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Published: Thursday, 5/26/2011

Film, Asian artistry, lecture coming up at art museum

Fernando Botero Fernando Botero

Love in the Time of Cholera, a 139-minute drama based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, will be shown at a free 7:30 p.m. screening Friday in the Little Theater of the Toledo Museum of Art. The 2007 film spans the period from 1880 to 1930, tracing the vigil of a man, portrayed by Javier Bardem, rejected in youth by a beautiful woman who marries a physician devoted to obliterating cholera. The obsessed Bardem character devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs, always holding a torch for his first love. Filmed in Columbia, it's rated R.

Also Friday, Asian artists from the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Michigan come together for All Things Asian, featuring a variety of media and styles, opening with a 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. reception in the Community Gallery.

In addition, performances by members of the Asian community will be 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Great Gallery.

A free talk on the art of Fernando Botero by Latin American and Spanish art expert Edward Sullivan, a professor of art history at New York University, will be at 7:30 p.m. June 3 in the museum's Little Theater.

Sullivan has written three books on Botero, who he believes to be a significant innovator in sculpture and graphic arts. The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, a ticketed exhibition, continues at the museum through June 12.

Deadline for the Toledo Area Artists' Exhibition is June 6. The prospectus is at toledomuseum.org/exhibitions/future. The show will be Aug. 26 to Sept. 25 in the Toledo Museum of Art.

Spencer Cunningham's digital photograph, 'Circle of Fire,' is on display as part of a new show at Tea's Luncheonette in Spitzer Building, 520 Madison Ave. in downtown Toledo Spencer Cunningham's digital photograph, 'Circle of Fire,' is on display as part of a new show at Tea's Luncheonette in Spitzer Building, 520 Madison Ave. in downtown Toledo

Cancer survivors and their loved ones are invited to share their stories in media such as photography, painting, sculpture, and poetry for an upcoming exhibit at the Hudson Gallery in Sylvania. Submission deadline for this juried show, Expressions ... Personal Stories of a Cancer Journey, is July 31. The sponsor is Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio. Information: 419-902-4742.

The fourth International Art in Early Childhood Conference will be June 6-8 in the University of Toledo's Center for the Visual Arts adjacent to the Toledo Museum of Art. Practitioners, researchers, and theorists from around the world will attend, with the goal of exploring new ways of teaching art to young children. Information: ecartconference2011.com

Woodcuts and drawings by Frank Murphy, photographs by Spencer Cunningham, and abstract paintings by Alfred Frank are displayed at Tea's Luncheonette in the Spitzer Building, 520 Madison Ave., through June 15.

The show is a project of the Funhouse Writers Group, a gathering of artists who incorporate social, moral, and political issues into their work. The cafe is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Information: 419-206-3341.

Homegrown: Emerging Artists, features pottery by John Ahearn, photo illustrations by Ashlee Hill, and ceramic sculptures by Sara Kandell-Gritzmaker in the River Raisin Gallery, 154 East Chicago Blvd., Tecumseh, Mich. through July 15. Information: 517-301-4700.

Items for News of Art should be sent two weeks before the event to tlane@theblade.com.

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