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Art Connection

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Every week meet fascinating artists and hear their stories about how a hobby became a passion. Airs Sundays at 7:00 p.m on UEN-TV Channel 9.

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Break the Limits
7:00 PM on August 20th, 2017
1:00 AM on August 27th, 2017

Learn about a Tampa Bay non-profit that provides musical instruments to injured veterans and other service members in an effort to use the power of music to help heal. Meet life-long artist Tim Jackson, who, after suffering a stroke, had to learn to paint with his left hand. What began as the first Hispanic-led public radio station in the country, KUVO celebrated its 30th year in the 2015 as one of the top jazz radio stations in the world. Also, Susie Medhurst and Jenni Quadros make teddy bears and memory pillows; a labor of love becomes a huggable memory for families remembering loved ones.

Inspiring Moments
7:00 PM on August 27th, 2017
1:00 AM on September 3rd, 2017

We sit down with a band who is thriving in the Cuban Music scene, with a style that has a west coast flair. Meet artist Jeremy Johnson who uses remains from humane sources, to explore the natural world with techniques of taxidermy. Visit a one-night experimental art event on Historic 25th Street in Ogden, Utah. Students from Weber State University created sculptures which incorporated light as a central design element. Also, over the span of her lifetime, Maya Angelou inspired others to think about and share their stories and history. In that same spirit, literary organizations Gemini Ink and Second Verse are working with local students to learn life lessons from poetry.

Expressions
7:00 PM on September 3rd, 2017
1:00 AM on September 10th, 2017

Heidi Hoy’s expressive bronze sculptures render women with incredible strength and femininity. Wilmington, Ohio is often known for its antique shops. This small, sleepy town is home to a tattoo parlor which is anything but antique, it’s an art gallery. Photographer Steve McCurry tells us about his travels around the world which lead him to create iconic photographs of vanishing traditions, armed conflicts, and contemporary life. A hard-early life and eventual enlightenment influenced artist Forrest Prince in the creation of some striking multi-media art.

Past Episodes

Unexpected Talents
We visit the “Sight Unseen” art exhibit where you can look and touch all of the art installations. Travel with artist Phyllis Shafer of South Lake Tahoe, California as she ventures outdoors to paint the rocky landscapes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. World Champion ice sculptor Tajana Raukar takes us into her chilly creative space to see how her beautiful ice sculptures are made. Lastly Connie Richards and Olivia Midnight of Worthington, Ohio are the teenage hosts behind the blog, "Kids Interview Bands.” with video help from their dads, they've interviewed more than 100 musicians from bands like The Pixies, Imagine Dragons and Garbage.

Inner Creativity
Fashion designer Christian Micheal Shuster draws inspiration from military history, sometimes even from the battlefield itself. We sit down with Marie Romero Cash as she expands on traditional Hispanic arts in New Mexico. We go inside some classrooms in Cleveland, Ohio where teachers have added a fourth “R” to the traditional curriculum of reading, writing and arithmetic. The Rumba! And Eddie Osborne delivers lectures on African Linguistic Retention and composes music using his own handcrafted African instruments.

Vibrant Art
We sit down with internationally known designer Tim Harding makes large-scale textiles out of colorful Chinese silks and other vibrant materials. Travel to the Dayton Art Institute to see how the Curator of Collections is continually changing up their permanent collection. Painter Candice Alexander has discovered that Louisiana residents love her pieces of art featuring crawfish, the Fleur de Lis, migratory birds and the Brown Pelican. Lastly, the Ghana Fantasy Coffins at Houston's National Museum of Funeral History show the relationship between art and the afterlife.

Art Legacies
Take a look at “Phoenix,” a monumental project by Chinese contemporary artist Xu Bing, which is installed at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in NYC. We learn insights into the appraisal process from certified antiques appraiser Barbara J. Eash. Then, gutsy, talented and one of the boys… Patsy Cline left a legacy despite her early death. Bringing her story to the screen became a labor of love for producer Barbara Hall. And we travel to San Antonio, TX for CineFestival, the oldest Latino film festival in the US.

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