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News of Art: Art exhibit at Way library will salute veterans

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David Ridenour's digital photo 'Boat near Phu Loc' is part of a show of artwork by veterans that opens Sunday in Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.





A Veteran’s Art Exhibit will open with a 2 p.m. reception Sunday in Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. The reception will open with remarks by Jim Espich, chief operating officer of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services in Columbus. Delivering the keynote address will be retired Col. David W. Taylor, author of Our War: The History and Sacrifices of an Infantry Battalion in the Vietnam War, 1968-1971. The exhibit includes original visual and literary art by retired military personnel, and other pieces that honor veterans. It includes photography of Vietnam by David Ridenour, a collection by the late Ray Porter, who was in the first wave of Marines to invade Iwo Jima, and work by Kristen Dukat, Art Mancini, Dee Brown, J.D. Jensen, and others. Information: 419-931-8732 and

Intricate and color-drenched altars that honor the dead at Dia de los Muertos will be on view from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Nov. 15 at La Galeria, 1224 Broadway. Altars have been constructed by artists, students of Spanish language, and others for this yearly celebration which translates to Day of the Dead, and is celebrated in Mexico and Latino communities. At 9 a.m. Saturday, the altars will be blessed, followed by a procession to Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 728 S. St. Clair St., for mass and a reception. From 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, a dinner with Mexican food and music will be in the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center, 1225 Broadway. Dinner tickets are $40 for one/$75 for two. Information: 419-241-1655 and


‘Three Bananas’ and other paintings by Aaron Bivins will be at Laura’s Framing Place in Maumee beginning with a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Aaron Bivins’ paintings will be at Laura’s Framing Place, beginning with a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the store at 2554 Parkway Plaza, Maumee. About 30 of Bivins’ oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings will be displayed through Dec. 20. Information: 419-893-7263.

A workshop for making a holiday-themed glass piece with Anne Huddleston will be 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14. Bowls, plates, ornaments, pendants, and nightlights are possible project ideas. Fee is $25, and slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. It’s organized by Prizm Creative Community. Information: 419-666-0667 and

The Bedford Artist Club will show its members’ work from Monday to Nov. 18 and will have a 6 to 8 p.m. reception Wednesday in the Whitman Center of Monroe County Community College, 7777 Lewis Ave. in Temperance. Dozens of paintings, drawings, mixed media, and more will be displayed in the hallways. Around since 1967, the group has 35 members. Information: 734-847-0559 and

Ruth Summers will demonstrate fabric sculptures and wall hangings she sews and Judy Kahle will show how to assemble papers and found objects from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the American Gallery, 6600 Monroe St., Sylvania. Information: 419-882-8949.

Glass Treasures is a display of fused-glass, two-toned jewelry, stained glass, bowls, and new kiln-formed portraiture by Beth Ziss through Nov. 30 in the Gaslight Gallery, 117 E. Crawford St., Findlay. A reception will be 5 to 9 p.m. Friday during Findlay's Art Walk. Information: 419-423-9420 and

Tiffin Art Guild’s Off the Wall fund-raising auction will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 with the auction beginning at 7 p.m. People can view the art prior to the auction during galley hours, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The guild’s gallery is at 178 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: 419-443-0478.

Art Deco Chicago and American Mainstream Modernism is the topic of a free talk at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Room 204 of the Fine Arts Center at Bowling Green State University. The speaker will be Robert Bruegmann, professor emeritus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Information: 419-372-8525.

Those with mild memory loss and their companions can explore the Toledo Museum of Art collection Saturday at 1 p.m. to see how artists have portrayed families throughout history. Reservations are recommended for the free tour but not required. Call the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter at 419-537- 1999 or 1-800-272-3900.

Made by Hand: Detroit’s Ceramic Legacy, featuring the city's famous Pewabic Pottery, continues through Jan. 12 at the Detroit Historical Museum’s Community Gallery, 5401 Woodward Ave. Founded in 1903, Pewabic Pottery produced architectural tiles, lamps, and vessels that often had iridescent glazes and were used in churches, libraries, schools, and public buildings. Its products are considered Detroit's contribution to the Arts and Crafts movement. Information: 313-833-1805 and

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