Harry Daugherty's 'Olde Harrye B's Gasse Statione' is one of the works in Art-A-Fair at Owens.
Art-A-Fair 2011, Prizm Creative Community's fifth juried exhibition, will open with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception May 12 in the Terhune Gallery in the lobby of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Owens Community College. Featuring visual and literary art created by Prizm members, it will then run May 16 through June 9 in the gallery. Prizes will be awarded at the reception.
People of all ages who are interested in painting urban landscapes outdoors are invited to join a free group that will gather at 10 a.m. May 14 and on the second Saturday of each month through September. The group will meet at the Toledo School for the Arts, 333 14th St. between Adams Street and Madison Avenue, and walk into the Uptown area to draw and paint, meeting back at the gallery at 2 p.m. to discuss the experience. Bring sketchbook and pencils or painting medium of choice and a sack lunch. Easels are available to borrow. The new En Plein Aire group is organized by Leslie Ann Taylor, director of Gallerie 333 at the school. Information: 419-246-8732 ext. 291 and email@example.com.
Bob Brier, an expert on mummies, will give a free talk on Myths and Mummies at 7:30 p.m. May 13 in the Toledo Museum of Art's Peristyle. A senior research fellow at Long Island University, he studies mummification practices and was the first person to mummify a human cadaver using the exact techniques of the ancient Egyptians. He'll be joined by Patricia Remler, author, photographer, and art historian, who has worked on documentaries about mummies and Egypt and wrote Egyptian Mythology A--Z. She teaches at Long Island University and is married to Mr. Brier.
20 North Gallery's Derby Days reception will be 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Manhattan's Restaurant, 1516 Adams St. The establishment will serve mint juleps and multiple screens will show the 6:15 p.m. race. An exhibit of horse-related art will be at Manhattan's Friday through Sunday. Admission is $5. Information: 419-243-6675.
Hammersmith, Nunn, Tayui is the new show at the Parkwood Gallery, 1838 Parkwood Ave. off of Monroe Street in the offices of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo. A reception will be 6 to 8 p.m. May 13. The exhibit continues through June 17. Information: 419-254-2787.
A $2 million renovation is under way at the University of Toledo's Center for Performing Arts and will continue into mid-August. The building houses music, theater, and film programs. Faculty and staff will temporarily move their offices to the Scott Park Campus Faculty Annex.
The theater area will receive digital video and equipment storage spaces, new dressing rooms, a green room, an expanded scene shop, and a design classroom. The lobby will be enlarged for receptions. Recital Hall will be renovated with a rebuilt stage and construction of a sound wall behind the stage to improve acoustics. Seats will be recovered and carpeting will be replaced. The choral practice room and band/orchestra room will be expanded, and the music lab and recording studio will be improved. Progress can be tracked at utoledo.edu/as/music and utoledo.edu/as/theatrefilm.
Indian Kalighat paintings, prints, and drawings are on view through Sept. 18 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Originally created as souvenirs for tourists in the 19th century and often sold at important temple sites in India, they are brightly colored and highly stylized works with themes that are religious and also reflect the changing social order as well as the influence of Western materialism. Information: clevelandart.org and 216-707-2483.
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