The June meeting of the Preservation Alliance of Greater Akron will feature a tour of Goodyear Hall led by Diana Wellman of Preservation Principles Consulting, and Michael Wellman, architect. The tour will take place at Goodyear Hall, 1201 E. Market St., at 7 p.m. June 24.
This members-only event is open to the public, and nonmembers may attend by purchasing a membership at the door. Parking is at the south end of the building.
Dedicated in 1920, the Gothic Revival-style building was designed by Cleveland architects Walker and Weeks. It housed educational, entertainment and physical recreation facilities for the employees of Goodyear.
Diana Wellman is a qualified historic preservation consultant with 15 years experience in historic preservation. Michael Wellman is a registered architect at TDA Architecture in Willoughby and a qualified historic preservation architect and consultant.
An optional pre-paid dinner in the hall will be served at 5:30. Cost is $15 and reservations must be made online at www.preservationakron.org, or at 330-671-4991 by Wednesday.
Senate increases budget
On June 6 the Ohio Senate passed its version of the budget and increased the budget of the Ohio Arts Council by $1.8 million, bringing its overall budget to $22.7 million, an increase over the $17.3 million in the current biennium. On April 18 the state House of Representatives, in its version of the budget, had added $1.7 million into subsidies.
The Committee on Conference will aim to resolve the differences between the House and Senate versions into one budget that can pass both the House and Senate and be signed into law by Gov. John Kasich by July 1.
Ohio Citizens for the Arts is asking that Ohioans interested in the arts contact their legislators and the governor to express gratitude for helping to make up for previous deep cuts to the arts budget, and to ask them to consider the largest possible appropriation for the OAC. Go to https://www.votervoice.net/link/target/oharts/q5cr6iqf.aspx to contact the governor, and House and Senate members.
Box Gallery Opening — Opening reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. for two exhibits, Millinery as Sculpture: Sculptural Hats by Members of The Millinery Arts Coalition, and Crayon Batik: Lawrence A. Walke, at Box Gallery, third floor, Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron. On view through July 27. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and during the Artwalk July 6. 330-376-8480.
Artists’ Reception — Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron, holds a 5-8 p.m. reception for the eight artists whose work can be seen in Converging Visions: New Works in Fiber through July 27. 330-376-8480.
Opening — An opening reception will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. at Harris-Stanton Gallery, 2301 W. Market St., Akron, for Unveilings: Terry Klausman, Kristin Kowalski and Joe Vankerkhove, on view through July 13. 330-867-7600 or www.HarrisStantonGallery.com.
Joseph O’Sickey — The Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, opens Joseph O’Sickey! Travels: Provence & Maine with a 5-8 p.m. reception. The show is on view through July 13 and runs concurrent to the O’Sickey exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art through July 21. 216-621-0178 or www.bonfoey.com/OSickey.html.
M.D. Garage — M.D. Garage, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, exhibits Art @ M.D. Garage: Down on the Farm 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The M.D. Garage is next to Boston Store Visitor Center, 1548 Boston Mills Road, east of Riverview Road, Peninsula. 330-657-2909 or www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/cultural-arts.htm.
Hot Glass Class — Akron Glass Works, 106 N. Main St., Akron, has openings in its 6-8 p.m. glass fusing workshops on June 28, July 10 and 19, $55 per session. Registration and payment are required in advance. Call 330-253-5888, noon to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Drawing Class — A July drawing class, taught by professional artist Jim Gill, will be the third of a series sponsored by the Medina County Arts Council. Four class sessions of two hours each will meet at the Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway in Medina, from 10 a.m. to noon on July 9, 11, 16 and 18. $60. The class covers the fundamentals of drawing and cartooning for students in fourth grade next fall and older. All supplies will be provided. Registration forms at http://medinaartbuzz.blogspot.com or call 330-725-6443.
Dorothy Shinn writes about art and architecture for the Akron Beacon Journal. Send information to her at the Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.