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Art Connection

Next Airing: Sat, May 15th, 2021 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.

Episodes:

  • Distinguished

    A.V.A Ballet Theatre is a ballet company dedicated to the art of dance. Located in Reno, Nevada, the company presents memorable performances to audiences in the region. The Kohler Foundation’s Distinguished Guest Series brings an array of artists to the Wisconsin area. From Renee Fleming to Yo-yo ma, the performing arts are cherished and admired. We take a trip to Florida to meet Arlo Haskell, author of the book “The Jews of Key West.” We learn about his experience as a writer and listen to stories about the Jewish community in the Florida Keys. Founded in 2010, Such and Such is a design and fabrication studio based in Cincinnati, Ohio. We meet the artistic team and see how they work together to create something fresh and modern.

    Next Airing: Sat, May 15th, 2021 at 5:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:34
    Usage rights: Expires 12/1/2021
  • Something New

    Zen Glass Studio and Gallery provides a space for members of the art community to learn about glassblowing. From workshops to classes, this flamework glass studio gives people the opportunity to do something new and exciting. In Reno, Nevada, artist and anthropologist Zoe Bray paints from life. Fascinated by humankind, people are her subjects. With her brush, she captures the identity and spirit of the individual. Stereotank is a design studio focused on the relationship between sound, art, and architecture. We take a trip to Florida to meet the studio’s co-founders. Through performance and education, Harlem Quartet expresses their strong admiration for classical music. We hear from its members and sit in on one of their master classes.

    Next Airing: Sun, May 16th, 2021 at 7:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:41
    Usage rights: Expires 12/1/2021
  • Full of Life

    We meet abstract artist Brenden Spivey. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Spivey’s canvases are rich with color, shape, and texture. Each painting he creates is full of life. In 1978, Donn Arden’s production “Hello Hollywood Hello” premiered in Reno, Nevada. It was a massive hit. We hear more about the show and its lasting impact. We take a trip to Florida to experience the immersive exhibition “ Seven Solos.” The show includes site-specific works from seven different contemporary artists. Through the power of song and personal storytelling, the musical “She’s Crazy: Mental Health and Other Myths” hopes to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

    Next Airing: Sun, May 23rd, 2021 at 7:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:53
    Usage rights: Expires 12/1/2021
  • Unique Design

    We head to Florida to meet costume designer Brian “Two Horns.” Inspired by the world of science fiction, he invents futuristic wearable art that is distinct and daring. The annual Griswold Challenge in Sparks, Nevada, encourages members of the community to come together and create dazzling holiday light displays for everyone to enjoy. We take a trip to Shreveport, Louisiana to meet fiber artist Sherry Tamburo. Using sustainable materials, she experiments and makes colorful eco-friendly accessories. Since 1825, the National Academy of Design has been promoting fine arts in America. We visit the society of The Four Arts in Florida to see an exhibit highlighting a key characteristic of the academy’s collection—the joint display of an artist’s portrait and their representative work.

    Next Airing: Sun, May 30th, 2021 at 7:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:25
    Usage rights: Expires 12/1/2021
  • For All

    Cal Morris is a violinist and cancer survivor. We head to Florida to meet the artist and learn how family and music gave him the strength he needed during his battle with cancer. The Nevada Department of Transportation’s Landscape and Aesthetics program strives to decorate the state’s highways with public art. Working with architects and designers, the team renders roadside sculptures. Multidisciplinary artist Sri Prabha’s artwork encompasses a variety of mediums such as video, sound, light, and painting. We travel to the Orlando Museum of Art in Florida to see one of his vivid installations. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Thom McCain has performed concerts from his porch in Columbus, Ohio. With his autoharp in hand, he sings and plays music for all to hear.

    Next Airing: Sun, Jun 6th, 2021 at 7:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:29
    Usage rights: Expires 12/1/2021
  • Complex

    Artist Hyman Bloom was interested in the human figure and the complexities of the human condition. We visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in Massachusetts to see an exhibit of the artist’s work. The installation “Cuban Caricature and Culture: The Art of Massaguer” features the modernist works of caricaturist and publisher Conrado Walter Massaguer. We travel to Miami, Florida to stop by the show. We travel to Cincinnati, Ohio to meet artist Ahmad Darouich. Born in Syria, we hear about his journey to the United States and his passion for painting. The Battleborn Memorial in Carson City, Nevada pays tribute to Nevada’s fallen service members. We meet the artistic team behind the meaningful structure and find out more about its design.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: Expires 12/1/2021
  • Contemporary

    The Eeldercare Concert Series brings live music to eldercare facilities in Nevada. Residents are able to come together as a community and enjoy performances by local musicians. Jeff Gilkey loves to fly. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s quest to take to the air, Gilkey looks at da Vinci’s drawings and reflects on the fascinating observations he made. We take a look back at the 2019 Decordova New England Biennial in Massachusetts. Featuring twenty-three artists from the New England area, this survey of contemporary art presented paintings, sculptures, photography, and more. The exhibit “Anime Architecture” presents Japanese animation before the digital era. The show features drawings and paintings used to create remarkable animated films.

    Length: 00:26:19
    Usage rights: Expires 12/1/2021
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:06
    Usage rights: Expires 12/1/2021
  • History and Inspiration

    A short walk from the Utah State Capitol, a monument unveiled in 2020 commemorates 100 years of women paving a path toward inclusive voting rights. Katherine Kitterman, Historical Director, and Tiffany Greene, Historical Research Consultant, from Better Days 2020, reflect on the importance of the monument and the historical influence behind its unique design. The installation “Cuban Caricature and Culture: The Art of Massaguer” features the modernist works of caricaturist and publisher Conrado Walter Massaguer. We travel to Miami, Florida to stop by the show. We travel to Cincinnati, Ohio to meet artist Ahmad Darouich. Born in Syria, we hear about his journey to the united states and his passion for painting. The Battleborn Memorial in Carson City, Nevada pays tribute to Nevada’s fallen service members. We meet the artistic team behind the meaningful structure and find out more about its design.

    Length: 00:26:29
    Usage rights: Expires 12/1/2021
  • Surroundings

    Artist Kelly Pennington works outdoors. Based in Ada, Oklahoma, she focuses on natural landscapes, painting the fields, mountains, and trees that surround her. At Scarecrow Jo’s Studio in Nevada, Halloween is celebrated all year-round. We meet the artists behind the shop and take a look at the spooky paper mache jack o lanterns, witches, and skeletons that they create. We go on an art deco tour. Led by the Miami Design Preservation League, the tour highlights the stylish art deco buildings that line the sunny beaches of Miami beach, Florida. In her textured paintings, New York based artist Mickalene Thomas explores race, gender, identity, and sexuality. We head to Columbus, Ohio, to see an exhibition of her work.

    Length: 00:26:01
    Usage rights: Expires 12/1/2021
  • Ways to Create

    Art Fort Lauderdale is an art fair unlike any other. For 4 days, attendees take part in a curated experience, traveling the Intracoastal Waterways to homes full of artworks. Michelangelo was a sculptor, painter, architect, and poet during the Italian renaissance. We travel to the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio to see an exhibit of his Sketche. Artown is an arts and culture festival in Reno, Nevada. As a way to celebrate the event, each year an original promotional poster is released. We see how one of these posters is made. David "Top Hat" Charlton is an artist whose canvas takes on many different forms. Whether he is tattooing clients or spray-painting buildings, he loves to create. We travel to St. Petersburg, Florida, to meet the artist.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: Expires 12/1/2021

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