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Published: Thursday, 6/20/2013

Sauder Village, Angelwood Gallery feature fiber art

BY TAHREE LANE
BLADE STAFF WRITER

Fabulous Fibers opens with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception tonight and continues through July 21 at Angelwood Gallery in Grand Rapids, Ohio. It includes wearable art, sculptures, felt, and mixed-media pieces made by people whose work was accepted into the recent fiber577 show at the 577 Foundation in Perrysburg. The gallery is at 24195 Front St. Information: 419-832-0625 and www.angelwoodartgallery.com.

Another fiber event will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Sauder Village. At Focus on Fiber Arts, people will demonstrate spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, tatting, and dying. Their products will be displayed as will looms and spinning wheels, and hands-on activities will be offered. Fiber-arts supplies and hand-made goods will be sold. The historic village is at 22611 State Rt. 2 in Archbold, Ohio. Information: 800-590-9755 and saudervillage.com.

Several artists have work in the new exhibit, Between Blisters & Blue Skies, at Launch Pad Cooperative. The theme is an examination of cheerfulness, playfulness, and achievement, contrasted with gloom, despair, and affliction. Showing art are Carrie Day, Erin Garber-Pearson, Julia LaBay, Joe Levickas, Jefferson Nelson, Arturo Rodriguez, and Casey Jex Smith. Opening reception will be 6 to 9 p.m. June 28 in the gallery at 911 Jefferson Ave. It will be open during Art Walks, 6 to 9 p.m. July 11 and Aug. 8, and by appointment.

Ever wanted to create a bronze sculpture? Emmanuel Enriquez will teach the process in a two-week class, for which eight students will be accepted, July 8-11 and 15-19. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the class will be held at Common Space Art Studios, 1700 N. Reynolds Rd. Fee: $375. Enriquez has sculptures at Fifth Third Field (Who’s Up) and Toledo Botanical Garden (Empathy). The class is organized by Prizm Creative Community. Registration deadline is June 30. Information: 419-666-8183 and ceb2002@bex.net.

Classes for children, teens, and adults are offered at Art Supply Depot, 29 S. St. Clair St., including a noon to 2 p.m. June 29 monoprint workshop ($25) for children in grades 4 through 8 that includes mixing color, block-printing inks, and learning about a method of making prints. Teacher will be Stacey Grasso.Claudia Cooper will show how to make tiny masterpieces such as artist trading cards, Rolodex cards, and luggage tags at a 2 to 4 p.m. session on Sunday; the fee is $15. Other classes are pottery, oil painting, and portraiture. Information: 419-720-6462 and artsupplydepo@gmail.com.

Prizm Creative Community will host a field trip that includes a docent-led tour of the Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books at the University of Findlay. People should meet at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday in the Riverplace/Churchill’s parking lot on State Rt. 25 (Dixie Highway) outside the Subway in Perrysburg. Maps will be distributed and people can carpool. Stops will be made in Findlay for lunch and ice cream.

RSVP by Sunday to ceb2002@bex.net or 419-666-8183. To learn more about Prizm field trips and workshops, check myprizm.com or call 419-931-8732.

Send items two weeks before the event to tlane@theblade.com.



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