Prints by the late Eduardo Paolozzi will be displayed tomorrow through Sept. 6 in the Works on Paper Galleries at the Toledo Museum of Art. Scottish-born Paolozzi s graphic art was inspired by the mundane items he collected comic strips, advertisements, consumer products, and found objects. In his collages, he juxtaposed magazine photographs, advertisements, and scientific illustrations. His prints and sculptures helped fuel the Pop Art movement.
The 8th annual Black Swamp Benefit Quilt Auction & Family Festival will be June 19 and 20 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Wauseon. Dozens of handmade, donated quilts with designs that are both contemporary and traditional will be auctioned. Wall hangings, furniture, and other items will be sold. Food and family activities will be available both days. Proceeds are shared by Sunshine, Inc., which supports people with developmental disabilities and their families, and the Mennonite Central Committee, an international relief agency of the Mennonite Church. Information: blackswampbenefit.org.
Once Amish: A Retrospective of Work by Greg Kempf continues through July 5 at the Collingwood Art Center. It includes more than 100 hand-printed and tinted lithographs by Kempf, who moved to an Amish community in central Ohio in 1984 and became a member of their society, painting and making wood engravings of scenes from everyday life. The center is at 2413 Collingwood Blvd. Information: 419-244-2820.
Call for artists. The Arts and Crafts Festival sponsored by the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce has exhibition space available for its Sept. 13 event to be held on the campus of Lourdes College. Booth rental is $135 and registration deadline is July 28. Information: 419-882-2135 and sylvaniachamber.org.
The Northwest Ohio Community Art Show (NoWOH) is scheduled to open with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. July 17 in the Bryan and Wankelman galleries at Bowling Green State University. People ages 16 and older who live in a 12-county area of northwest Ohio are invited to submit up to three pieces from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 9. At last year s inaugural effort, 79 artists submitted more than 200 works and 14 awards were presented. Information: 419-283-9467 and e-mail email@example.com.
New paintings, collage, and social/political narratives by Bob Beach are displayed in the Perrysburg Municipal Courthouse, 300 Walnut St., through July 30. Also, work by the late Maryann Rossi will be exhibited through June 30 at the Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 West Indiana St. The shows are coordinated by the Perrysburg Area Arts Council.
Athanas, Fearnside, Macklin, Whaley Exhibition is at the Parkwood Gallery through July 3, featuring work by Steven Athanas, Lee Fearnside, Courtney Macklin, and Christopher Whaley. The gallery is at 1838 Parkwood Ave. across from the Toledo Museum of Art s Glass Pavilion.
A free Quilt Gardens Tour in the Elkhart, Ind. area is being held through the first hard frost of fall. It s the second year for the tour featuring 16 gardens planted in quilt patterns, in a 40-mile area in northeastern Indiana. One quilt planting, at the 19th-century Meadow Brook Farm in Goshen, covers 1,225 square feet and is planted with soybeans, alfalfa, buckwheat, sunflowers, corn, and for a punch of vivid color, red geraniums. In addition, 16 large painted murals and dozens of quilts are displayed at various sites. Information: 800-860-5957 and quiltgardenstour.com.
Programs at the University of Michigan Museum of Art include the work of Lisa Anne Auerbach, (July 11 through Oct. 11) whose subversive brand of post-punk, DIY aesthetic mixes art and politics. She s addressed the war in Iraq, bicycling in a city of freeways, and slogan-adorned sweater sets.
Through Aug. 30 will be Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos exhibits. It is a complete, pristine set of prints that was recently donated to the museum. A related lecture by Goya expert Janis Tomlinson of the University of Delaware will be at 5 p.m. June 21.
Continuing through Sept. 20 is Untitled (History Painting): Painting and Public Life in the 21st Century.
Through Aug. 16, Chinese Stone Sculpture focuses on works from the 6th century, a period of intellectual ferment and artistic transformation, including the Buddhist arts. A related lecture will be Sunday at 5:30 p.m. by Annette L. Juliano. Information: 734-764-0395 and umma.umich.edu.
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