Under the dome

. July 24, 2012.

Perrysburg's 577 Foundation is a welcome retreat from the world, with its graceful gardens and public art tucked away along the Maumee. Now they’re adding a bold new work from renowned Tulsa clay artist Laurie Spencer. Her unique clay domes have been installed across the US, and her new piece at 577, built over the month of June, is some 7 feet tall with welcoming door and window openings. But it's not finished yet — from July 10-18, Spencer will be assembling a kiln around the structure and firing it for three days (all day and night!), to make it a permanent part of 577. Don't miss a chance to stop out and see a unique artist at work.

577 E. Front St., Perrysburg. 419-874-4174. www.577foundation.org