After the Nov. 16 Holiday Parade, free shuttle buses will take shoppers to dozens of shops, galleries, and studios around The Holiday Loop in the Warehouse District, UpTown, and the Old West End to shop for arts and crafts from noon to 5 p.m. A Green bus loop will begin at noon at Toledo School for the Arts, 333 14th St., where there will be free parking. More free parking will be at Manos Restaurant, The Ottawa Tavern, and the Toledo City Paper. A Red bus loop will begin downtown at 1 p.m. Information on participating artists, venues, addresses, and eateries at theartscommission.com.
A free, experimental video festival will be at 8 p.m. over two nights, Saturday and Nov. 16, at Launch Pad Cooperative. Fifteen shorts, no longer than seven minutes each, will be shown on Saturday and another 12 will screen Nov. 16 in the gallery at 911 Jefferson Ave. Organizers aim to introduce local audiences to provocative and challenging videos being made across the country. Light refreshments will be available. A list of the filmmakers is at www.launchpadcooperative.com.
Sixteen art teachers from area high schools will open a show of their work with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception Nov. 15 in the University of Toledo’s Center for Visual Arts gallery adjacent to Toledo Museum of Art. It will continue through Dec. 14. Their media includes drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, bookmaking, and more.
Telling the Story with Fabric and Thread, a display of 28 small art quilts, is at Downtown Latte, 44 S. St. Clair St., through the end of the month. A reception for quilter Judy Paschalis, who calls herself a folk artist, will be 11 to 1 p.m. Saturday in the shop. In some of her pieces Paschalis prints her photos on fabric and then “paints” or embellishes them with thread. See her work at QuiltToonist.wordpress.com.
At Secor Metropark:
● The Owl & the Woodpecker: Photographs by Paul Bannick, is at the National Center for Nature Photography through February. It includes 25 large-format color prints, descriptions of each bird, and audio recordings of their calls and drumming sounds.This traveling exhibit from the Burke Museum in Seattle is on view from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Also in the gallery are Trees: A Photographic Celebration, with 83 photographs by Ian Adams, along with A View from the Light: Nature Photography by Maggi Dandar.
● Adams will lead a workshop on iPhone/iPad photography at 9 a.m. Saturday in the center. It will cover useful apps; fine-tuning, sharing, and organizing images; how to sync and back up iPhone images with an iPad or home computer, and more. Fee: $50. Registration required at metroparkstoledo.com or 419-407-9700.
● The public can meet Adams at 3 p.m. Saturday at a reception in the center. Copies of his A Photographer's Guide to Ohio, and other books, will be available for purchase. Secor Metropark is on Central Avenue, six miles west of US23/I-475.
The Unique Doorknob, a new gallery in Delta, will have a grand opening 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 17. It will sell paintings, pottery, wood, jewelry, glass, candles, and more by area artists. It’s affiliated with the Open Door, a Christian nonprofit in Delta that operates a thrift store, homeless shelter, GED program, and a furniture store called The Other Door. The gallery is at 325 Main St. Information: 419-822-0225.
Early European photography, with more than 70 works, is in Foto Europa, 1840 to Present, at the Detroit Institute of Arts. It continues through April 27. Most images are from the museum's collection. Highlights include 19th century French daguerreotypes; early paper prints by British pioneers William Henry Fox-Talbot, war documentarian Roger Fenton, and Victorian portraitists Julia Margaret Cameron and Scottish painters-turned-photographers Hill and Adamson; self-portraits by women artists Ilse Bing, Claude Cahun, and Hannah Höch; experimental and abstract images from between the World Wars by Herbert Bayer, Lázló Moholy-Nagy, and Man Ray; early innovative reportage photographs by Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Robert Frank, and documentary studies that examine people and buildings by influential German photographers including early 20th-century portraits by August Sander, a multi-panel “typology” by Bernd and Hilla Becher, and large-scale color images by Candida Höfer. Information: dia.org and 313-833-7900.
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