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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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Robo Paint Strokes
7:00 PM on April 23, 2017
1:00 AM on April 30, 2017

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.

Cowboy Poetry
7:00 PM on April 30th, 2017
1:00AM on May 7th, 2017

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.

Myths & Legends
7:00 PM on May 7, 2017
1:00 AM on May 14, 2017

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.

Past Episodes

Cultural Dance
Traditional dance is an important part of Native American culture. In this episode, we explore the meaning, history, and regalia of three unique Native American dances. We travel through an exhibition of women’s work uniforms from the last century, showcasing the changes in costume. We visit a family in Detroit that’s taking on urban gardening. And we see how body painting artist, Sandra Artist, breathes life into her imaginative creations.

Best Friend
Thomas Ashcraft shares his love for studying natural phenomena through photography. We meet Jane Walentas, who spent 27 years restoring a carousel and is its namesake, and discuss the carousel’s journey to Brooklyn, New York. We take a look at an original play about a soldier and his dog. And we talk with Brook Hill, a student of University of Central Florida, and what bringing awareness to human trafficking means to her.

Kokeshi Dolls
Artist Craig Galentine puts an American spin on the classic eastern art form of Kokeshi dolls. The Russian Nutcracker ballet is traveling to more than one hundred American cities allowing young ballet students to perform and learn alongside them. We visit and exhibit that simulates what life is like in the USA for undocumented immigrants. And we take a look at the American opera, Elmer Gantry.

A New Language
We visit The Note-Ables, a Reno-based music therapy group that provides band, music, and dance lessons for the region’s disabled population. We take a look at a collaboration between internationally renowned Columbus visual artist, Ann Hamilton, and SITI, an experimental theater company. We sit down with renowned artist, Xu Bing who outlines his artistic practice and highlights his innovative twist to traditional Chinese calligraphy. And the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston celebrates the tenth anniversary of its waterfront museum.

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