Art Connection


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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Through the Ages

7:00 PM on May 31st, 2020
1:00 AM on June 7th, 2020

Tiger Lily Press provides a space for individuals to find out more about printmaking. From silkscreen to etching to letterpress, all aspects of the artistic process are explored. The Urban Lotus Project is a non-profit organization that brings the art of yoga to young adults. While learning to master this craft, participants encounter the benefits of this ancient practice. We travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to take a look inside the Pabst Mansion. Completed in 1892, this architectural marvel serves as a time capsule of the gilded age. Through the organization angels and heroes, military families come together and experience the craft of ranching and farming.

Connections

7:00 PM on June 7th, 2020
1:00 AM on June 14th, 2020

Native American tribes come together to embrace tradition, share their culture, and create wonderfully woven baskets. Each basket is a special work of art. For artist Skylar Suarez, the street is her canvas. Based in Tampa, Florida, this muralist, painter, and illustrator renders bold, expressive art that is available for everyone to experience. In Colorado, Caleb Alvarado wishes to create connections through portrait photography. With his camera, he interacts with individuals and tells their story. Founded in 2017, Ballet Edge Detroit is a dance company that presents classical technique with an edgy, modern twist. We hear from the company’s founders and dancers, and learn more about their mission.

Expressions

7:00 PM on June 14th, 2020
1:00 AM on June 21st, 2020

During the biennial legislative session in Carson City, Nevada, the legislative exhibition series presents an array of artworks for legislators to appreciate. The series encourages creativity and expression. For over 20 years, Scenic Solutions has been bringing a variety of shows to life. Based in West Carrollton, Ohio, this scenery shop creates singular designs. We hear from feminist poet, writer, and social activist Margaret Randall. Over the span of her illustrious career, Randall has published over 150 books and made an undeniable impact on the poetic medium. We visit Durango, Colorado, to check out Ska Brewing Company. Founded in 1995, this music-inspired brewery is known for its creative beer labels.

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Big Impact

Indie Noir Market in Florida reaches out to the local community and provides a platform for African American artists and business owners to present their work. Tamarah Begay is the founder of Indigenous Design Studio and Architecture. A member of the Navajo Nation, she instills her heritage, knowledge, and values into her innovative designs. Ballet dancers have graced stages for centuries. What people may not realize, though, is that ballet artists are also incredible athletes. We visit the Cleveland Ballet to find out more. The Terrarium Shop is a unique place that explores the artistry of nature and all its curiosities. We head to Denver, Colorado to take a look.

Creative Hands

Pasquale Iovinella makes high-quality handmade ties. From fabric selection to pattern development to tie construction, he is involved in every step of the process. We travel to Cincinnati, Ohio to meet jazz musician Romel Sims. With a trumpet in hand, he proudly plays for all to hear and tells a story through the notes he emits. We visit Baton Rouge, Louisiana where painter and architect Francisco “Pastel” Diaz colorfully transformed the space around him by creating murals for the public to enjoy. Whether she is applying henna, using fluid-based acrylic on her canvases, or practicing calligraphy, artist Lydia Hannah Wilson explores many different art forms when creating.

Immersive

We head to Denver, Colorado to check out Kaleidoscape, an immersive, multimedia installation that brings passengers on an exciting adventure. We learn about sheet music and its fascinating history. With professor Daniel Goldmark as our guide, we look at sheet music cover art and discover more about the popular music industry. Rachelle Eason is excited about art and all that you can do with it. Based in Lakeland, Florida, the artist explores all kinds of mediums and methods in her work. In Houston, Texas, we tour an exhibition focused on the life of Alexander Hamilton. Full of remarkable historical objects and pictures, the exhibit provides a glimpse at one of the most important figures in united states history.

Vision

For over 75 years, the Chamber Music Society of Detroit has invited audiences to experience an array of compositions performed by acclaimed musicians and ensembles. let’s have a listen. The Nevada state museum is home to the original coin press of the Carson City Mint. Built in 1869, Coin Press Number One continues to mint uniquely designed coins that are works of art. We take a look at the technical and creative process. After serving in the United States Navy, artist Arthur Kettner decided to go to school to study and create art, and he hasn’t looked back since. The Corrales Art and Studio Tour in New Mexico offers visitors the opportunity to enter the artist’s studio and see how a creative vision comes to life.

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