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Grand Rapids gallery to show Earl North's work

July 31, 2014

By Tahree Lane, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio



July 31--A reception for a show of 30 paintings from private collections by the late Earl North will be 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.Aug. 10 in Library House Gallery, 24124 Front St., Grand Rapids, Ohio. Frank North, the artist's son, will co-host the reception with the gallery. North's paintings are on view and will be for the next few months with hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 419-830-3050 and art@libraryhousegallery.com.

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WoodsStock, a new music and art festival, will be 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday at Schedel Arboretum and Gardens. Admission is $25. There will be 50 artist booths, eight bands on two stages, and a classic car show. Food and beverages will be sold.

Parking/shuttle service will be at Woodmore High School, 633 Fremont St., Elmore, with trips to Schedel every 10 minutes. In Rossford, beginning at 3 p.m., a shuttle will run between the Courtyard Marriott, 9789 Clark Dr., and Schedel.

The gardens are at 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore. Information: woodsstock.org and 419-862-3182.

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Calls for artists:

-- A juried art fair slated for Oct. 4 in Point Place seeks people to exhibit their wares, with an Aug. 15 deadline. The fair will be along a public path between Summit Street and Lighthouse Bay. Required with application are three to five photos of recent, representative work. Information at Facebook.com/PointPlaceArt Walk.

-- The Whitehouse Arts Advisory Board invites artists to its holiday show Nov. 22 at Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St., Whitehouse. Information from the Whitehouse Village Hall: 419-877-5383 and whitehouse.oh.art@gmail.com.

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George Benson, Sr.'s landscapes, some with an expressionistic attitude and bold palette, will be in Downtown Latte Friday through Aug. 28. The shop is at 44 S. St. Clair St.

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Two free tours for people who have mild memory loss and their companions are upcoming at the Toledo Museum of Art. Bon Appetit, at 1 p.m. Saturday, will look at art that incorporates images of food.

A 90-minute program themed to music and art and including an activity will be at 1 p.m.Aug. 8. Pre-registration is required for the latter tour by phoning 1-800-272-3900.

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A mixed media workshop, Rock, Paper, Scissors, will be at 2 p.m.Aug. 8 in Way Public Library. Debra Buchanan will teach techniques such as sponging, stenciling, antiquing, use of tissue and special papers, dyes, and gelli plate monoprinting.

Basic supplies will be furnished and participants can take in other items they'd like to incorporate into their pieces such as found objects, poetry, sheet music, ribbons, fabric scraps, photocopied photographs, wallpaper, newspaper print and sentimental tidbits to personalize their composition. The fee is $40.

The library is at 101 E. Indiana Ave. in Perrysburg and the event is organized by Prizm Creative Community. Registration at www.MyPrizm.com. Information: 419-931-8732.

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An art fair/museum walk will combine with a downtown farmers' market for a day of activities Aug. 9 in Tiffin. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the art fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the museums from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tiffin Art Fair will be at Courthouse Square at Washington and Market streets. Open will be the Tiffin Art Guild, Tiffin Glass Museum, Enchanted Moment Doll Museum, Seneca County Museum, American Civil War Museum of Ohio, Tiffin University Diane Kidd Gallery, and Tiffin Historic Trust. Information: 888-298-7236.

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A reception for Dick Overman, showing his whimsical ceramics, will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Gaslight Gallery, 117 E. Crawford St., Findlay.

Making pottery since 1972, Overman works with high-fired stoneware clay using oxidation glazes he's developed. Information: 419-306-5720 and www.thegaslightgallery.org.

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A bus trip to visit contenders for the Art Prize in Grand Rapids, Mich., will be Oct. 5. Registration deadline is Aug. 30 and tickets are $50.

The bus will leave the Waterville Kroger parking lot at 9 a.m and return about 9 p.m., providing participants with free time from noon to 6 p.m. to check out the 1,500 entries in 190 venues. Information: Silver Lining Gallery, 122 Mechanic St., Waterville, and 419-441-0025.

At the 19-day Art Prize, artwork is displayed at venues in and around downtown Grand Rapids from Sept. 24 to Oct. 12. Top prizes are $200,000 for a piece selected by judges, and $200,000 for the artist who gets the most votes from the public.

Last year the event drew an estimated 400,000 visitors and 1,524 artists. Art Prize was founded in 2009 by Rick DeVos, grandson of Amway's co-founder. Learn more about Art Prize at www.artprize.org.

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

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