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Briefs: Heart Gallery portraits will be displayed at Renaissance Pointe YMCA

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 12:01 am

Ceramics class

A ceramics class will be held 6-9 p.m. April 4-May 23 at Garrett High School, Garrett. Instructor will be Mark Ober. Cost will be $50. Clay will be purchased separately at $10-15 per 25-pound bag. A limited assortment of classroom glazes will be available, as well as firing of all pieces made during the class.

To register or for more information, call Lori Wisel at 1-260-357-3114 or email Mark Ober at

Heart-tugging portrait display

The Indiana Heart Gallery, an exhibit of 12 large portraits of children in need of adoptive families, will be displayed April 1-22 at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave.

The exhibit can be viewed 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, a news release said. Admission is free.

The photos were taken by professional photographers who volunteer their time. The images try to capture the spirit and personality of each child, the news release said.

The Indiana Department of Child Services uses the Heart Gallery to raise awareness about some of the approximately 1,100 children in foster care in Indiana who need a forever home, the news release said.

For more information about the Indiana Heart Gallery, go to To learn more about adopting an Indiana child, go to or call 1-888-25ADOPT (1-888-252-3678).