At 7 p.m. Sunday, WNEO/WEAO (Channels 45/49) will showcase the work of renowned glass artist Paul Stankard in Paul Stankard Glass at the Akron Art Museum.
The documentary captures the essence of Stankard’s intricate paperweights and features a discussion with him about artistry. It also includes a visit to the museum at 1 S. High St. to view the world’s largest public collection of Stankard’s work.
Stankard has spent more than 40 years creating a body of work renowned for its artistic excellence, skillful technique and visual acuity. He combines nature, myth and beauty to create astonishingly realistic elements embedded in glass.
The museum received a gift of more than 60 pieces of Stankard’s glass paperweight art from Northeast Ohio residents Mike and Annie Belkin in 2011. The collection is on display as a permanent exhibit at the museum.
In the documentary, host Jody Miller interviews Stankard at his Mantua, N.J., home and studio about his life and career.
Additional air dates for the program can be found at http://westernreservepublicmedia.org/schedule.htm.
Reception — The University of Mount Union’s Crandall Gallery, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, will hold a 4-6 p.m. reception for Margo Miller, Sabbatical Exhibit. 330-823-2086.
Opening — Free reception 5-7 p.m. for Kent State University’s Small Works Competition at KSU Downtown Gallery, 140 E. Main, Kent. 330-672-7853, www.galleries.kent.edu.
Openings — Public receptions will be held at Summit Artsapce 140 E. Market St., Akron: 6-8 p.m. for Kaleidoscope 2012 in the Artspace Gallery; and 5-8 p.m. for Change in Common, Shirley Ende-Saxe and Katina Pastis Radwanski and On Pins & Needles: Kristi Wall at the Box Gallery/Artists of Rubber City, Third Floor. Guitarist James Marron will perform at Summit Artspace’s second-floor event space at 8 p.m. following the reception. 330-376-8480, www.akronareaarts.org.
Demo — Weaving in Action with the Oncebay Family from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Meet Saturnino and Vilma Oncebay, weavers from Ayacucho, Peru, who will give demonstrations of Peruvian weaving techniques. 216-421-7340.
Opening — The Annual Holiday Members Show and Sale will be held through Dec. 21 at Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St., Cleveland. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 216-721-9020.
Opening reception — 6-9 p.m. at Spaces Gallery, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, for Jeff Williams: Atomic Sculptor and Davor Sanvincenti: Greet the Untold Day on view through Jan. 18. 216-621-2314, www.SPACESgallery.org, or email contact@SPACESgallery.org.
Watercolor Demo — Sally Heston will do a demonstration from 1 to 3 p.m. at Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron. 330-376-8480, www.akronareaarts.org.
Glassblowing Workshops — With Jack Baker and Matt Fiorilli for five weekends, 10 a.m. and noon Saturdays, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays, at Akron Glass Works, 106 N. Main St., $45 per person. No experience needed. Five people allowed in each two-hour session. Call noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday to make reservation at 330-253-5888. Advance payment required.
Opening — Group Dynamic, a Canton Artists’ League Fine Art Exhibit, will open with a 6-8 p.m. reception in the mezzanine of the Student Center, Stark State College of Technology, 2600 Frank Road NW, Jackson Township. On view through Dec. 20. 330-575-4452 or email email@example.com.
Art Show — St. Barnabas Music Ministry will present WAM (Wine tasting, Art Show, Music) from 6 to 11 p.m. at St. Barnabas Parish Center, 9451 Brandywine Road, Northfield. Local artists show and sell work in a variety of mediums. Light refreshments will be sold. All proceeds benefit the music ministry of the church. $15 advance sale, $20 at the door includes wine tasting, cheese/veggie tray, fine art show/sale, music and door prizes. Art show-only tickets $7 at the door. 330-554-9015.
Workshop — The Cleveland Museum of Art will hold a printmaking workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in conjunction with the exhibit William H. Johnson: An American Modern. [18nov] Something for everyone, best for second-graders and up. Fee for adult/child pair: $36, $30 members, $5 for each additional person. Register through the ticket center by calling 216-421-7350.
Artists Needed — The Peninsula Art Academy, 1600 W. Mill St., is seeking more artists to include in its holiday shop. For more information, go to www.peninsulaartacademy.com.
Friday — Is the last day to apply to be a vendor at Artsy Mart on Nov. 24 and Dec. 1 at Akron Area Arts Alliance, Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron. 330-376-8480.
Nov. 30 — Is the last day to apply to Spaces art gallery’s R&D program. Program is open to all artists, curators and cultural producers 21 or older who are willing to delve into research and then develop that research into projects. www.spacesgallery.org.
Dorothy Shinn writes about art and architecture. Send information to her at the Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.