OBJECTOpening with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday is Paper Tigers and Clay Dogs, a show by Mary Gaynier, known primarily for her intricate cut-paper works. She’ll introduce her new alien-like ceramic creatures at at LeSo Gallery, 1527 Starr Ave.
The show will close June 20 with a 7 to 9 p.m. reception and artist talk. Regular gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
● Artists interpreting scenic landscapes at easels are the centerpiece of Art and About in Waterville: A Plein Air Event, today through Saturday. To observe artists in the act from 9 a.m. to 2 pm., obtain a map of where they’ll be at Silver Lining Gallery, 122 Mechanic St. in Waterville. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. in Conrad Park, many of those fresh paintings will be for sale, live music will lighten the air, and children’s activities will be offered by the Waterville Area Arts Commission. Information: 419-441-0025.
● Launch Pad Cooperative, a small but popular gallery in the Davis Building, will close its doors June 13 with a 7 to 9 p.m. reception of its current show, process(ing)/recall, featuring work by Jefferson Nelson and Ben Lock. Timothy Gaewsky, founder, said he and co-director Crystal Phelps decided to shift their focus to their individual studio practices and other personal endeavors. The gallery is at 911 Jefferson Ave. Information: email@example.com.
● A free sculpture tour for people who have mild memory loss and their companions will be at 1 p.m. June 13 at the Toledo Museum of Art. It will be followed by a hands-on art activity. Registration is required at 1-800-272-3900.
● Learn to paint landscapes using acrylics in a class from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair St. Fee: $50. Information: 419-720-6462 and artsupplydepo.com.
● A trip to Ann Arbor, with visits to shops, eateries, and more will meet at 8:45 a.m. June 13 at Riverplace/Churchill’s parking lot on State Rt. 25 outside the Subway Restaurant in Perrysburg. Maps will be distributed and ride sharing arranged for a 9 a.m. departure. Bring money for gas, meals, and purchases. It’s organized by Prizm Creative Community. Information: 419-385-3094.
● Tiffin Art Guild’s auction of new art and craft items made by guild members and friends will be held Sunday at the Historic Tiffin Red Train Depot on North Monroe Street in Tiffin. Preview is at 11 a.m. Sunday followed by the auction about noon. Bidders can place pre-bids on some objects at the Tiffin Art Guild Art Gallery, 178 S. Washington St., Tiffin.
● Gibsonburg’s Celebration of the Arts Festival in Williams Park will be June 14 in conjunction with its 10th Sculpture in the Village. A craft sale will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by other activities including a 2:30 p.m. parade at Hilfiker Elementary School. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
● The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County in Findlay has named Craig VanRenterghem as education director, responsible for Youtheatre productions and workshops, School Day Performances, and promoting the arts in schools. He is a 2005 graduate of Bluffton University.
● George Benson, Sr.’s acrylic paintings on canvas — abstracts, expressionist, and minimalist landscapes — will be in Downtown Latte, 44 S. St. Clair St., through June.
● Art and memorabilia will be auctioned June 20 at the Pinnacle in Maumee to raise money for Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio. Auctioned will be decorative work, art by popular artists, and memorabilia including sports, movies, music, and rock and roll. The preview is at 6 p.m., with the auction at 7:30. Tickets are $25; two for $40. Information: 419-725-1100 and www.CancerConnectionOfNorthwestOhio.com.
● Lighthouse Landing Art, Antique, and Craft Mall has opened at 4441 N. Summit St. in Point Place. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Information: 419-740-0072 and email@example.com.
● A Summer Gallery Hop in downtown Bowling Green will be 5 to 7 p.m. today, and future hops will be the first Thursdays of July and August. The events are organized by the Bowling Green Arts Council.
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● The Bowling Green Arts Council will sponsor monthly art exhibits, including a reception with live music and refreshments, in June and July at the Myles Baker Street Gallery, 434 E. Wooster St. in Bowling Green. July’s theme, Hot Wheels, has a June 23 deadline. The August show will feature winners from the Northwest Ohio Open Summer Art Show. Information: www.nowohartshow.org.
● New ceramics are solicited for the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics. One hundred pieces will be selected for the exhibit and best in show will take $20,000. Entries must be less than two years old and recommended size is a base of no more than 16 inches wide or deep, and maximum height of 31 inches. Deadline is July 15. The exhibit is organized by Zanesville Ohio Ceramic Arts. Information: 740-453-5192 and http://zanesvilleprize.org/call-for-entries.
● First Thursday in downtown Bellevue, Ohio, is 5 to 7 p.m. today. Information: 419-483-3152 and facebook.com/artat106.
● Landscapes of God’s Beauty, work by Michele Ziemke, will open Sunday with a 5:30 p.m. reception in Grace Episcopal Church, 315 Wayne St., Sandusky. It will be on view through June, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: www.gracesandusky.org and 419-625-6924.
● Changing Hands: Art Without Reservations 3/Contemporary North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast, explores the work of Native North Americans working in both new and traditional media. The show is the culmination of a decade-long look into fine art created by indigenous artists, and this portion of the three-part series has work by Native American, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people in the northeastern and southeastern United States and Canada. Organized by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, it continues through Sept. 14 at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor. Information: 734-763-8662 and umma.umich.edu.
Contact Tahree Lane at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-724-6075.