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News of Art: WAVE Festival at Franciscan Center Saturday

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‘In to Me,’ a digital photo by Dee Brown, won the Ansel Adams Award for Best Photography at Prizm’s eighth annual juried show. The show continues through May 26 in the large lobby of Fifth Third Center at One SeaGate, 550 N. Summit St.


The annual WAVE Festival (Women, Artists, Visionaries, Entrepreneurs) will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Franciscan Center at Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. With this free event, the university celebrates National Women’s History Month and recognizes women in the visual and performing arts and business. It includes a sale of arts, crafts, and artisanal food.

Information: 419-824-3871 or

● A free class about how to build an artist-specific website will be at 10:15 a.m. April 5 in the University of Toledo’s Center for Visual Arts auditorium adjacent to the Toledo Museum of Art. Kim Turner Young will explain what to include in a web portfolio, design considerations, preparing images, cross-platform compatibility, using a minimum of code, and more. It’s presented by Toledo Federation of Arts Societies. Information:

● Films by Tim Ide and Megan Bremer of Miserable City TV will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Launch Pad Cooperative, 911 Jefferson St. Film lengths range from three to eight minutes each. In addition to being a gallery featuring local artists, Launch Pad screens local films and videos and has poetry and author readings. Information:

● Pottery classes for adults begin April 8 and 10 at the Toledo Potters’ Guild in Toledo Botanical Garden. Sessions are 10 weeks and meet once a week for 2½ hours on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Cost: $187. Registration: 419-536-5723 and

● Leslie Adams, portraitist, speaks about her career at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University in Sylvania. Information: 419-824-3683 and

● At the Toledo Museum of Art:

● A 7 p.m. Friday tour, The Art of Seeing Art, will meet in Libbey Court.

● What’s it Like Being an Artist will be discussed by Jefferson Nelson at 6 p.m. Friday in the Family Center.


‘Fenice,’ a glass bird by Lino Tagliapietra. A show of his work opens Friday at the Glass Pavilion.


● Opening Friday in the Glass Pavilion will be Venetian Glass Birds: Lino Tagliapietra. The artist was born on the island of Murano near Venice where, at the age of 12, he began learning centuries-old Venetian glassblowing techniques, including filigree. In this show, he has fashioned 24 colorful birds in flight, roosting, and rising from ashes. Tagliapietra was scheduled to do onsite demonstrations this weekend, but his appearance has been canceled because of illness.

● A 60-minute docu-drama, Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Kahn Story, narrated by Helen Mirren, will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Peristyle. It’s a true story of the daughter of an Indian nobleman and an American mother, Noor Inayat Khan, who fled her Parisian home when Nazis invaded. A Muslim, she became a secret agent for the French Resistance.

● An open house with glassblowing demos will be 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Firenation Glass Studio & Gallery, 7166 Front St., Holland. Information: 419-866-6288.

● Community Art Day will be noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. Participants will be able to make art projects for $1 each such as greeting cards and a bottle-cap magnet, and to play with sidewalk chalk. There will be games and face painting, and snacks will be sold. Information:

● Tom Muir, jewelry and metal artist, will discuss his recent work at 6 p.m. Friday in Room 204 of the Fine Arts Center at Bowling Green State University.

● Calls for artists:

● Ohio Made All-Ohio Arts Festival seeks work for its juried show, as well as vendors. Organized by the Ohio Art League and other organizations, it will have an art market, exhibit, installations, and demos. The event is Sept. 27 in historic Ohio Village in Columbus. Information: http://​​ohiomade.

● The deadline is Tuesday for the juried art show at the Black Swamp Arts Festival, which offers $5,000 in awards. It will be Sept. 6 and 7 in downtown Bowling Green. Apply online through Zapplication.


● Tuesday is the deadline for artists to apply for the Compassion Networking Convention, noon to 8 p.m. April 25 at the SeaGate Convention Centre. This event will highlight the compassionate work in the region and art should reflect the theme of compassion. To be considered, submit three examples to Information:​pages/​compassionconvention.pdf.

● Computer-generated art (2D, 3D, and video) by local people will be featured in the Community Gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art in conjunction with its upcoming Art of Video Games show. Deadline is April 21. Send up to three images to​events/​zeros-ones.

● The Collingwood Arts Center has studio spaces of varying sizes for rent plus nine music and one dance studios. Leases, $80 to $280 depending on size, are six months, followed by a month-to-month lease. The center is at 2413 Collingwood Blvd. Information: from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 419-244-2787 and

● Artists and crafters are invited to sell their wares at a show organized by DK Treasures that will be April 12 and 13 in Capricorn Banquet Hall, 6182 Summit St. Table cost is $50. Information: 419-266-9126 and

● Top winners of Prizm’s annual juried show, for which 52 people supplied 200 works of art and literature, are Dee Brown, Darlene Krohn, Wendy Murphy, Denis Chalwick, and Annette Jensen. The show continues through May 26 in the large lobby of Fifth Third Center at One SeaGate, 550 N. Summit St.

● An arts symposium and showcase will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at Terra State Community College in Fremont. Organized by the college and Northcoast Arts Alliance, there will be presentations and demonstrations in the visual, performing, digital, literary, and culinary arts. There will booths by artists and organizations. Information: 419-559-2233.

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

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