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Published: Thursday, 3/29/2012

Athena Art Society shows work at Heidelberg Maumee

BY TAHREE LANE
BLADE STAFF WRITER
"Where Brazen Hussys Danc'd"  a watercolor by Claire Wilson. "Where Brazen Hussys Danc'd" a watercolor by Claire Wilson.
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Athena Art Society members will exhibit their work through April 28 at Heidelberg College, 1757 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. The group was founded in 1903 to assist and encourage women in the visual arts. A reception will be from noon to 2 p.m. April 28. Hours: 2 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Writing Your Artist Statement is a free workshop at 6 p.m. April 10 in Room 450 of the Professional Building, 1838 Parkwood Ave. Such statements may be required when applying for funding, admission to programs, or submitting work to galleries. An RSVP is required. Information: 419-254-2787 and info@acgt.org.

Call for artists: Art on the Mall, July 29 on the main campus of the University of Toledo, is accepting applications through April 30. An estimated 10,000 people attend the event. Information: 419-530-2586 and toledoalumni.org.

Images of the glass collection owned by the Toledo Museum of Art can be seen online at toledomuseum.org/collection (click on "Search Highlights of the Collection," then on "glass.") In addition to a photo, each entry includes a description and sometimes additional remarks. The museum is in the process of entering online images for its entire 30,000-object collection.

The Toledo Women's Art League will open its spring show with a 2 to 4 p.m. reception Saturday in the Toledo Artists' Club at Toledo Botanical Garden on Elmer Drive. It remains on view through April 26. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

One-night art workshops in Whitehouse include acrylic painting with Brenda Clixby, 5 to 9 p.m. April 23 ($40); garden note cards with Joan Soldenwagner, 6 p.m. May 7 ($28), and homemade upcycled paper, also with Soldenwagner, 6 p.m. June 18 ($25). Classes will be held in the Village Hall, 6925 Providence St. Information: 419-877-5383 and whitehouseoh.gov.

Reading, Writing & Rithmetic: Illustrations from Children's Alphabet and Counting Books, runs today through April 20 in the Library Gallery at the Findlay-area campus of Owens Community College. The 20 original illustrations are lent by the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay. Information: 567-429-3088.

A show of new pieces, the Eyes of March, by Susan Woodard, opens with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception Friday in Akimbo Gallery, 175 N. Main St. in Bowling Green. Woodard's small pen-and-inks feature eyes: some appear more serpentine than human, others suggest a tribal dancer. At the reception, the band Toraigh will play traditional Irish music. Information: 419-806-9116.

Youngsters from eight schools are exhibiting their drawings, paintings, sculpture, and jewelry through April 21 in the Wintergarden area of the Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Some pieces can be seen in display cases near the garage-level entrance. Participating in the 12th Annual Connect to Creativity Teen Art Show are students from Anthony Wayne High School, Arbor Hills Junior High School, Bowsher High School, Delta High School, Horizon Science Academy Toledo, Larchmont Elementary, Maumee Valley Country Day School, and Waite High School.

Botanical illustration will be taught in a six-week drawing class, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., beginning April 10 ($215) by Debra Kopka. A blend of art and science, botanical illustrations portray plants realistically. The class will be taught at River House Arts, 115 W. Front St., Perrysburg. Kopka is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators.

A show of her work, Inspired Elegance, continues through April 6 in Library House Antiques and Arts, 24122 Front St., Grand Rapids. A reception will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 419-494-6536 and river-house-arts.com.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the American studio-glass movement, a renovated glass gallery will open Wednesday in the Detroit Institute of Arts. The Aviva and Jack A. Robinson glass gallery, dedicated to studio glass, has new display cases, upgraded lighting, and recent acquisitions. Rebecca Hart, the DIA's associate curator of contemporary art, will speak about the museum's studio-glass collection at 7 p.m. April 27. Information: 313-833-7971.

Send items at least two weeks before the event, to tlane@theblade.com.



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