Children's museum debuts two free shows

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology has two new exhibits on display for visitors. The best part: Both are free.

The Newark museum will open both exhibits from 5-7 p.m. April 13. The first, from The Works Spring 2018 Artist in Residence Kazuki Takizawa, features glass-blown items. Since 2010, the Los-Angeles based artist has created glass works related to his experience with mental illness. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has taught at Pilchuck Glass School and Public Glass and has spoken to colleges and universities, including the Columbus College of Art & Design. The exhibit runs through April 28.

The second new exhibit, “Seasons of Our Lives,” features works by The National League of American Pen Women, Central Ohio Branch. It explores life’s pivotal moments through painting, sculpture and textiles as well as literary and musical compositions. It will be on display through July 6. 

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology is located at 55 S. First St., Newark. For more information, go to attheworks.org.