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Published: Thursday, 6/26/2014 - Updated: 2 months ago

PEACH WEEKENDER

Perrysburg show features Chapman paintings

BY TAHREE LANE
BLADE STAFF WRITER
‘‍Indian Dancer,’ watercolor by Walter Chapman, is one of the pieces in a show of his work opening Tuesday at the Perrysburg Municipal Building. ‘‍Indian Dancer,’ watercolor by Walter Chapman, is one of the pieces in a show of his work opening Tuesday at the Perrysburg Municipal Building.
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Walter Chapman: People, Places, and Things, is a show of 25 paintings by this respected 102-year-old Sylvania artist at the Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Ave. It opens Tuesday and continues through Aug. 15 during business hours. Information: info@mainart-ery.com.

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At the Toledo Museum of Art:

Two exhibits open Friday and continue through Sept. 21.

● Fun & Games: The Pursuit of Leisure shows games, sports, racing, theater, dancing, and gossip depicted by artists ranging from Whistler to Rembrandt. With a free tour at 8 tonight, it’s in the Works on Paper Gallery. “What’s fascinating to me is the dichotomy,” said Ed Hill, curator. “The more complex the society, the greater the need for simpler diversions, whereas when you lead a simple life, the greater the desire is to do something complex.”

● Also on the first level is People Get Ready: 50 Years of Civil Rights, a look at slavery, segregation, and the American civil rights movement in art. A free tour will be at 7 tonight in the Hitchcock Gallery.

● Speaking at 7 this evening in the Little Theater is guest artist Leana Quade, who can twist glass to make it appear slinky-esque or remain fluid like lava. The talk will be followed at 8 p.m. by her hot-shop demo in the Glass Pavilion.

NOTE: The museum will be closed July 4.

The June Art Walk is 6 to 9 tonight in the Warehouse and UpTown districts near downtown. Maps and details are at theartscommission.com. Opening will be a new glass show, #SEETHRUSUMMER, in Gallerie 333 of the Toledo School for the Arts, 333 14th St., featuring the work of Karlye Golub, Kacey McCreery, Kristine Rumman, Adam Sanzenbacher, and RyanThompson. The next Art Walk will be July 24.

Downtown Port Clinton’s Art Walk, also on the fourth Thursday of the month, will be 5 to 8 tonight. Information: www.portclintonarts.org and 419-341-0804.

Tuesday is the deadline to enter the Toledo Area Artists’ Exhibition. Information: toledomuseum.org/​exhibitions.

Still Photography, images by Eric Zeigler, includes “found” subjects that are not moving, including a dead seal on a beach and an excavator parked in a back yard. The show is in the University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts’ Clement Gallery, open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, next to the Toledo Museum of Art’s Peristyle. Zeigler is a photography and new media instructor at UT. He’ll speak at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the center’s auditorium. To see his work, check ericzeigler.com.

The Ann Arbor Art Fair will be July 16-19, when more than 1,000 artists will sell their wares and hundreds of thousands of shoppers stroll and peruse. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 16-18; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 19. Information: theannarborartfair.com and 1-800-888-9487.

A reception for the designers of the latest batch of bicycle racks will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Black Kite Coffee & Pies, 2499 Collingwood Blvd. Ten bike racks recently have been installed in and around downtown, bringing to 30 the number of these petite sculptures, a One Percent for Art project of the Arts Commission.

Sunday, noon to 3 p.m., is Community Art Day at Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. All ages can create a number of different projects, each for $1. There also will be face painting and games. Snacks, beverages, and baked goods will be sold.

Also at the center, 7:30 to 9:30 tonight, people can create a piece of art for $19 which includes materials and two craft beers. At a similar event, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, people can carve an original print; $19 (yes, it includes the beer). Reservations: 419-244-2787.

The 29th Glass Show & Sale of the Tiffin Glass Collectors Club will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Seneca County Opportunity Center, 780 E. County Rd. 20, south of Tiffin. In addition, glass dealers will sell glass and collectibles. It’s a fund-raiser for the Tiffin Glass Museum, which will be open at 25 S. Washington St. in Tiffin. Admission: $3. Information: 419-447-5505, museum@tiffinglass.org, and tiffinglass.org.

A Gallery Hop in Downtown Bowling Green will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Information: info@bgartscouncil.com.

Dragonflies and damselflies are lovely, difficult subjects for the camera. Rick Nirschl, a dragonfly photographer, leads a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and 10 a.m. to noon July 8. Fee: $40. With Art Weber and Bob Jacksy, it’s organized by Metroparks of the Toledo Area. Information: 419-407-9757 and metroparkstoledo.com/​programs.

Put-in-Bay Arts Council seeks a painting teacher for adults, with knowledge of acrylic, watercolor, and oil, for classes once a month in July, August, and September at three wine venues. Contact Marisa Rence at risrence@gmail.com.

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree: Acrylic on Canvas is work by Greg Justus and his 7-year-old son, Gavin, at Downtown Latte, 44 S. St. Clair St., through July 30.

Focus on Fiber Arts will be Saturday at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio. Kate Larson, guest artist, will teach workshops and vendors will sell fiber-arts material. Information: 1-800-590-9755 and www.saudervillage.org

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



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