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Museum celebrates 'Artoberfest' with music, beer, tours


"Exit Strategy" by Lee Doezema


Beer meets art from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18 at Artoberfest at the Toledo Museum of Art, organized by Circle 2445, a group of young professionals who support the museum. The event will include sample beers as well as a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres with a Franco-German theme, and music by Jack and the Bear. Also offered will be tours of exhibitions Manet: Portraying Life and Made in Hollywood. Advance tickets are $25 for nonmembers/$15 for members; at the door, an additional $5 will be charged. Information: and 419-255-8000.

What Goes Up Must Come Down: Solo Exhibition by Allison Parsons will open with a 6 to 9 p.m. reception tonight and continue through Nov. 2 at Launch Pad Cooperative, 911 Jefferson Ave. To request an appointment, contact Information:

All Questions No Answers, a solo exhibit by Jefferson Nelson, will open with a 7 p.m. reception Oct. 19 in Bozarts Gallery and Studio. The exhibit will highlight 10 years' worth of sculpture, painting, printmaking, and installation. Music will be performed by 33⅓. Says Nelson: "My greatest hope is to make work that engages visually and transcends culture, economic means, education, age, and time." Bozarts is at 151 S. St. Clair St. Information: 419-464-5785.

Call for artists:

● A fashion-design contest, deadline Oct. 20, will have three categories: Sci-fi/Fantasy, Theater/Film, and Ready to Wear. Thirty designs will be selected to be created for presentation at An Evening with Vin Burnham: A Fashion Extravaganza at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Pinnacle in Maumee. Burnham is a renowned designer for theater and film. The entry fee is $25 and all ages may participate. Prizes for students pursuing degrees in fashion design will include scholarships. Entry forms can be obtained from Nigel Burgoine at and Laura Glover, Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce, 5632 N. Main St., Sylvania.

● Deadline is Oct. 22 for the Toledo Area Artists' Exhibition, in its 94th year. Finalists will be displayed at the Toledo museum beginning Feb. 1. The prospectus is at

● Mural and mosaic artists who would like to be pre-qualified for upcoming public art projects in Ann Arbor may apply by Nov. 9. Information:

● Artistic bike racks are not only sought by Toledo (, with a Nov. 1 deadline), but the city of Fort Wayne, which wants 50 sculptural bike racks. An information session will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Auer Center in Fort Wayne. Deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at Information: 260-481-6495 and sculpture@ipfw@edu.

● Whitehouse Arts Advisory Board is accepting applications for its Holiday FUNdraiser & Arts & Crafts Sale, to be held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 17 in the American Legion Hall, 6910 Providence St., Whitehouse. Fee: $25. Information: 419-877-5976 and

The Sylvania First Bazaar and Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, will focus on DIY and indie crafts: jewelry, paper goods, knits, housewares, ceramics, bath products, craft kits, accessories, clothing, comics, curios, collectibles, and artwork. Also featuring quilts, the event will be at Sylvania First United Methodist Church, 7000 Erie St., across from Plummer Pool.

The Victory Center will present TVC Cancer-Survivor Art Show, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Contributors will be present to tell the stories behind their quilting and doll making, painting and poetry. The center is at 5532 W. Central Ave., Suite B. The event is free, and people who plan to attend are asked to call 419-531-7600.

Expressions: Personal Stories of a Cancer Journey, continues at Sur Saint Clair Gallery through tomorrow. The gallery is at 1 S. St. Clair St. Showcased are photography, paintings, sculptures, and jewelry, most of which will be available for purchase. Admission by appointment: 419-241-7100.

Prizm Creative Community invites members and friends to its annual general meeting and workshops, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, in the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Room 111. Highlights include annual reports, two workshops, and the unveiling of the 2013 PRIZM creative challenge, "Call for Colors." Workshops are $10 for nonmembers. The first will feature Laura Jajko of American Frame, discussing how to prepare high-quality digital files for printing and use of high-resolution digital images for giclee printing on substrates such as paper, canvas, Plexiglas, and aluminum. A second workshop will be presented by Condessa Croninger, art director at 20 North Gallery, who will explain how people can prepare for professional gallery representation. Reservations are requested: and 419-931-8732.

A show of work by Kalamazoo, Mich., artists John Running-Johnson and Lee Doezema continues through Nov. 17 at Flatlanders Art Galleries. Running-Johnson's sculptures are carved and built from wood and steel, usually painted, and are humorous. He pokes fun at bureaucracy with his sculpture Pulse in which 84 small, carved figures appear to look at the viewer with hopelessness. Doezema's large-scale multiple-part paintings study the human condition with broad brush strokes and unusual perspectives. The gallery will host a Fall Bash, 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 27, with music by Jaded Soul. Visitors are encouraged to bring nonperishable foods, canned goods, and toiletries for a food pantry. Flatlanders is east of Blissfield at 11993 E. US 223. Information: 517-486-4591 and

Findlay Art League will offer an eight-week watercolor class taught by realistic painter Laura Barnhardt Corle. Students can work at their own pace. Classes, 7 to 9 p.m., begin Tuesday at the Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St., Findlay. Fee: $95 plus $20 for supplies. Information: 419-889-3018.

The 35th annual Wassenberg Photography Exhibit continues through Nov. 2 at the Wassenberg Art Center, 643 S. Washington St. in Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6837 and

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