Mr. Atomic exhibit to open downtown

3/28/2013
BY TAHREE LANE
BLADE STAFF WRITER
Mr. Atomic painting of Bill Haley by Mark Kersey.
Mr. Atomic painting of Bill Haley by Mark Kersey.

An exhibit of paintings by Mr. Atomic, also known as twins Mark and Michael Kersey, will open Monday and continue through April in the lobby of One Government Center. Featured will be about a dozen large acrylics on canvas. Information: mark@mratomicart.com.

Intersections, a solo show of new work by Abner Hershberger, is at 20 North Gallery through May 3.

His abstract aerial landscapes incorporate brightly painted low-relief sculptural wood joined to flat-canvas surfaces.

From Indiana, Hershberger is a retired art professor from Goshen College. He is also showing at the National Arts Club in New York City through April 7.

To view an online catalog of Intersections, check 20northgallery.net. 20 North Gallery is at 18 N. St. Clair St. Information: 419-241-2400.

Dennis Wojtkiewicz, painter and teacher, will speak about his work at 11:30 a.m. April 6 in the Red Room of the Toledo Museum of Art. The free event is sponsored by Toledo Federation of Art Societies.

The Toledo Women’s Art League’s annual Spring Art Exhibit opens Friday and continues through April 25 in the Toledo Artists’ Club at Toledo Botanical Gardens.

The league was founded in 1924 to further its members’ artistic training, and in 2012, it became an auxiliary of the Toledo Artists’ Club. Awards will be announced at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. April 7 in the club.

Ryan Bunch will read his work as part of the Featured Lines series at 8 p.m. Wednesday (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), in Launch Pad Cooperative, followed by a question-and-answer session. Bunch’s writing is about nature, industry, and work, their byproducts, and the ways they intertwine with previous generations.

In addition to showing art, Launch Pad, at 911 Jefferson Ave, presents a guest reader each month. Information: LaunchPadCooperative@gmail.com.

Calls for artists: The Maple and Main Art Fair, a juried event to be held June 1 and 2 in downtown Sylvania, has a Sunday deadline for applications. Six cash prizes will be awarded. Applications can be filed at www.zapplication.com. Information: 419-517-0118 and sylvaniaarts@bex.net.

The Poetry Sidewalks project has an April 10 deadline for its first round of submissions of poetry that will be stamped into new sidewalks around high-profile areas of Toledo.

Short poems and literary works should engage pedestrians in reflections about their city, and provide them with enjoyment or inspiration. It’s funded by the City of Toledo’s 1% for Art Program.

Selected poems will be installed in East Toledo at the National Great Lakes Museum in the Marina District. Consequently, the Arts Commission seeks poems that have Great Lakes themes, such as maritime history, the lakes’ ecological significance, or the impact of these waters on our region. Information: www.TheArtsCommission.org and 419-254-2787 ext. 11.

The 13th annual Connect to Creativity Teen Art Show of drawings, paintings, sculpture, and jewelry made by nearly 100 teen artists in grades 6 through 12, is on view through April 27 in the first-floor Wintergarden area of Main Library, 325 Michigan St. A reception will be 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 27 in the Huntington Meeting Room of the Main Library.

Toledo artist Leslie Adams, whose solo exhibition was recently on display at the Toledo Museum of Art, is participating in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013.

Adams’ work, Sensazione: A Self Portrait, won the Solo Exhibition Award of the 93rd Toledo Area Artists Exhibition. It is one of 48 works included in this juried portrait exhibition, on display through Feb. 23, 2014.

Bowling Green’s First Friday Gallery Hop will be 5 to 8 p.m. April 5, and will showcase several art venues in downtown Bowling Green with exhibits, demonstrations, and live music. Information: 419-806-9116.

Wassenberg Art Center has a new lineup of classes for adults and youth, including anime/manga, drawing on the right, watercolors, acrylics, scrap booking, sgraffito ceramic carving, and a watercolor workshop Aug. 6-9 taught by Tom Lynch.

The center is at 643 S. Washington St. in Van Wert. Information: wassenbergartcenter.org and 419-238-6837.

Flatlanders Art Galleries presents the Spring Exhibition, featuring Craig Fisher, Jan Fox, and Glenn Zweygardt, through June 2.

A closing reception will be 2 to 4 p.m. June 2. Flatlanders is east of Blissfield at 11993 E. US 223. Information: flatlandersculpture.com and 517-486-4591.

The work of James M. Semon is featured through April 5 at Grace Episcopal Church, 315 Wayne St., Sandusky.

Information: 419-625-6924 and www.gracesandusky.org.

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