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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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Unique Ideas

7:00 PM on July 21st, 2019
1:00 AM on July 28th, 2019

Artists transform payphones into interactive neighborhood time capsules. Emily Bartelt of Norfolk explores aspects of daily life through glass. A couple of actors and playwrights in Cleveland, Ohio have been hard at work on their latest creation. Jeff Sonksen is a carpenter by trade but an artist that loves to beautify his community.

The Making of Spike 150 As One

7:00 PM on July 24th, 2019
1:00 AM on July 31st, 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.

Breaking Barriers

7:00 PM on July 28th, 2019
1:00 AM on August 4th, 2019

A family-owned business turns whiskey barrels into beautiful pieces of furniture. Cordell Cordaro's style has been compared to Toulouse Letrec. Every fall in Columbus, Ohio, dozens of artists and performance venues open up their studios for one epic weekend tour. Fiber artists are often on the fringe of the art scene perhaps not always getting the respect they deserve. Dayton artist Jackie Wetherly is trying to change that one silk dye at a time. 

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Free to Create

With a career spanning 52 years and accolades that include 22 Grammys, Jazz legend Chick Corea offers insight into his creative process, his career and his life in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Waukesha Art Crawl features arts and entertainment on display in over 20 galleries with original works by over 100 artists. Butterflies, dinosaurs, flowers, oh my! Meet a couple of friends from Reno, Nevada, who fell in love with the world of balloon animals and learn how they honed the skills that delight all ages. A US veteran combats his PTSD by using his welding talents to create wonderful metal art sculptures as his therapy.

Creative Landscapes

Even in his own time the Renaissance painter Botticelli was a superstar. The Fields Sculpture Park at Art Omi in Ghent, NY, presents the works of internationally recognized contemporary and modern artists, spread over a sprawling natural landscape. Arin Peywa gives a Zuni language lesson. This short segment profiles Lafayette Gilchrist, an American jazz pianist and composer living in Baltimore, MD.

Helping Hands

The profile introduces us to Amy Sherald, an award-winning portrait painter who shot to international fame when she won the commission to paint the portrait of Former First Lady, Michelle Obama. A day-habilitation program for people with disabilities in Rochester, NY that focuses on the arts. Carl Goines is a skilled craftsman and figurative sculptor who also is the creative director for 555 Arts, an arts organization that is renovating an art space on the Eastside of Detroit. From filmmaker Tommy Shimanek a look at Abel Alejandre who learned early the importance of allowing himself creative freedom and personal perspective he shares his thoughts with young artists attending Fullerton College.


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.

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