Gallery to show self-portraits, landscape photos

Gary Wittenmyer's 'No Way Out #6' is one of his self-portraits that will be on display, along with Eric Zaigler's landscape photography, in a show that opens Friday at LeSo Gallery, 1527 Starr Ave.
Gary Wittenmyer's 'No Way Out #6' is one of his self-portraits that will be on display, along with Eric Zaigler's landscape photography, in a show that opens Friday at LeSo Gallery, 1527 Starr Ave.

An opening reception will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday for Middle Ground, Gary Wittenmyer’s self-portraits and Eric Zaigler’s landscape photography, in LeSo Gallery, established last year in a 1903 building by Amber LeFever and Adam Soboleski. The works suggest intimate moments that reflect a Midwest sensibility. A closing reception will be 7 to 9 p.m. March 1 in the gallery at 1527 Starr Ave. It’s open noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Information: and

Tricks in the Tea Room, a solo exhibition by Kimberly Adams, opens with a 6 to 9 p.m. reception tonight at Launch Pad Cooperative, 911 Jefferson Ave. at Michigan Avenue. It will continue through March 8.

Coming up at the Toledo Museum of Art:

● At a 6 p.m. Feb. 22 presentation, Erwin Redl will speak about the diode-light installations mounted on grids he’s created for 15 years, including for the 2002 Whitney Biennial, a contemporary show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. The Bowling Green resident is the fifth to participate in the museum’s Guest Artist Pavilion Project, which invites a distinguished artist to spend time experimenting with glass. His use of LEDs, often in large-scale environments, plays with the viewer’s perceptions of space and architecture. Redl’s talk in the Glass Pavilion will be followed by a 7 to 10 p.m. demo of his glass blowing. See his work at

● A 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 talk on new excavations at Tell Edfu, a city dating at least to 2600 BCE, will be presented by Nadine Moeller, assistant professor of Egyptian archaeology at the University of Chicago, in the Little Theater.

● George Bellows and New York 1900-1930, is a show of early 20th century work inspired by New York City. Born in Columbus in 1882, Bellows depicted the chaos of working class New York in paintings, illustrations, and lithographs. Included is his oil painting, The Bridge, Blackwell’s Island (1909, a gift to the museum from Edward D. Libbey in 1912), and works on paper by Bellows’ contemporaries. The exhibit was assembled by art-history students from the University of Michigan, who also produced a video of clips from silent films depicting the changing city. Most of the objects are from the museum’s collection, others are loaned by the U-M Library. It continues through April 21 in Gallery 18.

Art students have until Feb. 25 to apply for the Palmer Scholarship, which pays up to $8,000 for travel to pursue an art-related field, such as advancing one’s skills, conducting research, or studying educational methods. Applicants must reside in northwest Ohio. This is one of many scholarships awarded by the Toledo museum. Information:, and 419-255-8000 ext. 7363.

Budding filmmakers, both student and adult, may enter a new contest that involves making a 13-minute film in 50 hours between March 8 and 10. Sponsor is Sylvania Community Arts Commission, which will screen the films April 12 and 13 as part of its Tree City Film Festival. Entry deadline is March 1 and fees are $35 for adult teams and $25 for student teams. There will be cash awards. Information:

Katie Delay will speak about artists’ books at the monthly meeting of Toledo Women’s Art League, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Toledo Artists’ Club at Toledo Botanical Garden. The program is open to guests for a $2 fee. The league aims to further the artistic training of its members either as a profession or as a hobby. Information: 419-531-3902.

My Favorite Things is the name of the current show at Toledo Artists’ Club, on view through Feb.28. The gallery, at the front of Toledo Botanical Garden, is open 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Information: 419-531-4079.

Faces: Portraiture of Pets & People, paintings and drawings by Lylanne Musselman, can be seen through March 31 at Starbucks at Levis Commons, 3145 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. The display is organized by Prizm Creative Community.

Tinola Mayfield-Guerrero’s photography — images of fashion dolls set against snow, leaves, and other natural materials — continues through March 21 in the Library Gallery at Owens Community College’s Findlay-area Campus on Bright Road. She is an instructor of communications, humanities, and languages at the college.

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