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Art Connection

Next Airing: Sat, Nov 28th, 2020 at 5:30 PM on UEN-TV

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This weekly series highlights four artists and their craft. Travel around the world, meeting fascinating people and the love of art that connects them all.


  • Love and Dedication

    In her quilts, artist Cynthia Lockhart tells a story. Through layering, painting, silk screen, embellishment, and more, she creates images full of power and hope. We head to the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio to view an exhibition of Lockhart’s work. Woodworker Audie Maxey takes an ordinary log of wood and makes it into an extraordinary work of art. Based in Louisiana, Maxey recognizes the beauty in nature. For 30 years, the comic strip “ Pickles” has been delighting viewers across the country and around the globe. We head to Sparks, Nevada to meet the artist behind the comic, Brian Crane. Welder Cindy Wynn creates furniture out of scrap metal. Wynn goes to the scrap yard, gathers pieces, and welds together a distinct finished product.

    Next Airing: Sat, Nov 28th, 2020 at 5:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:04
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  • Creative Spaces

    Concerned about plastic pollution in the ocean, photographer and diver Andreas Franke created an underwater photography exhibition that addressed this environmental crisis. Artist Emily Reid loves animals. She renders multicolored, patterned paintings of alpacas, donkeys, roosters, and more. We visit Reid in her studio in Reno, Nevada. We go to Detroit, Michigan, to meet Virgil Taylor, an artist who creates wearable art. Inspired by the ancient Middle East, Taylor designs special pieces full of spirit. We take a trip to Florida to experience Art Battle Sarasota, a competition where artists gather together to paint for the viewing public. With just 20 minutes on the clock, the competitors race to complete their artworks.

    Next Airing: Sun, Nov 29th, 2020 at 7:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:07
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  • Work of Art

    We meet Dominic Moore-Dunson, a dancer and choreographer who created The Black Card Project.” This dance theatre production explores African American identity. Florida’s Seraphic Fire is a vocal ensemble with a wide-ranging repertoire that attracts attention and admiration. From medieval to modern works, their performances are full of artistry and style. We get an inside look at the re-opening of Mass Art, Art Museum in Massachusetts. As a non-collecting museum, the space is ever-changing. A wide range of works are always on display. When anglers are tying flies, they aren’t just completing a task. They are also making a work of art. We see how these artificial flies are designed.

    Next Airing: Sun, Dec 6th, 2020 at 7:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:50
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  • Together

    TRIIIBE is a collective of artists dedicated to art and activism. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, this talented group brings together members of the community through music and events. For veteran James Eby, art is a way to heal trauma and suffering. We sit in on a mask making workshop and learn more about the therapeutic benefits of creativity. We take a trip to Florida to experience an interactive puppet installation. Artists Aurora Molina and Julian Pardo collaborated on this special project that reflects on the elderly in our society. As a plein air artist, Monikaa Piper Johnson chooses to work outside. With her palette knife and paint, the Lake Tahoe, Nevada, region becomes her source of inspiration for vivid landscapes.

    Next Airing: Sun, Dec 13th, 2020 at 7:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:01
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  • Everybody

    In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Utah women’s right to vote, students in the state gather together and create art that honors this monumental moment in history. In Islamorada, Florida, artists Glenn and Nadine Lahti render nautical artwork out of lobster trap wood. With nature as their partner, they repurpose what comes out of the water to make one-of-a-kind frames. The Center for Performance Arts and Learning in Wixom, Michigan provides individuals with an inclusive space to explore the arts and its many facets. No matter your background, everyone is invited to express themselves. The classically trained French painter Stephane Cellier melds past and present in his art. Using a technique from the 15th century, he paints eye-catching modern subjects.

    Next Airing: Sun, Dec 20th, 2020 at 7:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:59
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  • Expressive

    Artist Sabrina Nelson reflects on the world around her in her meaningful works of art. We head to Detroit, Michigan to get an inside look at her exhibition “Why You Wanna Fly blackbird." In Monroe, Louisiana, community members have come together to develop a public art project. Featuring sculptures of herons, “Herons on the Bayou” has become a part of the landscape. We travel to Reno, Nevada, to meet jewelry artist and goldsmith Micah Blank. We get a firsthand look at how his sustainable fine jewelry is made and the artistry behind his designs. Embracing Our Differences is a not-for-profit organization that educates and inspires. For over 15 years, they have presented an outdoor international art exhibition that celebrates inclusion and diversity.

    Next Airing: Sun, Dec 27th, 2020 at 7:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:52
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  • We meet two barbershop owners who have mastered the art of cutting hair. With their creative set of tools, they help their customers be more confident in themselves. Wisconsin’s “Ex Fabula” is a non-profit that embraces the power of personal storytelling through workshops, storyslams, and more. We attend one event where members of the deaf community came together to share their stories. Centered around a glistening 100-foot-tall hot air balloon, Doug Aitken’s “ New Horizon” is an unforgettable project that leaves a lasting impression. Ruth Gilmore Langs is an abstract expressionist. In her vivid artworks, she favors texture, color, and shapes. We visit the artist in her studio gallery to find out more.

    Next Airing: Sun, Jan 3rd, 2021 at 7:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:39
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  • Beautiful

    Artist Agnes Chavez creates art that highlights the species inhabiting the earth. Focused on the environment, she reflects on the world around us, increasing awareness through her work. We hear from the band “Billy the Squid and the Sea Cow Drifters.” This talented group of singers and musicians blend a variety of sounds to make music that is one-of-a-kind. Artist Roy Lichtenstein was a major figure in the pop art movement. Recently, his “Modern Head” sculpture was installed at Ohio State University. Paula Vogel’s play “Indecent” is about an important moment in theatre history. We learn more about the production and its remounting in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Length: 00:25:37
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  • Big Impact

    Indie Noir Market in Florida reaches out to the local community and provides a platform for African American artists and business owners to present their work. Tamarah Begay is the founder of Indigenous Design Studio and Architecture. A member of the Navajo Nation, she instills her heritage, knowledge, and values into her innovative designs. Ballet dancers have graced stages for centuries. What people may not realize, though, is that ballet artists are also incredible athletes. We visit the Cleveland Ballet to find out more. The Terrarium Shop is a unique place that explores the artistry of nature and all its curiosities. We head to Denver, Colorado to take a look.

    Length: 00:26:22
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  • Determination

    The Artists Biennial at the Museum of Wisconsin Art has an array of artworks. The exhibition provides participating artists with the opportunity to present their creations to the public. Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the spirit of many arts communities has failed to diminish. We head to Reno, Nevada to find out how artists continue to create in these difficult times. We travel to Key Largo, Florida to meet artist Caroline Guyer who makes eye-catching leather masks. Inspired by animals, Guyer transforms leather into wearable art. Eddie Mormon started painting at a very young age. Since then, he has created a multitude of impressionist works. We head to Louisiana to hear from the artist.

    Length: 00:25:47
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  • Impressions

    Founded in 1954, the Sacramento Ballet in California has made a lasting impact on the world of dance. We get a behind the scenes look at how a ballet is choreographed for the stage. Scratchboard Art dates back to the 19th century. A form of direct engraving, the artist creates by scratching through a surface coated with black ink to reveal a layer of white below. Based in Reno, Nevada, American Duchess is a company that creates historically accurate shoes. From the 1700s to the 1940s, a multitude of past styles and designs come to life in the modern day. We travel to Tampa, Florida to meet Adam Goldberg, a pet photographer. With his camera, he takes adorable photographs of animals and encourages pet rescue and adoption.

    Length: 00:26:24
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  • On The Move

    We meet Russell Nelson, an artist and veteran who overcame struggle and hardship to pursue his passion—painting. We travel to Cincinnati, Ohio for the story. We head to Carson City, Nevada to learn all about Moulage, the art of injury simulation. We get a look at the creativity and skill that goes into the technique. Artist Judy Chicago’s “A Purple Poem for Miami” is a memorable smoke performance that colors the urbanscape with blues, pinks, and purples. We visit Miami, Florida and get a front row seat to the event. Inspired by trolleys, trains, and those who travel from place to place, artist Gary Wong creates a mural that tells the story of life on the railroad tracks.

    Length: 00:25:55
    Usage rights: Expires 12/1/2021