This series celebrates the creative community through exhibiting fascinating and unique compositions from working artists. It not only showcases talented individuals - from poets to painters - but also aims to inspire viewers to think about the arts and artists in new ways, and promote a deeper understanding of the creative process. Each episode features three or four profiles of artists representing a variety of disciplines.
Episode #112H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Matt Thompson has perfected the centuries-old craft of neon in his 30 years as a sign maker. The LEAV iPhone app allows people to unlock art experiences throughout the Twin Cities based on factors such as location and time of day. Sheila Smith, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, shares accomplishments from its 40-year history. And Adam Turman creates the 2015 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art inspired by the Fair's beloved landmarks and attractions, old and new.
Episode #113H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The Arts Partners lead the organizations that share the stages of Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Bruce Coppock, The Schubert Club's Barry Kempton, Minnesota Opera's Nina Archabal, and the Ordway's Patricia Mitchell talk about the unique partnership formed to build the new concert hall, welcoming new audiences to an array of world-class performances.
Episode #206 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Actor Tyler Michaels, known for his physical, scene-stealing roles, has graced many stages around the Twin Cities. Rooted in the traditions of basket making, Mary Giles' work has evolved into sculptural pieces inspired by nature. William Souder is a renowned writer whose biography of John James Audubon was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. Neo-soul singer/songwriter Mayyadda performs her original song, Black is Beautiful, at Patrick's Cabaret.
- KQED World: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
Episode #201H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Syrian photographer Osama Esid's mission is to document and further understand his varied communities. Made Here, led by Joan Vorderbruggen of Hennepin Theatre Trust, fills empty windows with local art in Downtown Minneapolis. Born in Columbia and adopted by a Minnesota family, painter Paul Peterson is creating a Columbian-themed series to help his recently found biological family. Led by teacher Crystal Spring, the acting program at Washburn High School empowers students to explore race, abuse and other issues that impact them.
Episode #207 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
History Theatre's production of Glensheen by Jeffrey Hatcher and Chan Poling examines the story of the 1977 Duluth murders. Greta Claire is an abstract painter obsessed with color and texture and the constant need to create. Cartoonist Tom Richmond is a regular contributor to MAD Magazine and recipient of the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Pianist Zhen Tu performs Etude No. 3 Un sospiro, arranged by Franz Liszt, in the Ordway's Concert Hall.
Episode #202H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Oil painter Leslie Barlow explores multiculturalism and identity through portraiture. Chai Lee performs and teaches the significance of the Qeej, an instrument widely known as a cultural symbol of Hmong identity. Amara Hark-Weber creates handmade custom shoes in traditional and conceptual designs. Multifaceted musician Eric Mayson accompanies a modern dance class at Zenon Dance and performs "Skyline" from his debut solo album Detail.
Episode #208 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
A graffiti artist since high school, Peyton Scott Russell uses his craft to educate young people. Lisa Friedrich's materials include fire, gunpowder and smoke to create cityscapes of her hometown. Ernest Miller alters his ceramic vessels and custom-glazes signature pieces that bridge modern and traditional design. Singer, composer and teacher Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan specializes in classical and semi-classical Indian music.
- KQED World: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me
Episode #203H Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Marlon James earned the Man Booker Prize, one of the world's most respected literary awards, for his 2014 novel set in his native Jamaica. James Brenner engages the community when creating large-scale public art pieces. Sisters Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kapernick of the acoustic folk-duo The Ericksons started their musical careers as a way to cope with loss and personal tragedy.
Episode #209 Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
Peter Haakon Thompson engages audiences outside of the traditional gallery setting through participation, interaction and conversation. Keren Kroul's large-scale watercolors are inspired by her memories growing up in Mexico, Israel and Costa Rica. Urban planner Weiming Lu integrates technology in his traditional Chinese calligraphy. Cantus performs "Mu isamaa on minu arm (Land of my Fathers)" from A Singing Revolution.
- KQED World: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 9:00am Remind me