As they visit with aquatic animals and reef dwellers, guests of the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium will have the opportunity to see scenes from underwater adventures in “Mazza Under the Sea” hosted in the aquarium’s Reflections Gallery. The Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay will provide 24 works for display throughout the busy holiday and winter seasons.
“All of the artwork in the exhibit portrays an underwater theme,” said Museum Curator Dan Chudzinski. “Viewers will encounter unforgettable characters from a monstrous whale to a multitasking octopus, as the zoo’s real-life aquatic residents swim about them in the same shared space.”
Included in the exhibit is “Whale and Giant Squid” from Down, Down, Down in the Ocean featuring a battle between the two animals. Other works include Christopher Canyon’s “Green Sea Turtle,” Barbara Helen Berger’s cover art from A Lot of Otters and many more.
The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium will host the exhibit from Dec. 1 through March 1 with hours in December from 10 a.m. until last admission at 8 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and last admission at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information about Zoo hours and exhibits visit www.toledozoo.org.
The Mazza Museum located on the campus of the University of Findlay is home to the world’s most diverse collection of original picture book art. The Museum and Gift Shop are open Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and the Museum hosts a variety of events throughout the year for children and adults.