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Published: Thursday, 12/27/2012

Hours extended for Manet's final days

BY TAHREE LANE
BLADE STAFF WRITER

At the Toledo Museum of Art:

● The museum will be open noon to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday to enable people to see the Manet exhibition (admission is charged), which ends Tuesday. The Family Center will be open from noon to 6 p.m. both days with children's activities related to Manet.

● The museum has published its first e-book, Color Ignited: Glass 1962-2012 ($19.95), which it produced in hardcover ($39.95) earlier this year. Full of images of glass pieces by more than 50 artists, it's compatible with many e-readers such as iPad, Kindle, and Nook. Information: toledomuseum.org.

● Meet Me at TMA, a tour for people who have mild memory loss and their companions, will be at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 5. A docent will guide the group through the Made in Hollywood exhibit of nearly 100 photos of movie stars from the first half of the 20th century. Exhibit fee: $5, plus $5 for parking. Information: 419-537-1999.

Pottery classes begin the week of Jan. 7 at the Toledo Potters' Guild in Toledo Botanical Garden. Adult classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 10 weeks ($187); children's sessions meet after school on Wednesdays for 10 weeks ($172). Information: 419-536-5723 and www.toledopottersguild.org.

Call for artists: The sixth annual W.A.V.E. (Women, Artists, Visionaries, Entrepreneurs) Festival, a juried exhibit of fine arts, crafts, and other creative expressions, is accepting submissions until Feb. 22. The event will be in the Franciscan Center at Lourdes University, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23. In addition, women entrepreneurs may present some services, products, and affiliations. Table fee is $35. Applications are at www.lourdes.edu/wave. Information: wave@lourdes.edu.

Alexander Caldwell, maker of a replica Faberge Egg for the 2004 film Ocean's Twelve, will speak about artistic responses to Faberge in a 2 p.m. talk Jan. 12 in the Detroit Institute of Arts. It will be followed by a showing of Ocean's Twelve. Caldwell has studied Faberge and his techniques for 25 years, and his handbag company, Vivian Alexander, makes works inspired by Faberge Imperial Russian Easter Eggs. He was commissioned by the Forbes family, until recently the keeper of the most extensive Faberge collection, to make replicas of the most valuable items. The program is in conjunction with the exhibition Faberge: The Rise and Fall, The Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, on view at the DIA through Jan. 21. The museum is at 5200 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. Information: 313-833-7900 and dia.org.

Perambulations is a subject repeatedly visited by Francis Alys, a Belgian filmmaker. His Guards (2005, 30 min.) can be seen continuously through March 31 at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Considered a master of the small gesture and the ephemeral event, Alys worked with a troop of 64 Coldstream Guards who work at Buckingham Palace clad in red tunics and towering black bearskin hats. He had each soldier start walking alone on London streets, unaware of one another's route. Gradually they meet and fall in regimented step until they reach a bridge and disperse. Alys films them from all angles and from above. He's also filmed a fox exploring London's National Portrait Gallery at night as a statement about how humans are often unwittingly captured on camera, and the architecture of London through its railings. The museum is at 525 S. State St. in Ann Arbor. Information: 737-763-8662 and umma.umich.edu.

Send items two weeks before the event to tlane@theblade.com.



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