An exhibit of veterans’ work will open at 2 p.m. Sunday, with a reception at Way Library’s gallery, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.
Visions of Freedom was organized by the nonprofit PRIZM Creative Community and is the third such event, which is held biennially. It remains on display through Jan. 5.
The show includes visual and literary pieces created by retired military personnel, as well as pieces provided by family members of veterans. Visions of Freedom also includes memorabilia of veterans from the different military branches and a display that includes an empty table setting symbolic of those imprisoned, missing, or fallen service members not attending Veterans Day observances and other gatherings.
U.S. Army retired Col. Chip Tansill, the director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, will be the keynote speaker at the opening reception. Evie Van Vorhis, 8, of Bowling Green, will sing the national anthem to kick off the event.
■ A juried exhibition of five dozen pieces by Ohio artists, including work from at least five local artists, opens today in the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery in Columbus.
Artists Leslie Adams, Jordan Buschur, Arturo Rodriguez, Lynn Whitney, and Matt Paskiet were chosen by jurors from more than 300 applications to participate in the biennial event. The jurors include University of Toledo art professor Dan Hernandez.
Organizers are hosting an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. today. The show closes Jan. 6.
Adams is one of eight artists who will give talks about their careers. She is scheduled to speak at noon Nov. 9.
The Riffe Gallery is in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High St.
■ Local artist Paul Brand is offering a weekly painting class for the public at the Toledo Artists Club, which is at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive.
The workshop-style classes allow students to work in watercolors, acrylics, or pastels. They are 2-4 p.m. every Tuesday. Participants pay $20 per session, and can come to as many or as few as they would like. Experience is not necessary, Brand said.
For more information or to register, call Brand at 419-944-6150 or email him at email@example.com.
■ A student exhibition that shows the study of color is on display at the Wolfe Gallery at Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 S. Reynolds Road, through Dec. 15.
Color Kaleidoscope features the work of MVCDS students from junior kindergarten through 12th grade. Groups of grade levels focused on different media to show how artists use color schemes to set moods, and use natural materials to create pigments.
There will be a reception highlighting the students’ work from 3-4 p.m. Dec. 8.
For more information, call 419-381-1313 or go to mvcds.org/page/academics/fine-arts.
■ The Pub at the Paula Brown Shop, 912 Monroe St., is having a Day of the Dead celebration that will include an exhibit of authentic pottery and other items from Mexican cultures.
The event will be from 5-9 p.m. and feature traditional dance by Ballet Folklorico Imagenes Mexicanas from 6:15-7:15 p.m. and Mexican food and drink.
For more information, go to the Paula Brown Shop Facebook page or call 419-241-8100.
■ Downtown Sylvania’s Red Bird Arts Walk is from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
This month’s walk, which involves art, food, drink, and entertainment at downtown venues, includes a food drive to benefit Sylvania Area Family Services, and handcrafted jewelry by HutOutreach, an organization of single mothers in Haiti. Sales benefit the country.
Send news of art items at least two weeks in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-724-6075.
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