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7:00 PM on May 29, 2016
10:30 PM on June 1, 2016
1:00 AM on June 5, 2016
We take a look behind the curtain at the Arizona Opera Costume shop, where we meet shop manager Kathleen Trott, who guides us through the costume creation process. We see how The Walldogs movement of sign painters and muralists revitalize towns. We visit The Guggenheim Museum and go inside the “Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe” exhibit. And musician Matt Saunders combines Celtic music with the electronic dance genre, creating music that is loved by a variety of audiences.
7:00 PM on June 5, 2016
10:30 PM on June 8, 2016
1:00 AM on June 12, 2016
Come along as we stop by Chocolatier Annie Rupani’s shop to see how she creates her tiny and delicious works of art. Discover how a calendar from The Academy Graphic Communication celebrates the arts marked by each month of the year. We go inside the studio of The Pottery Shop in Dearborn, Michigan where beautiful plates, pots, and more are created. And we visit painter Dennis Larkins, who uses iconic imagery from the 50’s and 60’s to create retro-pop culture masterpieces.
7:00 PM on June 12, 2016
10:30 PM on June 15, 2016
1:00 AM on June 19, 2016
Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has teamed up with an optics scientist to develop a large scale prism in order to make his own rainbow art. We visit Louisiana artist Mary Ann Caffery’s gallery which houses her large collection of work which includes sculpture, stained glass, mosaics, and photography. We go inside a woodturner’s studio where he makes beautiful bowls that represent family, the breaking of bread, community, and craftsmanship. And we sit down with photographer William Fields to discuss how he finds his inspiration in varied landscapes.
In this edition of Art Connection, see how the phenomenon of Downton Abbey, the pageantry of the Rose Parade and the hard work of hundreds of volunteers came together as one of the Rose Parade’s yearly floats. We visit the American Sign Museum where hundreds of signs are on display year round. Discover how artist Timothy Raines produces stunning works with his unconventional process. And we see how an artist’s past career as a doctor and her present career as an artist is helping to make a world a better place.
The French Quarter
Meet Juan Trujillo and his wife Stefani Schrimpf, owners of the Kansas School for Classical Ballet, where young dancers don’t just learn the steps, but the hard work and discipline ballet requires. New Orleans artist Rolland Golden shares with us where he finds his inspiration. We visit Helen Harrison’s studio where working with organic material such as fruits and palms is artist her specialty. And we visit the RedLine Gallery where we explore play through art, which challenges traditional ideas and interactions with familiar spaces and objects.
We get a glimpse of mixed media sculptor Richard Feese’s beautiful creations that are made from recycled and discarded objects. We visit the largest collection of Russian icons housed in Massachusetts. We go inside a glass blowing shop where skilled artisans melt glass into various designs of glassware. And we take a look at the making of ballet shoes and how important they are to the dancer and performance.
We visit with Marilynne Bradley, a St. Louis watercolorist who has a strong sense of place in her work. Photographer Ian Ruhter takes us for a ride as he travels across America in a truck that also serves as his camera. We discover how the performing arts support well rounded students as we look at the Circle Theater Company's 50th performance, "Hello Dolly." And we visit The Doll Museum in historic downtown Worthington, Ohio which features an impressive collection of 19th and 20th century dolls.