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Toledo museum to exhibit Native American art

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    'Four Seasons Series (Spring),' four archival pigment prints by Wendy Red Star (American, Apsaalooke [Crow] Nation) is part of 'Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus' at the Toledo Museum of Art.

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    'Purple Passage' by Artistic License by nja is part of the 'Memories in the Making; Gifts & Gratitude” exhibit at Sam B's in Bowling Green.


An exhibition of traditional and contemporary Native American art is on display at the Toledo Museum of Art through April 28.

Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus features such historical items as a Cherokee tepee cover and Acoma manta to the newer work of such artists as Wendy Red Star and Marie Watt. The show includes drawings, fiber art, pottery, and other pieces that the museum has been collecting over the last few years to build up its Native American collection, and is exhibited in the museum’s newly renovated space, Gallery 29A.

The show also includes a large-scale, loaned work, Tilchum, by artist James Lavadour, a self-taught artist who lives and works on the Umatilla Reservation in Oregon.

The show, curated by the museum’s director of curatorial affairs, Halona Norton-Westbrook, is free. For more information, go to toledomuseum.org or call 419-255-8000.

■ An exhibition of local artists’ work is available for viewing at Sam B’s Restaurant Gallery in Bowling Green through the holidays.

The gallery is hosting an open house to meet some of the local artists involved in Memories in the Making - Gifts & Gratitude, from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8, at the gallery, 163 S. Main St.

The collection is made up of more than 150 pieces by more than 20 local artists, including Dave Wisniewski, Mary Jo Bailin, and Artistic License by nja.

The show will remain open through Jan. 1.

For more information, email Annette Jensen at abj@bex.net.

■ The early holiday art events are getting under way, including the semiannual indie art fair, Maker’s Mart, at Handmade Toledo, 1717 Adams St., downtown Toledo.

That event, involving the creations of more than 100 local artisans, will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 10.

Maker’s Mart is a juried show held right before Mother’s Day every year, and then again before the holidays.

For a look at the artists juried into this event or for more information, go to handmadetoledo.com/makers-mart.

A second juried, holiday-prep event is the Toledo Craftsman’s Guild’s Homespun Art & Craft Show, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Stranahan Theater and Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.

For more information, go to toledocraftsmanguild.org, or call 419-842-1925.

■ The Sylvania Red Bird Arts District art walk is from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, and features gallery shows, food and drink, art demos, and shopping.

For more information, visit the Sylvania Area Arts Commission website at sylvaniaarts.org/art-walks, or call 419-517-0118.

■ The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo is seeking artists to submit proposals for public art at the roundabouts at the Detroit/Berdan/Cherry and Cherry/Manhattan intersections.

The project is one of three new projects in the Arts Commission’s 2018 municipal art plan, and is a partnership with Mercy Health.

Artists should submit proposals by Nov. 29, and can find more information at theartscommission.org, or by calling Nathan Mattimoe, art in public places coordinator, at 419-254-2787, ext. 11.

■ The Waterville Historical Society is hosting speaker Al Geha at 7 p.m. Nov. 14, a Waterville resident and docent at the Toledo Museum of Art, who will present Art Stolen by Nazis in World War II.

The event is free and will be held at Wakeman Hall, 401 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville.

For more information, call Karen Wiggins at 419-350-1211.

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