Detail of 'Filtered Light,' the Ohio Watercolor Society Bronze Medal Winner by Paul St. Denis of Bay Village. It's part of the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center in Van Wert.
Photographer Baron Wolman will speak at 7 p.m. March 21 about his work in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at Owens Community College. The free evening includes a live rock-and-roll performance by MAD 45, followed by a film, The History of Rock n’ Roll: Episode 6, Plugging In.
Wolman took pictures for Rolling Stone magazine in its earliest years. An exhibit of his work continues through March 28 in the Walter E. Terhune Gallery in the lobby of the center. It includes music-related artifacts and collectibles from the 1880s through the 1980s, ranging from record albums and posters to period clothing and concert tickets. Information: www.owens.edu/arts/gallery.html
Pottery classes for adults and children begin March 25 at the Toledo Potters’ Guild at Toledo Botanical Garden. Adult classes meet for 10 weeks and cost $187. A children’s session is two hours on Wednesdays after school for 10 weeks and costs $172.
Information: 419-536-5723 and toledopottersguild.org.
Variations in Clay: Sculptures by Duane Bastian of Adrian will open with a meet-the-artist reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the American Gallery, 6600 Sylvania Ave. Bastian has been a potter for 55 years. His work will continue on view through April 30. Information: 419-882-8949.
Kenwyn Crichlow, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s leading contemporary artists, will be the keynote speaker for Bowling Green State University’s annual Africana Studies Research Conference on Friday, part of his nine-day residency at the university.
His talk, “Claiming Identity: Claiming the Caribbean in 20th Century Art,” will be presented during the noon lunch. Crichlow is an abstract artist reimagining the Caribbean aesthetic through its connection with Africa, its diaspora, and contemporary art. A prolific artist and scholar, he exhibits throughout the world and teaches at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. The luncheon costs $13; reservations can be made at 419-372-9826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
He also will speak at 9 a.m. March 23 in 204 Fine Arts Center as part of the BGSU Art History Association’s annual symposium, New Perspectives on Visual Culture. Information: 419-372-8514 and email@example.com.
The Ohio Watercolor Society’s traveling exhibit, including winners of its annual contest, will be displayed in the Wassenberg Art Center through March 31. The center is at 643 S. Washington St., Van Wert. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.
Information: 419-238-6837 and wassenbergartcenter.org.
People in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky are invited to enter the 69th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition at the Swope Art Museum in downtown Terre Haute, Ind. Deadline is March 30. Prospectus and application are at swope.org/explore/annual-exhibitions/wve.
The exhibition will be June 29 through Aug. 24. Information:WVE@swope.org
A Teen Digital Collage Contest, open to teens in grades 6 through 12, seeks entries for an art contest organized by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.
Students are asked to create a collage using five photo images depicting one or more of the following themes: Fur, Feathers, and Fins; High Tech, Low Tech; Your Favorite Library Spot; Reader, and Wheels. Images can be original photos or copyright-free photos on the Web.
Deadline is 5:30 p.m. April 6. One entry per person. Awards will be based on artistry, creativity, and interpretation of the themes used. Submit entries to firstname.lastname@example.org Include name, grade, phone number, and library branch. The contest is in conjunction with the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Teen Tech Week.
Copyright law for musicians and artists will be discussed from 6 to 9 p.m. March 21 in the Valentine Theatre. The free program is organized by the Intellectual Property Committee of the Toledo Bar Association, the Valentine Theatre, and the Arts Commission. Information: 419-254-2787 and email@example.com.
Call for artists: Submissions for the Toledo Digitial Billboards Art Project will be accepted until March 25. The ongoing project will utilize two digital billboards, owned by Toledo Detroit Outdoor Media, to exhibit art with the intent of beautifying the City of Toledo. Selected art will be displayed for eight seconds at a time as are advertisements. Submission guidelines are at theartscommission.org. Information: 419-254-2787.
Send items for News of Art two weeks before the event to firstname.lastname@example.org.