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7:00 PM on March 1, 2015
10:30 PM on March 4, 2015
1:00 AM on March 8, 2015
We get an exclusive look at the life of musician Antsy McClain, who combines folk sounds with a little bit of country and a little bit of rock and roll. We meet contemporary painter Kevin Sloan who focuses on nature and its relationship with the modern, technological era. We sit down with non-fiction writer William Donati who is turning his attention to the past with an eye toward the world of fiction. And we visit a collection of artists that have come together to create, collaborate, and inspire.
7:00 PM on March 8, 2015
10:30 PM on March 11, 2015
1:00 AM on March 15, 2015
In this episode of Art Connection we visit an exhibit in Houston that highlights contemporary Arab photography. Artist Amy Kollar Anderson depicts narratives about obsession, duality, and containment in order to explore the differences between being in and out of control. Pamela Glose is a Central Florida artist who is constantly inspired by the bright colors she finds in nature around her. And author Nikki Giovanni’s book takes us on a journey into her past and provides insights into the people, places, and events that have shaped her.
Rock, Paper, Scissors
7:00 PM on March 15, 2015
10:30 PM on March 18, 2015
1:00 AM on March 22, 2015
We take a look at how artist Andrew Spear’s persistence and love for doodling allowed him to make a career out of his hobby. We visit the annual Loveland Sculpture Invitational, which hosts over 200 national and international artists each year. A senior living facility in Scottsdale, Arizona has created an exhibit dedicated to the brave men and women of the Greatest Generation. And paper couldn’t be a more important medium to artist Christine Weigand who creates portraits and landscapes that look like fine paintings.
We meet some artist at the recent “Spring Fever in the Garden” festival who use colorful chalk to create their large-scale masterpieces…on concrete. Poet Carlos Contreras shares how self-reflection in poetry can lead to positive change. The Kohler Company gives artist unprecedented access to share studio space with its industrial workers. And we meet a pianist who is taking listeners on a musical journey.
We check in with the Houston Symphony, which is welcoming their new music director, Andres Orozco-Estrada. Bruce Lowney explains the inspiration for his New Mexico landscapes combined with mythological overtones. We see how artist Noah Deledda spends his days, pushing dents and geometric shapes into aluminum cans. And we meet up with artist Dorothy Tanner at her Denver studio.
A Hidden Message
We take a look at the Italian ideal of “La dolce vita,” present in full force at a new exhibit in Houston, Texas, celebrating 130 years of famed Italian jewelry house Bulgari. We go inside the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall with David Allan Miller, conductor of the recent Grammy Award winning Albany Symphony Orchestra. We visit Missing Peace Art Space, which uses art to promote peace. And we look at former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright’s historic collection of unique brooches.
Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues reflects on the band’s decades of pop music stardom. We get an inside look at the life of a ballet dancer, both on stage and off, with BalletMet dancer Samantha Lewis. Four teenage girls get an unexpected lesson in compassion and humility in the film “Gift of Gravity.” And retired advertising photographer, Tom Ferderbar, enlightens us about his passion for the West.