Every week meet fascinating artists and hear their stories about how a hobby became a passion.
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Detroit Institute of Music Education, also known as DIME, provides a unique music education that centers on the contemporary music industry. In Albany, New York, illustrator Cara Hanley creates artworks that encourage individuals to get in touch with their thoughts and emotions. For Reno-based artist Tina Vines, a love for vintage clothing and western wear led her to the art of chain stitch embroidery. We meet the artist and find out more about her designs and method. The Milwaukee Bucks art collection presents a variety of works in an unlikely venue. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this art gallery celebrates the surrounding community and the state, as a whole.
Artist Clayton Singleton recognizes the importance of creation. We travel to Norfolk, Virginia and learn more about his technique, inspiration, and striking, colorful works. We meet grand junction, Colorado based woodworker Greg Vigil, who applies his background in anthropology to his one-of-a-kind works of art. Fine art, murals, clothing design, pattern creation…for St. Petersburg, Florida artist Chad Mize, his canvas takes on many different forms and there are no limits to his bold ideas. Glassblowing is a special art form that requires tremendous skill and control. Since college, Nate Freeland has been using this technique to render vibrant, custom pieces.
Artist Erin Beckloff loves the tradition and history of letterpress. At the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, artists can display monumental works that may not find a home anywhere else. Singer-songwriter Annie Lennox explores her life journey through an installation at the museum. Baltimore-based interdisciplinary artist Abraham Burickson is co-founder and artistic director of odyssey works, a cross-genre collaborative of artists. Leslie Greeneisen is a sculptor in the Detroit area who shares her passion with her community.
We travel to Tampa Bay, Florida to learn more about a singular type of pottery made in prehistoric times. Through this art, we are able to gain an understanding of a past culture. We sit in on a music therapy session and find out how this universal language helps the human mind and spirit. Colorado-based artist Scott Hildebrandt, aka Mister Christmas, builds magical, miniature worlds. In repurposing vintage and antique items, he creates playful, special scenes on a very small scale. In Norfolk, Virginia, artist Spencer Tinkham sculpts wood. With an appreciation for biodiversity and the environment, he carves natural materials into an array of animals.
Body painting is a different and unique medium. Hear from the body paint factory in Reno, Nevada and see how a human body can be transformed into a work of art. The Addison gallery of American Art in Massachusetts explores Harlem's history, from the artists who documented it to the artists who define it today. In Mount Vernon, Ohio, four generations of one family have been creating handmade, hand-tooled leather goods from carpet bags and purses, to belts and keychains. John Kascht is a renowned caricature artist. He shares how caricature is a specialized form of portraiture that amplifies one's characteristics to find the true essence of a person.
Meet local photographer Ian Wright, who began his career as a photojournalist at 14 years old and has captured rare, candid moments of the Beatles, Ella Fitzgerald and the Rolling Stones, just to name a few. In 1969 NASA sent the first manned crew to the moon as part of the Apollo 11 lunar mission. Fifty years later, artifacts from that expedition are on view in an exhibition at Harvard. A group of freelance artists join together to create a media company that fosters community development. In Columbus, a young girl celebrates her Mexican heritage through traditional folklore dances.
Stephanee Grosscup is an ice choreographer and skating coach from Salt Lake City, UT and has been skating for 40+ years. She has been able to use her love and talents for ice skating to amass an impressive career on the ice. Remembered Light” was a touring stained-glass art exhibit in downtown Salt Lake City that showcased beautiful art made from the destruction of World War II. The musical “As One” tells the story of those who constructed the transcontinental railroad that linked the east and the west. In this segment, we go behind the scenes and see how this musical came to be. In Salt Lake City, Utah the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Emerald Project put together Ummah, an art exhibit that invites the community to see how Islam transcends the boundaries of nations.