A local artist will have an opening reception for her solo exhibition from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15, at the Art and Performance Center of West Toledo.
Dawn Bucklew’s show, From Darkness to Light, will be shown at the venue through the month of September. Bucklew describes her mixed-media work as abstract and eclectic.
“I believe everyone should use their voice. I use mine through my art in hopes that others will be emboldened to use their own,” she said.
The Art and Performance Center of West Toledo offers visual and performance art events at 2702 W. Sylvania Ave. For more information on Bucklew’s show and other events, go to the center’s Facebook or to Dawn Bucklew Art on Facebook.
■ A Toledo watercolor artist has a solo exhibition of her work this month and most of next at the Perrysburg Municipal Building gallery.
Watercolor: A Solo Exhibit by Liga Daiga opened this week and runs through Oct. 19.
Daiga describes her painting as leaning toward “representational interpretation and is distinguished by her ability to capture movement and emotion within her work.”
The show was curated by Main Art-ery in Perrysburg.
The Perrysburg Municipal Building is at 201 W. Indiana Ave., and the gallery is open for viewing Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information on Main Art-ery or its public art program, go to mainart-ery.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ The Great Swamp Arts Festival is this weekend in downtown Bowling Green.
The popular annual event features more than 100 juried artists, about 50 additional artists as part of the Wood County Invitational art show, demos, a children’s art activity center, and the BG Rotary Club Chalk Walk art competition.
The art shows run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The festival kicks off the night of Sept. 7 with live entertainment.
For more information, go to blackswampfest.org.
■ Sauder Village in Archbold is hosting special demos and other events from Sept. 11 through Sept. 16 to celebrate the craft of local artists.
Celebrate Our Artisans Week will feature woodworkers, quilters, glass and pottery artists, and other craftsmen at the village. The event will include daily drawings to win hand-crafted pieces from the various artists.
Celebrate Our Artisans will run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 16.
Sauder Village charges entry fees of $17 for adults and $11 for children ages 6-16. Children 5 and younger are admitted free, and special rates are offered for seniors and members of the military. For more information, go to saudervillage.org or call 800-590-9755.
■ The Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center is offering Mexican Alebrije painting classes now through Oct. 16 on select dates at branches of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.
Alebrijes are papier-mache or wood sculptures of mythical creatures that are colorfully painted.
The painting classes are to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and are open to all ages. For a listing of class dates and locations, go to toledolibrary.org and search the events page, or go to the library’s Facebook page under events.
■ The Sylvania Community Arts Commission is hosting a celebration of the arts event Sept. 27 that will also honor a local arts advocate and longtime former gallery owner.
The PARTY: A Celebration of the Arts in Sylvania, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at Chandler Cafe, 5648 Main St., and will include the induction of Toni Andrews into Sylvania’s Honored Artist Hall of Fame.
Andrews owned and ran the American Gallery for more than 19 years.
Tickets are $45 a person or $80 a couple.
For more information or to obtain tickets, go to sylvaniaarts.org or the Sylvania Community Arts Commission’s Facebook page.
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