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Published: Thursday, 8/2/2012

Area's art lovers have a wealth of upcoming events


Editor's Note: This version corrects the date of the Walter Chapman Centennial event at 20 North Gallery and the phone number for Art in the Garden.

Art in the Garden will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Toledo Botanical Garden. Arts, crafts, and food will be sold; art demos and activities for kids will be offered, and musicians will perform from noon to 4 p.m. The garden is at 5403 Elmer Dr. Information: 419-536-5566.

The August Art Walk (or bike) in and around the Warehouse District and the UpTown area will be 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9. Dozens of studios, galleries, and eateries will be open and bicycle taxi service will operate. People are encouraged to note the new artist-designed bike racks on sidewalks in the UpTown area and art benches in the Warehouse District. The final Art Walk of 2012 will be Sept. 13. Maps of participating venues will be available at each location and at theartscommission.org.

‘White Terrane’ is one of the ceramic works by Timothy A. Wallace on view in the Library House Gallery in Grand Rapids, Ohio. ‘White Terrane’ is one of the ceramic works by Timothy A. Wallace on view in the Library House Gallery in Grand Rapids, Ohio.

Call for artists: Imagine your art splashed on a giant electronic billboard, seen by thousands of people. Local individuals or teams working in any media may submit up to three artworks for consideration for this new project, a collaboration between the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo and Toledo Detroit Outdoor Media, owner of the billboards. Ad content typically cycles through these giant screens every eight seconds and selected pieces will be added to the loop on two local billboards. The goal is to enhance the city's reputation as a center of creativity and culture. Deadline is Aug. 31. Download the prospectus from the Call For Artist section at theartscommission.org or contact Dan Hernandez (dhernandez@acgt.org and 419-254-2787).

Also, Art-A-Licious in downtown Adrian will be Sept. 21 and 22. Deadline for new applicants is Aug. 10. In its sixth year, the event includes art, food, stage entertainment, and family activities. Applications are at artalicious.org/artists.

Bowling Green's First Friday Gallery Hop will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, showcasing the city's art scene, exhibits, demonstrations, and live music. Participating are Akimbo Gallery, 175 N. Main Street; DADA at 131 W. Wooster St.; Happy Badger, 331 N. Main St.; Manabigama Pottery Center at 13270 Bishop Rd.; Studio 14 Tattoos and Body Piercings, 125 N. Main St. Information: 419-806-9116.

The Gionis, Hudson, & Spencer exhibit is at the Parkwood Gallery through Aug. 17, when a closing reception will be 6 to 8 p.m. Using photographic imagery of the past with contemporary images, Tina Gionis explores the passing of time in Toledo and its identity as a mid-size, midwestern city.

Mixed media artist Kendra Hudson creates images of man-made objects growing out of and around natural relics. The porcelain vessels of Elizabeth Spencer indulge in the pleasures of decorating a home, a cake, or the body. The gallery is 1838 Parkwood Ave. at Monroe Street.

Tectonic Systems & Chess Pieces is a new show of ceramics by Timothy A. Wallace in the Library House Gallery, 24164 Front St., Grand Rapids. Information: 419-830-3080 and libraryhousegallery.com.

Meet Me at TMA, a docent-led tour for people who have mild dementia and their caregivers, will look at the exhibit For the Birds at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Toledo Museum of Art. Parking is $5. Information from the Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, 419-537-1999.

Opening with a 6 to 9 p.m. reception Aug. 9 is Walter Chapman Centennial: Celebrating a Career in Art at 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair St. It includes 50 watercolor landscapes by Sylvania's Chapman, who will be 100 in December. Information: 419-241-2400.

Prizm Creative Community's new exhibit is in the downstairs gallery area at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Featured are poetry and art by 22 people, including seven guest artists. The display continues through Sept. 20. Information: 419-931-8732 and myprizm.com.

Four artists who have painted together both inside and out in recent years will show 10 works each at the Dziak Gallery, opening with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception Aug. 10. Lori Roberts-Cobbledick, Rick Dziak, Cary Ferguson, and Debbie Prue, known as the Peninsula Four, live and work on the Marblehead Peninsula east of Toledo. The show continues through Sept. 3. The gallery is at 810 W. Main St. in Marblehead. Information: 419-798-4994 and dziakgallery.com.

Curators at the University of Michigan Museum of Art will discuss recent acquisitions including woodwork and basketry from Korea and China, contemporary wood sculpture and sculptural pottery, Hindu and Buddhist representations of religious icons, and a range of prints at 2 p.m. Sunday. UMMA is at 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor. Information: 734-764-0395 and umma.umich.edu.

The Detroit Institute of Arts offers free museum admission to any visitor wearing a mustache (real or fake) from Friday to Sunday. Admission is usually $8 for adults, $4 for children. The promotion celebrates the eccentric appearance of Salvador Dali, who sported flamboyant upper-lip hair. Dali's painting, Soft Construction with Boiled Beans, is on view in the DIA's exhibition, Five Spanish Masterpieces. Also this weekend, the Dali Project will be performed. It's a puppet performance exploring Dali's embrace of the subconscious. Adult performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday; a performance for ages 8 and up will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. DIA is at 5200 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. Information: dia.org and 313-833-7900.

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