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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...

7:00 PM on October 15th, 2017
1:00 AM on October 22nd, 2017

Celebrating a century of the dreadnought and the wonders of the family biz Chris Martin of Martin Guitars strings us along with fabulous historic notes. Like most working actors, Kevin Farrell held random jobs while pursuing a career in Hollywood where he appeared in small roles in film and television, most notably on “Frasier." when a friend encouraged him to sell Tupperware, in drag. Beehive architect Jarrett Mellenbruch combines community art with a family legacy. Lastly, Cindi Rose, a Silhouette artist creates works of art with just a scissors and a piece of paper.

Strange Beauty
7:00 PM on October 22nd, 2017
1:00 AM on October 29th, 2017

Curator Andrea Lipps talks about the exhibition “Beauty - Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.” An Alexandria artist called on to expand the collections of presidents of nations. Santa Fe Santero, Arthur Lopez uses traditional iconography in a contemporary way. Gallery 2125 is a unique space located within the Lakeland Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens. Two local art agencies, Platform Art and Polk County Art Alliance, partnered together to open this calming space for the public.

Turning Heads
7:00 PM on October 29th, 2017
1:00 AM on November 5th, 2017

A visit to the historic Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, located in the Bronx. Angel Hernandez of The Bronx County Historical Society guides NYC-ARTS back to the days when the writer lived and worked here. The Philippine Performing Arts Company helps Filipino-Americans in the Tampa Bay Area connect with their heritage and their cultural identity through traditional Filipino dance. Local painters and photographers have partnered with Nevada Land Trust to help conserve Nevada's wilderness through the sales of their artistry. Josie Pace is a newcomer on the Detroit music scene. Her captivating lyrics and down-tempo post-industrial beats are sure to turn heads.

Past Episodes

The Heckscher Museum of Art is a Long Island gem. The institution showcases an extraordinary work by dada artist George Grosz and its annual 'Long Island's Best Young Artists' exhibit. John F. Emery draws his inspiration from his childhood, where exploring his grandparents long forgotten trunks inspired a passion for creating watercolor on three-dimensional formed paper. In a collaborative space in downtown San Antonio, musicians, producers and music entrepreneurs are gathering to build the San Antonio music scene. Although milliner Karen Morris uses the motto “simple is good” to guide her work, the making of her hats is anything but.

Mixed Art
Renowned musician, Bela Fleck, talks about the history of the banjo and his influence on its perception in the general public. Milwaukee artist Jesse Meyer is a self-taught metal sculptor. With a background in metal fabrication, he shifted his artistic focus from industrial to more accessible art. The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables has once again commissioned artist Dale Chihuly to create stunning installations. In Sacramento, CA, an artist is mixing his visual and musical art forms to create unique works of art.

Reaching New Heights
We sit down with a cabaret performer whose content is physics and other sciences. Author Richard Russo’s career reached new heights in 1993 with his third novel Nobody’s Fool. A film adaptation that starred Paul Newman a year later helped make the fictional town of North Bath, NY dear to many. Artist Lisa Scholder helps to heal the visible and emotional wounds of female cancer survivors through body paint. We talk with Kelsey Rose Young and Katherine Greene with the Detroit tap repertory. These tappers are keeping the beat with their feet while they perform around the city.

Defy Expectations
Neo-classical rock star organist Cameron Carpenter, made his own instrument and when he performs he defies the traditional views of organ players. Central Florida's Chris Scala likes to break rules. He expresses his creativity through many different art forms...From stone sculptures to underwater art. Several of the nation's top muralists descend upon the walls of Circus Circus Casino in Downtown Reno to slug it out in a 24-hour mural marathon. Throughout her life, Russian-born Cincinnati artist Ivanka Lempitsky collected small knick-knacks. Today she is turning those found objects into fine jewelry.

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