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.

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New Path

7:00 PM on December 4th, 2022
1:00 AM on December 11th, 2022

We take a trip to Edmond, Oklahoma, to meet James Coplin. Once a bodybuilder champ, he is now an artist and teacher. We find out more about his life, career, and how he makes his paintings. Pull Club Studio is a women owned printmaking and design studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. formed by three friends, the group finds inspiration in what is around them and specializes in quality made screen printed goods. Founded in 2012, Classical Tahoe is a Nevada-based organization that presents a festival of the arts with the Classical Tahoe Orchestra at its center. We learn how a dedicated team creates an inviting space for music to be heard.


7:00 PM on December 11th, 2022
1:00 AM on December 18th, 2022

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Ohio State university dance professor Susan Van Pelt Petry created nineteen videos as a way to process what was going on in the world. In these short pieces, the emotions and challenges of this unprecedented moment in history were explored through dance and movement. For over forty years, multimedia artist David Humphreys has been creating images. From fine art to portraiture to advertising and commercial photography, Humphreys brings his vision to each work he produces. Music chose Siobhan Monique. As an ancestral funk artist, she tells a story with her voice and connects with those that came before her. When she sings, audiences are dazzled.

Full of Life

7:00 PM on December 18th, 2022
1:00 AM on December 25th, 2022

We meet abstract artist Brenden Spivey. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Spivey’s canvases are rich with color, shape, and texture. Each painting he creates is full of life. In 1978, Donn Arden’s production “Hello Hollywood Hello” premiered in Reno, Nevada. It was a massive hit. We hear more about the show and its lasting impact. We take a trip to Florida to experience the immersive exhibition “Seven Solos.” The show includes site-specific works from seven different contemporary artists. Through the power of song and personal storytelling, the musical “She’s Crazy: Mental Health and Other Myths” hopes to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

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Our Environment

Isamu Noguchi was one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. In 1985, he founded a museum dedicated to his work. Located in Queens, New York, “The Noguchi Museum” features the artist’s innovative sculptures, drawings, and models. As part of the front triennial, a public contemporary art exhibition in Ohio, artist Abigail Deville created a two-part sculptural installation that shines a light on the culture and history of Cleveland. At the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt lake City, AIR is made visible in a contemporary art exhibition that underscores its importance. The work of artists, poets, engineers, and designers is shown, as well as posters by student artists.

Moving Forward

After being born, some babies need a helmet to correct the shape of their head. To make the process easier for the child and the parents, Florida-based artist Kelli Sorg transforms this medical device into an artwork. Born in 1944, the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe 2926 steam locomotive ran a million miles before being retired in 1956. Fast forward to today, the new mexico steam locomotive and railroad historical society restored the locomotive to her former glory. We head to the decorative arts center of Ohio to visit the exhibit “Distinctly Paramount: Fashion and Costume from the Paramount Pictures Archive.” on display was a wide assortment of garments from both film and television.

Making Connections

The exhibit “Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana” at the New Orleans museum of Art presented a wide variety of Louisiana landscape paintings. In exploring the artworks and the people who made them, the show demonstrated Louisiana's influence on the arts. The Sierra Nevada ballet combined Shakespeare, steampunk design, and dance to create a production that is one-of-a-kind. We traveled to Reno, Nevada, to see how the show came together. Artist and freelance photographer Amber N. Ford’s art can be seen on both a national and local scale. well known for her portraiture, she connects and collaborates with her sitter to create a meaningful image.

Something New

Zen Glass Studio and Gallery provides a space for members of the art community to learn about glassblowing. From workshops to classes, this flamework glass studio gives people the opportunity to do something new and exciting. In Reno, Nevada, artist and anthropologist Zoe Bray paints from life. Fascinated by humankind, people are her subjects. With her brush, she captures the identity and spirit of the individual. Stereotank is a design studio focused on the relationship between sound, art, and architecture. We take a trip to Florida to meet the studio’s co-founders. Through performance and education, Harlem Quartet expresses their strong admiration for classical music. We hear from its members and sit in on one of their master classes.

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