2 exhibits open at Red Bird Arts Walk

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    Paintings by Michael Komala will be on display as part of 'Invoking Narratives' at the Fuller Art House. The exhibit runs through Oct. 3.

  • September’s art walk in downtown Sylvania will feature two new gallery exhibitions, several artist shows, and sidewalk chalking at various businesses.

    The Red Bird Arts Walk is from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 7, and comes on the heels of the grand re-opening celebration of the Sylvania Library at 4:30 p.m.

    Opening with a reception that night at Hudson Gallery is PULSE + the human narrative, a compilation of work by seven artists working with the human figure. The show runs through Sept. 29 at the studio, 5645 N. Main St. For more information, go to

    At the Fuller Art House on the same street is the opening of an exhibition, Invoking Narratives, showcasing the artwork of two abstract artists.

    The work of Carolyn Reed Barritt and Michael Komala will be on display at the gallery through Oct. 3.

    Fuller Art House is at 5679 Main St. For more information, go to

    The art walk, held every first Friday of the month in downtown Sylvania, also includes illustrations by Johnathon Lightle at Spacebar, fused glass by Karen Kanipe at Reve Salon, and painting by Tina Marie Wagenhauser at Back Alley Gallery.

    Sidewalk sales will be going on throughout the day and into the evening during the art walk.

    For more information, go to Facebook, or to

    ■ Local artist Aaron Bivins will be doing an acrylic painting demonstration for the Bedford Artists Club. The demo will start at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the community room of the Bedford Library.

    For more information about the event or the club, call 419-378-1323.

    ■ Wall Street Journal arts writer Peter Plagens will attend an opening reception for his contemporary abstract art exhibition from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Farmer Family Gallery at the Ohio State University at Lima.

    Ten of Plagens’ pieces will be shown at the gallery through Oct. 11, the majority of which were displayed at Plagen’s recent show at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York City.

    A former senior writer and art critic for Newsweek, Plagens now writes about art for the Journal and ArtForum Magazine.

    For more information, go to

    ■ Those connected to the art world through their artistry, art education, collecting, or those simply interested in art can register for SculptureX 2018 - Social Practice: Igniting Change, a two-day symposium to be held locally, Sept. 28-29.

    This is the ninth year for the annual collaborative event, an event organized by academic institutions and held in different cities in Ohio, Michigan, western Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and western New York. The event this year is a partnership among the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Contemporary Art Toledo, Owens Community College, and the Toledo Museum of Art.

    The event includes national and local speakers, art installations and exhibitions, evening networking events and tours of the museum and university galleries.

    For more information or to register, go to

    ■ The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo has chosen six finalists to be part of a glass art collaborative with Pilkington Glass North America, who has several of its offices in the Toledo area, including its architectural glass main office.

    The finalists for Momentum/Intersection are Richard Harned, a professor of art at Ohio State University; Loraine Lynn, an interdisciplinary artist in Toledo who works with materials and methods that are fluid; Sean Merchant, an artist and educator based in Brunswick, Ohio; Catie Newell, the founding principal of the architecture and art practice *Alibi Studio; Tom Patti, an artist whose work with scientific and engineering applications has earned him awards for collaborations with architects; and Zac Weinberg, a local artist whose work with glass and mixed media have been exhibited worldwide.

    They will tour the Pilkington facilities during this year’s Momentum festival, and choose glass samples. The six finalists will be asked to submit project proposals by Nov. 15 that speak to applications of glass as both an artistic medium and manufacturing process.

    Jurors for the project will then choose three of the artists to execute their projects, which will be displayed at the 2019 Momentum Festival.

    For more information, go to

    Send news of art items at least two weeks in advance to or call 419-724-6075.