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Published: Thursday, 7/9/2009

Studios, galleries open for 'Third Thursday' walk

Third Thursday Art Walk will be July 16, 6 to 9 p.m., in the Warehouse District downtown, presented by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo. Open to the public will be the studios of Carol Imes-Luscombe and John Luscombe, MMK Gallery, 20 North Gallery, Sur St. Clair, the gallery above Jack Wilson's Studio, first floor offices of Paul R. Sullivan, AIA, the Little Gallery, Bozarts Fine Art and Music Gallery, the SouthWing Gallery, Olive Street Studios, Studio 356, Bartley Lofts' lobby, Hannon's Block Building, Secor Artist Studios, the Ford Gallery, Madhouse Gallery, Truth Art Gallery, and the Collingwood Art Center. 20 North Gallery will open Review/Preview, a show of work by artists who have been exhibited at the gallery in its 17 years. Also, the Bartley Lofts building, 745 Washington St., will turn its lobby into a gallery and host a party from 6 to 10 p.m. Tours of the apartments and the rooftop pool will be offered. Information on the Art Walk is available from Michelle Carlson at 419-254-2787 and mcarlson@acgt.org.

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The public is invited to an opening reception, 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, for Mack Howard Walton and Paula Fullilove, who are exhibiting their work through Aug. 5 in the Truth Art Gallery, 1811 Adams St. Walton, a retired Jeep employee, paints landscapes and portraits. Fullilove creates nature-inspired sculptures from vines with an element of whimsy.

The Spirit of Creativity, with 380 works of art by students from 14 area high schools, continues through July 19 at the Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibition was curated by the museum's 22-member High School Art Council, comprised of students who want to learn how the museum works. The group is organized by Steve Nowak, the museum's director of education and community outreach.

Huntington Bank at 1001 Sandusky Ave., Perrysburg, will display the art of Harry Daugherty, Maureen DeRonge, Ramona Mercer, and Nancy Stonerock through August.

The Sanger branch library is displaying African trading beads by Lucia Scouten, woodturning by Andrew Pauken, and photographs of the four seasons by Andy Morrison through July 31. The library is at 3030 West Central Ave.

Valerie Escobedo's art will be feted at a wine tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Wine Merchant, 540 South Main St., Findlay, where it will be displayed through July. She's an assistant professor of art at the University of Findlay. She prepares by shooting video, but her finished work is often oil on canvas. She portrays each scene as a photograph, as if it's from a distance.

The Detroit Institute of Arts is asking people to donate works of art that have a minimum value of $250. They'll be auctioned Oct. 1 and 2 in a fund-raiser for the cash-strapped museum. Through July 17, 350 items will be accepted for the Big Art Sale being coordinated by and auctioned at DuMouchelle Art Galleries in Detroit. So far, submissions include pieces by Jacob Lawrence, Max Ernst, Alexander Calder, and Tyree Guyton. Information: dia.org, 313-833-6760, and annualfund@dia.org.



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