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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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A Gathering
REPEAT June 17, 2018
In 2012, Trinidad, Colorado began hosting its Art-o-Cade, transforming the otherwise quiet community into a sculpture gallery on wheels. In Dayton, Ohio, a group of gay men attract sold out crowds to their charity driven comedic drag performances. They've has been performing since the late 1980’s. We follow Illustrator Tom Richmond, regular contributor to MAD Magazine, from his home studio to his caricature booth at The Mall of America, where he makes a rare appearance of drawing a few lucky fans caricatures. The Toast of Tampa, a Sweet Adeline chorus has been competing internationally for more than 25 years. With the dedication of over 100 women of all ages they are guaranteed to get those toes tapping and hands clapping.

7:00 PM on June 24th, 2018
1:00 AM on July 1st, 2018

Jerry Hirschmann and Michael Paul Thiry are the "Partners in Art." Combining their skills in glassblowing and stainless-steel sculpture, this duo of artists creates unique, mixed-media flower bouquets.We meet Jackson Cavalier, a musician who is just as comfortable playing on the street as he is in a bar. He’s been voted Rochester, New York’s best busker. Recovering from an injury, Santa Fe, New Mexico, artist Gurudarshan Khalsa uses symmetrical imagery to heal. Florida-based Nathan Selikoff incorporates computer algorithms into his interactive art. Nathan's work is often highly conceptual but in his most recent project, he invites his audience into his personal turmoil.

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A Journey of Discovery
The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio, welcomes visitors from around the world. It’s the permanent home to one of the largest collections of Afro-American materials in the country. We visit Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana, to hear about the latest projects from Oscar-winning creative partners William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg. Something Rotten! If you love musicals you’ll probably love this show. If you hate musicals, you’ll probably love this show. We get an insider's view into the making of the show. We travel to Monument Valley, UT, where Navajo photographer MacNeal Crank has been capturing stunning landscapes for several years. Crank shares his unusual journey from chef to photographer.

As she tours the country, concert pianist Lara Downes explores how music can be used to spark conversation and connection. She is also recording an album that celebrates American composer Leonard Bernstein. University High School's Kenneth Rodriguez draws. His goal is to be a graphic artist working in video games and tattoos. A look into Basque Art and Culture. We see Basque paintings and sculptures and learn about how their immigration to America influenced their art. Mohamud Mumin uses his camera to create images he hopes will spark conversation about the immigrant experience in Minnesota.

At the Bass Art Museum, Harold Koda shows viewers the Vanitas Exhibit and what happens when death and fashion collide with fine art. Photographer Ackeem Salmon transferred from Jamaica to Detroit and just had to get into the city’s premier art school, the Detroit School of Arts. We check out Ackeem as he undertakes his largest project to date. Drones take to the skies over Houston and offer a new perspective on urban intersections. The Think360 Arts for Learning organization in Denver sponsors the Institute for Creative Teaching where teachers discover ways to integrate arts-based techniques into their classes.

Finding a Balance
A profile of StreetMule, one of more than 350 members of the MTA’s Music Under New York Program. New Mexico painter Laila Cola Weeks feels technology is changing something fundamental about ourselves. Christopher Seggi started drawing at an early age. He also wanted to grow up to be a police officer. Now, he combines his passions into a career that helps put criminals behind bars. It takes a special kind of story and a talented group of story tellers to take the fun of the silver screen and imagine it into an interactive experience… the perfect job for the best of Disney Imagineering.

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