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News of Art: Way Library to show works by Julius Orosz


‘‍Autumn Portrait’ by the late Julius Orosz. Artwork by the commercial artist, painter, and conservationist will be on view through July at the Way Public Library in Perrysburg.


The Art of Julius Orosz is at Way Public Library, 104 E. Indiana St. in Perrysburg, through July. Commercial artist, painter, and conservationist, Orosz died at 92 in December. The show includes landmarks of downtown Toledo and the region such as the Stranahan stables in Perrysburg, a Point Place bait shop, and Columbia House in Waterville. Among the portraits is one of the late J. Arthur Maclean, a Toledo Museum of Art curator. Orosz was president of the Toledo Federation of Art Societies, and in 1962 had a rare one-person show at the museum. Organizer is Prizm Creative Community.

Ramona Mercer and Maureen DeRonge are showing their paintings at Georgette’s Grounds and Gifts, 311 Conant St., Maumee, through the end of June.

It’s the 10th year for Sculpture in the Village in Gibsonburg and the public is invited to appreciate 29 sculptures installed around the quarry-lake in Williams Park Saturday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. and to vote for their favorites. The outdoor show is curated by sculptor Jim Havens, who solicits sponsors for the annual event. The park is on State Rt. 300, also known as North Main Street. A 7 to 9 p.m. awards presentation and reception will follow at Havens Studio/​Foundry, 211 Cedar St., Gibsonburg, with music by students from Toledo School for the Arts. Information: 419-849-3048.

The 40-year history of video games, from modest beginnings to global sensation, will be discussed by Chris Melissinos, creator of The Art of Video Games, at 7 p.m. June 20 in the Little Theater of the Toledo Museum of Art. An eponymous exhibit about video games organized by Melissinos for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and leased by the Toledo museum, will be displayed here June 19 through Sept. 28. Read more about the exhibit in Sunday’s Arts section. Information:

Summer workshops for youngsters in primary grades through high school will begin July 7 at For the Love of Art, 4027 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd. Taught by degreed instructors, students will explore several themes, processes, and media. Schedule and fees are at Information: 419-882-2060.

Drink & Draw will be 7 to 10 p.m. June 24 and on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair St. A model and music are provided; attendees bring their own drawing supplies and beverages. Cost: $10. Register and see more classes at Information: 419-720-6462.

A nature shoot for teens and adults will be 6 to 8 p.m. June 19 at the Kitty Todd Nature Preserve with acclaimed photographers Art Weber and Bob Jacksy. Fee: $15. Register at​programs. Information: 419-407-9757.

Botanical Brush Strokes, using watercolors, will be a 1 to 2:30 p.m. workshop June 22 on the lawn of the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve Metropark. Teaching will be Angela Metcalf. Fee: $12. Register at​programs. Information: 419-407-9701.

Don’t shoot him, he’s the only piano painter, as Elton John might have said. A piano will be art-icized during the first Rally in the Alley, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Findlay when Maumee resident Greg Justus will paint the first one in the Tunes About Town project. Rallies, which include music and art, are in the 500 block of South Main Street. Information:​events and 419-422-3313, ext. 111.

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Washtenaw Grounds Farm Council, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor. In addition to antique and vintage, niche categories include shabby, country, formal, mid-century, mission, jewelry, textiles, pottery, cowboy, upcycled, and designer. Admission is $6 and dads are free with one paid admission. Additional markets will be July 20-21, Aug. 17-18, and Sept. 14-15. Information: Facebook and 937-875-0808.

A new exhibit through Sept. 14 at the Cleveland Museum of Art pairs a 1607 Caravaggio with a museum conservationist. Dean Yoder, paintings conservator, will be cleaning The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew during working hours. Conservation work is usually done in a museum laboratory, so a lab is partly replicated in this gallery. Yoder’s task is to eliminate the painting’s cracks, remove shellac that’‍s turned a brownish-yellow (and may have contributed to deep cracking), and restore it as much as possible to original colors. After cleaning the surface, Yoder will fill in areas of lost paint and add a protective coat of varnish. To learn more about this project, go to Information: 1-888-262-0033.

Send items for News of Art two weeks before the event to or 419-724-6075.

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