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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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In The Moment
7:00 PM on December 10th, 2017
1:00 AM on December 17th, 2017

We visit an inspiring eco-friendly artist. Brent Naughton is a painter whose goal is to evoke memories of sports seasons past and celebrate the greatness of sports legends of every era. William Souder is a renowned writer, whose biography of John James Audubon, Under a Wild Sky, was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. His biography of John Steinbeck expected to be published in 2019. MOMENTS was a one-night experimental art event on historic 25th Street in Ogden, Utah. The event showcased many temporary art pieces activating traditional and nontraditional areas.

Art Cultures
7:00 PM on December 17th, 2017 1:00 AM on December 24th, 2017
For more than two decades, Clyde Morgan has led SUNY Brockport students in learning about, not only African dance but also its culture. From stage to your living room, "Live from Lincoln Center" brings the best of Broadway home with the thought provoking Tony Award-winning “Falsettos.” Since 2005, the Jafagirls are best known for practicing craft activism, like their yarn bombs – a type of street art that uses colorful displays of yarn rather than paint or chalk to make a statement. Baton Rouge artist Randell Henry takes great pride in his ability to merge varying colors and textures that some people feel don’t go together. He talks about challenging the norm.

7:00 PM on December 24th, 2017
1:00 AM on December 31st, 2017

Maps may be a victim to digital advancements but Ed Fairburn makes them into something outstanding once more. We get a sneak peek at choreographer Justin Peck's work, "Heatscape," part of the Miami City Ballet's Open Barre series. Peck discusses the South Florida connections with the piece. Stephen Locke knows exactly where and when he got the storm chasing bug. Locke spends more than six months a year pursuing super cells, from which he creates magnificent time-lapse videos. For more than four decades, an organization known as "Tuba Christmas," led by Professor Tucker Jolly, has been serenading audiences around the world with holiday classics.

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The Works of Art
University of Tampa's Haig Mardirosian provides an inside look at the grand 21st century pipe organ housed inside Sykes Chapel at the University of Tampa. Laura Leigh Lanchantin is a fine artist and instructor focused in oils and watercolors. Inspired by nature, Laura completes her work layering stone pigments she creates from Catskill Mountain sedimentary rock. The Cedarburg Artists Guild collaborated with the Grohmann Museum at the Milwaukee School of Engineering for an exhibition called "Artists at Work". Lastly, self-taught Reno glass blower and lamp worker Nicole Seaton started out her artistic journey as a jewelry maker who wanted to create her own centerpieces for her work.

Kansas City's Belger Cartage Company started in 1919. Heavy hauling is their trade, but Chairman Dick Belger began collecting contemporary art in the 70s, and has been sharing it, at the Belger Craneyard Studios. “Poldark” captivated television audiences in the late 1970s and is currently filming its 4th season. We sat down with Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson just before the launch of Season One to find out how they landed their roles. Colorado Springs photographer Larry Hulst shows us his rock and roll portraits. Artist and designer, Blair Sligar, has a passion for creating furniture out of local wood. He started the company Hog Eat Hog because of his personal drive and strong support system.

Rockin' It
We travel to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's newest exhibition, which is all about sound. Editor Paul Barnes, who has collaborated with Ken Burns on some of PBS’ most celebrated documentaries, shares how editing impacts a film, his experience creating the Vietnam War and his love for storytelling. Immersed in a world of music growing up, Sunny Gicz had no choice but ride that wave of sound & see where it could take her. For more than 30 years, Voszi Douglas has been creating one-of-a-kind fashions in Columbus. Her garments are unstructured and notable in that they have no zippers, buttons or even patterns.

Inspirations from the Past
Gary Hovey didn’t let life’s hardships get in the way of his true passion, welding. He takes everyday kitchen utensils and creates fascinating sculptures based on the things he enjoys most: wildlife, welding, and humor. Gadu Doushin moved from his native Japan to study engineering at the University of Minnesota in the early 1990s. But his true passion was dance. He now performs Butoh, a Japanese performance art born in the 1950s. Andrea Durfee is a watercolor artist based in Rochester, NY. She incorporates figures in her landscapes and channels stories of mythology as her inspiration. Lastly, we visit a mathematical optical illusion artist.

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