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Enjoy art — and save a kidney: The Lawrence Street Gallery is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan with a special exhibit and fundraiser. The gallery is donating a portion of all January sales to the foundation.

The artists’ reception for this multimedia exhibit takes place 5-9 p.m., Jan. 19, at 22620 Woodward Ave., Suite A, Ferndale; 248-544-0394; lawrencestreetgallery.com. Speaking of Lawrence Street, the gallery is currently accepting entries for the upcoming exhibition, The Body Eclectic 2005. For complete details on submissions, call the gallery or download an entry form from the Web site.

The Padzieski Art Gallery presents Point of Departure, a group exhibition of two- and three-dimensional art created using digital media. The opening reception features music by Hubbell Street Jazz, and takes place 7-8:30 p.m., Jan. 13, at the gallery, inside the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-943-3095; dcacarts.org.

The etchings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi will be on display at University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities. Piranesi, born in Italy in 1720, originally envisioned himself as an architect, but received no commissions. Instead, he gravitated towards copper plate etchings of the architectural wonders of Rome, where he spent most of his adult life. This exhibit includes 22 etchings and two books of Piranesi’s work, from the personal collection of Bruce W. Frier. An opening reception will feature a talk from Frier 4:30-6:30 p.m., Jan. 12, in the Osterman Common Room, 0520 Rackham Building, 915 E. Washington, Ann Arbor; 734-936-3518. Send comments to letters@metrotimes.com

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