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Art Walks will return for sixth year on June 13

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The sixth year of the popular Art Walks in and around downtown will kick off from 6 to 9 p.m. June 13 with about two-dozen venues participating, including art studios and galleries, restaurants, and shops primarily in the Warehouse District and UpTown. There also will be live entertainment and demonstrations. The free Art Walks are held the second Thursday of the month through September. Maps and information are  at

The Toledo Museum of Art will feature two free events related to its Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art from the Hood Museum of Art exhibition. Tonight at 6 in the Peristyle Wally Caruana, former senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra (1984–2001), will discuss contemporary Aboriginal Australian art in the context of the Owen and Wagner Collection. He is the author and editor of several books and catalogs on indigenous Australian art. On Saturday, Will Owen, art collector and influential blogger of Aboriginal Art & Culture: An American Eye will give a free Gallery Talk at 2 p.m. Participants should meet in Libbey Court.


In 'Gladys' by Beth Ziss, powdered glass is manipulated to create fused photographic imagery. Ziss celebrates 25 years of creating art with a show opening Friday at the Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St., in Findlay.


A program will be held Sunday at the Woodlawn Cemetery and TMA Glass Pavilion for Seeing the Light: Tiffany Windows of Woodlawn Cemetery. At 2 p.m. the museum and historic Woodlawn will present a tour of the Louis Tiffany windows and their original structures. Those who register will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1502 W. Central Ave., for a walking tour of the mausoleums that held the windows and then visit the museum’s Glass Pavilion to see the windows. To protect these windows, Woodlawn Cemetery removed them and now they are on display at the museum. Space is limited and registration is required. Information: 419-255-8000, extension 7432. Participants are responsible for transportation.

A free, monthly series of art-related films will be held at Launch Pad Cooperative, 911 Jefferson Ave, beginning with The Artist is Present, a documentary about Marina Abramovic, a Serbian-born New Yorker. It will be at 8 p.m. June 13 during the Art Walk. Abramovic’s innovative performance art explores relationships between performer and audience, the body’s limits, and the mind’s possibilities. It’s organized by the Toledo AV Club.


Anna Friemoth: Self Portraits, will open with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception Wednesday in the Paula Brown Shop’s gallery. A 2012 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, a photograph by and of Friemoth, You Shall Not Steal, received an honorable mention at this year’s Toledo Area Artists’ exhibition. To see her work, go to The store is at at 912 Monroe St. at Tenth Street, with parking behind the building.

Calls for artists:

● The third Summer Juried Art Show and Sale in the downtown Whitehouse Park will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 20. Artists may apply to the Whitehouse Arts Advisory Board by sending three images of work plus one booth shot to Booth fee is $25. The festival will also feature live music, a roast pork dinner, and a 5 to 8 p.m. contra dance with a caller. Information: 419-877-5383.


This large canvas is one of two Community Art Projects designed by Prizm artist Emanuel Enriquez that are featured in a new show at Sam B's restaurant in Bowling Green. It was completed by people at the Black Swamp Arts Festival who participated in the Artists at Work demonstrations offered by Prizm Creative Community.


● The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council invites artists to participate in the annual Appetite for the Arts show, Aug. 16 to 18 in the Executive Hangar of the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in Port Clinton. In its sixth year and with a loyal following, it includes a ticketed Friday evening event for patrons, plus music, food, and activities throughout the weekend. Submitted work must be created and exhibited by the artist. Booth fee is $150. Information: and

Paint anyone? Exterior latex paint and related materials such as clean brushes, rollers, and drop cloths are needed by Art Corner Toledo (ACT), for the making of murals in the UpTown and the Old West End neighborhoods. Also needed are primer and sealants. A nonprofit, ACT aims to get artists creating works of public art, thereby beautifying the city. Contact ACT founder Rachel Richardson:

Prizm Creative Community will host an 8 to 10 p.m. Friday reception for a new installation of 100 items by its members at Sam B’s restaurant, 163 S. Main St., Bowling Green.

The event is free. Information: 419-931-8732 and

Butterflies, 27 large fiberglass ones decorated by artists and students, abound throughout the Village of Whitehouse. The Wings Around Whitehouse Butterfly Project will be unveiled at 7 p.m. June 8. Maps will designate all locations. Other activities that day include radio-controlled model boat races in the small quarry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., and a 6 to 9 p.m. live performance of rock-and-roll oldies suitable for dancing. Information: 419-877-5383.

Bowling Green’s First Friday Gallery Hop will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in downtown stores.

Beth Ziss celebrates 25 years of creating art with Glass Fusions: Texture, Color, Light, at the Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St., in Findlay. A reception will be 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and the show continues through June 15. Ziss’ work includes jewelry, glass panels, Depression glass-style works, and a collection of new fused pieces called Reflections in Glass. “I love the way glass can be transparent, translucent, opaque, jewel-like, luminous, radiant, and reflective,” she says. Information: 419-423-9420.

The Wassenberg Art Center opens its 57th June Art Exhibit with a 7 to 10 p.m. Friday reception at 643 S. Washington St. in Van Wert. Almost 100 pieces of art from the tri-state area will be on view and awards totaling $2,000 will be presented at 8. The exhibit will run through June 28 and hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Information: and 419-238-6837.

Lee Fearnside has been named curator of the Diane Kidd Art Gallery at Tiffin University in Tiffin. She’ll oversee exhibitions, mount shows, and arrange internships for students studying art administration. The gallery is in the Hayes Center for the Arts. Fearnside, a TU professor, has received awards, grants, and recognition for her own work from the Ohio Humanities Council, the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, and the Vermont Studio Center. She has curated exhibitions and had short videos screened at film festivals across the United States. Fearnside is known for presentations on pop culture, oral history, film, and the artistic process.

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