George Carruth: An American Sculptor, a documentary produced by WBGU-TV, Channel 27, will be repeated at 10:30 tonight on the Bowling Green station. The show was premiered Dec. 3.
The show focuses on the Perrysburg native who traded a career in advertising for whimsical garden art. After a few years on the art-fair circuit, Carruth and his wife, Deb, launched Carruth Studios in Waterville. As the popularity of Carruth's art grew - one piece is even on display in the National Cathedral in Washington - the couple opened Garden Smiles, a retail store in downtown Waterville.
The Carruths also operate a Garden Smiles store in Columbus, and Carruth's work can be found in catalogs and stores across the country.
Winners of Ohio First Lady Hope Taft's Treasures for the Tree holiday ornament contest were recently announced. The 55 winners included two local women: Mary Ellen of Maumee, whose handcrafted ornament was added to the Governor's Residence permanent holiday decoration collection, and Carol Sotkiewicz of Toledo, one of five winners of the contest's $200 prize for ornaments.
Boogie Records, 3301 West Central Ave., will feature a collection of watercolor paintings in an exhibit by artist Jeff Stewart through Jan. 12. Information: 419-536-5683.
Entries are now being accepted for the Photo Arts Club of Toledo's 16th annual photo contest, scheduled Feb. 15-17 in Southwyck Shopping Center. The professionally judged contest in several categories of color and black and white prints is open to all amateur photographers. Entry forms may be obtained at various local photography dealers and processing locations or by calling 419-536-8422.
The Student Print Society of Bowling Green State University will host a print sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday in Room 1211 of BGSU's Fine Arts Building.
The Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, on the second floor of the Cleveland Play House Complex, 8501 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, marks its winter season with two exhibitions. On view through March 3 are Jane Hammond: The John Ashbery Collaboration, 1993-2001, and Eve Thomson's Correspondences. An artist's talk and gallery tour by Hammond is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday. Center hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday with extended hours until 8 p.m. Thursdays. Suggested admission: $4, students and seniors, $3. Information: 216-421-8671.
The Exhibit Museum of Natural History at the University of Michigan, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, will conduct free 30-minute docent-led tours of its dinosaur exhibits at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tours are limited to 15 people. Information: www.exhibits.lsa.umich.edu or 734-764-0478.
Entity, the Ann Arbor electronic artists coalition, invites submitted works to Immedia 2002, an annual exhibition of digital and electronic art. Entity is also seeking groups or individuals to perform during the exhibition, Feb. 8-17 in the Media Union, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., on the University of Michigan's North Campus. Information on the submission process: http://entity.ummu.umich.edu/immedia/ - or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The first major retrospective of work by Henry Moore (1898-1986) to appear in the United States in the past 20 years is on exhibit through Jan. 27 in the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Some 160 full-scale bronzes, maquettes, carvings, plasters, and works on paper emphasize Moore's carved work in wood and stone and his vision of the human form. A 25-minute film, Henry Moore: A Life in Sculpture, produced by the National Gallery of Art, will be shown continuously in the exhibition. Information: 202-737-4215 or www.nga.gov
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