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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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Flophouse Designs
7:00 PM on August 28, 2016
10:30 PM on August 31, 2016
1:00 AM on September 4, 2016

We travel to The Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City, Nevada, which has been the centerpiece of the town’s arts and culture. Since opening in 1863, it has withstood two fires, financial hardship and over a century of the changing tastes in entertainment. Sir Winston Churchill, best known for being the leader of England during World Word II, but many don’t know him as a painter and a very skilled one at that. We have a look at Churchill’s artistic side though an exhibit at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. We visit the world’s biggest alligator made out of a mosaic of tiles. And we meet a duo who dreams up and creates unique skateboard designs at The Flophouse.

Paint & Wool
7:00 PM on September 4, 2016
10:30 PM on September 7, 2016
1:00 AM on September 11, 2016

Meet Boy Kong, an artist who wants to spark curiosity in people who come across his work on the streets. Discover an eco-friendly fashion line with couture fashion designer, Celeste Malvar-Stewart, who works with sustainable materials and weaves her love of Columbus, Ohio into her recent collection. We visit the “American Tropical” mural, a politically-charged mural in Los Angeles created by David Siqueiros. And we meet photographer, Dan Fong, who captured intimate glimpses of history’s greatest musicians.

7:00 PM on September 11, 2016
10:30 PM on September 14, 2016
1:00 AM on September 18, 2016

Ever get a get a creative block? Meet Tricia Leonard, a creativity coach, and sit in on a session where she helps artists overcome mental blocks and tap into their inner creativity. We take a look at over 65 years with the Sacramento Music Circus. Discover The Showmen’s Museum which preserves the artifacts form circuses, carnivals, and traveling shows, ensuring that the art and culture of these American traditions never die. And we visit The Holocaust Museum in Houston, Texas where children who died in the Holocaust are being memorialized with artfully crafted butterflies.

Past Episodes

Finding beauty in discarded items, artist Ramona Audley, transforms lost works into fun, whimsical sculptures that are pure fun. Photographer Kirk Gittings finds the greatest sense of presence in abandoned and unpopulated places. We visit the “Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars” exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. And we visit a dance studio that’s teaching students the art of hip hop.

Oil painter, Mike Welton, uses his paintings to show a slice of urban areas throughout the Midwest and views them as architectural preservation. We visit The Musical Instrument Museum, which is the only museum in the world devoted to global musical instruments. We visit one of the only glass studios in Houston, Texas. And the Daytona Beach Symphony exposes at-risk students through the “Youth Experiencing Symphony” program that helps students broaden their horizons.

Shooting Stars
Jewelry artist, Kara Knack, has drawn inspiration from a combination of fond childhood memories and outer space to create a jewelry line targeted towards a different type of accessory lover. Artist Mary Mirabal has found a passion for acrylic painting and now devotes herself to re-creating the vibrant colors of the American Southwest. What’s normally described as a large fruit in the squash family, has become the main subject of Amy Knight’s art collection. And photographer Nancy Raven uses the old method of pinhole photography to photograph historical landmarks in Nevada.

Sculptor and installation artist, Martha Russo, hopes her mysterious objects and forms will inspire her viewer’s childlike curiosity. Art meets football in an informative museum exhibit, that celebrates the seventieth anniversary of the reintegration of the National Football League. Daniel Arsham’s installation, “Welcome to the Future,” at Locust Projects in Florida creates and excavation trench in the gallery’s floor, holding artifacts of the 20th century. And we sit down with The Vision Male Ensemble, who focus on creating the bond of brotherhood through music.

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