During the summer of 2000, SMARTS
Coordinator Kelly Bancroft attended the New York Metropolitan Opera Guildıs
Creating Original Opera teacher-training which included creating an opera
company, writing dialogue and music, designing sets and costumes,
performing the original work, and learning how to teach children to do the
Toledo Botanical Garden has received the 2001 Ohio Designer Craftsmen Outstanding Achievement Award for its support of crafts artists and the promotion of fine crafts to the general public. ODC has presented this award to artists, arts administrators and organizations since 1976. Toledo Botanical Garden is a unique organization whose scope of programs goes beyond the planting and maintenance of beautiful gardens and horticultural programs. TBG is home to 19 resident arts and horticulture organizations including the Toledo Craftsmenıs Guild, Toledo Area Weavers Guild, Toledo Potters Guild and the Toledo Artists Club, which all offer demonstrations and hands-on workshops. TBG also organizes and presents major arts and craft programs. For more information call 419/936-2977 or visit www.toledogarden.org.
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GOVERNOR TAFT DECLARES JULY 2001-JULY 2002 THE YEAR OF THE ARTIST
On July 1, 2001 Ohio Governor Bob Taft encouraged the citizens of Ohio to experience the cultural and artistic possibilities in the state by proclaiming July 2001July 2002 the YEAR OF THE ARTIST. During this time, the Ohio Arts Council will present a series of four Riffe Gallery exhibitions highlighting OAC Individual Artist Fellowship recipients as well as artists working in the OACıs Arts in Education and International programs. Paper Routes 2000, the first of these exhibitions, will be on view August 9 through October 7. An opening reception will be held August 9, 5 - 7 p.m.