Willie N. Shahraki-Heard poses with her oil painting, ‘The Old General Store.’ It’s at Myles Baker Street, a cafe at 434 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green. The painting won Best of Show at this summer’s Northwest Ohio Community Art Exhibition.
Appetite for the Arts will be Friday through Sunday in the new hangar behind the Liberty Aviation Museum at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport. It kicks off with a gala from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, with tickets priced at $75; admission is free from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be artist booths and food, a children’s area, and on Sunday, a Fly In/Drive In pancake breakfast. The event is a fund-raiser for the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council. Information: www.ottawacountyarts and 419-341-0979.
Fluid Motion of the Sub-Conscious and Soul: The Rhythm of Abstract Expressionism, expressionist paintings by Linda Pertusati, is on view through September at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.
LeSo Gallery, 1527 Starr Ave., opens Cryptids, featuring three people who create work both real and surreal. Cryptozoology is the study of creatures, often legendary ones such as Bigfoot, not proven to exist. Ranging from absurd and fantastic to curiously lifelike, there are digital works by Clifton Harvey and sculptural works by Dan Chudzinski and Jose Herrera. A closing reception featuring artist talks will be 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: email@example.com.
Calls for artists:
● LeSo Gallery seeks work for its juried exhibit, Overture III. Deadline is Sept. 7 and people can enter up to four images of their work, $7 per image. Accepted submissions will be announced Sept. 14 and the show will open Oct. 4. Information: www.LeSoGallery.com/opportunities.
● The Art Show, noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 21, will be in conjunction with Wander the Warehouse, at which $10 tickets will permit access to tour five lofts and homes in the north end of downtown. There’s no fee for artists and crafters who will set up in front of Art Supply Depo at 29 S. St. Clair St. Space is limited; contact Jules at firstname.lastname@example.org and 419-720-6462.
● Deadline is Sept. 8 for an Ann Arbor show Oct. 6 to Dec. 15 in the Rackham Graduate School building at the University of Michigan. Pieces should be themed to the botanical world and be able to be mounted on a wall. Contact email@example.com and include phone number, artist statement, and images of work for submission. Information: 734-433-0826.
Pottery classes begin the week of Sept. 15 at the Toledo Potters’ Guild at Toledo Botanical Garden. Ten-week adult classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings and cost $187. Seven-week children’s sessions meet after school Wednesdays; fee is $125. Details at 419-536-5723 and www.toledopottersguild.org.
At the Metroparks:
● Capturing the delicate beauty of the morning dew in summer with a camera is tricky. Learn the tricks from Art Weber and Bob Jacksy from 7 to 9 a.m. Aug 21 in the Blue Creek Conservation Area. Fee: $10. Reserve a spot at http://reservations.metroparkstoledo.com/programs. Information: 419-407-9757 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
● Youngsters from 7th through 12 grades can try their hands at watercolors while painting the picturesque Johlin Cabin, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 24 near Pearson Metropark’s Seaman Road entrance. Cost is $12 and some supplies are provided. Register at the above address. Information: email@example.com.
The Gallery Hop in downtown Bowling Green is 5 to 7 p.m. today. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Stop by Myles Baker Street, a cafe at 434 E. Wooster St., to see the pieces that won this summer’s Northwest Ohio Community Art Exhibition, including Willie N. Shahraki-Heard’s oil painting The Old General Store, which won Best of Show.
The Lenawee County Historical Museum displays fabric arts of the past in Home Craft: Historic Quilts, Needlework, and Decorative Arts of Lenawee County, through December. A talk, Hanging By A Thread: Caring For Vintage Textiles and Clothing, will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 by Fran Faile, textile conservator at the Henry Ford since 2000. The free museum is at 110 E. Church St. in Adrian and is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 517-265-6071 and www.lenaweemuseum.org.
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