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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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A Photographic Journey

MacNeal Crank is a photographer from Monument Valley, Utah.
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Vision of Virtue

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100% Pure

7:00 PM on July 22nd, 2018
1:00 AM on July 29th, 2018

Honeyrun Farm, a small family-run farm near Williamsport, Ohio, makes the most out of their bee by-products, from 100% pure raw honey and bee pollen, to handcrafted soap and beeswax candles. Grand Junction based Greg Vigil likes to carve out time for woodworking. We visited with him to learn more about his process. For nationally known painter Tom Uttech, the inspiration for his landscapes comes from his time traveling by land and by canoe to the Northwoods and the Boundary Waters. The annual Folk Alliance International Conference is underway in Kansas City, but as you’ll see, the people who plan, build and get it ready to showcase thousands of talented players work year-round.

Gifts

7:00 PM on July 29th, 2018
1:00 AM on August 5th, 2018

Students in Detroit, Michigan learn the trade of media making. Poet Tanaya Winder shares her inspiration. Visit Mark Groaning's gallery in Rochester, New York, and you'll quickly realize that he likes to explore. It isn't often that you come across an artist who is as comfortable with a paint brush as they are with a torch. Stephen Koury is an artist in central Florida, who is known for his paintings of animals.

Trail Blazer

7:00 PM on August 5th, 2018
1:00 AM on August 12th, 2018

For Jeff Vollmer of Cincinnati, woodworking was just a hobby. But after losing his job, he decided to pursue woodworking as his full-time career. Miami, artist Christina Pettersson attempts to introduce all of Miami to the wonders of poetry. When Alanis Morisette’s Grammy-award winning album was released in 1995, it became a soundtrack for a generation who loved it because it was raw and it was angry. MacNeal Crank is a Navajo photographer from Monument Valley, Utah. He's been capturing stunning landscapes of South Eastern Utah for several years, but his journey started as a chef of a restaurant

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Opportunities

The Tampa Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg collaborate to bring a unique exhibition to the Tampa Bay area that displays the works of Chinese artists living in post-Mao China. In Sacramento, a lesson in strings inspires children. Cincinnati artist Carol Abbott began painting at the age of 10. However, she didn’t pursue a career as an artist until years later, where she picked up the brush and found her true calling. Through his imagining of the life of medieval visionary Hildegard von Bingen, playwright Tim Slover has posited the notion of a personal experience of the divine against the practicalities of sustaining a religious community. 

Mission

A church in suburban South Florida that caters to a 21st century audience from their signature hash tag (#NoPerfectPeopleAllowed) to their impressive social media reach to their rock-concert inspired performances. A look at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and an exhibit that's changing the "face of science.” Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Reno Little Theater in Reno, Nevada and meet technical director and production manager, Chad Sweet. Jeweler Marisa Martinez’s career is marked by her family ties, her Mexican-American heritage, and the women mentors in her life.

Style

Suzanne Wallace Mears is an Oklahoma City multi-media artist who’s forte is color and whimsy.The annual Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls brings famed UK outdoor installation artist Bruce Munro to Colorado for his first-ever presentation of Field of Light. Known for their harmony-laced take on alt-folk, the Chesapeake band of seven siblings have been playing music together almost their entire lives. It’s a panoply of posters at MassArt which recently unveiled its newest exhibition—A Century of Style. They’re the posters that made us dream of faraway travels and fizzy cocktails.

Legacy

Jerry Hirschmann and Michael Paul Thiry are the "Partners in Art." Combining their skills in glassblowing and stainless-steel sculpture, this duo of artists creates unique, mixed-media flower bouquets.We meet Jackson Cavalier, a musician who is just as comfortable playing on the street as he is in a bar. He’s been voted Rochester, New York’s best busker. Recovering from an injury, Santa Fe, New Mexico, artist Gurudarshan Khalsa uses symmetrical imagery to heal. Florida-based Nathan Selikoff incorporates computer algorithms into his interactive art. Nathan's work is often highly conceptual but in his most recent project, he invites his audience into his personal turmoil.

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