Come out and clay

Award-winning ceramic artist and teacher John Smolenski, pictured with a class at Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, will lead a Clay Studio Open House there from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. The event is part of First Friday and offers free admission to the center's fall exhibits, free instruction and an opportunity to try the wheel. The center is located at 205 Genesee St., Auburn. For more information, call (315) 255-1553 or visit