Pottery classes for adults and children begin the week of Sept. 9 at the Toledo Potters’ Guild at Toledo Botanical Garden.
Blue Skies Summer Group Show at Hudson Gallery features paintings, prints, ceramics, and glass by Kay Weprin, Mark Wagar, Jan Thomas, John McLaughlin, Scott Horn, Mille Guldbeck, Judy Munro, Tom Marino, and Susan Morosky through Sept. 21. The gallery is at 5645 Main St., Sylvania. Information: 419-885-8381 and hudsongallery.net.
Levis Commons Fine Art Fair will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Town Center at Levis Commons in Perrysburg, featuring work by 125 artists and children’s activities. Information: theguild.org.
Paintings by Maureen DeRonge and Ramona Mercer will be in the Maumee Branch Library Friday through Sept. 30.
Appetite for the Arts will be this weekend at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport Executive Hangar. A gala with silent auction, edibles, and music by the Womak Family Band will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $35. Art will be on view 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. It’s organized by the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council. The hangar is at 3255 E. State Rd., Port Clinton. Information: 419-341-0979 and www.portclintonarts.org.
Pottery classes begin the week of Sept. 9 at the Toledo Potters’ Guild at Toledo Botanical Garden. Adult classes are 10 weeks, meet once a week for 2½ hours on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, and cost $187. Children’s sessions meet for two hours Wednesdays after school for 10 weeks and cost $172. Information: 419-536-5723 and www.toledopottersguild.org.
River Raisin National Battlefield Park has an exhibit relating to the Battle of the River Raisin and early Frenchtown that will continue through Sept. 2. Work by area artists, including photos, sculptures, paintings, and prints, are displayed. At 1 p.m. Aug. 24, Brad Schreiber will instruct visitors how to draw the park’s mascot, Major Muskrat. Muskrats, plentiful in the area, helped early European settlers stave off starvation. River Raisin is the site of the devastating January, 1813 Battles of Frenchtown that occurred during the War of 1812. The exhibit is on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is at 1403 Elm Ave. in Monroe. Information: 734-243-7136.
Calls for artists:
● Outdoor pieces are sought for the Flatlanders Sculpture Annex on E. Chicago Boulevard in downtown Tecumseh, Mich. The space is a concrete/pea-stone hardscape between the municipal parking lot and the main shopping street. Three-month and six-month exhibits are sought and can be solo or group shows. Send submissions to Flatlanders Art Galleries, Attn: Ken Thompson, 11993 E. U.S. 223, Blissfield, Mich. 49228 or email@example.com. Information: 517-486-4591.
● LeSo Gallery, 1527 Starr Ave., invites artists to apply for its juried exhibition, Overture, by Sept. 8. Two and three-dimensional works are welcomed and people can send up to 4 images at $5 each. Informtion: www.LeSoGallery.com.
● Commodore Perry, 505 Jefferson St., seeks artwork for what were formerly storefront windows. The windows face a high-traffic path between Fifth Third Field and Huntington Center. Windows will be equipped with lighting, panels, hanging systems, and pedestals. Contact LeAnne Black at 419-242-5011 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
● Toledo SOUP seeks artists, crafters, and jewelers for an art fair in conjunction with its noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 event at the Toledo School for the Arts, 333 14th St. The first 15 participants can set up a free table to sell their wares. To reserve a space, contact Maxwell Austin at 419-309-3780 or email@example.com. Information: www.ToledoSOUP.org.
● Cancer Connection of NW Ohio seeks submissions for its fifth art auction that will be Sept. 21 in the Paula Brown Gallery. Proceeds will benefit the organization. Deadline is Sept. 6. To donate, contact 419-725-1100 and www.cancerconnectionofnorthwestohio.com.
Tiny Tin Art, reusing old tin boxes to make new objects, will be 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Art Supply Depo. Cookie tins, cigar holders, and breath-mint containers are suitable. Bring stamps, fabrics, and thematic images. Cost: $15. Claudia Cooper is the instructor. Information: www.ArtSupplyDepo.com.
Brett Weston Landscapes will open Saturday at the University of Michigan Museum of Art and continue through Dec. 1. Described as an “intuitive visual genius,” he shot images from his teen years in the 1920s through the 1980s. He died in 1993. The son of pioneer photographer Edward Weston, he captured sweeping vistas and detail shots that are stunning in their use of light, darkness, and texture. The show continues through Dec. 1.
Also opening Saturday and continuing through Jan. 5 is Performing Still Images: David Claerbout and Michael Buckingham. Claerbout’s The American Room addresses the relationship between photography and video with thousands of still images portraying an audience in a musical performance and classical setting. Buckingham’s Image of Absalon Projected Until it Vanishes projects the slow, cinematic, fade-to-white of a projected slide image. This season’s new-media shows will focus on performativity in contemporary art and is guest curated by Rudolf Frieling, curator of media arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The museum is at 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor. Information: 734-764-0395 and umma.umich.edu.
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