Magen’s picks – January 28

SAYAKA GANZ SCULPTURE EXHIBIT, Jan. 29-March 11, Johnson Center for Fine Arts, Franklin College, 101 Branigin Blvd., Franklin. Using post-consumer plastic objects as her materials, Ganz’s recent sculptures depict animals in motion with rich colors and energy. Her recent exhibitions include: “Danze Della Natura,” a solo exhibition at the Hermann Geiger Foundation in Cecina, Italy, and “Feng Shui ~ Wind and Water,” a solo exhibition in the Isle Gallery, Isle of Man. Ganz was born in Yokohama, Japan, and grew up living in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Indiana University-Bloomington and continued to create welded sculptures of animal forms independently. In 2008 she earned her master’s degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She taught design and drawing courses at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne between 2002 and 2012. Ganz is teaching at Franklin College as an Allen W. Clowes visiting artist.

ARTHUR MURRAY GUEST PARTY, 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 29, Arthur Murray Dance Center, 954 N. State Road 135, Greenwood, $15, fun night of dancing, meeting new people and learning some new ballroom/partner dance moves, featuring the popular Stardusters swing band; open to the public.

SAINTS FRANCIS & CLARE CHILI COOK-OFF, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 30, Saints Francis & Clare Catholic School, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood, $5 to enter. Anyone who would like to enter can do so until Jan. 29. The entry fee is $5. The evening will include chili tasting, live and silent auction items, and additional food and drink are available for purchase. The proceeds from the event go to the Godparent Fund, which provides tuition assistance for school families. Volunteers, tasters and entrants are needed. Visit for complete details.

WINTER WARM-UP WEEKEND: CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP, Jan. 30 to 31, Mallow Run Winery, 6964 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville, enjoy satisfying soups, freshly baked breads, delightful desserts and live music every weekend January-March. Food served noon to 6 p.m.; live music 2 to 5 p.m.; soup and fresh baked bread meal, $8; music — The Retro Brothers (Saturday), Cari Ray (Sunday)