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7:00 PM on April 26, 2015
10:30 PM on April 29, 2015
1:00 AM on May 3, 2015
We get an inside look at Milwaukee’s “Present Music,” an ensemble devoted to commissioning, creating, and recording contemporary music. We talk with dancer Sheri “Sparkle” Williams who has danced with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company for 40 years. We get a look inside the strong, charming, creative, and courageous soul that was artist Maria Lowenstein. And we visit artist Harumi Abe, who is working in South Florida as part of the AIRIE (Artist In Residence in the Everglades) program.
7:00 PM on May 3, 2015
10:30 PM on May 6, 2015
1:00 AM on May 10, 2015
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood exhibit delves into the fads, trends, and contemporary influences of the Peanuts comic strip and shows us how those references have changed over the last 50 years. Museum curator Gvido Trepsa talks about the artistic inspiration and the hardships encountered by Roerich in his work. Zach Braff discusses his new crowd-funded film “Wish I Was Here.” And artist Charlotte Kruk explores the ideas of consumerism through fiber arts made of packaging from items she’s consumed.
7:00 PM on May 10, 2015
10:30 PM on May 13, 2015
1:00 AM on May 17, 2015
In this episode, we tour an exhibition of celebrated Tarpon Springs painter, George Inness, Jr. We visit Ten Chimneys historic summer home of Broadway acting legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Poet, author, screenwriter, and educator Terry O’Neal shares her heart and soul with the world, so with every word, she hopes to encourage others. And The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center hosts cutting edge arts, artists and performances.
Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Ohio State Ball, the largest ballroom dance competition in the world. Filmmaker Ken Burns speaks with reporter Carrie Saldo about his unique approach to the craft. We visit The Millay Colony of the Arts, which gives artists the time and space to create. And we visit a retrospective of George Rodrigue’s work and his son lends his insight into the man behind the Blue Dog.
We head to the Denver Art Museum to explore an exhibition celebrating the work of Mark Rothko and other abstract expressionists called Figure to Field: Mark Rothko in the 1940s. We learn more about a legend in the music business, Henry Stone, who co-founded the indie giant “TK Records.” If you think disco is his only success story, think again. Screenwriter Matthew McDuffie shares the importance of storytelling. And we visit The Rockwell Museum in New York, which holds one of the largest collections of Western American and Native American art in the eastern part of the United States.
Bird's Eye View
Drones take to the skies over Houston and offer a new perspective on the urban intersections. We learn about the late American painter Robert Butler, who created colorful and romantic portrayals of landscapes. A new board-game parlor is in town, and don’t think it’s just a place for Dungeons and Dragons. It’s complete with trained board-game sommeliers on-hand to help you. And we visit Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, New York to see how actors bring the amazing puppets of War Horse to life.
Cake artist Tennille Finnegan Saldivar discusses all the preparation, technique, and creativity that go into her cake masterpieces. We meet Ted White, the “Song Peddler” of Florida, who travels around with his unique piano contraption. National Heritage Fellow of Santa Fe, Ramon Jose Lopez, shares how his rich heritage influences his artwork. And we travel to Las Vegas to meet teen film and television actor Sean Kyle who recounts his life-altering tale of surviving a rare form of cancer.