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Greater Cincinnati is home to a rich, vibrant and thriving arts and cultural community.  arts Bridge, a new weekly series from CET, takes a look at the arts and the art scene in and around Cincinnati. Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, will host the series. Each week Evans will introduce profiles and features from the worlds of music, theatre, dance and art in Greater Cincinnati along with a variety of national arts and cultural highlights.

arts Bridge airs at 6pm on Saturdays on CET and at 8pm Sundays on CET Arts.

Aired September 24 on CET & September 25 on CET arts
Season 4 - Episode 3

Spoken Word Artist Jori Ann Cotton loves to share her passion for poetrySpoken Word Artist Jori Ann Cotton loves to share her passion for poetry: http://elementz.org/programs/voices-of-freedom/ 

Dayton artist John F. Emery uses journals, maps and typography in his watercolorsDayton artist John F. Emery uses journals, maps and typography in his watercolors: http://johnfemery.com

The Rose Kennedy Greenway’s fresh vision for public art includes a soaring sculpture by Janet Echelman that, for the moment, is redefining the Boston skylineThe Rose Kennedy Greenway’s fresh vision for public art includes a soaring sculpture by Janet Echelman that, for the moment, is redefining the Boston skyline: http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/

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Airs October 1 on CET & October 2 on CET arts
Season 4 - Episode 5

Interdisciplinary artist Radha Lakshmi, whose work is inspired by the rituals of women in South IndiaInterdisciplinary artist Radha Lakshmi, whose work is inspired by the rituals of women in South India: http://radartist.com/

SMAG Dance Collective, a contemporary fusion dance company founded by Michael Groomes in 2003SMAG Dance Collective, a contemporary fusion dance company founded by Michael Groomes in 2003: http://www.smagdance.org/

Hilliard artist Toni Lipsey learned to crochet when she was 13 and was immediately hookedHilliard artist Toni Lipsey learned to crochet when she was 13 and was immediately hooked: https://www.etsy.com/people/TLYarnCrafts

A glimpse inside a family owned business that focuses on the art of gelato makingA glimpse inside a family owned business that focuses on the art of gelato making: http://gelazzi.com/


arts Bridge is part of a unique public television collaboration. Features about Cincinnati area arts and artists will be paired with national stories from across the country and broadcast as part of CET’s locally-produced arts Bridge. In addition, Cincinnati area segments from arts Bridge will be made available to public television stations across the country extending the reach of greater Cincinnati arts well beyond southwest Ohio.

Contact arts Bridge at artsBridge@CETconnect.org to suggest an artist or story for the series.

The series is made possible in part by: The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund; The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation; The Corbett Foundation; Macy’s; The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee; The George and Margaret McLane Foundation; The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation.

Evans Mirageas

 

Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, is widely considered one of the most talented and respected artistic leaders in the classical music industry today. Mirageas brings to Cincinnati Opera a broad range of experience in both opera and symphonic music, as well as a long history of successful part­nerships with many of the world’s leading singers and conductors.

 

Mirageas’s varied career in classical music has included radio production with the nationally renowned WFMT radio station in Chicago, Artistic Administrator to Seiji Ozawa at the Boston Symphony, and Senior Vice President of Artists and Repertoire for the Decca Record Company. In addition, he is an award-winning record producer, lecturer, interviewer, presenter, and awards panelist. He is also the Vice President for Artistic Planning for The Atlanta Symphony. Since 1999, Mirageas has served as an independent artistic advisor to conductors, instrumentalists, sing­ers, symphony orchestras, opera companies, and other performing arts organizations throughout the United States and Europe.