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Visit an exhibit that features portraits of older, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals whose lives have been marked by both hardship and joy. The arts conservatory for teens provides an exciting arts education for youth in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. In Detroit, Michigan a program brings music to those suffering with mental health challenges. The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory in Denver, Colorado stands as a concrete architectural marvel and features hundreds of exotic plants from around the world.
For local art group the big picture Denver, the street is their canvas. Using the age-old technique of Wheatpasting, they enliven the streets of Denver, Colorado with powerful photographs. Every summer, the Museum of Wisconsin Art welcomes the community to their annual art and chalk fest. Both local and nationally renowned chalk artists gather together and create a variety of colorful works. In this segment, we check out the Francis Wilson playhouse, a community theater that brings famous Broadway productions to Clearwater, Florida. Brooke Smart has illustrated 50 leading women from Utah history, in preparation for the 150th anniversary of Utah being the first place and American woman voted. Learn about this remarkable artist and the process of bringing these 50 women to life.
We head to the south street seaport museum in New York City to see Wavertree, the flagship of the museum’s fleet. We get an inside look at the 1885 globe-trotting cargo ship, learning about her history and remarkable architecture. For the Reno Film Collective, collaboration is essential. Located in Reno, Nevada, members of this community film group work together to tell a story and create a work of art. As the owner and executive chef of two Bangkok inspired restaurants in Michigan, chef Genevieve Vang makes tasty dishes that everyone can enjoy. She takes us on a culinary journey. Artist Delita Martin does not limit herself to one artistic process or technique. Through printmaking, layering, drawing, painting, and installations, she uses her canvas to convey a powerful message.
Ice can come in many different shapes and sizes. Just ask Charles Jones, the owner of the Ice Man. Based in Hudson Falls, New York, Jones and his team of artists create memorable ice sculptures. Detroit vineyards is redefining what a typical vineyard and winery looks like. Located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Vineyards is making and supplying wines in a city environment. Sign painter and shop owner Derek McDonald focuses on vintage design. Based in Reno, Nevada, the artist chooses to work in the traditional sign painting technique, forgoing the computer for paint, brushes, and pencils. Artist Randi Channel makes unique porcelain ball-jointed dolls. Each doll is its own special work of art. We head to Clintonville, Ohio to learn more about her creative process.
Bonsai is a Japanese art form that has been around for centuries. Since the 1970's, the Milwaukee Bonsai Society has celebrated the tradition and artistry of bonsai. In Colorado, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts tells a variety of stories on stage. We go behind the curtain to see how costumes are made for their productions. Lorielle J. Hollaway wanted to create a bookstore where children could learn about the world and be inspired. And she did just that. We go to St. Petersburg, Florida, to check out her bookstore, cultured books. If one enters the doors of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Dayton, Ohio, they will get to experience the Casavant organ. Dedicated in 1963, the pipe organ contributes to the church's strong musical history.
In upstate New York, the culinary arts are thriving. From farm to table, the art of cheese making, cured meats, and olive oil are front and center. As an artist, Jennifer Lanzilotti does not limit herself. From painting leaves to writing young adult fiction, she finds inspiration all around her in different forms of media. When cutting hair and styling facial hair, barbers often become artists. In this segment, we visit a Reno, Nevada barbershop to find out more about this art form. In Columbus, Ohio, jams Alexander owns an exciting hip-hop based dance studio. From breakdancing to popping and locking, he introduces and teaches dance to his students.
Check out an initiative in Reno, Nevada that promotes collaboration and aims to bring art projects to the public space. Meet an artist who is rethinking the quilt making process and creating colorful, eye-catching quilts made of photographs. The Hudson River Skywalk connects the homes of Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, two famous Hudson River School artists. Learn more about these painters and how this walkway came to be. In Houston, Texas, the Menil Drawing Institute highlights modern and contemporary drawings and features a singular architectural design.