Insured Professional Antique Appraiser Richard Stegman discusses the value of a hand-cut Libbey Glass vase as he offers appraisals on objects brought by local residents to the DeGage Jazz Cafe during the Maumee Valley Historical Society fund-raiser.
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
The Maumee Valley Historical Society Antique Appraisal Fund-raiser was hosted Sunday by Degage Jazz Cafe, Degage Express, and Langley Hall in the Historic Commercial Building in Maumee.
Light hors d'oeuvres were served as about 30 attendees waited in anticipation to find out the value of their treasures. The antiques were smaller pieces and those seeking an appraisal paid $15 per person for one antique and $5 for any additional antiques, with a limit of three.
The line was nonstop to speak to appraiser Richard E. Stegman, an antique dealer for 30 years. He also is the owner of the Victorian Tudor Inn, bed and breakfast in Bellevue, Ohio. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University. He also was a student of Harry Rinker at Mr. Rinker's Institute for the Study of Antiques and Collectibles.
Close to $200 was raised for the society.
Grogan's Towne Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram hosted a private party for dignitaries from the Jeep plant following the 2014 Toledo-made Jeep Cherokee unveiling at the Telegraph Road dealership Saturday.
Acoustic sets by Toledo native Michael Fisher and Bedford native Joe Koziarski entertained as guests feasted on grilled steaks and seafood dinners. New Jeep Chairman Mark Epley was at the event.
African drums and music play softly in the background at the African Reflections: Uncovering the Journey exhibit, on view through June 29 at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in downtown Toledo. A June 5 reception kicked off the powerful art exhibit that includes more than 100 African ceremonial and festive masks and sculpture works, owned by local African art importer Odes Roberts, CEO of arts and crafts distributor Orobs, LLC. These art objects made of wood, leather, metal, and fabric tell stories of tribal cultures.
Tents full of art were on the streets of downtown Sylvania June 1 and 2 for the Sylvania Area Chamber and Sylvania Arts Commission Maple and Main Art and Wine Stroll.
Tucked back in the Sylvania Historical Village Train Barn on the evening of June 1 was the newly created Distinguished Artists Hall of Fame induction event. The first two distinguished artists honored were Marie Bollinger Vogt, founder of Toledo Ballet, and posthumously Edith Franklin, noted artisan and potter. Last year's Gala honoree Walter Chapman also was added to the Hall of Fame.
Gourmet foods were provided by local restaurants including the Pinnacle, Mancy's Italian, Ciao Restaurant, Treo Restaurant, Giant Eagle Supermarkets, City BBQ, Chandler's Cafe and Eston's Gourmet Creations.
While it was not fund-raiser, the estimated $2,000 in proceeds from the live and silent auctions benefit the Edith Franklin Art Expansion Fund for a kiln project, garage renovation, and art studio renovation.
Seen were Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough and wife, Barbara; Janet and Gene Robinson of Lourdes University; Brad Rieger, superintendent of the Sylvania schools, and wife, Laura; Jeannie Hylant of the Hylant Group, and George Rumman of Kingston Health Care Company.