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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.

Airs Sundays at 7:00 p.m on UEN-TV Channel 9.

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The Local Episode 2019

7:00 PM on September 22nd, 2019
1:00 AM on September 29th, 2019

Repertory Dance Theatre has been revolutionizing the dance scene in Utah since 1966 and through their education programs, they are able to teach students the benefits and history of dance. 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. Stephanee Grosscup is an ice choreographer and skating coach from Salt Lake City, Utah, and has been skating for 40+ years. She has been able to use her love and talents for ice skating to build an impressive career on the ice. Bringing light from the midst of war encapsulates the essence of the "Remembered Light"stained glass art exhibit in Salt Lake City, UT in December of 2018.

The Making of Spike 150 As One

7:00 PM on September 29th, 2019
1:00 AM on October 6th, 2019

Take an inside look of how the musical “Spike 150: As One” was made. Cast and crew members share their journey to make this historic musical a reality and what it means to give a voice to those who built the transcontinental railroad.

Legends and Traditions

7:00 PM on October 6th, 2019
1:00 AM on October 13th, 2019

Meet local photographer Ian Wright, who began his career as a photojournalist at 14 years old and has captured rare, candid moments of the Beatles, Ella Fitzgerald and the Rolling Stones, just to name a few. In 1969 NASA sent the first manned crew to the moon as part of the Apollo 11 lunar mission. Fifty years later, artifacts from that expedition are on view in an exhibition at Harvard. A group of freelance artists join together to create a media company that fosters community development. In Columbus, a young girl celebrates her Mexican heritage through traditional folklore dances.

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Small and Big Feats

At first glance, Kristi Abbott’s work draws the eye with its vibrant colors and complimentary patterns. Upon closer study, her paper collages reveal their complexity. This segment is a visually stunning and highly personal tale about the universality of music, the immigrant work ethic and the pull of our roots, which inspires one to do both great and small things. One Six Five is a Columbus-based jewelry line by Kaleigh Shrigley and Claire Lowe. We popped into their High Street shop to learn more about their minimal and modern designs. Muralist Robert Dafford has made a lasting impression in cities across the country, as well as internationally. We look at this Lafayette, Louisiana native’s major works over the last four decades.


Chef Jose Salazar opened Mita’s restaurant in Cincinnati in 2015. The menu features traditional and modern dishes of Spain and Latin America, and pays tribute to the food created by his grandmother. Rob Rogalski is a local artist whose whimsical art enraptures those who visit his studio. His miniature movie sets, his puppets and his sculptures transport you to a fantasy world that seems so real. At the Sacramento Zoo, animals get the opportunity to create works of art. It’s all part of a program that helps build stronger relationships with the animals and their trainers. Villa Conroy is the home of Connie and Roy Brand. Each month they open their home for a concert, bringing together folk musicians and fans.


The end of the 19th century in France (a period known as Din de Siecle) was a time of major political unrest and cultural transformation. And responding to all of this were, of course, the artists. Ayad Akhtar is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author. Raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he has partnered with his hometown theater--the Milwaukee Rep--to produce all of his works. Go behind the scenes at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens to see what went into creating their Burning Man exhibit. Artist Donna Jackson's bodies of work are the results of what she’s learned from womanhood and what she wants to share from her hometown.


Meet a Houston wood-turner with an emotional connection to his craft. Katherine Reynolds is a neon glass artist in Oklahoma City. She is the founder of Reynolds and Son Neon where she and her son Dustin create stunning signs that light up the city. This short profile features Baltimore-based filmmaker and curator Margaret Rorison’s emotional film about her Grandmother, who is failing due to Alheizmer’s Disease. Filmmaker Caleb Oosterling teamed up with local musician Johnny Maio to create a fun, catchy music video that highlights all that's special about living in Tampa Bay.

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