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Published: Tuesday, 11/14/2000

Brown Gallery to open 2 exhibits

The Paula Brown Gallery, 909 Jefferson Ave., will feature new works by Graceann Warn and Valerie Mitchell Thursday through Dec. 16.

Ann Arbor artist Warn specializes in paintings and “mixed-media assemblages” that use found objects and printed materials. Mitchell, a Los Angeles metalsmith, is known for her nature-inspired jewelry made of copper, cement, and silver.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

The Gathering of Quilters Guild will sponsor a meeting and lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday in St. Charles Hospital, Navarre Avenue and Wheeling Street, Oregon. Linda Pumphrey will show and discuss the modern and antique quilts of the Mountain Mist Historical Collection. Nonmember admission is $5 at the door.

“Joseph Sheppard: The Fantastic Figure,” a show of works by internationally noted figure realist Sheppard, opens Friday in 20 North Gallery, 20 North St. Clair St., and continues through Jan. 7.

Sheppard's commissions include portraits of U.S. presidents, Vatican officials, and sports stars, as well as municipal sculptures and murals. Art lovers can meet the Tuscany-based painter from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the opening. Regular gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

  • The Toledo Artists' Club is holding its annual Downtown Art Exhibition in Fifth Third Bank, Madison Avenue and Huron Street. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Friday.

    The American Gallery, 6600 West Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, will feature hand-made wreaths by area artists from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. A new show of work by gallery artists will open Nov. 21.

    First Unitarian Church, 2210 Collingwood Blvd., will hold its holiday art fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Paintings, ceramics, glass, and jewelry by local artists will be offered, as will imported items from Ecuador cooperatives.

    The latest round of Ohio Arts Council Grant Awards was announced recently. Recipients include the Jean Jacques Blanchard Pow Wow Club of Findlay, a $2,000 traditional arts grant for its Weaving the Sacred Circle project, and the Dreamcatchers Arts Council of Pemberville, $300 for summer arts programs. Abstract Impact of Toledo was awarded $1,500 for minority arts organization development.

    REGIONAL

    The Tiffin Glass Collectors Club will meet at 7 tonight in the Tiffin Glass Museum, 25 South Washington St. The show-and-tell session will feature cornucopias; the meeting is open to all.

    “Threads,” a fabric and textile exhibit, opens at 2 p.m. Sunday in ArtSpace/Lima, 65 Town Square; it continues through December.

    Northwestern Ohio artists and photographers are featured at the Wassenberg Art Center, 643 South Washington St., Van Wert, where the annual members show and sale is open through Dec. 22.

    Exhibit hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.

    “Six Tremont Artists,” a show of paintings and sculptures by artists working in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood, has opened in the Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Ave. The show will remain open through Dec. 10; gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday-Friday.

    MICHIGAN

    “Museum of Memory: Photography as Taxidermy” is open through Nov. 22 in Eastern Michigan University's Ford Gallery, Ford Hall, Ypsilanti.

    Sculptor Kenneth Thompson will speak at the Lenawee County Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lenawee Historical Museum, 110 East Church St., Adrian. As a founder of Lenawee Council for the Visual Arts, Thompson headed the Millennium Project, a sculpture based on the county's history.

    “Clifford Rainey: An Obsessive Image,” featuring monocast torsos by the noted English glass artist, is at Habatat Galleries, 7 North Saginaw St., Pontiac, through Dec. 2.



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