The public is invited to a 6 to 9 p.m. reception Friday celebrating the 20th anniversary of 20 North Gallery at 18 N. St. Clair St. There will be refreshments, music, and at 7 p.m., a short ceremony. The current show, ending Saturday, features paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, glass, jewelry, and photography by 20 artists who have exhibited there over the years. Displayed will be work by Michael Sheets (the first to exhibit here in 1992), Leslie Adams, Kimberly Arden, Mike Basista, Aaron S. Bivins, Michelle Carlson, Wil Clay, Steven Conine, Joe Ann Cousino, Adam Grant, Peggy Grant, Philip Hazard, Skot Horn, Tom McGlauchlin, Elaine Mikel, Kelly Sheehan, Joseph Sheppard, Mike Sohikian, Bruce Works, and David J. Eichenberg, who will unveil a new painting. Others who have exhibited at or been associated with the gallery are invited. Eric Hillenbrand is the owner and Peggy Grant is the art director. Information: 419-241-2400 and www.20northgallery.net.
Want to say you've been exhibited at the Toledo Museum of Art? It's a distinct possibility, even for those of us who can't draw a straight line (which used to be a measure of sorts for one's artistic talent.) For an autumnal portrait-palooza when the museum will launch several portrait-themed exhibits, up to 600 people will have their mugs photographed and hung. They'll be displayed in Museum People: Faces of TMA that will be hung salon style (floor to ceiling) in Gallery 1 from Sept. 28 to Jan. 10. Photos of individuals will be taken for free, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 1 in Libbey Court; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2 in the Glass Pavilion, and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 14 in the Family Center on the lower level of the main museum.
Calls for artists:
● June 1 is the deadline for application to participate in the Black Swamp Arts Festival's Wood County Invitational Art Show. People living within a 30-mile radius of Bowling Green and working in all media may apply at no cost. Those accepted will be charged a booth fee of $130 for the event on Sept. 8-9 during the Black Swamp Arts Festival. Participants will be located in the Huntington Bank parking lot at the corner of South Main and Clough streets. Applications are at http://www.blackswamparts.org/BSAFArtWCIAS.htm. Information: VisualArts@BlackSwampArts.org.
● Also with a June 1 deadline is the Cherry Street Mission Family and Arts Festival that on June 30 will celebrate 65 years of the Cherry Street Mission Ministries serving the community. Information: 419-450-5895 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
● June 15 is the final date to apply for a variety of art projects at the University of Toledo that will be funded by the state of Ohio's Percent for Art program. Descriptions and applications are at http://www.oac.state.oh.us/grantsprogs/currentcommissions.asp.
● Artists are sought to sell their wares at the fifth annual Appetite for the Arts weekend, Aug. 17-19, organized by the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council. Information: 419-354-5654 and http://www.portclintonarts.org/2012events.html.
Saving and Money Management for Artists will be a free, 6 to 8 p.m. workshop Tuesday geared for artists. It will be in the Professional Building, 1838 Parkwood Ave., Room 450. Reservations are required by calling 419-254-2787 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Patti Smith: Camera Solo, comprises more than 60 black-and-white gelatin-silver prints taken with a vintage Polaroid camera. It runs June 1 through Sept. 2 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Smith has been a pioneering musician, poet, author, and artist over the last 40 years. Her subjects range from unvarnished portraits of herself and her children to symbolic portraits such as photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's slippers. Her images are infused with personal significance and possess the same unfiltered, emotional quality as does her poetry and song lyrics. Smith began taking 35-mm photographs in 1968 and took up the Polaroid Land camera in 1995.
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