Photo contest, lecture, new show coming up at museum

Parkwood Gallery Scottsboro Martyr (oil on canvas ) by Mike Huffman.
Parkwood Gallery Scottsboro Martyr (oil on canvas ) by Mike Huffman.

At the Toledo Museum of Art:

● People are invited to submit original photographs to the Portraying Life in Toledo contest, with an Oct. 8 deadline. Photos should capture everyday life in the area and include at least one person. Up to three photos per person may be submitted. The public will vote for their favorites and a panel will select 30 to be exhibited in the Community Gallery between Nov. 2 and Jan. 10. Information:

● The museum's 400-year-old first-edition King James Bible will be on view through Nov. 25 in Gallery 15. A free discussion of its creation and history with Ed Hill, curatorial assistant, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Print Study Room. Groups are limited to 12 so reservations are requested (419-255-8000, ext. 7432). Additional discussions will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 17; 2 p.m. Oct. 27; 1 p.m. Nov. 8, and 2 p.m. Nov. 17.

● Museum People: Faces of TMA opens Sept. 28 and continues through Jan. 10 in Gallery 1. Large head shots of nearly 700 museum visitors, donors, and staff are hung floor to ceiling in this large gallery/hallway.

The new LeSo Art Gallery will open with a 7 to 9 p.m. reception Sept. 29, showcasing 2-D and 3-D work by 27 artists. The gallery is at 1527 Starr Ave. Information:,

A 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday reception opens Wood & Atmospheric Fired Pottery at American Gallery. Submitting more than 100 ceramic pieces are Julie Buetler. Ed Corle, Bruce Chesser, James Freeman, Mark Goertzen, Richard Lehman, Mark Nafziger, Luke Sheets, Jason Stockman, and John Theis. The gallery is at 6600 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. Information: 419-882-8949.

Pinterest, Instagram, and YOU is a free workshop for writers, composers, visual and performing artists, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Professional Building, 1838 Parkwood Ave., Rm. 450. Reservations are required at and by phone: 419-254-2787.

Artalks at Bowling Green State University will present Immersive Space as a Channel for Communication by Diana Reichenbach, art director of StandardVision, LLC at 6 p.m. in Room 204 of the Fine Arts Center. Scheduled at 6 p.m. Oct. 1 in the same location is Narratives of the Visual and Visual Narratives: Reflections on Dakar's Marche Colobane as a Visual and Discursive Field, by Joanna Grabski, who teaches art history and visual culture at Dennison University. Information: 419-372-8525.

Displayed through Oct. 5 at Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair St., are works by Eric Broz, Michelle Duni, and AllyCatherine Wild. Broz's mythological themes have action-packed characters reminiscent of those found in comic books. Duni's illustrations blend daily life with the fantastic. And Wild makes use of rich colors in her watercolors.

The Watercolor Show at the Toledo Artists' Club continues through Sept. 27 in the gallery at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Information: 419-531-4079 and

Huge portraits of people from around the globe, often members of tribal groups and brushed with brilliant colors, are hallmarks of Stephen Bennett's art. They can been seen through Sept. 28 in Papua New Guinea To Tibet in the Wolfe Gallery at Maumee Valley Country Day School.

A 6 to 8 p.m. reception Friday will celebrate portraiture by Mike Huffman and impressionistic landscapes by Nora Sallows, in the Parkwood Gallery, 1838 Parkwood Ave. off Monroe Street. It continues through Sept. 28.

Tales of Travel from the President's Attic continues at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont through Jan. 27. There is an admission fee. Information: 1-800-998-7737 and

Lecture: Diego Rivera: From the Mexican Revolution to Detroit, will be discussed at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Detroit Institute of Arts. Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, professor of art history at California State University, Los Angeles, will talk about the origins of Mexican muralism following the 1910 Mexican Revolution and will trace Rivera's journey from Mexico to Detroit, explaining how the museum's murals came to be. Information: 313-833-7900 and

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