The Art Show - Previous Guests
Our local arts program – The Art Show – presents profiles and features from the worlds of music, theater, dance and art in the Miami Valley along with national arts and cultural highlights. See who we’ve featured so far this season.
December 8 at 6pm on CET & December 9 at 8pm on CET Arts
The stunning works of the husband-and-wife team behind Koverman Mosaic are part of the fabric of Cincinnati: http://koverman-mosaic.com/.
Meet the members of the Columbus tap-dance company Movement Afoot: http://movementafoottap.com/.
New Mexico photographer Kirk Gittings finds a sense of presence in abandoned and unpopulated places: http://www.gittingsphoto.com/.
Florida wildlife artist Virginia Fifield creates realistic charcoal portraits: http://virginiafifield.com/.
Season 9 - Episode 13
S.O.S. (Save Our Souls) Art Cincinnati promotes art as a vehicle for peace, justice and a better world: https://sosartcincinnati.wordpress.com/.
Yellow Springs sculptor Jon Barlow Hudson creates public art on a monumental scale: http://www.hudsonsculpture.art/.
Behavioral health centers in Southwest Ohio are embracing music therapy as a tool in addiction treatment and recovery: https://music-therapy-cincinnati.com/.
Season 9 - Episode 12
Newly-resettled in Dayton, refugee artist Mohammed Hanif Esmaty paints images of his Afghan homeland from memory: https://www.cranestudiosmarket.com/visiting-artists/.
Abstract landscape painter Laura Leigh Lanchantin works en plein air in the Catskill Mountains: https://www.lauraleighlanchantin.com/
Learn about the Unsung Heroes Living History Project in Sacramento, which honors the service of African American military veterans: https://www.unsungheroeslhp.org/.
Meet the soldier musicians of the 323D Army Band at historic Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas: https://www.facebook.com/FortSamsOwn.
Season 9 - Episode 11
Nate Freeland of Neusole Glassworks in Cincinnati demonstrates the art of glassblowing: http://www.neusoleglassworks.com/.
Visit The Messenger Wall, a sculptural mural in the Short North Arts District of Columbus: https://www.columbusnavigator.com/messenger-wall-short-north/.
Minneapolis dancer Gadu Doushin performs Butoh, an avant-garde Japanese art form: http://doushinresonance.com/.
Season 9 - Episode 10
The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus builds bridges of understanding through music: http://www.daytongaymenschorus.org/.
Travel to Columbus to meet Nikos Fyodor Rutkowski, who is both a special-effects artist and a fine art painter: https://www.columbusmakesart.com/artist/7628-nikos-fyodor-rutkowski.
Sacramento artist Pat Mahony refuses to let personal challenges stand in the way of her talent or her compulsion to create: http://www.mahonyart.com/Home_Page.php..
Artist Robin Cass of Rochester, New York, crafts otherworldly scientific specimens from hot-sculpted glass and metal: http://www.robincass.com/.
Season 9 - Episode 9
Cincinnati’s Art for All People uses artmaking to bring healing to those in crisis: http://www.artforallpeople.org/.
Visit the humble cottage of writer Edgar Allan Poe: http://bronxhistoricalsociety.org/poe-cottage/.
Travel to Cocoa, FL to meet sixth-grade violinist Emma Brandenburg.
Arizona video artist Steve Gompf turns thrift store finds into fictional Victorian-era TV sets.
Season 9 - Episode 8
Renowned choir director Dr. Catherine Roma uses music to unite and inspire the incarcerated: https://worldhousechoir.org.
The innovative CANVASxDetroit arts platform is transforming their community through creative literacy and arts-centric problem solving: http://canvasxdetroit.tumblr.com/.
Travel to South Florida a thousand years from now to check out Daniel Arsham’s Welcome to the Future installation: https://www.danielarsham.com/.
Meet young Milwaukee artist Gabriela Riveros, whose colorful illustrations are inspired by her Paraguayan roots: http://chanchitariveros.com/.
Season 9 - Episode 7
Erin Beckloff keeps alive the art of letterpress printing: http://www.erinbeckloff.com/.
The third annual Contemporary Ceramics competition in Zanesville is profiled. Meet artist Doug Swift: https://www.facebook.com/dswift4.
The Lighthouse Guild in New York is the only community music school in the country for people who are blind or visually impaired: https://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/education/.
Season 7 - Episode 3
Cincinnati photographer Tina Gutierrez uses developmental movement to capture the authentic self of her subjects: http://www.tinagutierrezartsphotography.com/.
The ancient game of chess is flourishing all across the city of Columbus: http://www.centralchessclub.com/Site/Home.html.
Music creates a bond of brothers for the vocalists of Detroit’s Vision Male Ensemble.
Season 7 - Episode 2
Dayton guitar maker Gearld Strickland builds the sound of music: http://www.gstrickland.com/.
Visit the Fantastic Food Garden Mural in Columbus: http://summerjamwest.org/fantasticfoodgarden/.
Houston street photographer Alonzo Williams Jr. steps out of his comfort zone with the Everyday Strangers project: http://www.everydaystrangers.net/.
Dancers in Minnesota share the meaning, history, and ceremonial dress of three unique Native American dances.
Season 7 - Episode 1
Cincinnati’s Nancy Hopkins creates one-of-a-kind ceramics and sculpture from terracotta earthenware: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHopkinsDesigns/.
The Bodies@Work exhibit in Columbus reveals the creative collaboration between fashion designer Isabel Toledo and artist Ruben Toledo: https://www.columbusmuseum.org/art/bodies-at-work-the-art-of-ruben-and-isabel-toledo/.
Sacramento’s Artisan Mind engages the creative abilities of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia: http://artisanmind.org/.
We travel to Texas to meet the glassmaking couple behind Houston Studio Glass: http://www.houstonstudioglass.com/.
Season 6 - Episode 13
The artmaking process of Yellow Springs potter Naysan McIlhargey forges a unique bond: http://mvpottery.com/.
Composer and performer Eddy Kwon brings music education to the Price Hill neighborhood with MYCincinnati: http://www.mycincinnatiorchestra.org/.
Explore the Covington, Kentucky, studio of fine art taxidermist Jeremy Johnson: http://www.meddlingwithnature.com/about/people/jeremy/.
Season 6 - Episode 12
Dayton’s Gem City Ballet celebrates 25 years of producing professional dancers: gemcityballet.org/.
Virginia Overton repurposes discarded marble for a sculpture at the newly renovated Columbus Metropolitan Library: whitecube.com/news/virginia_overton_commission
The Aspen Music Festival and School is a training ground for young classical musicians: aspenmusicfestival.com/.
Costumes make the leap from idea on the page to reality on the stage at the Arizona Opera: azopera.org/.
Season 6 - Episode 11
Russian-born Cincinnati artist Ivanka Lempitsky transforms found objects into fine jewelry: https://www.facebook.com/ArtistIvanka/.
Artist Robert Buck reflects on highly-charged American experiences in his solo exhibit in Columbus, States of America: https://pizzuticollection.org/exhibition/robert-beck-robert-buck-states-of-america/.
Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde teams up with a Colorado scientist to create a rainbow: http://www.berndnaut.nl/.
Travel to Detroit to meet fiber artist Carole Harris: http://www.charris-design.com/.
Season 6 - Episode 10
Cincinnati photographer Steve Ziegelmeyer captures everything from rock concerts and events, to portraits and landscapes: http://ziegelmeyerphotography.com/.
Columbus artisan Larissa Boiwka creates a special corset for the PBS series Mercy Street: http://www.wildehunt.com/.
Visit the studio of Cleveland portrait artist Judy Carducci: http://www.judithcarducci.com/.
The Listening Room Festival brings music performances into Tampa living rooms: http://www.listeningroomfestival.com/.
Season 9 - Episode 6
Learn about the unique Casavant Organ inside Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Dayton: http://westminsterdayton.org/music/organ-history.html.
Travel to Milwaukee to check out the ‘Artists at Work’ exhibit at the Grohmann Museum: https://www.msoe.edu/grohmann-museum/.
Orlando student artist Brooke Hill tackles tough topics in her work.
The California Art Club in Pasadena marks over a century of fellowship for traditional fine artists: http://www.californiaartclub.org/.
Season 9 - Episode 5
The Cincinnati Black Theatre Company celebrates African American theatre, culture, and history: https://cincinnatiblacktheatre.org/.
Capital City Pipes & Drums brings the music and dance traditions of the Scottish Highlands to Central Ohio: http://www.capitalcitypipesanddrums.com/.
The work of London-based conceptual artist Mona Hatoum explores the nature of home: https://www.menil.org/exhibitions/247-mona-hatoum-terra-infirma.
Former Cincinnati Enquirer political cartoonist Dwane Powell looks back on a lifetime of covering the news: https://twitter.com/dwanepowell.
Season 9 - Episode 4
Retired Dayton pastor Yvette Walker Dalton returns to her artistic roots.
Travel to Minnesota to learn storytelling secrets from renowned biographer William Souder: https://www.facebook.com/williamsouderauthor/.
Kansas City artist Jarrett Mellenbruch creates a haven for wild honeybees: https://www.jarrettmellenbruch.com/.
Get acquainted with the ‘sugar rush art’ of Sacramento painter Jared Konopitski: http://jaredkonopitski.com/.
Season 9 - Episode 3
Newly resettled in Cincinnati with his family, Syrian refugee Ahmad Darouich continues to perfect his craft as a painter: https://www.cliftonculturalarts.org/exhibits/current-upcoming-exhibits/paintings-by-syrian-refugee-ahmad-darouich/.
Songwriter Lou Poster of the Columbus band Drift Mouth celebrates the sounds of coal country: http://driftmouth.com/.
Minneapolis visual artist Moira Bateman creates unique sculptural dresses inspired by the natural world: http://www.moirabateman.com/.
The paintings of Florida artist Jordan Senarens explore the intersection of math and time: https://www.jordansenarensart.com/.
Season 9 - Episode 2
The Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center opens its doors in downtown Dayton: http://www.thefunkcenter.org/.
Travel to Philadelphia and step back in time with a visit to the Museum of the American Revolution: https://www.amrevmuseum.org/.
Get a sneak peek of Human Flow from filmmaker Ai Weiwei, which illustrates the staggering scale and impact of the refugee crisis: https://www.humanflow.com/.
Season 9 - Episode 1
From Black to Gold shares the journey of up-and-coming Cincinnati music artist Dayo Gold as he finds his true self through his words, his beats, and the culture of hip hop: https://www.facebook.com/itsdayogold/.
Travel to Cleveland to check out George Bellows’ famous and controversial 1909 boxing painting Stag at Sharkey’s: https://www.clevelandart.org/exhibitions/stag-sharkey%E2%80%99s-george-bellows-and-art-sports.
Storm chaser Stephen Locke uses his camera to capture the fury of mother nature: http://www.stephenlocke.com.
Each summer, Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 6x6 exhibition showcases thousands of original, small artworks: http://roco6x6.org/6x6x2018_intro.
Season 6 - Episode 9
Cincinnati’s cutting-edge performance group concert:nova performs chamber music with a visual twist: http://concertnova.com/.
Travel to the Columbus shop of Beck & Orr Bookbinders, where precious books have been repaired and restored for more than 100 years: www.beckandorr.com/.
Self-taught Cleveland artist Craig Mitchell Smith molds glass into three-dimensional shapes: www.craigmitchellsmith.com/.
Inspired by the Buddhist tradition, Tampa’s Paula Brett makes one-of-a-kind mandalas out of candy: http://paulambrett.com/.