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Published: Thursday, 9/26/2013

News of Art

LeSo Gallery to mark anniversary, open show

BY TAHREE LANE
BLADE STAFF WRITER

LeSo Gallery celebrates its one-year anniversary with its 10th exhibition, Overture II, a show of more than 60 pieces by 50 artists, with a 7 to 10 p.m. reception Saturday.

Muralist Mr. Taylor will paint a Food for Thought trailer, live music will be provided by ADJ-ective and guests, and refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

A closing reception/​artists talk will be 7 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 19. Parking is along Starr Avenue and at the Toledo Sports Center across the street. The gallery is at 1527 Starr Ave. Information: contact@lesogallery.com.

● David Hume Kennerly, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, will speak at a free lecture and slide presentation at 7 p.m Oct. 3 in the University of Toledo's Student Union, Room 2592.

A contributor to Newsweek magazine, Kennerly has shot news events for more than 50 years and was President Gerald Ford's personal photographer.

He is a Canon Explorer of Light, a group of master photographers who speak about their work. Information: 419-530-8314.

● Showing at the Grand Rapids Art Museum as one of 21 pieces selected for the exhibit Reimagining the Landscape and the Future of Nature is an oil-on-copper painting by Waterville native Erin Anderson.

Her Emanation No. 2 is a realistic silhouette of a woman, nude from the ribs up. The exhibit is part of the ArtPrize competition in this western Michigan city that continues through Oct. 6. Anderson, 26, is a graduate of Maumee Valley Country Day School and Miami University.

Locally, she studied with Page Cottier of Monclova. Anderson owns Atelier Dualis, a gallery/​studio in Bethlehem, Pa., where she teaches realism painting.

 A museum curator chose work by the 21 artists that explore ideas from the history of art, the environment, and natural science. In its fifth year, ArtPrize is an open, independently organized, international art competition with a $200,000 top prize decided by public vote.

 This year it includes 1,524 entries representing 47 countries and 45 U.S. states and territories. To see Anderson's selection, go to artmuseumgr.org/​artprize.

● An outdoor exhibit of giant bug sculptures will be at the Town Center at Levis Commons Tuesday through Oct. 31. They're made from natural materials such as trees, saplings, and branches, are up to 12 feet tall, and have traveled the country. Big Bugs will be in six locations at the mall, on view 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The artist is David Rogers of Long Island, who originally built the bugs in four categories: ants, praying mantis, spider and web, and dragonfly and debuted them in 1994 at the Dallas Arboretum. The shopping center is at 3201 Levis Commons Blvd. in Perrysburg.

● A glass mosaic class, suitable for ages 8 and older, will be 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 12, taught by Gail Christofferson at the Waterville Library, 800 Michigan St., Waterville. Participants will make a greeting-card sized mosaic. Fee is $30. Registration deadline is Oct. 8 at the library or Silver Lining Gallery, 122 Mechanic St., Waterville.
 
● Spotlight: Featured Artists at the Ohio Governor's Residence, is a new program honoring the work of Ohio artists. In partnership with the Ohio Arts Council, it will feature three works of a selected artist each quarter. The first honors Columbus resident Wallace Peck; a ceremony was Wednesday at the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden in Bexley. People who are interested in submitting work for consideration in future exhibitions should contact Ken Emerick at the arts council, ken.emerick@oac.state.oh.us, or call 614-728-4421. Artists must live and work in Ohio and cannot be college students.

● Opening Sunday at the Cleveland Museum of Art is Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome. It includes all the objects in the recently closed exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum in California, most notably the Mozia Charioteer and Phiale Mesomphalos. It will continue through Jan. 5. The show was organized by the two museums, both of which have returned ancient stolen artifacts to Italy in recent years. In 2015, the Cleveland museum will send some pieces from its Italian collection to Sicily.

Items for News of Art should be sent two weeks before the event to tlane@theblade.com.



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