Skip Navigation

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...

Rockin' It
7:00 PM on November 19th, 2017
1:00 AM on November 26th, 2017

We travel to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's newest exhibition, which is all about sound. Editor Paul Barnes, who has collaborated with Ken Burns on some of PBS’ most celebrated documentaries, shares how editing impacts a film, his experience creating the Vietnam War and his love for storytelling. Immersed in a world of music growing up, Sunny Gicz had no choice but ride that wave of sound & see where it could take her. For more than 30 years, Voszi Douglas has been creating one-of-a-kind fashions in Columbus. Her garments are unstructured and notable in that they have no zippers, buttons or even patterns.

Self-Driven
7:00 PM on November 26th, 2017
1:00 AM on December 3rd, 2017

Kansas City's Belger Cartage Company started in 1919. Heavy hauling is their trade, but Chairman Dick Belger began collecting contemporary art in the 70s, and has been sharing it, at the Belger Craneyard Studios. “Poldark” captivated television audiences in the late 1970s and is currently filming its 4th season. We sat down with Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson just before the launch of Season One to find out how they landed their roles. Colorado Springs photographer Larry Hulst shows us his rock and roll portraits. Artist and designer, Blair Sligar, has a passion for creating furniture out of local wood. He started the company Hog Eat Hog because of his personal drive and strong support system.

The Works of Art
7:00 PM on December 3rd, 2017
1:00 AM on December 10th, 2017

University of Tampa's Haig Mardirosian provides an inside look at the grand 21st century pipe organ housed inside Sykes Chapel at the University of Tampa. Laura Leigh Lanchantin is a fine artist and instructor focused in oils and watercolors. Inspired by nature, Laura completes her work layering stone pigments she creates from Catskill Mountain sedimentary rock. The Cedarburg Artists Guild collaborated with the Grohmann Museum at the Milwaukee School of Engineering for an exhibition called "Artists at Work". Lastly, self-taught Reno glass blower and lamp worker Nicole Seaton started out her artistic journey as a jewelry maker who wanted to create her own centerpieces for her work.

Past Episodes

Inspirations from the Past
Gary Hovey didn’t let life’s hardships get in the way of his true passion, welding. He takes everyday kitchen utensils and creates fascinating sculptures based on the things he enjoys most: wildlife, welding, and humor. Gadu Doushin moved from his native Japan to study engineering at the University of Minnesota in the early 1990s. But his true passion was dance. He now performs Butoh, a Japanese performance art born in the 1950s. Andrea Durfee is a watercolor artist based in Rochester, NY. She incorporates figures in her landscapes and channels stories of mythology as her inspiration. Lastly, we visit a mathematical optical illusion artist.

Break the Rules
Albany NY photographer Connie Frisbee Houde has been traveling to Afghanistan and telling the country’s harrowing and untold stories with her photographs since 2003. Gabriela “Chanchita” Riveros is a recent graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and making a name for herself in the art community through her unique illustrations influenced by her Paraguayan heritage. We meet Cincinnati composer, performer, and community based teacher and activist - Eddy Kwon. We recently stopped into his Price Hill performance space to learn more about his work. We visit an art exhibit in raw warehouse space, where all exhibitors were charged with making art inspired by the concepts of "rough" and "tumble."

Turning Heads
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.

Strange Beauty
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.

View All Past Episodes