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BGSU Carnivale celebrates visual, performing arts


Cool Yule exhibit Magenta Orchid..., David Herzig, Watercolor.


ArtsX Carnivale 2012, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, will be at Bowling Green State University's college of art. The free annual event has grown over the years to showcase a wide variety of talent including visual arts, music (singing and instrumental performances), theater, dance, architecture, and interior design. There will be demos (a bronze pour), sales of student-made jewelry and ceramics, choral groups, jazz and classical ensembles, dance and aerial shows, swing-dance lessons, films, juggling, and the impressive Faculty Art Exhibition. For a complete schedule, check Information: 419-372-5529.

The Holiday Loop, showing the work of nearly 100 artists at 30 galleries, studios, and cafes in and around downtown, will be 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. Free buses will shuttle between the Warehouse District, UpTown, Toledo School for the Arts, Toledo Museum of Art, and the Collingwood Arts Center. Some venues will offer refreshments and entertainment; all will provide respite from the chilly air. Free parking is at Manos restaurant, Toledo School for the Arts, and the Collingwood Arts Center. Information: 419-254-2787, with maps at

Glass, jewelry, ceramics, prints, and paintings by 16 people, including Lanna Pendleton Hall, Tom Marino, Matt Paskiet, Mark Wagar, and Scott Horn, are on view at Cool Yule, in the Hudson Gallery, 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania, through the end of the year. Information:

Lincoln: Self-Made In America is a special exhibit on loan from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation in Springfield, Ill., on view in the Wintergarden at the Main Library, 325 Michigan St., through Dec.14. This "learning station" exhibit covers Lincoln's life from his self-educated childhood through his presidency and death. In addition, there's a portrait of Lincoln in the Business Technology Department. Information:

Stainless-steel flatware welded into realistic forms such as herons, small birds, eagles, lions, owls, foxes, and more, by Gary Hovey will be featured at the American Gallery Dec. 1-31. Meet the artist from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the gallery, 6600 Sylvania Ave. at McCord Road. Information: 419-882-8949.

George Carruth will sign his whimsical designs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 9 in his store, Garden Smiles, 211 Mechanic St. in Waterville. Information: and 800-225-1178.

Meet Me at TMA, a free, monthly tour designed for people who have mild memory loss and their caregivers, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Toledo Museum of Art. Information: 419-537-1999.

A reception for the newest wrapped TARTA buses themed to Restore Planet Earth: Innovation, will be 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Parkwood Gallery, 1838 Parkwood Ave. at Monroe Street. Six buses have been wrapped with designs by a team of BGSU graphic art students that feature a single large word, (including Brilliance, Innovation, and Imagination) and a poem on the back by Adriana Noritz, a student at Southview High School in Sylvania. Inside the buses on placards are poems by other teens. In its ninth year, the project is paid for by the 1% federal Transportation Improvement Program. Information: and

Art students at Owens Community College's Findlay-area campus are showcasing their art work in an show entitled Our Best Yet, through Dec. 14 in the library. In addition, a free community event, An Evening of the Arts at Owens, will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, when students will discuss their artistic expressions. The campus is on Bright Road in Findlay. Information: 567-429-3088.

A fascinating film will be screened at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012, 91 min.), shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, is a detailed portrait of China's most famous artist and most outspoken critic. Ai organizes people through art and social media and as a result, authorities have shut down his blog, beat him, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her film portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China along with one of its most compelling public figures. More on the film is at

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