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A new exhibition of prints from the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection spotlights

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903)
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the work of iconic American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903).

Although perhaps more popularly known today as a painter, Whistler was a master of the etched line. “Whistler: Influences, Friends and the Not-So-Friendly,” on view Feb. 26 through May 30 in the museum’s Works on Paper Galleries, provides a comparison of the great American artist with his contemporaries as well as a look at what influenced his work.

As a printmaker, Whistler’s name is often linked with Rembrandt’s as the artist who, 200 years later, further explored and refined the beauty of the etched line. The artist spent most of his life in London, and was greatly influenced by that city as well as by Paris. He proved to be an innovative, master craftsman with few peers, then or now.

Tom Loeffler, the Museum’s assistant curator of works on paper, says Whistler himself never drew a distinction between his efforts as a painter and his work as a printmaker.

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Owens Community College will celebrate the importance of literacy with a series of events and activities focused around a college-wide read of best-selling author Mitch Albom’s book “Tuesdays with Morrie” throughout the months of February, March, April and May.

The college-wide read initiative will culminate with Albom’s appearance at Owens May11. The public is encouraged to join the campus community for guest speakers and educational awareness programs. The events are being presented by the college’s Literacy Committee and the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

Albom is an internationally-renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books collectively have sold over 28 million copies worldwide and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.

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Owens presents “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory”

Community members of all ages are invited to join the bilingual adventures of

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“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” as Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts presents the theatrical version of a timeless favorite in both spoken English and American Sign Language Sunday, March 7.

The performance, which will be held in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre at 2 p.m., is the third in the series of three Family Fun Sundays presented by Owens.

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” tells the story of five lucky children winning the chance of a lifetime to tour Mr. Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory. Once inside, Charlie and the other four winners witness amazing wonders ranging from sweet-tasting wallpaper to a chocolate waterfall. The adaptation of the Sign Stage on Tour’s
theatrical production is based on the book by internationally recognized author Roald Dahl.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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