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Published: Thursday, 4/25/2013

Saturday is last chance to see Artomatic 419!

BY TAHREE LANE
BLADE STAFF WRITER

One day remains to attend the free Artomatic 419!, not to be seen again for two years. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. The big warehousey art-and-performance showcase has been packed with more than 400 artists’ booths and nonstop performances on a couple of stages. Held every-other year, Artomatic is at 911 N. Summit St., two blocks north of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Bridge and in two adjacent buildings on Locust Street. Parking is on the street and in a nearby pay lot. Sandwiches and snacks will be sold. Information on performance times, artists, workshops, demos, and parking: theartscommission.org and 419-254-2787.

The Toledo Museum of Art is encouraging everyone to put on the brakes a bit for Slow Art Day 2013 Saturday. The free event between 10 a.m. and noon will take place at more than 200 venues worldwide. Five works will be featured at TMA and participants are encouraged to spend at least 10 minutes uninterrupted observing each piece. They are: Speigel by Jaume Plensa, Dress Impression with Train by Karen LaMonte, The Crowning of St. Catherine by Peter Paul Rubens, Untitled #1176 (Elisabeth-Elizabeth) by Petah Coyne, and Kaningarra by Susie Bootja Bootja Napaltjarri. Discussion of the works will start at noon in the museum’s Green Room. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately because some of the pieces require walking outside. Check-in is at the Herrick Lobby. To register in advance, visit http://slowarttma2013.eventbrite.com. Also at TMA, on May 4 a special Kentucky Derby-themed party will be from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Peristyle. Participants should wear their Derby-best clothing. The race will be simulcast on the big screen. Admission is $40 in advance and $50 at the door and includes southern food and live music; cash bar available.

Purchase tickets online at www.toledomuseum.org/circle2445, at the Information Desk, or call 419-255-8000, ext. 7546.

Call for quilters: Traditional and art quilters are urged to enter their work in the Kaleidoscope of Quilts XVI by the June 15 deadline. The event will be held July 19-20 in the Tam-O-Shanter Exhibition Hall, 7060 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. Fee is $5 per entry. Registration and information about classes at the event, organized by the Glass City Quilt Commission, is at www.gcqc.org. Information: media.gcqc@gmail.org and 419-346-4895.

And while we’re on the subject, with more than 400 quilts on display, demonstrations, and workshops, the 37th annual Quilt Show at Sauder Village will be April 30 through May 5. Quilts will be both of traditional and modern styles in 23 categories ranging from pieced, appliqué and mixed technique, art, masters, baby, miniatures, and youth quilts. Workshops will include piecing, needle-turn appliqué, hand quilting, wool appliqué, fabric flowers, and paper piecing. There also will be demonstrations of original piecing techniques developed by Gyleen Fitzgerald, guest artist for the 2014 Sauder Village Quilt Show. A special exhibit of Masters Class quilts will feature three by guest artist Kim Diehl. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. An exhibit-only admission pass is $10. Admission for the Quilt Show and the Historic Village is $15 for adults; $8 for ages 6 to 16 (free on Sunday). Information: 1-800-590-9755 and www.saudervillage.org.

A beginners’ drawing class will be taught by Paul Geiger, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays from May 10 to June 7. Fee: $150. Classes are at Tholepin Press and Studios, 210 Elm St. Information: 419-243-4944 and www.tholepinpress.com.

Derby Days, featuring equine-themed art in several media, will be May 4 through May 18 in Manhattan’s Restaurant. The show is presented by 20 North Gallery. Included is work by Pam Busick, Walter Chapman, Marcin Chumiecki, Scott Heacock, Dianna Lust, Margie Shoop, Robert E. Shorter, and Daniel Steck, Jr. A reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m. May 4 in Manhattan’s, 1516 Adams St., during which the Kentucky Derby will be televised. Derby attire is encouraged. Admission: $5. Information: 419-243-6675.

Call for artists: The 7th Art-A-Licious, Sept. 20-21, downtown Adrian’s annual arts festival, is accepting applications from potential exhibitors. Deadline is June 7. Applications are at artalicious.org. Information: 734-649-7054 and adrianartists@gmail.com.

Contemporary glass lovers will be heading for the 41st annual Glass International Invitational Awards Exhibition, opening at 8 p.m. Saturday at Habatat Galleries, 4400 Fernlee in Royal Oak, Mich. “Multiple materials, highly narrative works, interactive electronics: these are all part of the 21st century glass artist’s image library,” wrote Tim Tate of Maryland in the exhibition’s catalog. The show’s theme is Visions: The Next 50 Years, and with more than 500 works, it’s described as having the largest glass inventory for sale in the country. Ninety artists from 18 countries were invited to send work, including Toledo’s Jack Schmidt. Information: 248-546-7800 and info@habatat.com.

Laurie Anderson: From the Air continues through Aug. 11 in the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Anderson works with performance, visual art, film, and more.

This installation consists of small clay sculptures with video projection and sound that create what appears to be an almost holographic-like miniature of Laurie Anderson telling a story, seated with her dog, Lolabelle. Guest curated by Kathleen Forde, the exhibition builds from Lolabelle’s realization on a beach walk that she is prey for a group of turkey vultures. The museum is at 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor.

Information: 734-764-0395 and www.umma.umich.edu.

Unforgettable Dinnerware will open with a 4 to 7 p.m. reception April 27 and continue through May 17 at the Ladies’ Literary Club of Ypsilanti. It’s organized by Margaret Carney, who owns thousands of tableware pieces including porcelain, Pyrex teapots, designer stoneware, work by famous potters, and art relating to dinnerware, but has no permanent location for it. Carney was formerly director of the Blair Museum of Lithophanes in Toledo. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The club is at 218 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti, Mich. Information: 734-482-7615 and www.dinnerwaremuseum.org.

The Outdoor Writers of Ohio’s second annual People’s Choice Photo Contest will be on display May 2 to 4 in the lobby of the Niagara Event Center at 71 Concord Ave., Put-in-Bay. Voting will be tallied at 6:30 p.m. May 4. Information: 330-867-6394.

Send items for News of Art at least two weeks ahead of the event to tlane@theblade.com.



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