Two art shows close Friday

There's just a few more days to check out two exhibits in the Illges Gallery in Columbus State University's Corn Center for the Visual Arts, 6 W. 10th St. (enter through the Front Avenue entrance). "Toshie Saito: Places and Smiles" features photography of the mid-Showa era (the 1950s) by Japanese artist Toshie Saito. The other exhibit includes selected works from CSU's art department collection. Both exhibits close Dec. 7. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. It's free. Call 706-507-8300.