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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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Tunnel Vision
7:00 PM on May 21st, 2017
1:00 AM on May 28th, 2017

Tampa Bay substitute teacher Francis Edwards has found a way to capture the imagination of his students through his unique three dimensional creations called tunnel books. World-renowned violinist, Midori, gives a special performance and discusses her passion for music. Artist Melissa Loop paint landscapes that challenge the collective conscience of some of the world’s most iconic places. And we have a conversation with actor and Broadway legend, Joel Grey.

Slammed
7:00 PM on May 28th, 2017
1:00 AM on June 4th, 2017

Take a look inside The Generator, an inclusive art space in Nevada that invites all artist to make art and be part of their creative community. Rochester, New York based musical duo, Roses & Revolutions, perform. We sit down with a few of Slam ULIT’s members as they explain the fire needed to perform slam poetry. And we visit the ‘Through My Lens: Art is Life’ exhibit, where twenty-five teens were given the opportunity to make a statement, via photography.

Beauty Doodles
7:00 PM on June 4th, 2017
1:00 AM on June 11th, 2017

We explore the art of one of the early 20th century’s great photographers of humanity, Edward Steichen. We follow along as a very rare fortepiano undergoes a complete restoration. We see how doodles can be a beautiful and connective force. And entertainer Michael Feinstein gives one UCF student the experience of a lifetime.

Past Episodes

Army Band
The image of the Virgin of Guadalupe crosses boarders and defines a culture. We go inside an exhibit at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana that explores the power and impact of iconic images in religious art. The 323rd Army Band aims to strengthen the pride of Americans, boot soldiers’ moral and provide support for their communities through the power of music. We follow the members of the tap-dancing ensemble Movement Afoot as they prepare for their debut performance. And we sit down with the man behind the CANVASxDetroit organization.

Myths & Legends
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science points out that mythic creatures like dragons, mermaids, and chupacabras cultivate conjecture as well as inspire art and culture. Alastair Bruce of Crionaich, the historical advisor for “Downton Abby” on MASTERPIECE, shares how he became involved with films and television. A professional belly dancer shares her passion for dance and her deep desire for belly dance to be more widely accepted. And artist Brian Frederick used salvaged and reclaimed wood to sculpt fish.

Cowboy Poetry
In the 1960s, Sister Corita Kent found the best way to spread the gospel was through art. She was radical for her time, but was relegated to history. We visit the Harvard Art Museum where they see her as an important pop art figure. We journey to Elko, Nevada to find out how poetry, music, and stories have turned into an annual celebration at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. We visit an early 20th century experimental planned community in Cleveland. And we experience “Sanatorium,” a participatory exhibition from Pedro Reyes.

Robo Paint Strokes
Artist Bobby Zokaites embarked on a project that challenged the ideas about painting, human-technology collaboration, and creative expression when he began using a Roomba to create works of art. Physicians at the Washington University Medical School have teamed up with actors and set designers to create a theatre piece that explores the workings of the brain. Artist Robin Cass explores the idea of preservation though glass and metal work. And we sit down with operatic singer and Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, Barbara Padilla.

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