Marie Bollinger Vogt, founder of Toledo Ballet; acclaimed painter Walter Chapman, and the late ceramicist Edith Franklin will be the first inductees into the new Distinguished Artist Hall of Fame organized by the Sylvania Chamber and Sylvania Arts Commission.
They will be inducted at a gala party at 6 p.m. on June 1 at the Sylvania Historical Village Train Barn, for which tickets are $40 single/$75 couple.
It’s in conjunction with the juried Maple and Main Art Show, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 1 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 in downtown Sylvania. Information: 419-882-2135.
Pottery classes for adults begin the week of June 10 and continue for 10 weeks in the Toledo Potters’ Guild studio at Toledo Botanical Garden. Sessions will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings and the fee is $187. The guild also offers classes for children. Information: 419-536-5723 and toledopottersguild.org.
Call for artists: the 10th Downtown Monroe Fine Art Fair seeks artists of all media to participate in its Aug. 10-11 festival. Booth rental is $100 and artists must provide their own tents. Last year, 89 artists participated in the historic downtown district. Deadline is July 17. The fair is the same weekend as the River Raisin Jazz Festival, held at nearby St. Mary’s Park. Information: monroefineartfair.com and 734-242-1472.
Receiving Governors Awards for the Arts in Ohio, 2013, are Jack Earl, a Lakeview ceramicist who uses art and historical references to create satirical and often humorous works, and Joseph O’Sickey, a painter from Kent whose style is described as post-Impressionistic; Jill Snyder of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland for arts administration; Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton for arts education; Charlotte Kessler of New Albany and Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Marian Schuster of Dayton as arts patrons; PNC Bank for business support of the arts; Raymond Shepardson of Cleveland for community development and participation. The awards are organized by the Ohio Arts Council.
Earth and Sky, paintings by Taha Benadada and stone carving by Bruce R. Colbert, are at the FAVA Gallery in the New Union Center for the Arts, 39 S. Main St., Oberlin, Ohio, through June 30. Information: favagallery.org and 440-774-7158.
Mobile Homestead by the late Mike Kelley is a permanent public outdoor sculpture at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Inside, Goin’ Home: Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead Videos and Documentation, are three hour-long videos based on footage of the travels of the Mobile Homestead on Michigan Avenue intercut with interviews with people living and working on that major thoroughfare. Continuing through July 28, they were screened at the Whitney Biennial in New York in 2012. Information: 313-832-6622 and mocadetroit.org.
At the Cleveland Museum of Art:
● Renaissance Textiles through Dec. 1, displays 15 Italian silks, velvets, and altar fronts of the 14th and 15th centuries.
● Forty-Part Motet, through June 9, is Janet Cardiff’s piece featuring 40 speakers mounted on stands and displayed as an oval circle facing inward, playing a 16th-century choral work by Thoms Tallis, with each of the 40 voices recorded individually.
● Tantra in Buddhist Art, through Sept. 15, explores the characteristics of Tantra in the Buddhist context through Asian art.
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