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Art Connection

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
Core Subject(s): Fine Arts - Music, Fine Arts - Visual Arts
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  • Art Connection: A 442

    Go behind the scenes of a unique ballet company that celebrates the creative relationship between dancers and musicians. Take a trip to the Colorado mountains and visit Dennie Ibbotson, a wood carver who celebrates the Colorado mountains and the wildlife that surrounds him. See what happens when two musicians from the St. Louis Symphony team up with tow members of the jazz-pop Erin Bode Group. And artists Enrique Celaya forces his work to become difficult and uncomfortable as to lead to artistic authenticity.

    Length: 00:23:58
  • Art Connection: Abandoned

    Finding beauty in discarded items, artist Ramona Audley, transforms lost works into fun, whimsical sculptures that are pure fun. Photographer Kirk Gittings finds the greatest sense of presence in abandoned and unpopulated places. We visit the “Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars” exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. And we visit a dance studio that’s teaching students the art of hip hop.

    Length: 00:24:50
  • Art Connection: A Compelling Story

    12 Years a Slave tells the true story of Solomon Northup, a wrongfully enslaved man who fought more than a decade for freedom. The film was made possible by the research of late historian Sue Eakin and we speak with Eakin’s son to learn more about her life and work. We meet the creative duo Barbara and Larry Domsky in Las Vegas. We travel back to the prehistoric age with professional artist John Gurche and we learn traditional dance forms to the beat of African and Caribbean music.

    Length: 00:24:19
  • Art Connection: Aerial Artists

    Musician Rick Recht, the creator of Jewish Rock Radio, a 24-hour Internet radio station, reaches younger generations and delivers a dose of culture. A DC-based non-profit, Words Beats & Life, strives to teach self-knowledge through the elements of hip-hop. The Fishtank Performance Studio seats about 30 people, but director, Heidi Van sees the theater as a crucial link the Kansas City theater scene. And we meet silk aerial artists who seemingly effortlessly swing overhead while performing graceful movements.

    Length: 00:25:50
  • Art Connection: An Artist's Fire

    We’re introduced to Kasia Bilhartz, an artist that uses flames to bring her work to life. Suzanne Vilmain proves that books in themselves are a work of art, no matter the subject. We take a look behind the scenes of Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts journey to the top and Scott Hocking shows us how he found art in abandonment.

    Length: 00:24:14
  • Art Connection: Artistic Fashion

    Andrew Bolton, curator of the costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art guides us through this year’s exhibit “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” Giles Clement practices the antique craft of wet plate photography. The Museo de las Americas presents The Legacy Project, curated by Maruca Salazar and we will reveal the identity of the man who drew Captain America.

    Length: 00:24:08
  • Art Connection: Artistic Language

    We visit the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio where collaboration with designer Heidi Kambitsch creates an imaginative space where children and adults are invited to play dress-up. Choreographer Rulan Tagen sits down with Hakim Bellamy and explains how dance is more than an art form, but a language with a history. Las Vegas journalist Matt O’Brien and photographer Daniel Robert Mollohan come together to capture the struggles of the city’s homeless and we visit students at Art Night Live in Utah’s Granite School District.

    Length: 00:26:46
  • Art Connection: Art Outreach

    Two friends strive to minimize waste and environmental impact in their craft and lifestyle. They’ve developed alternate power sources for hand making wooden eyeglasses. The Rose Kennedy Greenway has a fresh vision for public art; that includes a soaring sculpture by Janet Echelman that, for the moment, is redefining the Boston skyline. A Tampa Bay artist takes Mandala art to a whole new level by collecting and creating art with candy. And Jane Chu hopes to expand the reach of the arts throughout each and every community.

    Length: 00:23:36
  • Art Connection: Art Uncensored

    We explore the challenges and stereotypes of the hip-hop industry through a multi-media theater piece with writer and performer Jeff Campbell. We visit with Barbara Page, a pilot turned artist. We highlight “Dance-The Next Generation,” a program in Sarasota, Florida that not only teaches ballet, but also gives students the discipline to succeed in school. And we stop at The Dublin Arts Council in central Ohio to meet a very special member of their staff.

    Length: 00:23:13
  • Art Connection: Backpacking

    Take a look inside the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City, Utah, where the Backpack Program is helping families engage with artwork. We visit the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, California to see their rendition of ‘White Snake,’ a classic Chinese Folktale. The Dayton Ballet and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra work together to put on a fantastic show. And we meet Violectic, a group that combines the energy and irreverence of rock ‘n’ roll with the sweet sounds of violins and violas.

    Length: 00:23:32
  • Art Connection: Beat Poets

    We meet some artists at the recent ?Spring Fever in the Garden? festival who use colorful chalk to create their large-scale masterpieces?on concrete. Poet Carlos Contreras shares how self-reflection in poetry can lead to positive change. The Kohler Company gives artist unprecedented access to share studio space with its industrial workers. And we meet a pianist who is taking listeners on a musical journey.

    Length: 00:23:47
  • Art Connection: Best Costume Design

    In this edition of Art Connection, we meet Christine Bossler, an independent metal smith and jeweler whose eclectic pieces have caught the eye of people all over the world. See how the classical training of The Art of Ballet at the Miami City Ballet teaches children discipline, self-esteem and incredible work ethic. We take a look at Edith Head’s historic costume collection. And we meet some Sacramento tattoo artists utilizing living canvases

    Length: 00:22:37
  • Art Connection: Bird's Eye View

    Drones take to the skies over Houston and offer a new perspective on the urban intersections. We learn about the late American painter Robert Butler, who created colorful and romantic portrayals of landscapes. A new board-game parlor is in town, and don’t think it’s just a place for Dungeons and Dragons. It’s complete with trained board-game sommeliers on-hand to help you. And we visit Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, New York to see how actors bring the amazing puppets of War Horse to life.

    Length: 00:24:06
  • Art Connection: Blue

    Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Ohio State Ball, the largest ballroom dance competition in the world. Filmmaker Ken Burns speaks with reporter Carrie Saldo about his unique approach to the craft. We visit The Millay Colony of the Arts, which gives artists the time and space to create. And we visit a retrospective of George Rodrigue’s work and his son lends his insight into the man behind the Blue Dog.

    Length: 00:24:32
  • Art Connection: Born to Ride

    Dive into the first photography exhibit showcasing the Midwest motorcycle culture from those within the community. One group of central Florida performers shows off their skill and ignores the warning of “don’t play with fire.” Artist Sherry Hill creates bright, multicultural masks out of old computer boxes and colored paper. And we meet a Sacramento collage artist making pictures out of pieces in her creation of work.

    Length: 00:22:22
  • Art Connection: Breaking Out

    Today on Art Connection we follow composer Daniel Bernard Roumain to a park where he makes picnickers part of his performance. We also interview three-time Emmy winner actor Bryan Cranston. Paper artist, Tom Balbo passes on his skills to future generations and Rob Stewart talks to Mari Ariola about what makes her Sacramento, California gallery so special.

    Length: 00:24:18
  • Art Connection: Breaking Stigmas

    Suzanne Seller’s art can be seen all around Houston, Texas and today we go examine her creative process and an artistic method for deceiving the eye. We visit The Arbor Opera Theater where artist and dancers perform inspiring pieces and use opera to combat the stigma of depression and other illnesses. Discover how The 3rd Law Dance/Theater is changing the way of traditional performances by combining both musicians and dancers together on stage. And meet visual artist Adler Guerrier whose work is a combination of photography, printmaking techniques, sculpture and video.

    Length: 00:23:50
  • Art Connection: Brotherhood

    Sculptor and installation artist, Martha Russo, hopes her mysterious objects and forms will inspire her viewer’s childlike curiosity. Art meets football in an informative museum exhibit, that celebrates the seventieth anniversary of the reintegration of the National Football League. Daniel Arsham’s installation, “Welcome to the Future,” at Locust Projects in Florida creates and excavation trench in the gallery’s floor, holding artifacts of the 20th century. And we sit down with The Vision Male Ensemble, who focus on creating the bond of brotherhood through music.

    Length: 00:23:47
  • Art Connection: Building the Dream

    As the country celebrates the birth of one of America’s civil rights leaders, members of the Minnesota community get together and re-tell his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. We meet Houston Quilter Kim Ritter whose art is whimsical, ironic and funny. In celebration of their 75th anniversary, The American Ballet Theatre collaborates with filmmaker Ric Burns to present the film “American Ballet Theatre: A History.” And we visit the Emerson Burkhart exhibit at the Ohio history center.

    Length: 00:22:56
  • Art Connection: Camera Truck

    We visit with Marilynne Bradley, a St. Louis watercolorist who has a strong sense of place in her work. Photographer Ian Ruhter takes us for a ride as he travels across America in a truck that also serves as his camera. We discover how the performing arts support well rounded students as we look at the Circle Theater Company’s 50th performance, “Hello Dolly.” And we visit The Doll Museum in historic downtown Worthington, Ohio which features an impressive collection of 19th and 20th century dolls.

    Length: 00:23:52
  • Art Connection: Candelabra

    Discover painter Thomas Hart Benton, an artist who brings a cinematic approach to the art in his paintings stemming from the days he worked alongside early filmmakers. Get a look inside the Milwaukee Repertory Theater in Wisconsin and the life of the legendary performer Liberace. We visit PlatteForum, the non-profit arts organization in Denver, Colorado that combines working artists with at-risk youth. And artist Larry Vienneau creates visual narratives that tell stories about the Raven and Crow.

    Length: 00:22:49
  • Art Connection: Cans, Fractals, and Emeralds

    Actress Sirena Irwin gives audiences more of the beloved character Lucy Ricardo in the new stage adaptation of “I Love Lucy.” We visit “Canstruction,” a place where groups gather to create their own designs out of canned goods. Artist Jonathan Wolfe shares his fascination with how fractals mirror patterns in nature and Rahul Kadakia, the Head of Jewelry at Christie’s Americas & Switzerland discusses the significance of emeralds throughout history.

    Length: 00:24:45
  • Art Connection: Capturing the Moment

    St. Louis photographer Angela Vories applies her experience with other visual arts to her pictures, to create effects that elicit feelings and thoughts about the nature of photography. Meet Bernard Gaddis, owner of the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater, and discover the love for his craft and the art of dance. Artist Rebecca Rose sculptures are both decorative and functional as each ring is crafted with exquisite detail and tells a story. And artist Brian Keeler shares how light and nature are constant themes throughout his work.

    Length: 00:22:55
  • Art Connection: Carnival

    Visit the Sideshow of Pamela Joseph that leads viewers through contemporary notions of female power while delivering the underlying theme of tolerance. Go on a photo shoot with Eric Anderson as he captures a world of imaginary creatures and fire. Meet the SMAG Dance Collective that will dance everywhere and anywhere and discover the cultural influence to an artist?s work.

    Length: 00:24:24
  • Art Connection: Concertos

    Pianist Lara Downes created a program where young artists could have a platform to gain the skills and experiences needed to build their craft. The Human Race Theatre Company is Dayton’s only professional regional theatre company and is one of the few theatre companies in the nation dedicated to bringing new musicals to the stage. We see how Bobby Scuteri has been honing his craft as a balloon artist since 1989. And artist Cat Del Buono describes her inspirations behind her video installation piece, Riders On The 4.

    Length: 00:22:50
  • Art Connection: Creative Hues

    Wonderbound is a new American dance company that produces creations to ease boundaries between mediums and engages artists and audiences. We talk with Las Vegas painter Jerry Misko and his love of the Sin City’s neon lights. Meet techno music innovators and see how they are honoring the music today and we visit The Hub in New Smyrna Beach, a unique art gallery that houses over 80 local artists.

    Length: 00:24:45
  • Art Connection: Creatures

    Meet endearing doll-sized creatures reminiscent of cast-off children?s toys and ill-conceived taxidermy experiments. An Arizona man uses his engineering skills and the connection he has with his brother to create custom wheelchairs. We visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum with a redesigned permanent exhibition ?A New Deal for a New Generation? and we meet an artist whose canvas is the face.

    Length: 00:24:17
  • Art Connection: Cross Currents

    We stop by the “Cross Currents” exhibit in Denver, where Native American artists address the conflict of safeguarding tradition in the face of change. We meet Lisa Frasier, a newsroom illustrator that is looking for a change in pace. We drop by Portland, Oregon, where a young painter is making a name for herself and we chase down mystery and intrigue with the legendary Sherlock Holmes.

    Length: 00:24:46
  • Art Connection: Crossfade

    We head to the Denver Art Museum to explore an exhibition celebrating the work of Mark Rothko and other abstract expressionists called Figure to Field: Mark Rothko in the 1940s. We learn more about a legend in the music business, Henry Stone, who co-founded the indie giant “TK Records.” If you think disco is his only success story, think again. Screenwriter Matthew McDuffie shares the importance of storytelling. And we visit The Rockwell Museum in New York, which holds one of the largest collections of Western American and Native American art in the eastern part of the United States.

    Length: 00:23:49
  • Art Connection: Cuppa Joe

    Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century, and it all began with a love for art. Learn the artistic process that goes into creating the perfect cup of coffee from the craft roasters and baristas of Buddy Brew Coffee. When Kathy Barnard turned her attentions from wood to glass, the results were amazing and now where work can be seen around the world. And take a look inside the studio of cartoonist Mason Mastroianni and his touching family story

    Length: 00:22:52
  • Art Connection: Dance for Health

    Meet Beryl Colbert, a dancer and business owner of St. Petersburg, Florida, who is aiming to inspire children to live a healthy and active lifestyle through dance. A Sacramento photographer captures fellow artists in a new light. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is now under the reign of Andris Nelsons as he presided over a concert built around his identity. And Bill Cohen, a journalist and musician, spent more than 40 years reporting for Ohio’s public radio and television stations. Today he uses his voice through music and song.

    Length: 00:22:40
  • Art Connection: Dancin' Shoes

    It’s been thirty-five years since the Pulitzer Prize winning comic novel “A Confederacy of Dunces” was published. We take a look at the journey the book has been through during its long publication. We visit The Broadway Dance Lab in NYC, a place where choreographers can test different styles with the resources they need to bring their visions to life. We go inside artist Kurt Seaberg’s studio to see how he uses lithography to transform landscapes into works of art. And several graffiti artists turned muralists are transforming the face of Reno, Nevada’s Midtown district.

    Length: 00:24:14
  • Art Connection: Designer Label

    Watch as an animal shelter is transformed into a gallery space. Paws N’ Claws for Art is a regular collaboration in which artworks sold will benefit the two participating non-profits. The makers of HE’BREW craft beer find art in beer labels and craft in the brews at Shmaltz Brewing Company. Meet Sacramento-based fashion designer Maisha Bahati, who is creating timeless pieces for today’s fashionistas. And see how the finest fabrics and embroidery from years passed find another chance by being transformed by designer Rebecca Vizard.

    Length: 00:22:09
  • Art Connection: Discovering Your Craft

    Meet James Gulliver Hancock, an artists attempting to draw all the buildings in New York City. Discover the golden age of Jazz music and it’s leap to Broadway. Witness a group of teachers taking art education into their own hands and Graham Nash introduces us to his love of photography.

    Length: 00:23:28
  • Art Connection: Down the Rabbit Hole

    In this episode, we visit the studio of Baton Rouge artist Mary Lee Eggart who uses artistic symbolism in her elaborate drawings of birds and nature. The Morgan Library & Museum in New York celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the first publication of Alice in Wonderland. We unravel artists Kim Matthew’s journey from learning printmaking, which led to paper making, and then to creating sculptures. And we visit special effect artist Ben Peter and discover what it takes to make it in the special effect industry.

    Length: 00:22:32
  • Art Connection: Dumpster Diving

    A Sacramento, California neighborhood is turning dumpsters into canvases with the local artist exhibition, “Art of the Dumpster.” We hear the sounds of Classical greats such as Chopin and Mozart amidst the dance clubs in South Beach, Florida. Artist Amy Liebrand’s smartphone purchase in 2009 led her to merge her two passions: art and science and we visit Axle Contemporary, a mobile art studio and gallery.

    Length: 00:24:17
  • Art Connection: eARTh

    This week, we talk with architect, Garrett Finney, who previously designed living quarters for NASA and is now applying his knowledge of “out of this world” living to a vehicle for exploration. Brazilian instillation artist, Lucia Koch, turns ordinary scenery into a place begging to be seen. Ceramic artist, Sara Swink’s, inner child and psyche help her create pieces of visual juxtaposition and Florida gallery owner, Helen Harrison, discovers materials and inspiration from her tropical home.

    Length: 00:22:54
  • Art Connection: Elements of Design

    Bestselling mystery writer, Laurie R. King, discusses her multiple series of historical fiction including her latest novel: The Bones of Paris. We take a look at Downton Abbey-era fashions. We travel to Palm Springs, California to discover the roots of Mid-century modern architecture and JW Johnston chats about his passion and focus for photography.

    Length: 00:24:17
  • Art Connection: Exceptionally Ordinary

    We visit with Bobbi Mastrangelo who is internationally known for her artwork based on the theme of manhole covers. Artist Joanne Barthelmes takes a walk on her land and explains how she finds inspiration. We take a look at how students from The National Dance Institute of New Mexico are making exciting moves both on the stage and in the classroom. And we meet up with two students at the Columbus College of Art Design who leave inspirational messages on a chalkboard.

    Length: 00:23:03
  • Art Connection: Eye Candy

    The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood exhibit delves into the fads, trends, and contemporary influences of the Peanuts comic strip and shows us how those references have changed over the last 50 years. Museum curator Gvido Trepsa talks about the artistic inspiration and the hardships encountered by Roerich in his work. Zach Braff discusses his new crowd-funded film “Wish I Was Here.” And artist Charlotte Kruk explores the ideas of consumerism through fiber arts made of packaging from items she’s consumed.

    Length: 00:24:24
  • Art Connection: Fiber of Being

    The Fiber Arts are frequently associated with old-fashioned quilting and crochet, but we learn it’s making a name for itself in the contemporary art world. Love reveals its true face in Cyrano Mio, a Spanish adaptation of the French original. We follow the music to Denver, Colorado where world-class pianist Katie Mahan reveals her love of music and we visit the Roberson Museum in New York.

    Length: 00:24:26
  • Art Connection: Film Minority

    Meet a roofer whose passion for woodworking leads him to make handcrafted guitars from wood salvaged on the job site. We take a look at a film festival showcasing the voices and perspectives of women ? both as subjects and storytellers. We take a look at photographer A.J. Meek?s new book featuring clouds and poetry by children. And we have an immersive art experience at The (e)merge Art Fair in Washington D.C.

    Length: 00:23:09
  • Art Connection: Flophouse Designs

    We travel to The Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City, Nevada, which has been the centerpiece of the town’s arts and culture. Since opening in 1863, it has withstood two fires, financial hardship and over a century of the changing tastes in entertainment. Sir Winston Churchill, best known for being the leader of England during World Word II, but many don’t know him as a painter and a very skilled one at that. We have a look at Churchill’s artistic side though an exhibit at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. We visit the world’s biggest alligator made out of a mosaic of tiles. And we meet a duo who dreams up and creates unique skateboard designs at The Flophouse.

    Length: 00:24:28
  • Art Connection: Flowing

    This time on Art Connection, we take an in depth look at the glass art of Dale Chihuly at the Denver Botanical Gardens. We see how ASL interpreters and Angela Roth, who work closely with the deaf community, take singing to a new level. Meet Clint Holmes as he speaks on topics ranging from what it was like to grow up as a mixed race child and what inexplicable “thing” makes him so passionate about music. And self-taught artist, Debbie Loffing, shares her tactile, natural and at times humorous work.

    Length: 00:23:20
  • Art Connection: Folkabilly

    We get an exclusive look at the life of musician Antsy McClain, who combines folk sounds with a little bit of country and a little bit of rock and roll. We meet contemporary painter Kevin Sloan who focuses on nature and its relationship with the modern, technological era. We sit down with non-fiction writer William Donati who is turning his attention to the past with an eye toward the world of fiction. And we visit a collection of artists that have come together to create, collaborate, and inspire.

    Length: 00:24:50
  • Art Connection: Follow the Stars

    We head to London, Ohio where fiber artist Karen Mulier is using her long-practiced sewing skills and love of alpacas to make the world a warmer place. We explore that land and skies with artist Bill Gilbert. Creole Jazz musician and composer Don Vappie performs and describes his love of music and we head to Sacramento to take a look at permanent display for local artists.

    Length: 00:24:39
  • Art Connection: From the Ashes

    Meet the two artists who wish to revitalize an area once thriving with a wealth of African American culture in Houston, Texas. Take a look at the glitz and glamour of the upper crust society of New York during the time of Downton Abbey. We’ll talk with Michael Cina, an award-winning graphic designer and we take an in-depth look at Heimrad Backer’s body of work documenting the remnants of Nazism and the Holocaust.

    Length: 00:24:18
  • Art Connection: From the Page to the Stage

    Owner and lead sculptor of Sculpted Ice Works, Mark Crouthamel, shows off his ice carving skills. We speak with Phyllis Magidson about the attire of the elite of the Gilded Age and what it takes to design period costume pieces. Get to know the touring company of Wicked and we follow Zeb Andrews, a man who likes the bare basics of photography.

    Length: 00:24:20
  • Art Connection: From Traditional to Digital

    We visit the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and travel through its grand opening. Multi-media artist Tony Carosella embeds QR codes into portraits to combine traditional photography with digital media. We talk with the sculptor who brought the creatures to life on Boston?s Rose Kennedy Greenway carousel and we explore the International quilt festival.

    Length: 00:22:07
  • Art Connection: F-Stops

    Meet Houston artist Wiley Robertson who is using signs, buildings and more to spread his message of love around the city. Artist Gabriela Michanie shares how she found her passion for photography. Sculptor artist Greg Shochko attempts to capture people’s attention as well as carbon monoxide fumes with his prototype scooter. And for anyone who has ever dreamed of turning a secret family recipe into a food product for sale in stores, there’s a program giving hope and advice on how to do it.

    Length: 00:22:25
  • Art Connection: Fused

    In this episode of Art Connection we sit down with Bonnie Gale, a New York artist, who uses willows to create her living outdoor sculptures. We catch up with Grammy award winning pianist, Billy Childs, who merges classical music with smooth jazz. We go behind the scenes with the creators of a spell bounding adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and we check out “To The Brink,” an ongoing exhibit at the JFK Library that sheds light on U.S-Soviet Relations during Kennedy’s Administration.

    Length: 00:24:13
  • Art Connection: Glass Hieroglyphs

    We take a look at the places and the people that keep the regional Capital Repertory Theatre vibrant. Gerardo Pereda-Rosas demonstrates the time and love that goes into his glass-etching pieces, which showcase his Latin-American heritage. The Live in Color Dance Company provides a place where dancers can perfect urban funk hip-hop choreography and form a lasting community. And a father and son show their work together in a light and sculpture exhibition connected by the theme of continuance.

    Length: 00:24:19
  • Art Connection: Groovy Beats

    After 11 p.m. on the Las Vegas strip, musicians congregate at bar for an improvisational jam session like no other. The Harvard Art Museum officially re-opens and we’re invited inside for a closer look. For the first time, Opera Colorado has commissioned the creation of a new opera, The Scarlet Letter, and we receive a behind the scenes look. And a painter who is also a criminal law attorney tells us how he balances his day job with his passion for painting.

    Length: 00:22:47
  • Art Connection: Haitian Art

    We visit The Korean American Youth Performing Artist, a non-profit group sparking excitement about the arts and Korean culture in a unique way. We explore The Milwaukee Art Museum, which houses one of the world’s foremost collections of the 20th Century Haitian Art. Meet Craig Mitchell Smith, an unconventional artist who is a self-taught glassmaker. And we join photographer Roy Inman on a photo shoot to see how he works with flash bulbs.

    Length: 00:24:32
  • Art Connection: Hand Made

    Meet the performers of the Boulder, Colorado Dance Company, Frequent Flyer Productions. We get a first-hand look at how Jason Wolff creates beautiful and functional hand-crafted pottery pieces. Designer Ann Williamson creates “wearable art,” from Japanese kimono silk and we visit “Barkitecture,” a competition that challenges top design firms to create artsy abodes for our four legged friends.

    Length: 00:24:09
  • Art Connection: Healing Arts

    Experience the healing power of art with Artisan Mind, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia through art. We go inside artist Colleen McCulla’s studio and see how collage making has opened up her life. Fiber artist Inna Schoeler shows off her wearable art that is inspired by nature and design. And photographer James Meyer captures pictures of the beauty of Wisconsin that often goes unnoticed.

    Length: 00:22:32
  • Art Connection: Historic Murals

    We take a look behind the curtain at the Arizona Opera Costume shop, where we meet shop manager Kathleen Trott, who guides us through the costume creation process. We see how The Walldogs movement of sign painters and muralists revitalize towns. We visit The Guggenheim Museum and go inside the “Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe” exhibit. And musician Matt Saunders combines Celtic music with the electronic dance genre, creating music that is loved by a variety of audiences.

    Length: 00:24:06
  • Art Connection: Holiday Gala

    In this edition of Art Connection, we meet the faculty and students of the Festival of Fine Arts as they prepare for the perfect concert to celebrate the holidays. We go behind the scenes with Kansas City Ballet’s Artistic Director as the troupe prepare to put on the holiday favorite, the Nutcracker. We meet a Sacramento artist who is creating sweet designs from clay. And we meet a photographer who hand etches all of her images with a needle to create depth.

    Length: 00:24:28
  • Art Connection: Home

    We get an inside look at Milwaukee’s “Present Music,” an ensemble devoted to commissioning, creating, and recording contemporary music. We talk with dancer Sheri “Sparkle” Williams who has danced with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company for 40 years. We get a look inside the strong, charming, creative, and courageous soul that was artist Maria Lowenstein. And we visit artist Harumi Abe, who is working in South Florida as part of the AIRIE (Artist In Residence in the Everglades) program.

    Length: 00:24:29
  • Art Connection: Human Bond

    We visit the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, Texas where a unique exhibit is sparking curiosity and encouraging interaction with art. The Museum of Jewish Heritage reveals their core exhibit that gives insight into the lives and talents of Jews living in Nazi concentration camps. Sculptural landscape artist, Adam Kuby, brings a touch of natural to his urban art pieces and artist Jeff Suntala shares why he loves to create art without a computer.

    Length: 00:24:35
  • Art Connection: Illumination

    A platypus meets an overhead projector, and mayhem ensues. We shine light on General Electric’s advertising plan to convince the country to give the light bulbs a try. We visit metal sculptor and painter Bill Reid and take a look at his moveable, whimsical art that delights. And we talk with Steve Piscitelli, a sculptor and Vietnam veteran, about how his art helps him heal emotionally from the images of combat.

    Length: 00:23:44
  • Art Connection: Impact

    In this episode, we tour an exhibition of celebrated Tarpon Springs painter, George Inness, Jr. We visit Ten Chimneys historic summer home of Broadway acting legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Poet, author, screenwriter, and educator Terry O’Neal shares her heart and soul with the world, so with every word, she hopes to encourage others. And The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center hosts cutting edge arts, artists and performances.

    Length: 00:22:36
  • Art Connection: In Another's Shoes

    Identical twin brothers Eric and Anthony McGriff discuss their musical influences, their compositions and how they are helping their community with their music. We take a private tour of the late Laureen Landau’s studio with curator D. Neath. Animator David Tart gives us some tips and tricks on how to bring an animated character to life and we take a look at Christopher Steele’s extensive penny scale collection.

    Length: 00:23:56
  • Art Connection: Influence

    We visit artist Barbara Sorensen whose main artistic focus is the relationship between humans, nature, and the growth that happens within ourselves and in the world around us. We explore over sixty years of Jewish influence in rock and roll music at the “Jew Who Rock” exhibit. Iraqi-born poet, Dunya Mikhail discusses how her past and new life in America has impacted her work and a daytime super couple recast themselves as authors.

    Length: 00:22:02
  • Art Connection: Innovators

    Meet Melissa Janda whose has a passion for glass and painting have lead to a true love of glass artistry. We discover how an artist creates her own little worlds within our own. We take a tour of the Atwater Brewery in Detroit, Michigan and learn how endless the possibilities of a good brew really are and we watch performance painter, Brian Olsen, use his fingers, arms and elbows to bring portraits to life right before our eyes.

    Length: 00:24:19
  • Art Connection: Inspired Drive

    The Nevada Ballet Theatre gives us a sneak peek at their “studio series,” where the audience can interact with the dancers themselves. Meet August Powers, a copper sculptor from the Florida Keys who combines fire and metal to create sculptures inspired by the wilderness that surrounds him. Writer and filmmaker, Mark Bailey, shares true tales of celebrity hijinks, Hollywood history, and movie-star mayhem. And season two Project Runway winner, Chloe Dao, discusses the art of her designs and what it takes to put together a fashion show.

    Length: 00:23:26
  • Art Connection: Intertwine

    This week, we talk with The Heart Gallery of America about how their use of evocative photos helps with adoptions. We meet an Arizona Recycle artist who is helping his community while turning tin cans into art. We visit the K12 Gallery & TEJAS, an artist studio that encourages community involvement and we see a man build a sculptor from twigs.

    Length: 00:24:50
  • Art Connection: Jail Guitar Doors

    A tough time behind bars inspired musician Wayne Kramer to offer inmates guitars to help them pick up the pieces of their broken lives with the program “Jail Guitar Doors.” Dancers at the Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, express their thoughts of Dance and what it means to them. Doll artist Amber Groome takes us along on her journey of creation. And we visit Bush-Holley House in Greenwich, Connecticut.

    Length: 00:23:17
  • Art Connection: Jam Session

    We explore the 125-year-old Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California. Feast our eyes on the stunning gowns and furnishings of designer Charles James. We learn that behind every good guitar player is a skilled craftsman and we touch down in Miami, Florida, where one Brazilian transplant is shaking things up.

    Length: 00:21:58
  • Art Connection: Jerri Cans

    John King works as a reenactor out of the blacksmith shop at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, where he makes the most common tasks into works of art. A Houston designer makes a statement at New York Fashion Week. Artist Erin Currier searches for spiritual iconography in everyday life. And learn how photojournalist Laura Watilo Blake is advocating change for clean water in Uganda.

    Length: 00:23:54
  • Art Connection: Life's Routes

    Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues reflects on the band’s decades of pop music stardom. We get an inside look at the life of a ballet dancer, both on stage and off, with BalletMet dancer Samantha Lewis. Four teenage girls get an unexpected lesson in compassion and humility in the film “Gift of Gravity.” And retired advertising photographer, Tom Ferderbar, enlightens us about his passion for the West.

    Length: 00:24:16
  • Art Connection: Light Painting

    Today we discover the master works of impressionist, Gustave Caillebotte. Mary Morton, Curator and Head of the French Painting Department at the National Gallery of Art guides us through the artist’s career. Artist Nic Nicosia works with sculptures and photography to capture his work’s rich narratives. We head to the American Folk Art Museum where artist Asa Ames’ piece the “Phrenological Head” is discussed. And we join filmmaker Alicia J. Rose on the cutting room floor as we experience how a film is cut together.

    Length: 00:22:42
  • Art Connection: Light & Screen

    Take off that Instagram filter! We sit down with food photographer and prop stylist Grace Natoli Sheldon whose commercial works have graced the covers of many popular magazines. We take a look inside The Laguna College of Arts and Design which includes majors in game art, design and digital media, textile, and action sports design. We visit prolific printmaker Lou Stovall in his studio and get an inside look at his creative process. And we meet the woman behind a Houston’s theatre’s series of semi-autobiographical musical extravaganzas.

    Length: 00:23:05
  • Art Connection: Living On

    A South Korean native, Sohyung Choi moved to the U.S. to study art. Now, she is pursuing her lifelong passion and impacting others. Artist Jenny Fine helps her grandmother’s legacy and spirit live on through images she captured in the last ten years of her life. Photojournalist Darrin Bush shares some of his favorite shots and takes us into the image archives of the ever-changing city of Las Vegas and we visit the exhibit “Our Body: The Universe Within.”

    Length: 00:24:05
  • Art Connection: Lose Yourself

    Edward Hopper was a prominent American artist and a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art discusses his creative process and Hopper’s connection between his most iconic works and the New York he knew so well. We become a part of the interactive play, “Inanna and the Huluppu Tree.” Filmmaker Dyanna Taylor shares her experiences and what inspired her to create a film about her grandmother, Dorothea Lange and we talk with the principal cellist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Dariusz Skoraczewski.

    Length: 00:24:19
  • Art Connection: Making Rainbows

    Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has teamed up with an optics scientist to develop a large scale prism in order to make his own rainbow art. We visit Louisiana artist Mary Ann Caffery’s gallery which houses her large collection of work which includes sculpture, stained glass, mosaics, and photography. We go inside a woodturner’s studio where he makes beautiful bowls that represent family, the breaking of bread, community, and craftsmanship. And we sit down with photographer William Fields to discuss how he finds his inspiration in varied landscapes.

    Length: 00:23:46
  • Art Connection: Mile High Art

    We meet a second-generation sculptor who finds peace in constructing elegant metal structures. We tour The Bush-Holley House, an American historical gem. Take a walk through the new Aspen Art Museum in Colorado – an architectural space that merits equal appreciations as the art collection it houses. And we take a look at award-winning playwright August Wilson’s life through the making of American Masters “August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand.”

    Length: 00:23:55
  • Art Connection: Minute to Monumental

    We take a tour of St. Louis Art Museum’s new addition with museum director, Brent Benjamin. We check out the recently transformed Sky Train at the Phoenix Airport. Nevada artist, Steve Liguori, gives us a tour of his studio where he mastered sculpting and we take a step into the light-scapes of British artist Bruce Munro.

    Length: 00:24:25
  • Art Connection: Monoprints

    New Mexico artist, Nick Abdalla, creates his works of art like it’s a journey with no destination in mind. Creating art that has a certain identification to him, but another to another individual. The students that form The Empire State Youth Orchestra share their thoughts and feelings about how performing in an orchestra shapes them into better human beings. Print artist Jack Pachuta combines ink and colored pencils to create “monoprints” with distinct foregrounds and backgrounds that help him images leap from the page. And we meet artist Sibylle Szaggers Redford who creates multimedia art performances that pay homage to planet Earth.

    Length: 00:22:42
  • Art Connection: Moving Pictures

    Ever wonder how painstakingly precise the art of claymation is? Artist and animator Seth Mittag gives us a closer look. We travel to New York to see the Chagall: Love, War, and Exile exhibit at The Jewish Museum. We get in touch with our inner child with the improv comedy group Go Comedy! and we head to one of the oldest operating cinemas in the United States and learn a thing or two about the days of reel-to-reel projection.

    Length: 00:23:29
  • Art Connection: Nature Performs

    Artist David Adickes talks about his series of mega-heads of state. We meet a multimedia specialist creating an extraordinary view of the world through time lapses. Howard Solomon invites us into his home and gallery, a unique building reminiscent of a medieval castle. And Wisconsin painter Lynn Casper combines realism, detail, and impressionistic touches to her cityscapes, landscapes and historic scenes.

    Length: 00:24:18
  • Art Connection: Neon Streets

    In this edition of Art Connection, see how the phenomenon of Downton Abbey, the pageantry of the Rose Parade and the hard work of hundreds of volunteers came together as one of the Rose Parade’s yearly floats. We visit the American Sign Museum where hundreds of signs are on display year round. Discover how artist Timothy Raines produces stunning works with his unconventional process. And we see how an artist’s past career as a doctor and her present career as an artist is helping to make a world a better place.

    Length: 00:25:09
  • Art Connection: On Pointe

    We get a glimpse of mixed media sculptor Richard Feese?s beautiful creations that are made from recycled and discarded objects. We visit the largest collection of Russian icons housed in Massachusetts. We go inside a glass blowing shop where skilled artisans melt glass into various designs of glassware. And we take a look at the making of ballet shoes and how important they are to the dancer and performance.

    Length: 00:23:01
  • Art Connection: Paint & Wool

    Meet Boy Kong, an artist who wants to spark curiosity in people who come across his work on the streets. Discover an eco-friendly fashion line with couture fashion designer, Celeste Malvar-Stewart, who works with sustainable materials and weaves her love of Columbus, Ohio into her recent collection. We visit the “American Tropical” mural, a politically-charged mural in Los Angeles created by David Siqueiros. And we meet photographer, Dan Fong, who captured intimate glimpses of history’s greatest musicians.

    Length: 00:24:04
  • Art Connection: Passing the Torch

    Artist Mindy Colton developed a love for horses at a young age, now a sculptor, she creates art paying homage to horses and the experiences that shaped her love for them. We visit glass blower Mark Sudduth’s studio as he creates a few large glass sculptures. We take a look at how analog and digital technologies collide to create hybrid arts practices with artist Nathan Meltz. Painter Philomene Bennett has a long history of supporting other artists and at 80 she’s still making strong, vital art and sharing her passion with the younger generation.

    Length: 00:23:25
  • Art Connection: Phantasmagoria

    Join us as we visit Little Free Libraries where the mission of “take a book, leave a book,” hopes to expand literacy opportunities in Ohio neighborhoods. The big questions in life, the irrational, the unconscious, and the intangible are reshaped by sculptor Ed Haddaway. Detroit quilter Carole Harris, reveals tales of Detroit’s architectural history and her personal past through fiber art. And we stop by to see a performance by the Florida theater troupe, Phantasmagoria.

    Length: 00:23:47
  • Art Connection: Pieces of a Whole

    Urban photographer Miki Lansdowne examines how her photos link the past and the present day. We groove with the Detroit band, The Third Coast Kings, who mix funk, jazz and Motown to create a new take on an old sound. Mark Bradford a.k.a. “Scrapdaddy” takes others “junk” and creates magical mechanical beasts and we look at playwright Tarell Mccraney’s adaption of Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra.”

    Length: 00:24:29
  • Art Connection: Play by Ear

    Fabric artist Kate dePara demonstrates how she threads together her passion for textile creation with design to create a series of unique garments. Muralist and painter, Geeta Dave, who draws inspiration from her Indian heritage, brings a fierce passion to her art, her teaching, and her community. We sit down with violinist Regina Carter, who unlocks the past with every note she plays. And we visit “In Blank We Trust,” an exhibit that addresses the complex nature of money and its relationship to art.

    Length: 00:23:48
  • Art Connection: Powerful Words

    Artist David Blondell combines his two passions, using his artistic skills to recreate some of sports most memorable moments. See how artist Jera Rose Petal Lodge melds metal into wearable art. Take a behind the scenes look at “Louis & Keely ‘Live’ at the Sahara,” a musical play about the legendary music duo. And teacher Erin Gruwell shares “Stories from an Undeclared War” the real life chronicle of 150-at-risk students whose lives changed with the power of the written word.

    Length: 00:22:38
  • Art Connection: Pumpkin Heads

    Meet Mark Gunter, a Sacramento fashion photographer who is capturing “the look” on runways across the county. Follow filmmaker Alicia J. Rose as she rehearses and films her short film “A Gift of Gravity.” Artist Catalina Delgado Trunk explores mythologies from pre-Colombian Mexico and shares her inspiration form its food, traditions, and language. And artist Deane Arnold creates fantastic 3D creations of fleshy faces on pumpkins.

    Length: 00:23:41
  • Art Connection: Radiance

    Today we go inside the Milwaukee Art Museum and explore their gallery dedicated to light-based media and the featured exhibition of the work of late documentary photographer Larry Sultan. We dig deeper into the life of Italian immigrant Marino Auriti and his seven-foot high architectural model called ?The Encyclopedic Palace.? We travel to New Mexico to make artifacts with ceramicist Jami Porter Lara. And artist Julie Wiegand displays her devotion to capturing the beauty of the Missouri River landscape with oil paint and canvas.

    Length: 00:23:08
  • Art Connection: Reflection

    The Colorado Ballet troupe artistically represents one of the darkest periods in human history. In Texas, artist Dixie Friend Gay is making the airport a calmer place…one mosaic at a time. We learn how Renaissance man, Dougie Padilla, finds his inspiration and inner peace and we take a look at how artist Richard Birkett turns trash into treasures.

    Length: 00:24:46
  • Art Connection: Refurbished

    In this episode of Art Connection we will take a look at Dominque Martinez’s successful scrape sculpture company, visit with Ukrainian music professor and composer Virko Baley. We’ll get an in depth look at Gary Myers paintings and see the masterful refurbishments of the men behind Twenty1Five.

    Length: 00:26:46
  • Art Connection: Rhythmic

    Cutting, bending and burnishing aluminum is how Jason Lebarnes creates sleek, holographic-like sculptures with reflective surfaces that mimic the sea. Musician John Covelli can easily do the difficult task of combining conducting with piano playing. Navajo Poet Laureate Luci Tapahonso shares how her poetry hones words. And we take a look at the Cosmopolitan’s “Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful” exhibit of famed Las Vegas performer Liberace’s costumes.

    Length: 00:24:26
  • Art Connection: Rock, Paper, Scissors

    We take a look at how artist Andrew Spear’s persistence and love for doodling allowed him to make a career out of his hobby. We visit the annual Loveland Sculpture Invitational, which hosts over 200 national and international artists each year. A senior living facility in Scottsdale, Arizona has created an exhibit dedicated to the brave men and women of the Greatest Generation. And paper couldn’t be a more important medium to artist Christine Weigand who creates portraits and landscapes that look like fine paintings.

    Length: 00:24:11
  • Art Connection: Sands of Time

    Ever built a sandcastle? Well, grand master sand sculptor Suzanne Altamare shares how she builds masterpieces with simple tools and minimal water. The curators at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston provide us with a deeper understanding of the roles and functions of the artistry in Samurai uniforms and culture. The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado enlightens its audience with the spirit and improvisation of the 17th and 18th centuries and we see artist comment on our current environment concerns…without language.

    Length: 00:23:10
  • Art Connection: Science Prints

    Discover the intriguing and sometimes dark world of “Sugar Rush” art with artist Jared Konopitski. We visit the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office in Downtown D.C. and take a look at the joint effort between the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and local musicians to fully restore the space. We travel to the Pottery Capital of the world and get a look inside the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics. And we visit artist Rachel Ignotofsky, who found her way into the public eye with her lifelong interest in science.

    Length: 00:24:03
  • Art Connection: Season 2 Opener

    We take a look at Wisconsin artist Gary Kandziora’s steel sculptures that are inspired by what is found in scrap heaps and junkyards. We take flight with aerial photographer Evan Anderman as he captures the western landscape. We discover “Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection,” a rotating exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York and we uncover what draws visitors to Orlando’s downtown area.

    Length: 00:24:52
  • Art Connection: Second Chance

    Meet photographer Jonah Gouin who captures the world in his panoramic photographs, but watch as he steps in front of his camera for the first time to produce a vibrant and personal portrait. We travel to Arizona to meet artist Robert Miley, whose sculpture “Release the Fear,” was made entirely from melted weapons used in violent crimes. We visit “The Character of Cloth” exhibit which reveals the creativity behind the Houston Grand Opera. And we see how large-scale kinetic sculptures dramatically transform spaces they occupy.

    Length: 00:23:53
  • Art Connection: Shooting Stars

    Jewelry artist, Kara Knack, has drawn inspiration from a combination of fond childhood memories and outer space to create a jewelry line targeted towards a different type of accessory lover. Artist Mary Mirabal has found a passion for acrylic painting and now devotes herself to re-creating the vibrant colors of the American Southwest. What’s normally described as a large fruit in the squash family, has become the main subject of Amy Knight’s art collection. And photographer Nancy Raven uses the old method of pinhole photography to photograph historical landmarks in Nevada.

    Length: 00:22:03
  • Art Connection: Slip Trails

    Come along as we stop by Chocolatier Annie Rupani’s shop to see how she creates her tiny and delicious works of art. Discover how a calendar from The Academy Graphic Communication celebrates the arts marked by each month of the year. We go inside the studio of The Pottery Shop in Dearborn, Michigan where beautiful plates, pots, and more are created. And we visit painter Dennis Larkins, who uses iconic imagery from the 50’s and 60’s to create retro-pop culture masterpieces.

    Length: 00:24:38
  • Art Connection: Snapshots

    International acclaimed photographer Alec Soth, exhibits his work at the Denver Art Museum and showcases the America we live in. We take a look at the life of Iranian born musician and philosopher Ostad Elahi. We go inside the family gelato business Gelazzi and discover the art of gelato making. And we take a look back at the life of Cecil B. Demille and the legacy he left behind.

    Length: 00:23:54
  • Art Connection: Something from Nothing

    Meet legendary Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanvoli whose latest show, at The Davis Museum at Wellesley College features the man considered the father of the modern Iranian sculpture. They may be young, but the kids from the L.A. Drama Club relish in the works and stories of Shakespeare. Artist Jeanne Cameron shares how she uses digital and fine art to tell stories on canvas. And we visit the University of Central Florida as they celebrate the merging of the arts and sciences and explore the link between the two.

    Length: 00:23:32
  • Art Connection: Spark of Vision

    Cuban-born artist Wilfredo Lam traveled the world, inhaled the works of the greats and steeped himself in the cultures that moved him. We take a look at his body of work at a Boston museum. Cincinnati stone sculptor, Karen Heyl, found her new career when she picked up her first chisel in her thirties. The art of Cartier and its jewelry line is examined at the Denver Art Museum. And meet the directors of the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, who combine fun with musical training, and the dynamic music students learning their craft.

    Length: 00:23:42
  • Art Connection: Surf & Sun

    Inspired by riding the waves, Nick and Kelli Lambiase show us their one-of-a-kind custom skateboards. At We Care Arts in Kettering, Ohio, art instructors are teaching clients with various hardships art and life skills. New Mexico photographer Robert Christensen takes us around town to capture the portraits of the city and an artist turns his love of golf into works of art.

    Length: 00:24:30
  • Art Connection: Talking Earth

    Join us as we get a front row seat to pastel artist Rufus Chalmers’ performance of American jazz musicians. We meet a museum designer that is applying his craft to an unlikely pursuit of winemaking. We go inside the American Folk Art Museum and take a look at artist Ralph Fananella’s large-scale canvases celebrating working class neighborhoods. And we check out The Listening Room Festival, a unique festival where touring musicians provide an up close and personal performance for fans.

    Length: 00:23:26
  • Art Connection: Technology and Art

    Colin Matthes puts a creative spin on demolition derbies while incorporating his love for alternative energy. We go behind the scenes of one of the world’s most beloved holiday classics, “The Nutcracker.” Experience the upper crust society in the U.S. during the period of Downton Abbey and multimedia artist Sheila Elias demonstrates her digital skills.

    Length: 00:24:30
  • Art Connection: The Bright Side

    In this episode of Art Connection we discover an eerie way in which children’s pictures were once taken. We walk the halls of Texas Southern University, where over 60 years of student murals tell the distinct story of the black experience in the south. Comedians in Portland, Oregon show us what it takes to nail comedic timing and we go behind the scenes of a local New York production of Spamalot.

    Length: 00:24:06
  • Art Connection: The Discarded and The Dreams

    Reporter Rob Stewart takes us backstage and underground at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium to see what brings a historic pipe organ to life. Baltimore-based photographer and visual artist, Lynne Parks, finds the beauty in random design and juxtapositions. We take a look at art prints of Ray Maseman that were hatched from dreams, myths, children’s stories and observations and we get the inside scoop on Ohio-based indie band, Dave Buker & the Historians.

    Length: 00:24:59
  • Art Connection: The French Quarter

    Meet Juan Trujillo and his wife Stefani Schrimpf, owners of the Kansas School for Classical Ballet, where young dancers don’t just learn the steps, but the hard work and discipline ballet requires. New Orleans artist Rolland Golden shares with us where he finds his inspiration. We visit Helen Harrison’s studio where working with organic material such as fruits and palms is artist her specialty. And we visit the RedLine Gallery where we explore play through art, which challenges traditional ideas and interactions with familiar spaces and objects.

    Length: 00:25:01
  • Art Connection: The Green Carpet

    Bollywood and Indian culture come to the U.S. as IIFA hosts its annual show in Tampa, Florida. We meet an artist that helped fill the empty frames at a historic Boston Museum. Designer Kenji Kondo is changing the game when it comes to manufacturing goods. His blueprints can be shared electronically and created wherever Kondo has customers and finally, we talk with artist Steve Slaske about his fascination with architecture and city skylines

    Length: 00:24:10
  • Art Connection: The MIM

    Oil painter, Mike Welton, uses his paintings to show a slice of urban areas throughout the Midwest and views them as architectural preservation. We visit The Musical Instrument Museum, which is the only museum in the world devoted to global musical instruments. We visit one of the only glass studios in Houston, Texas. And the Daytona Beach Symphony exposes at-risk students through the “Youth Experiencing Symphony” program that helps students broaden their horizons.

    Length: 00:24:54
  • Art Connection: The Poet and The American

    In this edition of Art Connection we visit a Korean art fair in the city of Houston. Declan Kiely, head of the Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library and Museum discusses the “Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul” exhibit. We get an extensive lesson in animation from experienced cartoon animator Tim Decker and Jessica Fellows, author of the Chronicles of Downton Abbey, talks about Cora’s leading role as “the American.”

    Length: 00:24:07
  • Art Connection: The Puppet Masters

    Ohio based Zoot Theater Company creates and uses puppets to entertain and stimulate the creative spirit. Screen-printing sensation Carlos Hernandez shares how he became obsessed with the medium. We take a look at the home of prolific female photographer Alice Austen. And the lead singer from Everclear inspires the next generation of musicians at the new Los Angeles College of Music.

    Length: 00:23:50
  • Art Connection: The Spice of Life

    We talk with a music producer with a long and successful career playing and producing jazz music that now has a new mission, to turn a new generation onto jazz through education and performance. We stop by Houston’s historic Glenwood Cemetery. We examine the shift in Norman Rockwell’s paintings towards the end of career and chef Ingrid Hoffmann shares personal stories that inspired the latest cookbook, “Latin D’lite.”

    Length: 00:22:56
  • Art Connection: The Tranquility of Art

    In this episode of Art Connection, we check out a unique approach to calligraphy by the Japanese performance artist, Setsuhi Shiraish. Artist Sharon Gainsburg shares what she knows about her art, as well as what she knows about how to unlock the creative artist in all of us. Curator Alicia G. Longwell discusses the permanent collection of works by American impressionist William Merritt Chase at the Parrish Art Museum. And we see how the Frei family continues to apply medieval techniques to the craft of stained glass windows.

    Length: 00:24:31
  • Art Connection: Toytisserie

    Today we check out the Cirio Collective, a salon where dancers have the freedom to create and push themselves with no restrictions. Artist Michael Roque Collins shares his activity in the Houston art scene and a bit of family history. We learn about the production Birds of a Feather at Stageworks in Tampa, Florida. And we visit the Toytisserie exhibit at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.

    Length: 00:23:15
  • Art Connection: Train of Thought

    We get an inside look at The Copley Society?s painted works based on the music performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Professional photographer S. Kay gives adults with disabilities the opportunity to photograph and experience nature. Abstract artists Mike Elsass uses his passion and unique vision to work with steel and natural color sources. And we visit the SPUN: Adventures in Textile exhibit at the Denver Art Museum that demonstrates the vastness of what fiber art can encompass.

    Length: 00:24:34
  • Art Connection: Trumpet Perfection

    Jason Harrelson is a master of trumpet creation. We visit his Denver workshop where lovely sounds fill the air. Houston architect Brett Zamore puts a modern take on old kit homes of the past. Photographer Craig Royal creates beautiful pieces of abstract art from a unique perspective and artist Brian Kuether shares his love of painting and Wisconsin?s wildlife.

    Length: 00:24:13
  • Art Connection: Unprecedented

    We check in with the Houston Symphony, which is welcoming their new music director, Andres Orozco-Estrada. Bruce Lowney explains the inspiration for his New Mexico landscapes combined with mythological overtones. We see how artist Noah Deledda spends his days, pushing dents and geometric shapes into aluminum cans. And we meet up with artist Dorothy Tanner at her Denver studio.

    Length: 00:24:20
  • Art Connection: Utopia

    In this episode of Art Connection we visit an exhibit in Houston that highlights contemporary Arab photography. Artist Amy Kollar Anderson depicts narratives about obsession, duality, and containment in order to explore the differences between being in and out of control. Pamela Glose is a Central Florida artist who is constantly inspired by the bright colors she finds in nature around her. And author Nikki Giovanni’s book takes us on a journey into her past and provides insights into the people, places, and events that have shaped her.

    Length: 00:23:47
  • Art Connection: Vision

    Cake artist Tennille Finnegan Saldivar discusses all the preparation, technique, and creativity that go into her cake masterpieces. We meet Ted White, the “Song Peddler” of Florida, who travels around with his unique piano contraption. National Heritage Fellow of Santa Fe, Ramon Jose Lopez, shares how his rich heritage influences his artwork. And we travel to Las Vegas to meet teen film and television actor Sean Kyle who recounts his life-altering tale of surviving a rare form of cancer.

    Length: 00:24:03
  • Art Connection: Vivid Lives

    Theater director, Stephen Svoboda, interprets the human condition through his unique mental lens and transforms the world we live in by using art. We meet Sacramento, California artist Kevin Mount whose art not only inspires him, but everyone around him. We visit our nation’s capital and attend the first annual Uprising Festival. And we go inside the Jewish Museum Milwaukee and see how they re-create the designs of an individual who perished in the Holocaust.

    Length: 00:24:12
  • Art Connection: Warhol & Lynch

    In collaboration with the Rodger and Hammerstein Estate, a Florida theater and Broadway director create new orchestrations for the wartime classic South Pacific. Tarissa Tiberti, Executive Director of Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art discusses the Gallery’s current landmark exhibit of Andy Warhol’s work called “Warhol Out West.” A converted diesel bus becomes a mobile artist residency program called The Cargo Space. And we meet critically acclaimed film director David Lynch, and we learn how his background in painting informs his illustrious career in cinema.

    Length: 00:24:58
  • Art Connection: Weaving History

    See how parent, Jack Little, gets creative with Legos by designing a new Lego project that commemorates one of the most important events in railroad history, thereby blending art and design with history. Wisconsin artists and architect Harry Wirth shares his philosophy of simplicity that has encompassed is life. We take a look inside the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado where student and violinist Usha Kapoor studies and preforms. And we visit master weaver Porfirio Guiterrez as he expresses his appreciation for an art that’s not only beautiful, but historically significant.

    Length: 00:24:33
  • Art Connection: Wisconsin?s Treasures

    Take a unique look at some iconic Wisconsin breweries with Wisconsin based photographer, Paul Bialas. Installation artist, Jonathan Latiano, creates works that lunge out of the floor or emerge from the ground and play with temporary themes. We visit the Harley-Davidson Museum for its 110th anniversary celebration and we chat with Mark Simon, an innovative storyboard artist.

    Length: 00:24:15
  • Art Connection: Wonder

    Visit Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden, which features the stunning blown-glass artwork of Dale Chihuly. Painter and illustrator Joseph Watson discusses how he believes creating works that entertain and put forth a positive message is the highest form of art. Musician Myles Harlan shares how he found the oboe and The Orlando Philharmonic teams up with local schools to give the third, fourth and fifth graders a taste of classical music.

    Length: 00:24:54
  • Art Connection: Wool Fashion

    Join us as we visit Troy, New York, home to the Art Center of the Capital Region. This Art Center has provided a vibrate space for artist and community members to explore their creativity. We take a look at international fashion designer Anna Cohen’s new collection of sustainable apparel. We stop by Gotham City FX, a full service costume, prop, and special effects shop to see how the talented team creates impressive pieces of art. And painter Judy Curducci discusses how she found inspiration in her subjects’ body language and how that helps capture the true essence of the people she observes.

    Length: 00:24:09
  • Art Connection: Working Hands

    Ceramic artist, Gary Dudley, takes his memories, turns them into sculpture and then casts them in bronze. Abstract artist, Jason Rolf, draws inspiration from his surroundings and then challenges his viewers to navigate through his work. Rawhide braiding is dying out, but Tim George is a master of the craft and we take a look at this highly detailed oriented work and we discover the limits in the time sensitive art of glass blowing with Steven Monser.

    Length: 00:24:24



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