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7:00 PM on February 1, 2015
10:30 PM on February 4, 2015
1:00 AM on February 8, 2015
Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues reflects on the band’s decades of pop music stardom. We get an inside look at the life of a ballet dancer, both on stage and off, with BalletMet dancer Samantha Lewis. Four teenage girls get an unexpected lesson in compassion and humility in the film “Gift of Gravity.” And retired advertising photographer, Tom Ferderbar, enlightens us about his passion for the West.
A Hidden Message
7:00 PM on February 8, 2015
10:30 PM on February 11, 2015
1:00 AM on February 15, 2015
We take a look at the Italian ideal of “La dolce vita,” present in full force at a new exhibit in Houston, Texas, celebrating 130 years of famed Italian jewelry house Bulgari. We go inside the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall with David Allan Miller, conductor of the recent Grammy Award winning Albany Symphony Orchestra. We visit Missing Peace Art Space, which uses art to promote peace. And we look at former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright’s historic collection of unique brooches.
7:00 PM on February 15, 2015
10:30 PM on February 18, 2015
1:00 AM on February 22, 2015
We check in with the Houston Symphony, which is welcoming their new music director, Andres Orozco-Estrada. Bruce Lowney explains the inspiration for his New Mexico landscapes combined with mythological overtones. We see how artist Noah Deledda spends his days, pushing dents and geometric shapes into aluminum cans. And we meet up with artist Dorothy Tanner at her Denver studio.
Cutting, bending and burnishing aluminum is how Jason Lebarnes creates sleek, holographic-like sculptures with reflective surfaces that mimic the sea. Musician John Covelli can easily do the difficult task of combining conducting with piano playing. Navajo Poet Laureate Luci Tapahonso shares how her poetry hones words. And we take a look at the Cosmopolitan’s “Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful” exhibit of famed Las Vegas performer Liberace’s costumes.
Artist David Adickes talks about his series of mega-heads of state. We meet a multimedia specialist creating an extraordinary view of the world through time lapses. Howard Solomon invites us into his home and gallery, a unique building reminiscent of a medieval castle. And Wisconsin painter Lynn Casper combines realism, detail, and impressionistic touches to her cityscapes, landscapes and historic scenes.
The Tranquility of Art
In this episode of Art Connection, we check out a unique approach to calligraphy by the Japanese performance artist, Setsuhi Shiraish. Artist Sharon Gainsburg shares what she knows about her art, as well as what she knows about how to unlock the creative artist in all of us. Curator Alicia G. Longwell discusses the permanent collection of works by American impressionist William Merritt Chase at the Parrish Art Museum. And we see how the Frei family continues to apply medieval techniques to the craft of stained glass windows.
Train of Thought
We get an inside look at The Copley Society’s painted works based on the music performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Professional photographer S. Kay gives adults with disabilities the opportunity to photograph and experience nature. Abstract artists Mike Elsass uses his passion and unique vision to work with steel and natural color sources. And we visit the SPUN: Adventures in Textile exhibit at the Denver Art Museum that demonstrates the vastness of what fiber art can encompass.