Art & Soul
This five-part series profiles cutting-edge artists and art exhibitions from around the country.
Eunice Parsons, Charan Po Rantan, The Beauty Box, Tim Decker and Grand Jete (#202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
* Eunice Parsons is a 96-year-old collage artist who works every day in her home studio.
* Japanese band (and sisters) 'Charan Po Rantan' share their unique take on popular music during a stop at the unique folk art environment in Houston called "The Orange Show."
*The Beauty Box is a site-specific art installation and performance space in the economically- challenged 3rd Ward neighborhood of Houston.
* Tim Decker is a cartoon animator whose extensive experience in the animation field ranges from Disney to knowledge art. * Dancer David Ward makes the leap as our cameras document the nuances of musculature, balance, height, distance and, of course, beauty.
Lynne Parks, Wonderbound Dance Company, Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul, Mark Simon and Houston Art Car Parade (#203H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
* Lynne Parks is a Baltimore-based photographer and visual artist who gravitates to urbanscapes, finding beauty in random design and juxtaposition.
* A new American dance company, Wonderbound, creates works that erase boundaries and engage artists and audiences in candid explorations of the human experience.
* Declan Kiely, head of the Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library and Museum, and co-curator of the exhibit, discusses "Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul."
* Mark Simon is an innovative artist whose work has been expanding the landscape of storyboarding for more than twenty years.
* The Art Car Parade of Houston, Texas is the largest of its kind, and one of the city's favorite summer events. Artists come from around the world to create mobile masterpieces and share in the fun.
Dan Dunn, Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Theatre, John Backderf, Korean Contemporary Art, Patrick Dougherty (#204H) Duration: 28:15 STEREO TVG
* Artist and entertainer Dan Dunn creates large, fascinating paintings with rapid strokes and breath-taking speed.
* Moving above an audience with fabric, hoops or trapeze, the performers of the Boulder, Colorado dance company Aerial Dance Theatre use the air as their stage.
* Artist John Backderf has written a graphic novel, "My Friend Dahmer," about someone he knew growing up in Ohio, the infamous Jeffrey Dahmer.
* Contemporary art from Korea is presented in the U.S. at an art fair in Houston.
* Patrick Dougherty constructs house/sculpture from twigs in a city park.
Kasia Bilhartz, Julie Green, Graham Nash and Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary (#205H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
* Kasia Bilhartz is a fire artist, which is to say she makes metal sculpture by using hollow tubing that feeds propane to multiple flames. Kind of like a Coleman stove, but much bigger and much, much prettier.
* Julie Green's "The Last Supper" is a provocative exhibit of 500 plates, each one the last meal of a death row inmate.
* Graham Nash, a founding member of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash, made his indelible mark as a music legend but photography has always been his first love, of sorts.
* The Museum of Modern Art presents "Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926 - 1938," an in-depth look into Belgium surrealist Rene Magritte's passion for turning everyday items into extraordinary objects before your eyes.
Punk Couture, Syd Moen, James De Rosso, Allen Bellman and Lucia Koch (#201H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
* Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, guides viewers through this year's exhibition, "Punk: Chaos to Couture."profiles cutting-edge artists and art exhibitions from around the country.
* Photographer Syd Moen turns the expansiveness of panoramic photography back onto itself in a series she calls "little planets."
* James De Rosso always knew he wanted to work in ceramics, but it all changed when he started making monsters.
* We reveal the secret identity of the man who drew Captain America, illustrator Allen Bellman.
* Brazilian installation artist Lucia Koch turns ordinary scenery into places begging to be seen. At the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio, Koch uses mirrors to capture light, and your attention.