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Works by 10 women celebrate local treasure


‘In The Mountains,' by Natalie Lanese, whose show opens with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception Friday in the University of Toledo’s Center for Visual Arts Gallery.


Continuing through Aug. 30 is an art show by 10 women in the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve Metropark. The Summer of Stranleigh: An Artistic View of a Lucas County Treasure, includes pieces inspired by the Stranleigh estate, which was completed 75 years ago. Stranleigh is the original name of the estate of the Stranahan family, and the park Manor House is now referred to as Stranleigh. Participating artists are Bonnie Archer, Vava Campbell, Carol Connolly-Pletz, Martha Huepenbecker, Ellen Loeffler-Kallinoski, Angela Metcalf, Michele Ross, Cindy Rotundo, Sacha Thebolt, and Jane Williams. The Manor House is open noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday through Friday.

Panorama, an installation by Natalie Lanese, opens with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception Friday in the University of Toledo’s Center for Visual Arts Gallery. Lanese, assistant professor of art at Siena Heights University, combines collage and pop patterns to create geometric landscapes and conceptual spaces. To see her work go to The show continues through September in the gallery at 620 Grove Place, adjacent to the Toledo Museum of Art.

An outdoor painting workshop/​potluck will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the 577 Foundation. It’s free and open to the first 15 people who register at or by calling 419-575-0070. It’s organized by Prizm Creative Community and will feature a talk by plein air painter Joan Palombi. The foundation is at 577 E. Front St. in Perrysburg.

Emanuel H. Enriquez’s paintings are displayed at the Wood County Historical Museum in conjunction with the Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Journey Stories, through Sept. 15. Enriquez, of Bowling Green, has lent pieces depicting Mexicans, painted from photographs of his relatives, migrating to the United States in the first half of the 20th century. 

The Smithsonian’s Journey Stories shows how America’s evolving mobility changed a young nation and made it grow. The accounts of travelers express the hopes of fresh starts, the grim realities of forced migration and difficult journeys, and the thrills of personal travel. There is an admission fee. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is at 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green.

Calls for artists:

● The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank asks people to create and donate masks made in all media that will be auctioned at the Masquerade Harvest of Thanks dinner, dance, and auction on Oct. 19 at Sylvania Country Club. Submission deadline is Sept. 30. Contact Laurie Cohen at 419-242-5000 ext. 212 or

● The eighth annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry exhibition invites people to submit images of their recent work. It’s open to Ohio visual artists who participate in the Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry. Information:​grantsprogs/​currentcommissions.asp.

Gross Anatomy, 11 drawings by students at the University of Toledo, are on view at Imagination Station downtown through Sept. 2. Based on the famous text Gray’s Anatomy, students used lithography as the basis for initial drawings and embellished with additional drawings. 

They were made last fall in conjunction with the Grossology exhibit at Imagination Station. Participants are Alyssa Brown, Stacey Cruzado, Sarah Emch, David Folck, Lisa Franko, Wes Rucker, Dylan Gallagher, Katie Heft, Dingzhong Hu, Josh Klein, and Shirley Mei. Admission to the facility is required to see the drawings. Information: 419-244-2674.

Last month, one of the city’s newest galleries, LeSo, was painted by muralist Mr.Taylor (Matt Taylor). A seven-minute video showing the start-to-finish painting can be seen at​Mural. Mr. Taylor was one of the artists who painted the Toledo Loves Love mural on Adams and 13th streets last summer. The gallery is at 1527 Starr Ave.

A closing reception will be 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 30 for the multimedia exhibit Transcending Text in the Walter Terhune Gallery in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Owens Community College. Featured is work by Lee Fearnside, Holly Hey, Barbara Miner, and Barry Whittaker. Information: 567-661-2721.

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