KWHS TV51 will broadcast the premier of The Life & Work of Michael Garman at 7 p.m. May 17. It will be rebroadcast at 7 p.m. May 28.
In 2010, local filmmaker Rusty Kern of Atomic Productions began work on an independent film about America’s storyteller sculptor, Michael Garman.
Together they retraced Garman’s rags-to-riches adventures, including hitchhiking across North and South America with nothing but a knapsack and a tall tale, his learning to sculpt in cities throughout the world and his finally achieving success as an artist after making his home in Colorado Springs.
Throughout his 50-year career, Garman has been determined to tell the stories of ordinary American heroes from all walks of life through his sculptures — the firefighter preparing to head into a blaze, the soldier facing the horrors of battle and even the down-and-out street urchin who refuses to give up.
The Life & Work of Michael Garman depicts his own struggle to master his art and tell a fascinating story one sculpture at a time.
In addition, Garman will be hosting an autograph day at the Michael Garman Museum and Gallery from noon to 4 p.m. May 31.
This free event provides an opportunity for fans and friends to hear stories of Garman’s early years as a sculptor and adventurer, and to get their sculptures signed by the artist.