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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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Transformation

7:00 PM on January 20th, 2019
1:00 AM on January 27th, 2019

Stephanee Grosscup is an ice choreographer and skating coach from Salt Lake City, UT and has been skating for 40+ years. She has been able to use her love and talents for ice skating to amass an impressive career on the ice. Piano solos have the ability to quiet a room, then fill it with pure musical recreations of experiences from heartbreak to joy. Imagine multiplying that experience by 10 and you've got the Miami piano circle. Creede Repertory Theatre, an improbable success story. Carrie Saldo looks at how the Creede Repertory Theatre helped transform a former mining town into an arts destination. As part of the commemoration of the centennial of the First World War, Public Art Fund commissioned Tauba Auerbach to cover a historic fireboat in a brightly colored design known as dazzle camouflage.

Learning

7:00 PM on January 27th, 2019
1:00 AM on February 3rd, 2019

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.

Forward

7:00 PM on February 3rd, 2019
1:00 AM on February 10th, 2019

Frank Hurley’s photographs of the imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition undertaken by renowned explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew remains one of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival. With 60 years between them, most would assume that Heather Bryant and Lorraine Fink would find very little in common. But, the similarities between the two aren't just in their work, but also in their whimsical personalities. Healing trauma with a laugh track, Anthony Ramirez enlisted a diverse cast and creative team to produce a sitcom called The Anthony Project, which draws from Ramirez’s own experiences as a rape survivor.Singer/Songwriter Olivia Millerschin sings with her soul as she talks about her newest album Look Both Ways.

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Loss and Hope

Focused on the daily life of soldiers in war-zone Vietnam, veteran Herb Lotz captured a loss of innocence in his photography. Muralist and graffiti artist Adam  Hernandez describes his work as "ghetto hieroglyphics," and hopes his illustrations contribute to the mythological landscape of public art. Visit the sponge capital of the world in Tarpon Springs, Florida, where these versatile sponges are cultivated and used by artists and have contributed to the rich history, art and culture of the area. Twenty years after sustaining serious injuries in a car accident, Justin Echols is an accomplished Jazz musician who has played with the greats in America and Europe.

Colorful Gifts

Go back stage with the Siren Society, a group of female aerial dancers and contortionists from Reno. The Museum of Fine Arts announced it’s been given a gift of European art so staggering, it’s a game-changer. Painter David Horton presents stories in his colorful canvases, filled with symbolic icons and fantastic creatures. Keith Neltner is an artist, illustrator, and the founder of Neltner Small Batch, a rural design workshop that crafts artisan product design for some familiar brands.

Shared Experience

Celebrating 60 years in show business, Pat Boone shares his milestone moments on stage, in film and in life. Yudong Shen infuses his Asian brush paintings with color and contrast. He melds traditional tools and subjects with influences of the Minnesota landscape he’s known for over 10 years. Real estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opens the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio. The Rochester City Ballet of Rochester, New York, is one of just a handful of ballet companies in the United States that’s broken a barrier: It’s turned the music down and the lights up in the name of inclusion.

Discover Your Path

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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