1:15PM

Enjoy a bowl of homemade soup, breads and sweets while observing a DIY demonstration. 

Please RSVP by calling St. Paul’s Church office at 419.243.4214.

*Parking is available in the Kwik Park lot beside the church. Enter through the side door accessible from the parking lot. Wheelchair ramp is through the first door on the right and leads directly to the elevator. Take the elevator up 1 floor turn left and enter the Gallery.

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Riverside Writers 

Thursday, 6/21 – 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Thursday, 7/19 – 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Thursday, 8/16 – 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Thursday, 9/20 – 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Thursday, 10/18 – 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Thursday, 11/15 – 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Thursday, 12/20 – 1:30PM – 2:30PM

This is an exciting new Gallery program for seniors on the third Thursday each month at 1:30pm. Riverside Writers is a gathering where participants will be lead in a creative writing experience. The goal is to write on a given topic during a four week period and then share it with the group at the following monthly meeting. Afterwards, a new topic will be assigned for the next month. Tips and writing suggestions are given by the facilitator – but these are not “graded and corrected” essays. The writing comes from the heart, assembled as a legacy collection, to be shared at a later date with family and friends.

This is a relaxed and fun way to capture and reflect on humorous and poignant memories of the past that will inform and entertain generations to come. Of course, we will share in a warm bowl of homemade soup and bread to stir our imaginations!

Topics might be similar to these:

¨ Who did you play with as a kid and what did you do?
¨ What was the best meal you’ve ever eaten?
¨ Describe your wedding and honeymoon.
¨ Who have been some of the most important people in your life?
¨ What is your favorite time of year and what do you like to do in that season?
¨ Looking back, what events still make you smile?
¨ Describe your greatest outdoor adventure.

Please RSVP by calling St. Paul’s Church office at 419.243.4214.

*Parking is available in the Kwik Park lot beside the church. Enter through the side door accessible from the parking lot. Wheelchair ramp is through the first door on the right and leads directly to the elevator. Take the elevator up 1 floor turn left and enter the Gallery.

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Visit www.heartgalleryandstudios.com

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PAST EVENTS 2018

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Journey Through Time Exhibit

Thursday, 1/18 – 4-9PM                                                Friday, 1/19 – 4-9PM                                                  Saturday, 1/20 – 10AM-2PM

Journey Through Time is more than a handbag exhibit. Displayed in chronological order, the exhibit is a journey through time, tracing the changing roles of women during a one hundred year period from 1880s to 1980s. Coinciding events include High Tea and a Trunk Show of local artists selling beautifully hand-crafted purses. 

The Parlor will offer high tea:
Thursday, 1/18 – 12PM or 1:15PM 
Friday, 1/19 – 7PM
Saturday, 1/ 20 – 12:00PM or 1:15PM 

Admission is by donation. Reservations are required for High Tea. RSVP by emailing kate@stpaulstoledo.org or through the website heartgalleryandstudios.com.

*Parking is available in the Kwik Park lot beside the church. Enter through the side door accessible from the parking lot. Wheelchair ramp is through the first door on the right and leads directly to the elevator. Take the elevator up 1 floor turn left and enter the Gallery.

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Exhibit Photo Gallery

Hi-Tea Sittings Photo Gallery

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Death By Chocolate

Friday, 2/16 – 6:30PM-9:30PM                   

Setting: Paris 1927. Meet an up-and- coming artist , a cabaret singer, street photographer, and a master chocolatier. But wait! Has there been a murder in the gallery!? Indulge yourself in this fun exhibit/event, that features a DEATH BY CHOCOLATE murder mystery to be solved.

Explore several rooms in our beautiful, gothic-styled building looking for clues, interviewing suspects and sampling chocolate desserts. Enjoy a Cabaret performance by Sonia & Omaldo Perez with
favorite tunes of the 30’s & 40’s in a glam and humorous style. Chocolate creations will astound as you and your table solve the mystery. Where art, wine and chocolate meet – there are no limits to creativity! It’s a Valentine’s event you’ll remember. Chocolate creations will astound as you solve the mystery. Where art, wine and chocolate meet there are no limits to creativity!

Doors open at 6:30 – music begins at 7pm. Make reservations at kate@stpaulstoledo.org. Donation is $10-$15 per person, paid at the door.

*Parking is available in the Kwik Park lot beside the church. Enter through the side door accessible from the parking lot. Wheelchair ramp is through the first door on the right and leads directly to the elevator. Take the elevator up 1 floor turn left and enter the Gallery.

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Journey In Their Shoes

Thursday, 3/17 – 5:30 PM – 8PM
Friday, 3/18 – 5:30 PM – 8PM
Saturday, 3/19 – 11:00 AM – 1PM

 

This exhibit of shoes and photos tells the moving story of everyday Toledo folks and their spiritual journeys. Reading the short narratives accompanying each pair of shoes, you will engage in uplifting moments of challenge, the heartache of being forced to leave your home, examples of inner strength, successes, accomplishments, isolation, regret and exuberant joy. These stories will move you and make you laugh in a very memorable gallery exhibit.

Thursday March 15 at 5:00-8:00pm – Meet the Artist Accompanying the exhibit are black and white photos by James Dickerson, featuring portraits of those he meets on the streets of Toledo.

*Parking is available in the Kwik Park lot beside the church. Enter through the side door accessible from the parking lot. Wheelchair ramp is through the first door on the right and leads directly to the elevator. Take the elevator up 1 floor turn left and enter the Gallery.

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Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
All volunteers and those interested in the future are invited to an appreciation Lunch on Sunday 3/18 at 11AM in the HeART Gallery

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Art & Ingenuity
Thursday,  4/19 – 5PM – 8PM
Friday, 4/20 – 5PM – 8PM
Saturday, 4/21 – 11:00 AM – 2PM

If you like to hang, perch or tape décor to your walls, this is the exhibit for you!

More than 50 creative ideas for displaying artwork, photos, vintage pictures and heirlooms are all represented in unique detail to inspire your spring decorating. DIY projects include a plethora of recycled items such as tension rods, fishing poles, coffee filters, empty salad dressing bottles, birdcages, skirt hangars and napkins – to name a few. Their transformation into display elements can be easily replicated to create a fresh vignette of photos or memorabilia for your home, or given as a gift.

The exhibit opens Thursday, April 19 with a noon ‘Lunch & Learn” event featuring a short talk by Amy Lesniewicz, owner of Alice-Louise Press in downtown Perrysburg. Mexican lunch fare will be catered by La Michoacana of South Toledo. Reservations for Thursday’s “Lunch and Learn” can be made by emailing kate@stpaulstoledo.org. Suggested donation is $8-$10.

The Thursday evening gala from 5-8pm includes music by Scott Biddle with “sips and dips” served. Thursday night is the opening of the Toledo Art Loop. Those attending other Loop activities can take the Art Loop bus from the corner of Erie & Adams. 

The exhibit will also be open Friday 5-8pm and Saturday 11-2pm. HeART Gallery is located in St. Pauls Lutheran Church, downtown Toledo and is handicap accessible with parking adjacent to the church. 

Thursday, 4/19 – 12:15 Lunch & Learn; speaker Amy Lesniewicz Caterer La Michoacana (Mexican) 
Thursday, 4/19 – 5-8pm Music by Scott Biddle; Sips and Dips served

Friday, 4/20 – 5-8pm Sips and Dips served

Saturday, 4/21 – 11-2pm Sips and Dips served

 

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Spring Tea

Saturday, 5/12 – 11:30am

Thursday, 5/17 – 11:30am & 2pm

Friday, 5/18 – 6pm

Saturday, 5/19 – 11:30am & 2pm

To celebrate the arrival of spring and birds in the area, a Spring Tea party will be offered in the Parlor. Men are invited to join the  ladies this month for homemade scones, white cheddar quiche, cala lily sandwiches, lemon tarts and an assortment of miniature sweets. Tea is served in the beautifully appointed parlor, styled like an English castle with antique cup centerpieces

Reservations for Spring Tea are required and can be made by email: kate@stpaulstoledo.org. Suggested donation is $20-$25 per person and can be paid by cash or check only at the door.

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Bird Photography Exhibit
Thursday,  5/17 – 5PM – 8PM
Friday, 5/18 – 5PM – 8:30PM
Saturday, 5/19 – 11:00 AM – 2PM

Every May, Ohio’s Magee Marsh receives dozens of species of warblers as they pass through on their northward migrations. The birds are decked out in their brightest colors for breeding season, and the 10-day Biggest Week in American Birding festival invites tens of thousands of birders to enjoy the view, May 5 – 14. Whether you’re a new or experienced birder, birds are fascinating to watch, but it’s not so easy to photograph them. Wild birds usually don’t pose where you want and, moreover, it’s often difficult to get close enough to take quality pictures. But if you know some basics of bird photography, it becomes much easier to capture amazing moments of the birds’ life.

HeART Gallery will honor this birding tradition with an exceptional exhibit of bird and wildlife photos captured by avid outdoor photographer Fred Young of Butler, PA.  His photographs and note cards are for sale.

To further celebrate the arrival of spring and birds in the area, a Spring Tea party will be offered in the  Parlor.  Reservations for Spring Tea can be made by email: kate@stpaulstoledo.org.  Suggested donation is $20-$25 per person.  Men are invited to join the  ladies this month for homemade scones, white cheddar quiche, cala lily sandwiches, lemon tarts and an assortment of miniature sweets. Tea is served in the beautifully appointed parlor, styled like an English castle with antique cup centerpieces.

 

5/12 – 11:30  Mother’s Day Tea with Gallery Bird Photography Exhibit • reservations required

5/17 – 11:30 & 2pm  Tea with Gallery Bird Photography Exhibit « tea reservations required

5/17 – 17  5 – 8pm  Toledo Art Loop  Bird Photography Exhibit with Hi-Tea Tasting

5/18 – 6:00pm    Tea with Gallery Bird Photography Exhibit « tea reservations required

5/19 – 11:30 & 2pm  Tea with Gallery Bird Photography Exhibit « tea reservations required

 

The Gallery will be open at the same time we are offering Hi-Tea in the Parlor.  

 

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2017 Events

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Event Photo Galleries

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If interested in submitting artwork for any of these events, please contact Kate Philabaum.

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Studio Space Available

There is also studio space for budding artists available for use in our well-lit, historic building opposite the Government Center and Lucas County Courthouse!

If interested in submitting art or utilizing our studio spaces, please contact the church office – 419-243-4214