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Published: Thursday, 6/24/2010

Explore the local scene on tonight's Art Walk

The work of Brian Heller of Studio M Printmakers can be seen on Thursday's Art Walk. The work of Brian Heller of Studio M Printmakers can be seen on Thursday's Art Walk.
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The June Art Walk, 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, will feature street performers, studios, and galleries in and around downtown. Included will be Space 237, 237 North Michigan St.; Studio M Printmakers, 320 North Michigan St.; J & J Gallery and Studio, 909 Jefferson St.; Secor Studios, 425 Jefferson Ave.; 20 North Gallery, 18 North St. Clair St.; Madhouse Gallery, 1215 Jackson St.; Sur Saint Clair Gallery, 1 South St. Clair St.; Studio of Jack Wilson, 19 South St. Clair St.; the office of architect Paul R. Sullivan, 23 South St. Clair St.; Ahava Spa, 34 South St. Clair St.; Downtown Latte, 44 South St. Clair St.; Swank Gifts, 48 South St. Clair St.; Bozarts Fine Art & Music Gallery, 151 South St. Clair St.; Homeslice Pizza, 28 North St. Clair St.; Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd., and Flying Rhino Coffee & Chocolate, 1516 Adams St. Art Walks, scheduled on the fourth Thursday of the month, also will be held July 22, Aug. 26, and Sept. 23. They're coordinated by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo. Information: 419-254-2787. Maps at acgt.org.

• New Works/Old Friends features painting, sculpture, jewelry, and photographs at 20 North Gallery through July 3, and includes works by members of the Shared Lives Studio. A 6 to 9 p.m. reception tonight is in the gallery at 18 North St. Clair St.

• The Journey, new mixed-media work by Sandra Jane Heard will debut at a 6 to 8 p.m. reception tomorrow in River House Arts, 115 West Front St., Perrysburg. It continues through July 30. Information: 419-874-8900 and river-house-arts.com.

• A free 2009 film, American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art, will be at 8 p.m. June 25 in the Little Theater of the Toledo Museum of Art. The 88-minute movie peruses 40 decades of rock posters, beginning with those made for concerts in the 1960s and continuing to the present, and includes interviews with 30 artists. It's part of the museum's Summer of Love film series, in connection with the exhibit, The Psychedelic 60s: Posters from the Rock Era.

• A four-session life-drawing workshop with live, undraped female and male models will be 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 10, 17, 24, and 31 in the Collingwood Art Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. Fee: $60. Instructor will be Wil Clay. The class is organized by Omni Artists of Toledo. Reservations: 419-243-4122.

• An Ekphrastic Poetry Contest will be at the Toledo Artists' Club, located at the Toledo Botanical Garden, beginning June 25 and continuing through Aug. 27. People are invited to select a piece of art in one of the club's shows and write a poem about it. Ekphasis is a device in which one art medium tries to relate to another medium by defining and describing its essence. Prizes will be awarded and the poems will be published in the club's newsletter. Information: poetryreadingstoledo.clucas@gmail.com.

FINDLAY

The Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay features picture-book art from the Mariann Dana Younger Collection through mid-August. The illustrations are from books such as Night Before Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, and Rumpelstiltskin. Represented are Elisa Kleven, Wendy Watson, Peter Sis, and others.

CLEVELAND

Seventeen new galleries with 900 reinstalled works will open at the Cleveland Museum of Art June 26. Closed for five years, the galleries in the 1916 building exhibit ancient art, and some African and European Middle Ages art, prints, and drawings. The museum's renovation and expansion is expected to be completed in 2013. Still to come are West and North wings and a central connecting Atrium.

FLINT

Glass lovers can add Flint, Mich. to their summer day trips. The Flint Institute of Arts has two exhibits through Aug. 15, Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass, and Tiffany Lamps: Articles of Utility, Objects of Art.

The Italian show, organized by the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Wash., has 160 works by Tagliapietra, who was born in 1934 on the island of Murano and whose artistry is rooted in the Venetian tradition. The Tiffany show features 40 leaded glass lamps. Information: 810-234-1695 and flintarts.org.

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