Every week meet fascinating artists and hear their stories about how a hobby became a passion.
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As a playwright and founder of a performing arts organization, Darius V. Daughtry provides opportunities for members of the community to express themselves. We travel to South Florida to learn more about the important work he is doing. Educator Megan Hallett leads “Family Art Studio,” a free, after school program that allows families to come together to create art in a welcoming environment. Gene Epstein transforms books into works of art by cutting and folding their pages into a variety of shapes and designs. We meet the artist and find out more about her creative process.
In his workshop in Athens, Ohio, acclaimed luthier Don Macrostie creates mandolins. Having studied the instrument for decades, he makes each one by hand and uses his immense knowledge and skill to produce an incredible sound. We travel to Florida to hear from artist Dean Mitchell. Whether it be a landscape, still life, or figurative work, when he paints, he draws from the challenging experiences of his youth and examines the world we live in. Janina Marie Fuller is the author of “The Gecko in the Bathtub.” In it, she includes stories about her many encounters with different types of animals. We head to Louisiana to learn more about the book and the writer’s love of nature.
We meet magicians Kevin Jeffrey and Lord Caruso who star in the show “Magique.” During each performance, they amaze audiences with their skill and showmanship. The exhibition “Like a Good Armchair” at the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin, Ohio, examines chairs and the act of sitting, and the ways in which they are filled with significance. We head to Florida to see the work of visual artist Chitra Ganesh. From drawings and paintings to animations and prints, the artist tells stories in an experimental way. Artist Daric Gill explores creativity in its many forms. Over the course of his career, he has developed several bodies of work.
We meet the team behind the martial arts program, Midtown Miracles. Through this ancient art form, students are able to gain confidence and express themselves. Based in Truckee, California, Three Peak Designs is a company that restores vintage ski lift chairs into works of art. Designed for homes, offices, and more, these custom chairs are full of history and appeal. “Hatched: Breaking Through the Silence” was a four-week multi-sensory experience that illuminated the night sky in Massachusetts. We meet the creative team behind the show. Nicole Jarecz is a fashion illustrator based in Detroit, Michigan. In her skilled drawings, she reveals the vibrancy, beauty, and spirit of fashion design.
At one time, over one hundred rubber manufacturers operated in Akron, Ohio. Now as a way to honor the thousands of workers who were employed in the industry, a commemorative statue is being sculpted. Artistic Whisk is a bakery that makes edible works of art. Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, the shop’s cake artists render colorful and creative cakes for a variety of occasions. We visit Reno, Nevada, to meet painter Kelsey Rolling. In her visual work, she focuses on representation and reinterpretation, and explores art history and pop culture. We head to the Norton Museum of Art in Florida to visit the exhibit “Who? A Brief History of Photography Through Portraiture.” Curator Tim B. Wride tells us about the portraits that make up the show.
The exhibit “Material Witness: Folk and Self-taught Artists at Work” presents some of the ways that artists engage with materials. From earthenware to sculpture to paintings, nearly one hundred and fifty works of art are on display. We meet Leslie Charleville, a Louisiana artist who specializes in Gyotaku. Through this traditional Japanese art form, she makes prints of marine life. Copper Cat Studio is a healing arts studio. Through workshops, instructors give people the tools to explore their creativity. We visit Ohio to hear from Myron Vernis, co-author of “A Quiet Greatness.” In the book, Vernis spotlights the Japanese auto industry and the artistry behind the cars that have been built.
Muzelle is a multi-genre violinist. Although she is classically trained, she works in other genres. We visit the artist during a performance at a contemporary art exhibit and find out more about her creative journey. We meet Jason Glaser, a second-generation metal crafter. After his father passed away, he decided to continue the family business and helps run Jay’s metal crafting, which specializes in creative metal and ironwork. We travel to New York to learn about an exhibit that highlights printmaking among women artists during the experimental and collaborative period between 1960 and 1990. Mallory Feltz is a visual, installation, and performance artist who uses a variety of materials to examine the idea of home. We meet the artist and get an inside look at her process.