A struggling Cleveland, Ohio, artist finds success documenting the lives of others, who, like him, are trying to get by. At MOPCO Improv Theatre in Schenectady, New York, Kat Koppett runs a consultancy that specializes in using the principles of improv to train and coach business leaders. Kathy Flynn shares stories of discovering Works Progres Administration (WPA) art works lost over time in New Mexico. Reno, Nevada, artist Gina Iwahashi specializes in Shibori, a Japanese tie-dyeing technique resulting in a variety of one-of-a-kind patterns.
Located in their own historic house built in 1842, the Weavers Guild of greater Cincinnati offers classes, workshops, and programs to people of all skill levels. Music therapists work at a children's hospital in Sacramento, California. Learn about the art of Japanese drumming from the performers of the Tampa Taiko ensemble. A series of artworks help Houstonians connect on the bayou.
Celebrating 60 years in show business, Pat Boone shares his milestone moments on stage, in film and in life. Yudong Shen infuses his Asian brush paintings with color and contrast. He melds traditional tools and subjects with influences of the Minnesota landscape he’s known for over 10 years. Real estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opens the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio. The Rochester City Ballet of Rochester, New York, is one of just a handful of ballet companies in the United States that’s broken a barrier: It’s turned the music down and the lights up in the name of inclusion.
Cervilio Amador, principle dancer for the Cincinnati Ballet always enjoyed the freedom of movement he found in ballet. But "freedom" took on a new meaning when he defected from Cuba to the United States. Architects at kinneymorrow architecture explain how they transformed an old home into their Houston Texas-based office space. Mequon, Wisconsin, oil painter Pamela Ruschman shares her great love for Wisconsin's landscapes and livestock in her paintings. She brings out the personalities of her beloved farm animals in her works. A person-to-person cultural exchange in Colorado where a music teacher connects with a violin student in Rwanda from inside a re-purposed shipping container with high-tech connections.
Welder Jim Moffitt of Fernley, Nevada, has transformed his passion for metal working into 360° works of art. See how he creates intricate fire pits with an artistic flair. The City Girl Farm is a place from which chicken footstools emerge. And they don’t go for chickenfeed either. They’re serious pieces of fiber art. A question of faith lies at the heart of Disgraced , a Pulitzer Prize winning play. It’s a wrenching conflict given that the main character at the center of it is at pains to conceal his background because he’s Muslim. Karen Barsy has been a dance therapist for over 25 years. She works in different places throughout metro Detroit. Let’s check out Karen and the amazing advances dance therapy can achieve.
Hudson, New York-based artist Jeffrey Gibson believes in the "transformative nature of materials." He takes inspiration from his own multi-cultural background as he blurs the line between craft and fine art. Santa Fe, New Mexico, photographer Philip Augustin simplifies the world into minimal, formalist compositions. He uses abstraction to question the boundaries of the photographic process. Young Jean Marie Glazer is a multi-talented musician who plays classical cello and sings barbershop and opera. He is a student at Boone High School in Orlando, Florida. Trained as an architect and painter for over two decades in Italy, Aziz Osman returned to his native Somalia only months before the outbreak of civil war. He paints his prewar memories of Somalia and memories of Italy.