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Published: Thursday, 4/13/2006

Photo Arts Club plans spring seminar

The Photo Arts Club of Toledo will host its annual spring seminar, featuring presentations by The Blade's Andy Morrison, who is a master nature photographer, and Lyle Sizemore, known for his panoramic photography, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22 in the conference center of Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. The seminar is $40 for nonmembers and $30 for members of the Photo Arts Club, Toledo Botanical Garden, and the Toledo Area Metroparks. Information: 419-536-8422.

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Applications are available for the University of Toledo Alumni Association's 14th annual Art on the Mall, juried art show, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 30 on the campus mall. The jury fee is $15; registration deadline is April 28. Information: 419-530-2586.

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The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Kickstart Toledo, and the Collingwood Arts Center invite area artists to a free networking opportunity at the Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. The event, from 7 to 10 p.m. April 21, will feature food, drinks, and the music and art of the CAC's resident artists. In addition, a shuttle bus will be traveling between the CAC and shows at Space 237, Leslie Adams Gallery, and 20 North. Information: www.kickstarttoledo.com.

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Space 237, 237 North Michigan, will host "Object Discarded, Object Revered," an exhibition featuring the work of Sharon Frankel, Melanie Harris, Buzz Meyers, Jayne Nieb, Zachary Orcutt, Clayton Peterson, Loring Taoka, Tara Turski, Cara Lee Wade, and Katherine Weston. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. April 21; the exhibit runs through June 2. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 419-255-5117 or www.space237.com.

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The pastel landscapes of Toledoan Neil Frankenhauser are on display through April in the gallery of the Way Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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The Western Lake Erie Historical Society presents a slice of Lake Erie maritime history, with a display of three accurate-to-scale reproductions of early ships in the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., through June. The models are of cargo vessel Erie Belle, a sailing ship built in a Toledo shipyard in the mid-1800s, and two tugboats, the Honey Bea, which would have been seen in the mid-1800s, and a steam tug that would have been seen in the 1930s. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

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The poetry art of Nancy Wilson will be displayed at the Maumee branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 501 West River Rd., Maumee, where hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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D'Vine Designs, 116 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg, is exhibiting mixed-media works by Kate Argow, Dan Gribble, Meghan Bailin, Jennifer Frantz, Donna Barhite, Nancy Jean, Dave Schwan, Mary Jane Erard, Kristen Fisher, Robin Ballmer, Holly Holiday, Sue Dessner, and Crystal Teague. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 419-874-2816.

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Common Space Center for Creativity and the Arts Council Lake Erie West will offer summer art and sciences camps at the Common Space, 1700 North Reynolds Rd. The weekly camps, which run June 12 through Aug. 25, are formulated to help children ages 5 to 12 learn how the arts and sciences are related, through experiences using painting, pottery, theater, and dance. Full-day camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; half-day camps run from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:30

p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: www.artscouncillew.org or 419-531-2046.

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The Sugarloaf Art Fair, featuring more than 300 artists and craftsmen from 35 states and Canada, will return to the Rock Place Financial Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi, Mich., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 21-22 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23. Tickets are $7; children 12 and younger get in free. Information: 800-210-9900.



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