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Art Connection

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Every week meet fascinating artists and hear their stories about how a hobby became a passion.

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A Photographic Journey

MacNeal Crank is a photographer from Monument Valley, Utah.

 

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Connecting through Art

7:00 PM on April 21st, 2019
1:00 AM on April 28th, 2019

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.

Revival

7:00 PM on April 28th, 2019
1:00 AM on May 5th, 2019

The Cultural Revolution in China lasted from 1966 until 1976. A new exhibition at MassArt looks at the Revolution by way of eight Chinese artists who either lived through it or were shaped by it. Hamilton, Missouri is the birthplace of J.C. Penney. But that isn’t why it's such a busy place these days. The town has become practically a vision quest for quilters, thanks to the Missouri Star Quilt Company. Artist Lauren Semivan uses a camera that dates back to the Model T era to create some very interesting prints. In the center of a diverse city stands a beautiful downtown venue that offers Angelenos a chance to enjoy an incredible array of cultural performances at no charge. 

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7:00 PM on May 5th, 2019
1:00 AM on May 12th, 2019

Lafayette, LA painter Jeromy Young has studied the work of many artists, but, there is only one that he idolizes, Rembrandt. “Music Under New York” is an integral part of the MTA’s Arts for Transit program. It began over 30 years ago as a way to bring art into everyday life.Utilizing movement, text and often original music, Shapiro and  Smith Dance is the resident company at the University of Minnesota and the group travels extensively. “The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta” highlights some of the most stunning works by the world renown designer – from ready to wear, to dresses created to clothe first ladies and fashion icons.

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Love for Art

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.

Talent

Tampa Bay, Florida, residents Dan and Jamie O'Berry use upcycled containers and small succulents to make beautiful, living works of art. A new Mastodon is making an appearance at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Meet Kent Ullberg, the artist behind this “discovery.” This Houston singer captured the country’s attention on America’s Got Talent. We find out what drives her passion for music. An exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art explores the ways in which black photographers and artists portray a range of familial relationships.

Creating the Unique

In this story, we follow Merrilee Cleveland to a foundry at the Fine Arts Center of East Carolina University to witness the birth of her latest series of works, "The Cosmo Dancers." A group of renowned artists from Sacramento find comfort and friendship while creating works of art. We meet Chinonye Chukw, the creative mind behind Pens to Pictures, a collaborative designed to teach incarcerated women how to tell their stories through film. Fashion designer Stephanie Schultz is now the 10th Pfister Artist in Residence in Milwaukee. Her creative fashions are historically inspired and paying homage to the Victorian art at the hotel.

Molded Forms

Photographer Watson Brown captures evocative images of rural North Carolina. PUSH. Physical Theatre, based in Rochester, New York, has taken storytelling to new levels. They’re able to tell rich, powerful stories through physical expression and movement. New Mexico’s Cochiti Pueblo potter Helen Cordero’s renowned storyteller figurines were inspired by her grandfather’s stories. Reno, Nevada based Lisa Kurt uses her dreamlike art to tell stories that involve people, animals, and nature in mysterious settings.

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