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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.

Upcoming Show Times...

Hands That Create
7:00 PM on June 25th, 2017
1:00 AM on July 2nd, 2017

Alaskan Tlingit artist Clarissa Rizal creates Chilkat weavings and button blankets highly regarded for their unique beauty and the stories they hold. We sit down with artist Chuck U who morphed his childhood dream of illustrating comic books into a successful career as a graphic designer. We visit Dayton artist Willis “Bing” Davis who is well known for his distinctive, mixed media work that pays tribute to his African-American heritage and culture. Lastly, we watch as artist Jera Rose Petal Lodge melds metal into wearable art.

Painting History
7:00 PM on July 2nd, 2017
1:00 AM on July 9th, 2017

Thirty years after the "Miami Generation" exhibition debuted in South Florida the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale is looking back at the works by these Cuban-born artists. We look at the story of activist photographers who documented the Civil Rights Movement. We visit the Glass Studio where artist Debbie Howell and her team create a variety of colorful glass. Lastly, we talk with painter Laura Nugent about her geometric paintings, her process and how she has learned to embrace accidents to create art.

Unique Visions
7:00 PM on July 9th, 2017
1:00 AM on July 16th, 2017

Visit artist Tia Flores and her unique Calabaza art that is influenced by her cultural heritage and the vast beauty of the Nevada desert. Travel to St. Louis and talk to artist Barry Leibman who creates abstract works of art layered with oil paint and a variety of other materials. Giselle Bellas makes her mark in the world of opera and talks about how she’s launching her career in new directions. And, David Rogers’ Big Bugs have landed at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus for summer (2015)!

Past Episodes

Learning Through Art
The Kohl's Color Wheels is the Milwaukee Art Museum's offsite mobile art experience, which creates free art activities for families with children ages 12 and under. We take a look at how British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill picked up the paintbrush to relax and help lift his spirits. We visit Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford as the Liberty Craftworks corner takes center stage showcasing many different type of old-world art. Lastly, Ballet San Antonio dancers speak about their experiences learning and performing "Sleeping Beauty."

Creole Jamboree
Cedric Watson shares his love of Creole music and reveals some of the struggles that come with being a full-time musician, despite four Grammy nomination. We take a look at the first war to be fought and represented by contemporary artists, World War I. Anna Skibska describes her work with glass as storytelling. We learn more about her approach in an exhibit titled Reveries at the Loveland Museum. And we visit the Bowne & Co. printing company in New York City.

Beauty Doodles
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.

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.

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