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Published: Thursday, 6/27/2013

Museum presents new exhibit, visiting artist

BY TAHREE LANE
BLADE STAFF WRITER

A new photo exhibition telling the story of people who deal with hunger on a daily basis opens Friday at the Toledo Museum of Art. Community members were led through a series of workshops on how fine art and journalistic photography can communicate powerful messages. The exhibition, titled Witness to Hunger, was photographed and juried by local residents. It will be displayed in the Community Gallery until Aug. 9.

Also at the museum, on Friday, visiting artist April Surgent will conduct a free presentation at 6 p.m. at the GlasSalon. The Seattle-based glass artist will discuss her week-long Guest Artist Pavilion Project residency and talk about engraving and cold-working techniques used to shape and manipulate glass. She will be working from 10 to 5 p.m. in the Glass Pavilion Hotshop, which is open to the public. Surgent studied at the Australian National University in Canberra. In 2009, she received a Neddy Fellowship from the Tacoma Art Museum and the New Talent Award through Urban Glass. Most recently, she was awarded the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artist Fellowship.

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Reclamation: The Art of Reclaiming, work by Dani Herrerra, will open July 1 and continue through Aug. 15 in the Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Herrerra, self taught, creates pop icon images and figurative works from zippers, newspapers, dryer lint, and other recycled material. Her flag, titled USA, is made up of paper from the text of the book The Big Secret, and includes cloth and other embellishments. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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The 28th Glass Show and Sale, organized by the Tiffin Glass Collectors, will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Seneca County Opportunity Center, 780 E. County Rd. 20, Tiffin. The club will sell ornaments, books, and other items. At the nearby Tiffin Glass Museum, 25 S. Washington St., more than 1,000 glassware items and memorabilia from the former Tiffin Glass Co will be displayed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Information: 419-447-5505 and www.tiffinglass.org.

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Rebecca Booth’s pastel landscapes, cloudscapes, florals, and animal paintings can be seen at Schedel Gardens in Elmore through Aug. 31.

A meet-the-artist reception will be 2 to 4 p.m. July 7. The gardens are at 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore, Information: 419-862-3182 and schedel-gardens.org.

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The paintings of Anne Abate will be displayed at a one-night reception, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Mansion View Inn, 2035 Collingwood Blvd. Abate uses oils and traditional glazing techniques to achieve soft, deep color. Information: 419-244-5676.

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Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, will open Sunday at the Cleveland Museum of Art. For three decades, Weems has produced challenging and compelling images and installations addressing gender, class, and race. The exhibit will continue through Sept. 29. Information: 877-262-4748 and clevelandart.org. 

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Send items for News of Art two weeks before the event to tlane@theblade.com.



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