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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Contemporary

7:00 PM on April 11th, 2021
1:00 AM on April 18th, 2021

The Eeldercare Concert Series brings live music to eldercare facilities in Nevada. Residents are able to come together as a community and enjoy performances by local musicians. Jeff Gilkey loves to fly. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s quest to take to the air, Gilkey looks at da Vinci’s drawings and reflects on the fascinating observations he made. We take a look back at the 2019 Decordova New England Biennial in Massachusetts. Featuring twenty-three artists from the New England area, this survey of contemporary art presented paintings, sculptures, photography, and more. The exhibit “Anime Architecture” presents Japanese animation before the digital era. The show features drawings and paintings used to create remarkable animated films.

Complex

7:00 PM on April 18th, 2021
1:00 AM on April 25th, 2021

Artist Hyman Bloom was interested in the human figure and the complexities of the human condition. We visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in Massachusetts to see an exhibit of the artist’s work. The installation “Cuban Caricature and Culture: The Art of Massaguer” features the modernist works of caricaturist and publisher Conrado Walter Massaguer. We travel to Miami, Florida to stop by the show. We travel to Cincinnati, Ohio to meet artist Ahmad Darouich. Born in Syria, we hear about his journey to the United States and his passion for painting. The Battleborn Memorial in Carson City, Nevada pays tribute to Nevada’s fallen service members. We meet the artistic team behind the meaningful structure and find out more about its design.

History and Inspiration

7:00 PM on April 25th, 2021
1:00 AM on May 2nd, 2021

A short walk from the Utah State Capitol, a monument unveiled in 2020 commemorates 100 years of women paving a path toward inclusive voting rights. Katherine Kitterman, Historical Director, and Tiffany Greene, Historical Research Consultant, from Better Days 2020, reflect on the importance of the monument and the historical influence behind its unique design. The installation “Cuban Caricature and Culture: The Art of Massaguer” features the modernist works of caricaturist and publisher Conrado Walter Massaguer. We travel to Miami, Florida to stop by the show. We travel to Cincinnati, Ohio to meet artist Ahmad Darouich. Born in Syria, we hear about his journey to the united states and his passion for painting. The Battleborn Memorial in Carson City, Nevada pays tribute to Nevada’s fallen service members. We meet the artistic team behind the meaningful structure and find out more about its design.

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Surroundings

Artist Kelly Pennington works outdoors. Based in Ada, Oklahoma, she focuses on natural landscapes, painting the fields, mountains, and trees that surround her. At Scarecrow Jo’s Studio in Nevada, Halloween is celebrated all year-round. We meet the artists behind the shop and take a look at the spooky paper mache jack o lanterns, witches, and skeletons that they create. We go on an art deco tour. Led by the Miami Design Preservation League, the tour highlights the stylish art deco buildings that line the sunny beaches of Miami beach, Florida. In her textured paintings, New York based artist Mickalene Thomas explores race, gender, identity, and sexuality. We head to Columbus, Ohio, to see an exhibition of her work.

Creative Spaces

Concerned about plastic pollution in the ocean, photographer and diver Andreas Franke created an underwater photography exhibition that addressed this environmental crisis. Artist Emily Reid loves animals. She renders multicolored, patterned paintings of alpacas, donkeys, roosters, and more. We visit Reid in her studio in Reno, Nevada. We go to Detroit, Michigan, to meet Virgil Taylor, an artist who creates wearable art. Inspired by the ancient Middle East, Taylor designs special pieces full of spirit. We take a trip to Florida to experience Art Battle Sarasota, a competition where artists gather together to paint for the viewing public. With just 20 minutes on the clock, the competitors race to complete their artworks.

Adapt

The Satellite Art Show is an inclusive artist-driven fair that encourages visitors to experience striking interactive projects. We head to Miami, Florida for a closer look. Ghada Henagan is a Louisiana-based ceramicist. From plates to mugs, wall art to ornaments, she molds clay into a variety of functional and decorative creations. In Stockbridge, Massachusetts, sits Chesterwood, the home, studio, and gardens of sculptor Daniel Chester French. We explore the estate, learning more about the artist and his artwork. The music festival “Classical Tahoe” presents orchestra concerts, chamber music programs, and more to audiences in Nevada. We hear how it was possible for the festival to continue during the covid-19 pandemic.   

Motivated

In response to the covid-19 pandemic, artist Melissa Vogley Woods set up a public installation at her home that allowed viewers to connect with art at a safe distance. We travel to New Mexico to meet Gemma New, a New Zealand-born music Director and Conductor known for her vision and expertise. We find out more about her musical journey. We visit the exhibition “Beyond the Cape: Comics and Contemporary Art.” Located at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida, this exhibit features contemporary artists influenced by graphic novels and comic books. With a passion for fashion and design, designer Melissa Michelsen uses the ancient technique of marbling to render vibrant reusable masks. We head to California to find out more.

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