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Published: Thursday, 10/25/2007

Firenation hosting a duel of glass-blowers

Glass artists will challenge each other to a pumpkin-blowing duel between 7 and 10 p.m. tomorrow at Firenation Glass Studio & Gallery, 7155 Front St., Holland. Owner Matt Paskiet welcomes Michigan artists Chris and Israel Nordin and Louis Sanchez for the Great Pumpkin Blow. Firenation is at 7166 Front St. in Holland. Information: 419-866-6288.

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The Monclova Regional Art Show and sale will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 3 and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd. The free event includes glass, jewelry, metal sculpture, painting, photography, scrimshaw, pottery, wearable art, silk arrangements, and native art. The event is sponsored by the Monclova Historical Foundation and Burkert Photographic Ventures. Information: 419-865-2736.

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How Pop-Up Books Work will be demonstrated at the Toledo Museum of Art's Libbey Court from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2. Participants will learn to make their own pop-up books. Information: 419-254-5771.

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American Gallery, 6600 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, honors the late Maj Curtis with a retrospective of her rugs, wall hangings, and pillows, woven in Swedish Modern style, Nov. 3 to 12. Viewers are invited to a coffee from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3. Information: 419-882-8949.

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Two fabric-design workshops in Perrysburg will be offered by Si Won Lee, a visiting Bowling Green State University scholar. She will teach how to use computer software to design fabrics from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8, in the Way Public Library. The other class, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Schaller Memorial Building, 130 West Indiana Ave., will center on designing and creating a silk scarf using dye techniques. The event is presented by Prizm Creative Community. Information: 419-872-8730 and prizm@bex.net.

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The public is invited to the free First Friday at the Toledo School for the Arts, beginning with a 9 a.m. reception on Nov. 2 and a 9:30 a.m. student performance at 333 14th St. Information: 419-246-8732, ext. 217.

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The area's best high school art will be displayed at Focus 2007, Sunday through Nov. 18 at the University of Toledo's Center for Visual Arts Gallery adjacent to the Toledo Museum of Art. It will feature more than 250 works in all media from 27 schools. Artists' reception and open house will be noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 18, followed by an awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in the Glass Pavilion. Information: 419-530-8306.

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Students in architecture/environmental design will show their work at Bowling Green State University's Bowen-Thompson Student Union Art Gallery Nov. 1 to 19.

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The Tiffin Glass Collectors Club will host its Fall Glass and Antiques Show and Sale at the Seneca County School of Opportunity, 780 East County Road 20, off State Route 100, south of Tiffin. Tiffin Glass and fine glassware will be featured, as well as antiques. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4. Adult admission, $3. As part of the event, the Tiffin Glass Museum, 25 South Washington St., Tiffin, will have extended hours. Normally open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, the museum and adjacent retail store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov 4. Information: 419-447-5505 and info@tiffinglass.org



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