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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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Keeping the Arts Alive

7:00 PM on August 19th, 2018
1:00 AM on August 26th, 2018

The wildly popular "Stitching History from the Holocaust" exhibition has returned to the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. One incredible piece of art goes on a remarkable journey to its new home in Texas. Most authors aspire to have their words leap off the page. Keith Allen of northeast Ohio aspires to have his images and words "pop" off the page. A local theater program in Sacramento, CA challenges kids to grow.


7:00 PM on August 26th, 2018
1:00 AM on September 2nd, 2018

Find out how artist Steven Spathelf made it his mission to add color to the town of Dunedin, Florida through public murals. Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. and his six sons are regarded by many as New Orleans’ first family of jazz. In 2011 they were named the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters, Ellis Marsalis spoke with us. The corset has a long history. Designer Larissa Boiwka has made it her business to bring this stiff undergarment out from under the shadows of confinement and give it a chance to sparkle on the outside. A young boy’s endless interest in collecting objects of art blossomed into a full-time obsession with sharing art with as many people and in as many places as possible. Kim Martindale and the LA Art show.

Using Your Surroundings

7:00 PM on September 2nd, 2018
1:00 AM on September 9th, 2018

Pairing instruments with education to keep kids engaged and excited in Los Angeles, California. Rick Brunner has turned his love of nature and the beauty of natural wood into a thriving career as a sculptor. A new play at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater about Marquette basketball coach McGuire's life and wisdom, written by his friend and broadcast partner Dick Enberg, stars Marquette alumnus Anthony Crivello. Wolfgang Parker is a fixture in the Columbus, Ohio music scene. He also writes and illustrates books for young readers including a recently-released book in his "Crime Cats" series, which features an 8-year-old superhero.

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Inspiring and Healing

College sweethearts John and Marcia Koverman are passionate about the arts. Learn how veterans, their loved ones, and volunteers create art out of military uniforms through a lengthy but therapeutic process made possible by Combat Paper Nevada. Wildwood School located in Schenectady, New York, provides education for students with complex learning disabilities. Lastly, we go to Utah where Repertory Dance Theatre inspires and encourages students to learn about the benefits and history of dance.

Trail Blazer

For Jeff Vollmer of Cincinnati, woodworking was just a hobby. But after losing his job, he decided to pursue woodworking as his full-time career. Miami, artist Christina Pettersson attempts to introduce all of Miami to the wonders of poetry. When Alanis Morisette’s Grammy-award winning album was released in 1995, it became a soundtrack for a generation who loved it because it was raw and it was angry. MacNeal Crank is a Navajo photographer from Monument Valley, Utah. He's been capturing stunning landscapes of South Eastern Utah for several years, but his journey started as a chef of a restaurant


Students in Detroit, Michigan learn the trade of media making. Poet Tanaya Winder shares her inspiration. Visit Mark Groaning's gallery in Rochester, New York, and you'll quickly realize that he likes to explore. It isn't often that you come across an artist who is as comfortable with a paint brush as they are with a torch. Stephen Koury is an artist in central Florida, who is known for his paintings of animals.

100% Pure

Honeyrun Farm, a small family-run farm near Williamsport, Ohio, makes the most out of their bee by-products, from 100% pure raw honey and bee pollen, to handcrafted soap and beeswax candles. Grand Junction based Greg Vigil likes to carve out time for woodworking. We visited with him to learn more about his process. For nationally known painter Tom Uttech, the inspiration for his landscapes comes from his time traveling by land and by canoe to the Northwoods and the Boundary Waters. The annual Folk Alliance International Conference is underway in Kansas City, but as you’ll see, the people who plan, build and get it ready to showcase thousands of talented players work year-round.

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