'Worm Room' is a photo by Rosamond Purcell.
Renowned photographer and author Rosamond Purcell will deliver a free talk at noon Feb. 28 in the Carlson Library on the University of Toledo’s Bancroft campus.
She is known for her photographic documentation of natural-history collections and has had more than 50 solo photographic exhibitions. She collaborated with the late scientist Stephen J. Gould on two books. Information: 419-530-8315.
PKN v.4 will be Friday evening in the Blarney Event Center, 601 Monroe St, with doors open at 7, introductions at 8, and presentations at 8:20. Held around the world, Pecha Kucha Nights are a free format for networking and giving presentations that allows each presenter to show 20 slides, 20 seconds each, for a six-minute, 40-second talk. Topics are often related to art or design.
Scheduled for Friday are Scott Delaney, Aerin Garber-Pearson, Will Lucas, Megan Mattimoe, Kelly McGilvery (Artomatic 419!), Amanda Moore (Toledo Streets Newspaper), Steve North (Lifeline Toledo), Judy Paschalis (QuiltToonist), and Gordon Ricketts (Bowling Green State University Arts Village/South End Murals). Information: pechakucha.org.
Meet Me at TMA, a program for people who have early-stage memory loss and their companions, will look at contemporary art at 1:30 p.m. March 2 in the Wolfe Gallery of the Toledo Museum of Art.
Another program, A Brush with Art: Asian Art, will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 8 in the museum. It will include a discussion of Asian art as well as mindfulness exercises.
Both programs are free. To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, at 419-537-1999.
Bowling Green’s First Friday Gallery Hop will be 5 to 8 p.m. March 1, in shops along Wooster and Main streets. Information: 419-806-9116.
Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles, a rarely loaned painting from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, is on view in the Detroit Institute of Art through May 28. Three Van Gogh works — The Diggers, Portrait of the Postman Roulin, and his 1887 Self-Portrait — are also displayed in the Dutch galleries.
Van Gogh (1853-1890) produced three nearly identical paintings of his bedroom in Arles, saying its colors were tranquil and simple. Information: 313-833-7900 and dia.org.
Junk to Funk!, an eco-fashion show in which recycled and cast-off items are used to create all types of clothing, invites participants.
The show, at 6 p.m. April 18, which includes hors d’oeuvres, music, and a silent auction, is a fund-raiser for the Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St. in Tecumseh, Mich. Clothing will be judged in several categories. Information: 517-423-6617.
Send items two weeks before the event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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