Prizm juried show opens downtown on Saturday


Prizm Creative Community’s seventh annual juried show, ART-A-FAIR 2013, featuring art and literature will open Saturday and continue through June 26 in the lobby of the Fifth Third Center at One SeaGate, 550 N. Summit St. A reception will be 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the lobby with awards at 3:30 p.m. and music by Perrysburg High School’s Honors String Quartet. The lobby is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Prizm show will also be on the June 13 downtown ArtWalk.

The Blair Museum of Lithophanes will be open for the season Saturday through Oct. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Lithophanes are three-dimensional translucent porcelain plaques which, when backlit, reveal detailed images. First created in Europe in the 1820s, this is the largest collection of lithophanes in the world. The museum is at Toledo Botanical Garden. Information: 419-245-1356 and

Patterns on Paper opens Friday at the Toledo Museum of Art's Works on Paper Gallery and runs until July 21. The exhibit features about 120 works of art from various artists and is drawn from the museum's collection. It explores the use of repetition, elaboration, and ornamentation to enhance visual pleasure. Admission is free. Also at the museum, the three-part Culture Crossroads special program opens Saturday. It is designed to engage participants in a deeper experience with the materials, methods, and concepts used by artists represented in Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art from the Hood Museum of Art. The sessions, which also will be on the first Saturdays in June and July, are free, but registration for each session is required and space is limited. Call 419-255-8000, extension 7432.

Precision Incision, recent work by paper-cutting artist Mary Gaynier, will continue through June 15 in the Perrysburg Administration Building, 201 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Gaynier’s work, upon close inspection, shows intricate, clever images referenced in the title. The show is coordinated by Main Art-ery and the building is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information:

The Bedford Artists’ Club will display its spring show in the Bedford Branch Library through May 21 during regular library hours. The library is at 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance. Information: 734-847-6747.

The Bowling Green Arts Council is accepting applications (fee: $25) for its June 7-26 show in the Myles Baker St. Gallery on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green. Opening reception will be June 7 in conjunction with a First Friday event. Send three jpeg images of work to

BeadforLife Party, a reception and show of beaded jewelry ranging in price from $4 to $25 and created by women in Uganda, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 in Silver Lining Gallery, 122 Mechanic St., Waterville. The shop carries work by more than 180 artists. Information: 419-441-0025 and

Color, Value, Composition is a colored-pencil workshop led by Bonnie Auten that will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 and 19 in her studio near Tecumseh, Mich. Participants will do short projects focusing on mixing colors, finding values, and creating strong compositions. Fee: $175. It’s coordinated by Community Arts of Tecumseh. Information: and 517-423-0000.

Bowling Green’s First Friday Gallery Hop will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Several galleries and shops downtown will be open and showing local art. Information: 419-806-9116.

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