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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...

Monoprints
7:00 PM on February 7, 2015
10:30 PM on February 10, 2015
1:00 AM on February 14, 2016

New Mexico artist, Nick Abdalla, creates his works of art like it's a journey with no destination in mind. Creating art that has a certain identification to him, but another to another individual. The students that form The Empire State Youth Orchestra share their thoughts and feelings about how performing in an orchestra shapes them into better human beings. Print artist Jack Pachuta combines ink and colored pencils to create "monoprints" with distinct foregrounds and backgrounds that help him images leap from the page. And we meet artist Sibylle Szaggers Redford who creates multimedia art performances that pay homage to planet Earth.

Art Outreach
7:00 PM on February 14, 2015
10:30 PM on February 17, 2015
1:00 AM on February 21, 2016

Two friends strive to minimize waste and environmental impact in their craft and lifestyle. They've developed alternate power sources for hand making wooden eyeglasses. The Rose Kennedy Greenway has a fresh vision for public art; that includes a soaring sculpture by Janet Echelman that, for the moment, is redefining the Boston skyline. A Tampa Bay artist takes Mandala art to a whole new level by collecting and creating art with candy. And Jane Chu hopes to expand the reach of the arts throughout each and every community.

Past Episodes

Capture the Moment
St. Louis photographer Angela Vories applies her experience with other visual arts to her pictures, to create effects that elicit feelings and thoughts about the nature of photography. Meet Bernard Gaddis, owner of the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater, and discover the love for his craft and the art of dance. Artist Rebecca Rose sculptures are both decorative and functional as each ring is crafted with exquisite detail and tells a story. And artist Brian Keeler shares how light and nature are constant themes throughout his work.

Building the Dream
As the country celebrates the birth of one of America's civil rights leaders, members of the Minnesota community get together and re-tell his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. We meet Houston Quilter Kim Ritter whose art is whimsical, ironic and funny. In celebration of their 75th anniversary, The American Ballet Theatre collaborates with filmmaker Ric Burns to present the film "American Ballet Theatre: A History." And we visit the Emerson Burkhart exhibit at the Ohio history center.

Concertos
Pianist Lara Downes created a program where young artists could have a platform to gain the skills and experiences needed to build their craft. The Human Race Theatre Company is Dayton's only professional regional theatre company and is one of the few theatre companies in the nation dedicated to bringing new musicals to the stage. We see how Bobby Scuteri has been honing his craft as a balloon artist since 1989. And artist Cat Del Buono describes her inspirations behind her video installation piece, Riders On The 4.

Candelabra
Discover painter Thomas Hart Benton, an artist who brings a cinematic approach to the art in his paintings stemming from the days he worked alongside early filmmakers. Get a look inside the Milwaukee Repertory Theater in Wisconsin and the life of the legendary performer Liberace. We visit PlatteForum, the non-profit arts organization in Denver, Colorado that combines working artists with at-risk youth. And artist Larry Vienneau creates visual narratives that tell stories about the Raven and Crow.

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