Every week meet fascinating artists and hear their stories about how a hobby became a passion.
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Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, artist Terrance Osborne loves to paint his city. His compelling canvases are full of expression and vivacity. We meet the artist in his hometown. The Replay Amusement Museum gives visitors opportunities to play arcade games and pinball machines. We find out more about the art and technology behind these amusements. Artist Louise Nevelson’s sculpture “Mrs. N’s Palace” is made up of over one hundred objects. We visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to look back at the exhibit “Epic Abstraction,” which featured this work. We are introduced to Moderngram, a group of artists who combine dance and film to generate something new and inspirational. We take a trip to Reno, Nevada, for the story.
In Utah, ten local poets came together for “Salt Lake Speaks,” a slam poetry exhibition that celebrated the artistry of spoken word. Since 2001, historian and author Brad Bertelli has been studying the Florida Keys. ever in pursuit of knowledge, he has published eight books about the sunshine state. Silo Arts Studio provides a welcoming space for adults with disabilities to get creative. We head to Canton, Ohio, to learn more about the important work done at this artist collective.
Griffith Davis was a pioneering photographer. Serving as both a journalist and senior U.S. Foreign Service Officer, he recorded history and captured important moments at home and abroad. We travel to Groveport, Ohio, to meet artists Sandra Lang and Walter Weil. Having met in art school, this talented pair creates unique pottery that is made by hand. The Avery Fisher Career Grant Awards give assistance and recognition to emerging instrumentalists full of great potential. In 2023, one of the recipients was Emi Ferguson, a flutist whose repertoire spans centuries.
Hildreth Meiere is considered one of the most renowned American Muralists of the 20th century. Breaking away from American academic tradition, she approached artmaking in a modern way. We take a trip to the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Nevada to experience the Dragon Lights Reno Chinese Lantern Festival. During this immersive event, visitors come upon eye-catching light sculptures. Alex Harris is a singer, actor, philanthropist, and the CEO and co-founder of Arts Conservatory for Teens. We travel to Saint Petersburg, Florida to meet the artist and find out how his organization is supporting underserved, at-risk students and communities.
For artist Henry Hess, art is a way to communicate with others. Based in the Franklinton Arts District of Columbus, Ohio, he finds inspiration in the 20th century, surrounding himself with characters from classic movies—especially musicals. For the exhibit “Black Pearls,” Washington D.C.-based photographer Reginald Cunningham traveled to the historic Pearl City neighborhood of Boca Raton, Florida to capture a community with his camera. For over thirty years, artist Marilyn shaker has expressed herself through painting, and it has transformed her life in a remarkable way.
As Artist Stephanie Cole puts it, she “paints with stuff.” Glass, wood, fiber… her mixed media constructions explore different aspects of her life. We visit the Fuller Craft Museum in Massachusetts to see an exhibit of her work. As a way to honor their volunteers who help serve food to those in need, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada decided to create a mural that reflects all that they do. We take a trip to Florida to meet with the team behind Key West Pottery. Originated in 2009, the artists Kelly Lever and Adam Russell render a variety of unique styles and designs out of clay. The history of witchcraft and sorcery is a fascinating one, rich with magic and myth. Up next, we meet New Mexico Historian Robert Martinez who speaks about the state’s connection with the occult.
Jackson Pollock’s drip painting “Autumn Rhythm” is one of the artist’s most well-known works. We head to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to look back at the exhibit “Epic Abstraction,” which featured this work. In the face of struggle and adversity, Ohio-based artist Arabella Proffer still manages to create. From pop-surrealist portraits to biomorphic shapes, her contemporary art takes on many different forms. We travel to Utah to view the collaborative installation “Ummah" that teaches visitors about the Islamic faith and celebrates the Muslim community. We hear from artist Lisa Martin Smallwood, a.k.a Liasi. Based in Tampa Bay, Florida, Smallwood paints iconic jazz singers and musicians in an impressionistic style.