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Published: Saturday, 5/25/2002

Let's Face This opens Friday

20 North Gallery, 20 North St. Clair St., presents Let's Face This, featured work by artists Andrei Rabodzeenko, of Chicago and Elena Nemkova of Milan, Italy, who is working on her fellowship in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The show starts Friday, with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m., and runs through July 19. Gallery hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 419-241-2400.

The American Diabetes Association held its Inaugural Celebrity Art Auction Gala on May 18 hosted by SSOE, Inc., in the architectural and engineering firm's headquarters, 1101 Madison Ave. The auction, which raised $40,000 for the diabetes organization, featured collaborative artwork between established local artists and celebrities. Participating artists included John Hejna, Richard Reed, Constandena Mandros, Mike Wallace, and Rachelle Raymer-Gilbert. Celebrities included University of Toledo football coach Tom Amstutz and Tony Packo, Jr., of Tony Packo's Cafe. The highest auction bid went to a watercolor Sept. 11 tribute drawing done by Toledo Fire Chief Michael Bell, under the direction of master watercolorist Aaron Bivins. The piece sold for $3,000. Information: 419-841-5992, ext. 6718.

REGIONAL

Wesley Memorial Gallery, in the narthex of Wesley United Methodist Church, 1200 Van Buren St., Fostoria, presents an exhibit of artwork created by 19 St. Wendelin High School students under the direction of art teacher Janealla Smalley. The works were selected from pieces at the recent St. Wendelin 2002 Fine Art Festival. The exhibit is on view through June 30. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 419-435-8551.

Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 West Portage River South Rd., Elmore, presents its second annual Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition on view June 1 through Oct. 1, with 16 sculptors displaying contemporary works throughout the 17-acre garden setting. Artists include Calvin Babich, Joe Ann Cousino, Emanuel Enriquez, Tom Lingeman, Duane Bastian, Cynthia McLean, and Roger Zielenski. A featured work is a 1991 sculpture of St. Francis by acclaimed artist and sculptor Joseph Sheppard, of Baltimore, Md., and Tuscany, Italy. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $6. Information: 419-862-3182.

Also on display will be several floral paintings and smaller sculptures in the gardens' new Trellis Gallery, scheduled to open June 15 with a group of paintings created by the late Dorothy Bryan. The display, Dorothy Bryan: Treasures from the Studio, will be on view through Aug. 15.

MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 West Liberty St., Ann Arbor, will offer a three-day workshop June 14-16 with master potter John Glick, recipient of the 2001 Michigan Governors Award for Arts and Culture. Glick's work will be on display in the Art Center's Gallery 2 June 1-30. Workshop hours: 7:30 to 9 p.m. June 14; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 15, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16. Cost: $125 per person, preregistration is required. Information or to register: 734-994-8004, ext. 101, or www.annarborartcenter.org.

Lawrence Street Gallery, 6 North Saginaw St., Pontiac, presents Recent Details by Nancy Hopper of Beverly Hills, Calif., on view June 5-29. An opening reception is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. June 7. Information: 248-334-6716.

Washington Street Gallery, 215 East Washington St., Ann Arbor, presents Recent Paintings: Explorations in Color and Form by Julie Karabenick on view June 4-July 6. An opening reception is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 7. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Information: 734-761-2287 or www.wsg-art.com.



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