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Art Connection
art connection
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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7:00 PM on March 29, 2015
10:30 PM on April 1, 2015
1:00 AM on April 5, 2015

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.

Bird's Eye View
7:00 PM on April 5, 2015
10:30 PM on April 8, 2015
1:00 AM on April 12, 2015

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.

7:00 PM on April 12, 2015
10:30 PM on April 15, 2015
1:00 AM on April 19, 2015

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.

Past Episodes

With charcoal in hand, 84 year-old Jim Seigler looks back at a long and magical career designing prints for the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Choreographer Mark Morris discusses his landmark work “L’Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato.” Sculptor Mark Rice uses power tools to sculpt his distinctive wooden statues and with such finesse, we had to take a closer look. And we sit down with experts at Ohio’s Canton Museum of Art as they take a look at the long and profitable history of art counterfeiting.

Rock, Paper, Scissors
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.

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.

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.

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