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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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A Photographic Journey

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

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Seize Your Opportunity

7:00 PM on February 17th, 2019
1:00 AM on February 24th, 2019

The story of a renowned ceramics artist who’s played a key role in Sacramento, California’s art history. Lucia Micarelli is an accomplished violinst and actress who attended Julliard at age 11. She maintains a full career even after a horrific hand accident. David Butler wants to see more images that are representative of the black community in the art scene. He’s working to fill the void from his space inside Columbus, Ohio's Blockfort Art Studios. 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.

Light

7:00 PM on February 24th, 2019
1:00 AM on March 3rd, 2019

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 art installations are created from shards of stained glass from destroyed houses of worship during World War II, collected by Chaplain Frederick McDonald and in collaboration with artist Armelle Le Roux and 12 others.Learn how the Veterans Art Center Tampa Bay in Florida provides a space for veterans to participate in the arts and showcase their work. Using vintage road maps, two artists expose the history of queer culture from America's infancy. A collector of neon art displays it for his community in an alleyway of Pueblo, Colorado. Neon Alley is a labor of love for local criminal defense attorney and art collector Joe Koncilja.

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Strong

Enter the fantastic world of Killbuck, a Reno artist who creates artistic works ranging from steampunk–themed oddities to historic scenes filled with sideshow banners and noodle-western flair. “Ballet Moves,” a partnership between the Cincinnati Ballet and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, offers classes to young people with Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Lives of both students and instructors are transformed. The best-selling book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was adapted into a best-selling drama winning 5 Tonys including best play. For its star, it’s a physically and mentally demanding role like no other. Albuquerque, New Mexico, artist Lea Anderson sees biological patterns as a world of ideas.

Forward

Frank Hurley’s photographs of the imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition undertaken by renowned explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew remains one of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival. With 60 years between them, most would assume that Heather Bryant and Lorraine Fink would find very little in common. But, the similarities between the two aren't just in their work, but also in their whimsical personalities. Healing trauma with a laugh track, Anthony Ramirez enlisted a diverse cast and creative team to produce a sitcom called The Anthony Project, which draws from Ramirez’s own experiences as a rape survivor.Singer/Songwriter Olivia Millerschin sings with her soul as she talks about her newest album Look Both Ways.

Learning

Ka Vang immigrated from Laos when she was five. Vang’s career began as a journalist for Saint Paul Pioneer Press and the Chicago Tribune. She performs her spoken word piece and talks about keeping Hmong traditions alive. A review of the broad career of Susheel Bibbs, an actress, filmmaker, scholar, professor, author, and internationally renowned American opera singer. Centerville, Ohio’s Derry Cox taught himself photography in the early 1970s. And he’s never stopped learning. In 2007, he made the leap to digital photography. Megen Nelson is a Palm Bay, Florida, artist who is mostly self-taught. Her science fiction images offer a twist on reality…and have drawn national recognition.

Transformation

Stephanee Grosscup is an ice choreographer and skating coach from Salt Lake City, UT and has been skating for 40+ years. She has been able to use her love and talents for ice skating to amass an impressive career on the ice. Piano solos have the ability to quiet a room, then fill it with pure musical recreations of experiences from heartbreak to joy. Imagine multiplying that experience by 10 and you've got the Miami piano circle. Creede Repertory Theatre, an improbable success story. Carrie Saldo looks at how the Creede Repertory Theatre helped transform a former mining town into an arts destination. As part of the commemoration of the centennial of the First World War, Public Art Fund commissioned Tauba Auerbach to cover a historic fireboat in a brightly colored design known as dazzle camouflage.

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