Garden art at Toledo Museum of Art, tax tips and gardening workshop: AM Links … – The Plain Dealer

H23AMLINKARTMARCH.JPGView full sizeSondra Freckleton’s Begonia with Quilt is part of an exhibit on garden-inspired art, now on view now at the Toledo Museum of Art.

GARDEN-THEMED EXHIBIT:  A new exhibition that focuses on how people interact with nature, landscape and garden design is now on view at the Toledo Museum of Art, and is sure to delight art and garden lovers.

Assembled entirely from the Museum’s own collection, “Paper Roses: Garden-Inspired Works on Paper” presents 100 prints, drawings and photographs by some of the most acclaimed European and American artists. The works date from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

The free exhibition continues through Sunday, May 18. “Paper Roses” is an exhibit that complements the Toledo Museum of Art’s major international exhibition “The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden.”

The Tuileries Garden, which stretches from the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde in central Paris, was created in 1564 for French royalty. Today it attracts 10 million visitors annually and is a key venue for art. “The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden” is now on view.

If you can’t see the exhibition in person, you can view the online catalog for “Paper Roses” at

TAX TIPS: If you’re preparing your taxes and wondering if you can get a tax break for home improvement expenses, the answer is maybe. First, you must have kept track of all home improvement expenses. Some improvements, such as installing central air conditioning, may help reduce taxes when you sell your house, according to TurboTax.

Click on the IRS website for more information. Some home appliances that are Energy Star Rated may qualify you for a tax deduction. See a list of qualifying appliances here, suggests the Huffington Post.

GARDENING WORKSHOP: The Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County, a part of Ohio State
University Extension, will present the “From Garden to Table” seminar  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Happy Days Lodge,
500 W Streetsboro Road, Peninsula. The program fee is $36 ($42 after Wednesday, April 16)
and includes breakfast, lunch and handdouts. 

Presentation topics include pest management, growing strawberries, making wine, favorite tomato varieties and dmore.

A registration form is available
at the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County website.


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