Rock On: Photographs by Baron Wolman, an exhibit of 30 images of musical greats George Harrison, Tina Turner, Johnny and June Carter Cash, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Neil Young, James Brown, B.B. King, Duke Ellington, Jim Morrison, Chuck Berry, and others, is on view through March 28 in the Walter E. Terhune Gallery at Owens Community College.
Wolman, who took pictures for Rolling Stone magazine in its early years, will give a free talk about his experiences with musicians at 7 p.m. March 21 in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Owens. The exhibit includes music-related artifacts and collectibles from the 1880s through the 1980s, ranging from record albums and posters to period clothing and concert tickets.
In conjunction with the exhibit is a series of six free programs; each will begin with a 7 p.m. introduction by Matthew Donahue, instructor in the Popular Culture department at Bowling Green State University, followed by a 30-minute musical performance and a documentary film focusing on six American music genres. Except for one, all are in Owens' Center for Fine and Performing Arts.
Music by the Good the Bad and the Blues will be followed by Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues and Say Amen, Somebody on Jan. 15; performers Jodie Jobuck and Linda Dunn will be followed by Broadway: The American Musical at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Way Library in Perrysburg; the Owens Jazz Ensemble will precede International Sweethearts of Rhythm by Ken Burns, Feb. 12; the Hand Hewn String Band will perform before High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music, Feb. 26; MAD 45 will play, followed by The History of Rock 'n' Roll, March 12, and Price of the Ticket will be followed by From Mambo to Hip Hop --A South Bronx Tale (from Latin Music, USA) on March 26.
The gallery, in the lobby of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Information: 567-661-2721.
Jan. 16 is the deadline to reserve a ticket for An Evening with the Jurors: Tasteful Temptations and Conversations, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art. Formerly known as the Jury Dinner, the evening is a celebration for the upcoming 94th Toledo Area Artists' Exhibition that opens Feb. 1 and is the most prestigious art contest in the area. Of the 642 entries submitted this year, 96 were accepted and will be displayed at the museum.
The evening will include comments about the entries by judges Joe Fig (whose work was recently featured in the museum's 2012 Small Worlds' exhibit) and Kate Nesin (museum Mellon Fellow), jazz from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. by students from the Toledo School for the Arts, and a sale of objects from the museum's glass studio. In addition, attendees will be eligible to win art donated by the likes of Ken Thompson, Janet Ballweg, Gerry Brock, and Grand-Lubell. Tickets are $35, and checks should be made payable to the Toledo Federation of Art Societies and sent to TFAS/Athena, P. O. Box 87, Monclova, OH 43542-0087.
At the Toledo Museum of Art:
● The Chemo Paintings with ArtReach Expressions featuring the paintings of the late Dorothy Bryan of Bowling Green, will run Jan. 18 through March 21 in the Community Gallery. The 11 pieces by Bryan, who died in 2001, reflect different stages of her illness. Also in the gallery are works by area residents whose lives have been affected by cancer.
● Extended through Feb. 3 is Leslie Adams: Drawn from Life in Gallery 18 showing new, autobiographical work by this Toledo portraitist.
● A free, 30-minute tour for babies will be at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18 beginning in the Family Center. Included will be large colorful paintings and ideas about how to teach children to learn with their eyes. No strollers.
● It's a Wrap, a closing party for the Made in Hollywood and Museum People: Faces of TMA, will be 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Guests are encouraged to dress as a movie star. Tickets for nonmembers are $20 at the door, free for museum members. Both exhibits close Jan. 20.
Two pastels classes demonstrating technique and composition will be taught by Mary Jane Erard in the Way Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. The sponsoring organization is Prizm Creative Community.
Cost for nonmembers is $35; members, $30. One session will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 21. Another will be held over two days: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9. See Erard's work at landscapesinpastel.com. Registration at myprizm.com. Information: 419-243-7796 and email@example.com.
A 7 to 10 p.m. reception Friday at the Collingwood Arts Center opens a show for mature viewers of images by the center's photography collective. It continues through Jan. 31. Displayed is work by Alan Klem, Boyd Hambleton, C Mirene, Carl Chen, David Converse, Dee Danford, Don Eberle, Gary M, Marc Beauregard, Mike Robison, Molly Marden, Sherry Parker, and Tim Hemingway. The center is at 2413 Collingwood Blvd.
Also at the center, a workshop about composition of photographs will be noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, led by Boyd Hambleton. Fee: $30. A model will be on site. Information at firstname.lastname@example.org and 419-244-2787.
New classes for adults, youth, and children in subjects such as decorative ceramic carving, trader cards, color-glass windows, drawing, ceramic tile, and wood framing are starting at the Wassenberg Art Center, 643 S. Washington St. in Van Wert. Information: 419-238-6837 and wassenbergartcenter.org.
The Detroit Institute of Arts will display 59 pieces of early American silver, circa 1690 to about 1815, beginning Jan. 17. The silver has not been seen for 10 years and includes objects made in Paul Revere's factory. Highlights include a 1695 tankard by Edward Winslow, a 1755 sugar bowl by Myer Myers, and a 1790s teapot and 1780s sugar basket crafted under Revere's supervision. To polish its silver, the museum mixes its own cleaning compounds of various grades of very fine aluminum oxide micro polish with ethanol and water. Also displayed will be a porcelain Chinese punch bowl made for export about 1790 and bearing Masonic markings. Information: 313-833-7900 and dia.org.
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