Tickets for the Akron Art Museum’s 11th annual Art & Ale are available for the March 9 celebration. Held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the museum at 1 S. High St., the March event features locally crafted brews from Ohio’s best brew-makers, complemented by some of the region’s favorite local food.

Art & Ale 2018 will also present a juried award for best overall brew and a people’s choice prize.

This event is for ages 21 or older. Get your tickets to Art & Ale 2018 at: https://tinyurl.com/ycfukfp2.

Holocaust arts, writing contest

Entries in Akron’s 30th annual Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest are due Friday.

This is a competition for middle and high school students in Akron and Summit County. All entries can be delivered between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday to the Municipal Building, 166 S. High S., Room 103.

The theme for 2018 is Lessons of the Holocaust: The Lives of the Children. Middle and high school students have been invited to submit art or writing entries to the Contest in Division I (Grades 6-8) or Division II (Grades 9-12).

Students can submit from their schools or independently, but each student can submit only one entry. First-place winners will go as a group with their teachers to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Each first-place-winning student, teacher and school will also receive a cash award.

Akron’s Holocaust commemoration and contest awards ceremony will be at 6 p.m. April 10 at Akron-Summit County Public Library. Winning entries will be displayed at the library from April 3 through May 3. For more information, contact Klair Heestand at info.Holocaust@akronohio.gov.

FRIDAY

Art Talk — Textile artist John Paul Morabito will give a free, public talk on his work from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 165, Center for the Visual Arts, 325 Terrace Drive, Kent State University, Kent. Morabito is a Chicago-based artist and educator working through the intersection of contemporary art and hand weaving.

TUESDAY

Opening — Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt’s Etchings, opens at Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum, 87 N. Main St., Oberlin. On view through May 13, the show brings together 60 prints by the 17th-century Dutch master from over a dozen collections. Several special programs will be offered in conjunction with the exhibit:

• 3 p.m. Feb. 25 and noon April 13 — There will be curator tours by Andaleeb Badiee Banta.

• March 16 — 10:15 a.m. Exhibition tour by Banta. This is part of an ongoing series of talks offered on the third Friday of the month, through May.

• April 5 — 5:30 p.m. First Thursday Evening Hours. Catherine Scallen,Andrew W. Mellon associate professor in the humanities and associate professor of art history at Case Western Reserve University, will give her talk, Rembrandt: The Last Renaissance Artist. This free lecture will examine this retrospective side of Rembrandt’s art and offers possible motivations. A reception will follow Scallen’s talk, and galleries will remain open until 7:30 p.m.

Dorothy Shinn writes about art and architecture. Send information to her at the Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309, or dtgshinn@att.net.