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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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Overcome

7:00 PM on December 16th, 2018
1:00 AM on December 23rd, 2018

Four years ago, after a trip to England to work on her Master’s Degree in art history, Nina Irwin decided it was time to “go for it” as a painter. It didn’t take long for paintings and ceramics to be warmly embraced. Artist Nicolas Lobo manages to construct a stimulating space with caffeine-infused flooring and potentially explosive sculptures for his solo exhibition: Bad Soda/Soft Drunk. The Saratoga Monument at Saratoga National Historical Park, is a 155-foot tall obelisk that commemorates the American victory in the October 1777 Battle of Saratoga. One of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation; Peter Boyer takes almost a cinematic approach to bring new works into a classic art form.

Discover Your Path

7:00 PM on December 23rd, 2018
1:00 AM on December 30th, 2018

Lisa Friedrich began her work with gunpowder and smoke in college. She is constantly experimenting and trying to be as flexible and as unpredictable as the gunpowder itself. Robin and Julia Rogers discuss their work as individual artists, collaborators and how having a family has shaped not only their personal lives but their work as glass blowers. Repertory Dance Theatre has been revolutionizing the dance scene in Utah since 1966 and through their education programs, they are able to teach students the benefits and history of dance. WUCF Artisodes celebrates Student Artist McKenzie Fitzgerald from Hagerty High School.

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Dedication

The Amenda Quartet is a group from Rochester, New York that is dedicated to performing all of Beethoven's many string quartets. Aspen, Colorado, artist Tania Dibbs explores humanity’s complicated relationship with nature though her artistic works in oil and encaustic painting, and sculpture. The exhibition called "Stories of a Workforce" celebrates the people who built the Houston Ship Channel as it celebrates 100 years as a deep-water port. Discover how, in his quest to show the world something different, artist Gerry Simpson has done acting, singing, modeling, fashion design, and more – and is now helping kids tap into their creative gifts.

Purpose

Can a book have a second life? In the hands of Troy, Ohio artist Kyleen Greene it can. She takes books of all shapes and sizes and repurposes them into eye-catching paper sculptures. Artist Bassmi of Clearwater, Florida, shares how meditation influences his abstract paintings and how a chance encounter with a famous artist inspired him to pursue his passion. Sculpture Milwaukee is an annual free, outdoor urban art experience where sculpture artists from around the world showcase their works along Wisconsin Avenue, which runs through the heart of downtown Milwaukee. Albuquerque’s innovative “We Are This City” builds community.

Exceptional

Donna Darby, Historic Hudson Valley Visitor Services Coordinator, gives a tour of Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate, located in Pocantico Hills, NY / Westchester County just north of New York City. Edmond, OK, painter Reian Williams was selected as the artist featured in the 2017 Oscar swag bags. We go inside his studio to meet the man who wooed Tinsel Town with his emotive realism. Now let's hit the ice, where you'll see skaters combine creativity with athleticism like you've never seen before… check out Michigan Showcase Skating. Meet printmaker Katherine Case of Reno, NV, who creates linoleum carvings. She hand-sets metal type and prints using an antique SP-15 Vandercook proof press; fusing history, art, and textile patterns.

Creative Combinations

Artisodes honors Zachary Botchen, our Student of the Week, from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. Roots of Knowledge is a wall of windows at Utah Valley University's library entrance highlighting the events and people that shaped humankind from the days of wooly mammoths and cavemen to the iPhone. The North Market in Columbus is home to a family-run shop specializing in chocolates infused with herbs and spices, resulting in creative flavor combinations like cardamom and orange, and Jamaican curry. Born in Colombia and adopted by a Minnesota family, painter Paul Peterson is creating a Colombian themed series to help his recently found biological family.

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