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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7:00 PM on August 16th, 2020
1:00 AM on August 23rd, 2020

We visit Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to meet the team behind a musical that tells the story of Cincinnati, Ohio’s King Records, and to learn more about the theatrical process. Artist Ken Hines creates eye-catching neon signs for his customers. With an array of colors, designs, and styles to choose from, the possibilities are endless. For the impressionist painter Claude Monet, one subject of particular interest was London’s Waterloo Bridge. We get an inside look at an exhibition that features some of these paintings. Drummer and music educator Chad “Chadzilla” Johnson teaches the art of Rock and Roll. We sit in on one of his classes and find out more about his past, his method, and what he hopes for his students.

Heart and Soul

7:00 PM on August 23rd, 2020
1:00 AM on August 30th, 2020

We meet a blues musician from Orlando, Florida. With a guitar, lap steel, and an emotive, powerful voice, he plays and sings for all to hear. Jon Barlow Hudson is a sculptor who creates works of art for public spaces worldwide. Each of his sculptures tell a story, generate a feeling, and demonstrate noteworthy techniques. We meet Dora Malech, a Baltimore-based poet and published author who loves to explore the written word and its many possibilities. The “Colour of Music Festival” celebrates contributions that people of African ancestry have made to the classical music genre. We go to Houston, Texas for the story.

Life’s Journey

7:00 PM on August 30th, 2020
1:00 AM on September 6th, 2020

For more than 50 years, artist John Palmore has been immersed in the music world. From playing the keyboard to singing songs, he does it all. We learn more about his creative journey. Inspired by her Laos roots, artist Loy creates vibrant paintings that enliven traditional practice and philosophy. Ed Dwight was set to be the country’s first African American astronaut, but unforeseen circumstances changed the trajectory of his life. We find out more about Dwight’s life journey and his exploration with the arts. The play “Detroit Red” shines a spotlight on civil rights figure Malcolm X. We hear from the talented team behind the show.

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Using the medium of photography, artist Tina Freeman takes images of the Earth’s landscapes and reflects on climate change and its effects. We travel to the Rocky Mountains to learn more about the Marble Marble Symposium. Established in 1989, participants carve fantastic sculptures during this eight-day event. We meet painter Jane Lufkin. Based in Truckee, California, the artist renders colorful impressionistic landscape oil paintings that evoke her surroundings. 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of Utah being the first place where women voted in the modern nation.  It also marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted all U.S. women the right to vote. We visit three schools in Utah to see how students are celebrating this moment in history by creating different types of art

Lasting Impact

California-based artist Pat Blide creates unique sculptures made out of metal. With his tools, he transforms discarded objects into wonderful artworks. We travel to Florida to meet photographer Sal Patalano. Through his camera lens, he captures striking black and white portraits of passerby that have a lasting impact. The Pfister artist-in-residence program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin gives artists the opportunity to pursue and present their art to an eager audience. We hear from the vibrant brasshouse trio ‘Too Many Zooz’. Based in New York City, this group of musicians comes together to play dynamic pieces of music that excite listeners.


In Colorado Springs, Colorado One comes across an English Tudor-style castle called Glen Eyrie. Built in the early 1870s, the estate is rich with history, architectural splendor, and archaeological discovery. We visit the Cleveland Museum of Art to learn more about contact sheets. An important component of 20th century photography, these sheets display all images from a roll of film and allow a glimpse into the artist’s method. Artist Teresa Melendez practices the art of Native American beadwork. Since the age of 15, she has been creating eye-catching designs full of color and creativity. We meet the creative team behind Rebel Nell, a social enterprise based in Detroit, Michigan that designs one-of-a-kind graffiti jewelry.


Founded in 1954, the Sacramento Ballet in California has made a lasting impact on the world of dance. We get a behind the scenes look at how a ballet is choreographed for the stage. Scratchboard Art dates back to the 19th century. A form of direct engraving, the artist creates by scratching through a surface coated with black ink to reveal a layer of white below. Based in Reno, Nevada, American Duchess is a company that creates historically accurate shoes. From the 1700s to the 1940s, a multitude of past styles and designs come to life in the modern day. We travel to Tampa, Florida to meet Adam Goldberg, a pet photographer. With his camera, he takes adorable photographs of animals and encourages pet rescue and adoption.

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