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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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Finding a Balance
7:00 PM on May 20th, 2018
1:00 AM on May 27th, 2018

A profile of StreetMule, one of more than 350 members of the MTA’s Music Under New York Program. New Mexico painter Laila Cola Weeks feels technology is changing something fundamental about ourselves. Christopher Seggi started drawing at an early age. He also wanted to grow up to be a police officer. Now, he combines his passions into a career that helps put criminals behind bars. It takes a special kind of story and a talented group of story tellers to take the fun of the silver screen and imagine it into an interactive experience… the perfect job for the best of Disney Imagineering.

7:00 PM on May 27th, 2018
1:00 AM on June 3rd, 2018

At the Bass Art Museum, Harold Koda shows viewers the Vanitas Exhibit and what happens when death and fashion collide with fine art. Photographer Ackeem Salmon transferred from Jamaica to Detroit and just had to get into the city’s premier art school, the Detroit School of Arts. We check out Ackeem as he undertakes his largest project to date. Drones take to the skies over Houston and offer a new perspective on urban intersections. The Think360 Arts for Learning organization in Denver sponsors the Institute for Creative Teaching where teachers discover ways to integrate arts-based techniques into their classes.

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Using Your Surroundings
Pairing instruments with education to keep kids engaged and excited in Los Angeles, California. Rick Brunner has turned his love of nature and the beauty of natural wood into a thriving career as a sculptor. A new play at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater about Marquette basketball coach McGuire's life and wisdom, written by his friend and broadcast partner Dick Enberg, stars Marquette alumnus Anthony Crivello. Wolfgang Parker is a fixture in the Columbus, Ohio music scene. He also writes and illustrates books for young readers including a recently-released book in his "Crime Cats" series, which features an 8-year-old superhero.

A Gathering
In 2012, Trinidad, Colorado began hosting its Art-o-Cade, transforming the otherwise quiet community into a sculpture gallery on wheels. In Dayton, Ohio, a group of gay men attract sold out crowds to their charity driven comedic drag performances. They've has been performing since the late 1980’s. We follow Illustrator Tom Richmond, regular contributor to MAD Magazine, from his home studio to his caricature booth at The Mall of America, where he makes a rare appearance of drawing a few lucky fans caricatures. The Toast of Tampa, a Sweet Adeline chorus has been competing internationally for more than 25 years. With the dedication of over 100 women of all ages they are guaranteed to get those toes tapping and hands clapping.

"The Art of Gaman" exhibit at Holocaust Museum Houston highlights art made by internees at the Japanese Internment Camps in the Western US during WWII. Learn how the Carmelite Sisters of Reno, Nevada design and create charming cards for every occasion from start to finish at their monastery, with help from their very own printmaking shop. Carl Peters was a WPA artist during the '30s and '40s working in Rochester, New York. The Memorial Art Gallery teams up with students at a local high school to study these murals and carry on the tradition. Sam Hundley adores junk and the rejected debris left behind when function is gone from an object. Scrap metal left outside to decay holds an artless beauty for him. No longer garbage, they now live to tell a new story.

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