Our Town: Recollections of Small Town Life in the 1930s and 1940s, a collection of 80 paintings by Bernadine Stetzel, will open with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Library House Gallery, 24164 Front St., Grand Rapids, Ohio. Born in 1927, Stetzel is an Americana primitive painter who lives in Tiffin. A documentary film about her will be screened during the reception. She has described her style as “a little bit between Grandma Moses and Norman Rockwell.” Information: firstname.lastname@example.org and libraryhousegallery.com
A new installation of work at the Toledo Museum of Art by Bowling Green artist Erwin Redl will be discussed tonight at 7 in the GlasSalon.
Redl typically works with tiny light-emitting diodes that are mounted in a way that alters viewers’ perceptions of space and architecture. The new installation in the Glass Pavilion’s courtyard 2, Floating, in Silence (2013), is made up of 381 blown glass spheres with red liquid hung on stainless steel wires. It exposes the spheres to the movements of the courtyard’s air currents.
TMA Associate Director Amy Gilman will lead the discussion with Redl and Jeff Mack about the conception and production of Redl’s installation.
Photographing one’s artwork to best advantage and transmitting images in an appropriate format can be tricky. Owens Community College students will work with individual artists to set up and photograph their work from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28, and two classes teaching artists how to do it themselves will be held on the same day. Events are in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.
The classes, taught by Margaret Lockwood-Lass, an artist and digital photo instructor at Owens, are Photographing Your Work (10 to 11:30 a.m.) and Computer Skills (noon to 3 p.m.). They are presented by Prizm Creative Community and Owens’ Photography Club. There are modest fees for both the taking of pictures and the classes. Registration is at MyPrizm.com, Information: 419-866-0435 and email@example.com.
Attitudes and associations with food are explored by 18 artists and in films in Consumed: Nourishment & Indulgence at the Wankelman Gallery of the Fine Arts Center at Bowling Green State University through Oct. 9. Two documentaries, Super Size Me (4 p.m., Sept. 22) and Food, Inc. (4 p.m., Sept. 29), will be screened in Rm. 1101 of the center. In addition, a collection of responses to the topic by BGSU design alumni is in cases in the adjacent lobby. Information: 419-372-8525 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gathered, a glass hot shop and studio space, will be open Friday until 10 p.m. for glass-making demonstrations and live music. It’s at 23 N. Huron St.
Information: 419-262-5501 and email@example.com.
The third annual PARK(ing) Day celebration will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday on Adams Street between 12th and 18th streets. It will include about 30 tiny parks created for these seven hours by individuals and businesses in street-side parking spaces. It’s part of an international movement to highlight the need for green spaces in cities and is organized locally by UpTown Association, Inc. Information: www.uptowntoledo.org/parking-day-2013.
The Old Mill Museum will host Journey Stories, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Sept. 29 through Nov. 15 in the museum at 242 Toledo St., Dundee, Mich. It highlights the ways people have moved across this country seeking promise, adventure, or escape. In voices that range from a former slave to new immigrants, it recounts the hopes and fears of their journeys. The museum is also preparing its own documentary with local citizens describing their journeys or those of their families.
Several activities will take place in conjunction with the show.
At 2 p.m. Sept. 29, Dundee’s 1913 bandstand will be rededicated and the Dundee High School Jazz Band will march to the museum, which will be open. Information: 734-529-8596 and dundeeoldmill.com.
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