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Published: Thursday, 10/6/2011

Gallery Loop series winds down with last show


The last Gallery Loop of the year will be 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 14. Art galleries, studios, shops, and eateries will be open in and around downtown and free shuttle buses will run two consecutive loops from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Transfer point for the two loops will be at Toledo School for the Arts' 333 Gallerie at 333 14th St. Buses will stop in the Warehouse District (St. Clair Street), the Uptown District (Adams Street), the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Collingwood Arts Center. Information: 419-254-2787; maps at acgt.org.

Timothy Gaewsky: Caught in a Dream of Impulse and Disillusion, will open Oct. 15 at the Library House Gallery with a 6 p.m. reception. At 8, Andrew Michael Field will read poetry inspired by Gaewsky's work. An interdisciplinary artist working in appropriation, assemblage, video, and sculptural installations, Gaewsky is an art handler at the Toledo Museum of Art. The show will continue through Dec. 3 when a catalog-release party will be held. His self-created catalog will feature images from the exhibit. The gallery is at 24164 Front St. in Grand Rapids. Information: 419-830-3080 and art@libraryhousegallery.com.

A 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 14 reception will open an exhibit at the Collingwood Arts Center of work by people who live there. The center will be on the Gallery Loop that evening. The show will continue through October. Information: 419-244-2787.

Mania Dajnak will teach a printmaking workshop, sponsored by Prizm Creative Community, at Studio M for printmakers. Mania Dajnak will teach a printmaking workshop, sponsored by Prizm Creative Community, at Studio M for printmakers.

A printmaking workshop, sponsored by Prizm Creative Community, will be 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Studio M Printmakers, 320 North Michigan Ave., third floor. Mania Dajnak, instructor, will teach monoprint and drypoint techniques. Fee is $30. Participants should bring a 8-by-10-inch design from which they'd like to make a print. Registration deadline is Oct. 8 at myprizm.com and 419-874-9068.

A Tortured, Thrilling Tale: How the King James Bible Came to Be will be discussed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Cloister at the Toledo Museum of Art. The Rev. Margaret and the Rev. Gregory Sammons will trace what came before it, the political and ecclesiastical forces that shaped it, and the process by which it was published. The Sammons are co-rectors of St. Michael's in the Hills Episcopal Church. This is the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Version of the Bible and the museum's two original copies are on display next to the Cloisters. Information: 419-255-8000 and toledomuseum.org.

Mark di Suvero: Tabletops, opens Saturday and continues through Feb. 26 at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Toledoans may have seen the sculptor's work on the lawn of the Toledo Museum of Art: Blubber (1980) is the giant tire swing along Monroe Street. Honored with the 2011 National Medal of Arts, di Suvero, 78, is known for crafting monumental works of industrial steel and salvaged materials that have been placed on museum grounds, landscapes, and urban environments around the world. By comparison, this exhibit is intimate, featuring 15 of his tabletop-sized pieces built between the 1950s and the present. Their size allowed him to explore ideas relating to the calligraphic nature of form, balance, proportion, and movement. They have been borrowed from private collections as well as the artist. In addition, two di Suvero steel sculptures are on the museum's grounds. The museum is at 525 South State St. in Ann Arbor. Information: 734-764-0395 and umma.umich.edu.

Artwork by Summer Zickefoose will be displayed Oct. 10 through Nov. 11 at the University of Findlay's Lea Gallery. A reception with the artist will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the gallery, inside the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion. Zickefoose, who grew up in Iowa, is an interdisciplinary artist who says the smells of fresh-cut hay, horse manure, and hog pens have lodged permanently in her subconscious and in one way or another, affect her work. "Americana and the art traditions that correspond with it are woven throughout my projects," she said. Information: 1-800-472-9502.

Items for News of Art should be sent two weeks before the event to tlane@theblade.com.

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