'Rodadera,' an abstract landscape gouache painting on paper, is one of the works by Jesse Mireles that will be exhibited in his solo show at the Secor Gallery downtown. The show will open with a reception from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 7.
A reception will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday for the artists of the Impression Exhibition, a collection of prints by students, recent grads, and faculty from the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, and elsewhere. Curator is Joseph Van Kerkhove, adjunct instructor of art at Tiffin University. Continuing through Oct. 11, the show is in the Wolfe Gallery at Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 S. Reynolds Rd.
●Rock, Paper, Sizzle: AIGA Summer Show, featuring pieces related to vinyl records and album covers, will be 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 7 in the ballroom of the Secor Building, 425 Jefferson Ave. Artists might have given a modern spin to a vintage classic or a retro spin to a new release, and all art will be auctioned off as a fund-raiser for AIGA. There will be a DJ, appetizers, and a cash bar. In addition, Pixels of Fury: A Live Creative Inspiration Tournament presented by Shutterstock, will be held, in which designers compete in front of an audience to create posters in a 20-minute round. Winners will be chosen by votes from judges and the audience. Information: www.aiga.org/pixels-of-fury.
Opening reception will be 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 7 for Without Borders, paintings and prints by Jesse Mireles in the Secor Gallery. Large pieces range from monochrome to colorful, evocative abstracts. Included are a few small paintings and monoprints by the Mexican-born Mireles, who is a graphic artist. It continues through Oct. 14 at the gallery in the Secor Building, 425 Jefferson Ave. at Superior Street.
A reception for the Toledo Poetry Sidewalks project will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the plaza in front of the National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front St. in the Marina District in East Toledo. This new public art project, funded by the City of Toledo’s 1% for Art Program, solicited short poems and literary works that would engage pedestrians in thoughtful conversation and provide an enjoyable, inspirational outdoor reading experience. All ages were encouraged to submit work. The Arts Commission received more than 70 submissions addressing a theme of the Great Lakes from 54 local poets, and a seven-member board selected five poems to be stamped into cement. Winning submissions came from Tracey Mahler, Courtney Fillion, Zac Gilley, Leonard Kress, and Betsy Rose Ujvagi, each of whom received $150. This is the first phase of the poetry sidewalks project. Information: TheArtsCommission.org.
Call for artists: PRIZM Creative Community seeks visual or literary art by veterans of any branch of the military. Also invited is work by deceased veterans and by family members that honors a veteran. Deadline is Oct. 15 and the fee is $10. The application is on pages 17 and 18 of the Mid-2013 PRIZM Newsletter at MyPrizm.com. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org and 419-931-8732.
After-school art classes for students in third through 12th grades will begin Sept. 9 at the Findlay Art League.
The schedule is at www.findlayartleague.com. Registration for junior high and high school students is at 419-423-6729; registration for third through fifth graders is at 419-422-8897.
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