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Published: Thursday, 12/4/2008

Jewelry exhibit opening with a reception tonight

Blingin' in the Holidays, 6 to 9 tonight, opens the Toledo Museum of Art's new show, Radiant Ensemble: Jewelry from the Nancy & Gilbert Levine Collection. Free to members, $15 for nonmembers, the event in the Glass Pavilion includes the first peek at bling from the 18th and 19th centuries, a 21st century DJ, appetizers, cash bar, jewelry making, jewelry photo ops, and more. Information: 419-254-5771.

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Blow your Own Ornament, a glass-blowing session, is open to all ages tomorrow to Sunday and Dec. 13 and 14 at the Toledo Area Glass Guild in Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Fee is $20. Information: 419-356-5033. Also at TBG, the Toledo Artists' Club Holiday Show continues through Dec. 26 in the club's gallery, which, along with other resident art cottages, will be open during this weekend's Heralding the Holidays event.

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Nine model ships are on view through Jan. 10 throughout the Main Library, 325 North Michigan St. They are replicas of ships that once plied Lake Erie. Guide maps are available at the first-floor information desk. The exhibit, A Walking Guide to the Lake Erie Ships, is presented by the Western Lake Erie Historical Society in conjunction with the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Information: 419-259-5207.

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Mingle-N-Jingle 2 will be at Curb's Candles, 3159 West Central Ave., 6 to 10 tomorrow night, featuring art by Erika Brodie and Christy Laroy, and the music of John Stanifer. Information: 419-531-2817.

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Sixteeen classic-car paintings will be on view 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 11, at Ballas Buick GMC, 5715 West Central Ave. The artist, Ted McLaren, will be on site. The dealership is also a collection point for Toys for Tots. Information: 419-855-3399.

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A Thomas Kinkade show, Graceland Christmas, will be at the I've Been Framed shop, 3115 West Sylvania Ave., through February.

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Call for artists: Wood County residents aged 18 and older are invited to enter a Community Art Competition. Deadline is Feb. 1. Cash prizes will be awarded in the contest sponsored by the Arts in Common Gallery, 437 South Main St. in Bowling Green. Information: 419-352-3761 and mjdennis@woh.rr.com.

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The Pentamere Winery in Tecumseh, Mich., will host a reception 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday for an exhibit featuring works by Carol Jodis, Muriel Bell, Martha Poppink-Melcher, and Jill Milani. The winery is at 131 East Chicago Blvd. in Tecumseh, Mich. Information: 517-423-9000.



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