Art exhibits, educational talks and pancakes this weekend


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The Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit at Wassenberg Art Center will continue through mid February.

The Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit at Wassenberg Art Center will continue through mid February.


Courtesy of Ohio Watercolor Society, via Wassenberg Art Center

This photo, dated Aug. 4, 1923, shows a Ku Klux Klan demonstration in Lima.

This photo, dated Aug. 4, 1923, shows a Ku Klux Klan demonstration in Lima.


Courtesy of Auglaize County Historical Society

“Here’s the Deal,” by Jeff Suntala, is an example of the exhibit at Wassenberg Art Center.


Courtesy of Ohio Watercolor Society, via Wassenberg Art Center

REGION — From learning opportunities to opportunities to have some else cook your breakfast, there are a few options this weekend:

• A drive-thru pancake breakfast will be from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lafayette-Jackson Township Fire Department, 215 E. Sugar St., Lafayette. The meal will include pancakes, sausage and eggs. Individual syrups, butter and silverware will be included. Cost is $6 per meal.

Please enter the line at the community building entrance into the parking lot.

• Check out the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit at Wassenberg Art Center, 214 W. Washington St., Van Wert. The annual traveling exhibit features the best of watercolor artists in Ohio and just beyond. It continues until mid-February.

Admission is free. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, with Thursdays open late until 9 p.m. Consider visiting on a Thursday, during ArtNights or Pint Nights from 6 to 9 p.m. ArtNights have inexpensive guided art projects with instructors present. Pint Nights have musicians performing and craft beers available. See a detailed schedule at wassenbergartcenter.org.

• Stop by ArtSpace/Lima at 65 Town Square, Lima, to view the annual Juried Photography Exhibition, which continues through Feb. 6. The show features more than 100 works by 36 artists. The photographs hang in four galleries on three floors at ArtSpace to allow for social distancing. The exhibit will be open during newly expanded hours, which are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

• A talk titled “Human Trafficking 101” will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday via Zoom, held by the Northwest Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition. The talk is presented for Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Visit the group’s Facebook page at j.mp/2Nh2Nai for details. Meetings are held virtually the second Thursday of the month to fight human sexual and labor trafficking.

• A talk on local history will be presented by Auglaize County Historical Society. Dr. William Trollinger will give a talk titled “Terrorizing Immigrants and Catholics: The Ohio Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s” at 7 p.m. Monday at Facebook.com/AuglaizeCountyHistory.

Trollinger, who is a history professor at the University of Dayton, will speak on Ohio Klan history, why its appeal was strong here and how immigrants and Catholics resisted.

The Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit at Wassenberg Art Center will continue through mid February.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/01/web1_watercolor1.jpgThe Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit at Wassenberg Art Center will continue through mid February. Courtesy of Ohio Watercolor Society, via Wassenberg Art Center
This photo, dated Aug. 4, 1923, shows a Ku Klux Klan demonstration in Lima.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/01/web1_kkklima23-Copy.jpgThis photo, dated Aug. 4, 1923, shows a Ku Klux Klan demonstration in Lima. Courtesy of Auglaize County Historical Society
“Here’s the Deal,” by Jeff Suntala, is an example of the exhibit at Wassenberg Art Center.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/01/web1_watercolorcrop.jpg“Here’s the Deal,” by Jeff Suntala, is an example of the exhibit at Wassenberg Art Center. Courtesy of Ohio Watercolor Society, via Wassenberg Art Center

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