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The fourth annual Enchanted Brush Exhibition has returned to the University of Findlay, featuring the theme “Maidens of Myth.”
The event will run through Aug. 10 in the Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery within the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion.
A free, public reception will be held Wednesday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mazza Museum. Giving a presentation will be Ed Binkley, whose work has appeared on dozens of book covers and magazines, and in numerous issues of “Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.” A 6 p.m. gallery tour of the exhibition will be led by Daniel Chudzinksi, museum curator and exhibition organizer.
The Enchanted Brush Exhibition is an event that showcases works by some of the most acclaimed artists in the industry.
The Lea Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Rawson Proud is seeking local crafters and vendors for the town festival craft show, scheduled for 2-9 p.m. July 21.
The fee is $20 and includes a 10-foot by 10-foot space. There will be no duplication of vendors.
Email RawsonProud@yahoo.com or message RawsonProud on Facebook to sign up.
“Summer on the Farm” will be the third painting event in the 2018 Hancock Park District seasonal painting series about the outdoors.
The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area.
Awakening Minds Art staff will provide step-by-step instructions on how to paint a summertime farm scene. Supplies, including an 11-inch by 14-inch stretched canvas, will be provided and light refreshments will be available.
The program will be held with a minimum of five and a maximum of 30 participants, who must be at least 16 years old.
Register, with $30 per person, by 1 p.m. Tuesday online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities.” Call the park district administrative office, 419-425-7275, to register or for more information.
The Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association show begins today and continues through Sunday at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. The annual event features live demonstrations, flea markets, tractor and truck pulls, and live music.
Daily admission to the show is $5 per person, but those 15 and under are admitted free with an adult. Club memberships, costing $10 per person, are available. Camping on the fairgrounds is permitted for a fee.
The Backroads Band will perform at this year’s country concert, which will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday. The concert is free with a paid admission to the machinery show.
Other daily events include scooter and antique garden tractor exhibit, arts and crafts, trading post, and live demonstrations, including Baker fan, saw mill, shingle mill and old-time wheat threshing.
The show schedule is as follows:
Senior Citizens Day
$4 admission for those 62 and older.
The Findlay Art League will display a solo show titled “Hands” by member Jennifer Sowders during the month of August.
An opening reception will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Art League, 117 W. Crawford St.
The show is an offering of two veins of thought: mixed media paintings with an underlying spiritual theme and mixed media photo transfers on copper of the artist’s interaction between hands and nature. The exhibit is kid-friendly and interactive, with extra content accessible via tablet or smartphone.
LIMA — Ventriloquist Darci Lynne, an “America’s Got Talent” winner, headlines entertainment at the Allen County Fair, which opens Friday and continues through Aug. 25 at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima.
“Darci Lynne and Friends” will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the show range from $30 to $55, with $100 VIP seating available. The ticket price does not include general gate admission to the fair.
In other entertainment, a pair of tribute bands will be featured Sunday night. New Frontiers, featuring Journey songs, and Fleetwood 2 The Max will headline a free show beginning at 7 p.m.
Other traditional fair events include the Kewpee Showcase Of Bands, harness racing, a demolition derby, tractor pulls and a livestock scramble.
Daily entertainment programs include the Bengal Tigers, BMX Stunt Show, Jungle Island Zoo, Bear Hollow Wood Carvers and Crazy Mike V as the Village Idiot.
Daily admission to the fair is $7 for those 7 and older. Admission is free to those under 7.
Season passes, which are good for all nine days of the fair, also can be purchased. Prior to Friday, the season pass costs $30 for those 10 and over, and $15 for those ages 7-9. After the fair begins the season pass is $35 for those 10 and over, and $20 for those ages 7-9.
All-day wristbands for amusement rides are $25. Prior to the fair, wristband vouchers are $20. Special $15 wristbands are available from noon to 5 p.m. Monday and noon to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.
Fair highlights include:
Country artist Dylan Scott will headline the 2018 Hardin County Fair, which begins today and continues through Sunday at the county fairgrounds in Kenton.
Scott along with the music duo Brown & Gray will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the grandstand.
General admission tickets for the concert are $15, assigned seating tickets are $20 and track standing/seating tickets are $25.
Scott’s single “My Girl” was No. 1 on the Country Airplay charts in 2016, and “Hooked,” a second single by the Louisiana native, reached sixth on Country Airplay in 2017.
Other grandstand events include harness racing on Thursday, a truck and tractor pull Friday night, and a demolition derby on Sunday. Admission to the harness racing is free. Tickets for the pull and the demolition derby are $6 for general admission, $8 for reserved seats and $10 for pit passes.
The Children’s Entertainment Lawn will feature children’s activities and events each day of the fair, including the Dino-Roar Show, and glass blower and wood carver presentations.
Admission to the fair is $9 for those ages 9 and over. A season pass, which admits one adult and a family’s school-age children all week is $20. Veterans are admitted free on Tuesday, and senior citizens (ages 60 and over) get in free on Friday.
All-day wristbands for the amusement rides are $12.
The fair schedule is as follows:
“Nice Dreams,” an art exhibition by fine artist Brandon Briggs, will take place at the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion’s Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery from Monday through Sept. 14.
A reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Briggs is a full-time instructor in drawing and painting at Bowling Green State University. His current work is focused on all things quiet.
The Lea Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
The Wyandot County Fair gets underway today and continues through Sunday at the county fairgrounds in Upper Sandusky.
Musical entertainment includes concerts on Friday night by the Rough Country Band and Saturday night featuring Whey Jennings and the Backroads Band. Both concerts are in the Masters Building.
Other fair entertainment includes a truck pull on Friday, a tractor pull on Saturday and the demolition derby on Monday. Grandstand tickets and pit passes are $10.
Daily admission to the fair is $7. Season passes are $25 for adults and $10 for youth between the ages of 8-17. Veterans are admitted free today. Seniors 62 and older will be admitted free on Thursday.
Ride prices will be set on the first day of the fair.
The fair schedule is as follows:
Area artists are being sought to create sidewalk art on Main Street in Findlay on Sept. 15.
Chalk-A-Walk, sponsored by the Findlay Art League, is intended to be a fun event where teams of artists decorate the sidewalks downtown. Completed drawings will be judged and a $100 cash prize will be awarded in each of the following categories, including high school, college, business, friends and family, church and youth groups.
Interested artists must assemble teams of three to five people and register at the Art League, 117 W. Crawford St., or online at findlayartleague.org. The cost is $10 per person. Registration and payment are required by Aug. 24.
Teams may supply their own chalk or purchase chalk from the Art League. Participants must bring their own wipes, towels, water and other beverages, and be prepared to provide their own lunch. Several downtown restaurants will be offering Chalk-A-Walk specials.
Participants should arrive at the Art League at 9 a.m., when they will be assigned a spot to draw. They may work until the contest ends at 6 p.m., then return to the Art League at 7, when awards will be announced.
Professional chalk artist Jodi Hubbard will be giving classes Sept. 1. She will discuss introductory sidewalk chalk drawing from 10 a.m. to noon. A class on advanced drawing for ages 16 and older will be held from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Registration is also required for the classes.
Businesses may also co-sponsor the event. The deadline for registration is also Aug. 24.
For more information, call 419-306-5720.