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Receptions to open a variety of art new shows

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Janet Ballweg’s ‘Another Side of Truth,’ a four-color intaglio, is among the 48 works that will be on view in A Small Works Invitational, a show opening Sept. 12 at Hudson Gallery in Sylvania.


Opening receptions:

● 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, work by Rineil Rayford, Anne Abate, and Jill Draheim-Ducey will fill Gallerie 333 on the first floor of Toledo School for the Arts. The three were selected from a large group of artists who contributed pieces to the school’s June fund-raiser. The gallery also will be open during the downtown Art Walk, 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25. The show continues through Sept. 26 at 333 14th St.


Wood-fired ceramics by John Thies and Tiffany Hyland can be seen in the Wolfe Gallery at Maumee Valley Country Day School. The show opens with a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.


● 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Wolfe Gallery at Maumee Valley Country Day School, features Holly Harbaugh’s abstract paintings called Sunset Fields and wood-fired ceramics by John Thies and Tiffany Hyland, owners of Manabigama Pottery Center in Bowling Green. By using minimal glazing, they allow the fire’s ash and flame-flashing patterns to affect each piece. The show continues weekdays through Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the school, 1715 S. Reynolds Rd. Information: 419-381-1313, ext.114 and

● 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, at which Brandon Knott will be on hand to discuss his pottery, featured through September in the Gaslight Gallery, 117 E. Crawford St., Findlay. Knott has operated It’s Knott Pottery studio since 1996, creating functional stoneware that’s safe for microwave and dishwasher use (they’re fired to 2200 degrees). A teacher at Bryan High School, Knott lives in Continental, Ohio. To see his sometimes offbeat work, check Information:

● 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Lylanne Musselman will greet visitors and talk about her art. She calls this show It’s All in the Nature, works in charcoal, pastels, oils, and acrylics. It’s at Downtown Latte, 44 S. St. Clair St., through Sept. 29.

● 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 11, nearly 70 artists and authors who collaborated on work for Beyond Words will be in the McMaster Center and mezzanine Gallery at the Main Library, 325 Michigan St. The show, which opens Saturday, is the result of a challenge to visual artists and wordsmiths to collaborate and build off of each other’s work. Continuing in the gallery through October, it is produced by Prizm Creative Community and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. The Gallery will be open during Main Library hours. Information: 419-259-5200 and

● 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 12, the public is invited to meet the 24 artists participating in Double Dozen: A Small Works Invitational, at Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania. It will feature 48 paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, fiber, photographs, and glass, two per artist, whose styles range from abstract to realistic. Invited to show their work were Janet Ballweg, Michelle Carlson, David Eichenberg, Yusuf Lateef, Constandena Mandros, Tom Marino, and others. Information: 419-885-8381.

Twenty-five paintings by the late Dorothy Clarke can be seen through Oct. 16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, in the Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Clarke (1905-1986) graduated from Oberlin College in 1927 and lived most of her life in Bowling Green. She taught, encouraging her students by saying if they could draw a straight line, they could paint. She painted outdoors with Earl North, Walter Chapman, and others, and participated in Crosby Art Festivals and Toledo Area Artist exhibitions from the 1960s into the 1980s. Information: 419-324-4758 and

A free tour for people who have mild memory loss and their caregivers will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Toledo Museum of Art. This month, the tour will explore religious works in the Cloister. Information: 1-800-272-3900.

The 577 Foundation in Perrysburg has openings for students from grades 3 through 12 in six-week pottery classes, starting soon. Information: and 418-874-4174.

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

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