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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.
The musical as one tells the story of those who constructed this extraordinary railroad that linked the east and the west. In this segment, we go behind the scenes and see how this musical came to be. For the artist Scott Boris, wood is his medium of choice. With a lathe and a desire to create, he takes chunks of wood and spins, cuts, and sands them until they are unique wooden bowls. In St. Petersburg, Florida, Esteban Valdez owns Echo Bridge Pictures, an animation production company. We hear about his artistic journey and this creative field. Visual art, puppetry, set design, and performance…in this segment, we meet a hybrid theatre artist who uses her intuition and imagination to make memorable works of art.
The Ummah exhibit at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts educates and allows the public to immerse in Islamic culture. This artistic collaboration with the Emerald Project demystifies a religion, inviting the community to see how Islam transcends the boundaries of nations. For artist David Hinchen, historic houses ignite his creativity. Rendering architectural marvels from New York’s Hudson Valley to Boston, Massachusetts, he sees the value in their design. Larry Patchett and Ken Hendricks are a creative duo who provide an opportunity to travel back in time through their forced perspective photography. We hear from an artist who chooses to work with a wide variety of materials. From wood to steel and acrylics to musical instruments, his creations are full of unexpected discovery.
A traditional Indian dance school celebrates diversity through music and dance. Chesapeake native and artist Elginia McCrary's elongated stylized images embrace moments in time. Special effects artist Rudy Campos transforms people into otherworldly creatures through makeup, prosthetics and air brush. The stories of Florida’s soul musicians.
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.
Body painting is a different and unique medium. Hear from the body paint factory in Reno, Nevada and see how a human body can be transformed into a work of art. The Addison gallery of American Art in Massachusetts explores Harlem's history, from the artists who documented it to the artists who define it today. In Mount Vernon, Ohio, four generations of one family have been creating handmade, hand-tooled leather goods from carpet bags and purses, to belts and keychains. John Kascht is a renowned caricature artist. He shares how caricature is a specialized form of portraiture that amplifies one's characteristics to find the true essence of a person.
New Mexico artist, Thomas Vigil, is pursuing a harmony between culture, religion and his love for art. Project row houses, an arts organization in Houston, Texas, has had a positive impact on the lives of people in the city's third ward. The artist Jeff Donaldson was one of the founders of a Chicago-based group, Africobra. An exhibit, “Jeff Donaldson–dig,” at the Akron art museum reveals his lifelong commitment for equality. Refugee artist Mohammed Hanif Esmaty, who is newly resettled in Dayton, Ohio, paints images of his afghan homeland from memory.