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News of Art: Meet the artists at weekend receptions, talks

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Editor's note: Updated version corrects booth fees for DT treasures arts and crafts show.

Receptions are scheduled this weekend at several locations, providing opportunities to meet artists and enjoy art:


Tamara Monk’s ‘Jacob Falls II - Keweenaw Peninsula,’ is among the works on view at the Hudson Gallery in Sylvania.


● 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in LeSo Gallery, 1527 Starr Ave. Elliot Charney will speak about his photos, taken in Thailand in 2013 when he was the recipient of the Toledo Museum of Art Palmer Scholarship. Information:

● 7 p.m. Friday, for Casey Jex Smith, at Launch Pad Cooperative, 911 Jefferson Ave. Information:

● 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, a juried student show at the University of Toledo’s Center for the Visual Arts adjacent to the Toledo Museum of Art. Exhibit judge, graphic artist Dustin Hostetler, will speak. Information:

● 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday for Expressive Landscapes, oil and watercolor paintings by Tamara Monk and and innovative graphite drawings by Thomas Hilty, at Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania. Monk’s paintings demonstrate her intense curiosity about the natural world and her effort to express those feelings. Hilty’s new work shows his interest in rivers flowing into the Great Lakes. Information: 419-885-8381 and

● 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. The End of the Line is the final exhibit and sale of work by residents of the center who must move by Feb. 28 because of poor building conditions. There will be musical and spoken-word performances.

At the Toledo Museum of Art:

● Opening Friday will be Paper Roses: Garden-Inspired Works on Paper, more than 100 pieces from the museum’s collection about nature, garden design, and landscape. In the lower-level Works on Paper Gallery, it will continue through May 18.

● A talk entitled A Day in the Life of the Tuileries Gardens will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday by Dick Putney, co-curator of the new Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Gardens exhibit. In the Little Theater, he’ll talk about how the garden is used and its origins.


'Cupcake’ by Dani Herrera, who uses recycled and unconventional materials to create her popular works of art. She will speak at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Family Center at the Toledo Museum of Art.


● Dani Herrera will demonstrate how she uses recycled and unconventional materials such as zippers, dryer lint, and fabric swatches to create her popular works of art, at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Family Center.

● Also on Feb. 28, a free talk on the Andes’ Oldest Brewery and its related feasting, will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theater. Speaking will be Ryan Williams, who excavated the Andes’ oldest imperial brewery, built on a mountaintop by the Wari empire in Peru some 1,500 years ago. Williams is an associate curator of archaeological science and South American anthropology at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The presentation is co-sponsored by AIA-Toledo Society.

Calls for artists:

● Vendors are sought by DK Treasures for an arts and crafts show on April 12 and 13 in Capricorn Banquet Hall, 6182 Summit St. Booth fee is $50. Information: 419-266-9126, 419-350-2945, and

● The Chelsea Art Market seeks vendors for its 38th annual Sounds & Sights Festival, held in downtown Chelsea, Mich., west of Ann Arbor. It is a juried show. The indie arts and crafts market coincides with the festival, which runs from July 24-26 and draws more than 15,000 visitors. Thirty artists will be selected, and those willing to demonstrate their processes will receive a reduced booth fee. Information:​artmarket and 734-433-0826.

Creative Capital, a provider of arts risk capital that takes “chances to support ideas that are bold, innovative, and genre-stretching,” is accepting grant applications from individuals working in visual art and film, who are at least 25 years old. Deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 28. Information:​ourprogram.

Downtown Bowling Green and the Bowling Green Arts Council will partner to produce and promote the annual springtime Art Walk on April 26, at which artists will sell their work in downtown shops. Information: 419-410-0522.

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Contact Tahree Lane at: or 419-724-6075.

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