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Leslie Adams to open solo show at museum

At the Toledo Museum of Art:


Leslie Adams (American) Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl. Charcoal on paper, heightened with white.


● Leslie Adams: Drawn from Life opens Friday and continues through Jan. 13. It's a collection of about 20 new charcoal drawings and paintings that are mostly autobiographical and incorporate Old Master techniques and classical references as well as a bit of contemporary culture. Adams is a Toledo native who has painted portraits of several area leaders. It's rare for the museum to exhibit a local artist's work, but it's the result of the new Solo Exhibition Award given by the museum for the first time at the 93rd Toledo Area Artists Exhibition in 2011. It will be granted to an experienced area artist every other year.

● The annual Student Art Sale will be Oct. 26-27 in Room 133 of the education wing. Glass, jewelry, ceramics, photography, drawings, paintings, and more by museum students, instructors, and staff will be sold. Members (card required) may preview items from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 26; public hours will be 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27.

● Dress up as a movie star, be photographed on the red carpet, and receive free admission to the Made in Hollywood exhibition during regular hours on Oct. 27.

● The harbor of Ephesus, a city that flourished in the ancient Roman Empire, was a major commercial hub on the Aegean Sea. Sabine Ladstätter of the Austrian Archaeological Institute in Vienna will discuss the city and its history at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Little Theater.

● Ceramic slab paintings and smaller works by Amanda Michelle Smith are displayed at the Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair St., through Nov. 1. A reception will be 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Information:

● Peaceful Visions, watercolor landscapes, cityscapes, and portraits by Sue Semenick, will open with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 26 at Inside Angles Custom Framing Gallery, 6831 Angola Rd. in Holland. It will continue through Nov. 30. Information: 419-867-3533.

● Images by 10 artists are cycling through advertisements on two digital billboards in West Toledo, a project of The Arts Commission and Toledo Detroit Outdoor Media. The boards are at Monroe Street near Secor Road and on Secor near West Central Avenue. A competition yielded 172 submissions from 88 people and a committee of artists, graphic designers, business owners, and Outdoor Media staff chose 10 for display. Information:

● Applications for the Wings Around Whitehouse Butterfly project solicits artist applications through Dec. 15. The village intends to decorate two streets with creatively painted fiberglass butterflies next summer (as Toledo did with frogs and Maumee did with walleye), along with new street lights and banners. Information: 419-877-5383 and

● A reception for Sarah Miller will be 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women in Tucker Hall at the University of Toledo. Her art will be on view through Nov. 30. Information: 419-530-8570.

● Marina Rosenfeld: White Lines, a hybrid of visual-musical works, continues through Nov. 16 in the Byran Gallery at Bowling Green State University. The New Yorker will speak at noon Friday in Bryan Recital Hall. See her cutting-edge work at Information about the BGSU exhibit: 419-372-8525.

Also at BGSU:

● Twombly's Things will be discussed by Kate Nesin, Mellon Fellow at the Toledo museum, at 6 p.m. Monday in Fine Arts Center Room 204.

● Art historian Halldora Arnardottir will speak about Arrixaca/Art/Architecture/Therapy at 6 p.m. Tuesday, 1101 Fine Arts Center, followed at 7:30 p.m. by architect Javier Sanchez-Merina, speaking on Architectures/Reflections.

● At 6 p.m. Oct. 29, Before and After Rembrandt in America will be discussed by Dennis P. Weller, curator of Northern European Art at North Carolina Museum of Art, in Fine Arts Center, Room 204.

● The Detroit Institute of Arts will be open on Tuesdays and extend hours on other days beginning Nov. 13 as a result of voters in the adjacent three counties approving a millage to support the venerable institution. New hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is an admission. Through Jan. 21, the DIA is showing Faberge, the Rise and Fall, with more than 200 precious objects made under the direction of Karl Faberge and beloved by the Russian aristocracy. Information: 313-833-7971 and

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