Barbara Kellar hosts SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar, an arts and cultural series airing on CET Arts. The weekly series, produced by CET, will highlight the hottest theatrical shows; important artists, musicians and creative directors; and not-to-be missed exhibits at local museums and art galleries. The series will offer unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to art organizations in Greater Cincinnati.
CET Arts is available over-the-air on channel 48.3, on Time Warner Cable channel 987, on Cincinnati Bell Fiberoptics channel 297 and on Insight Cable channel 192. For more information, visit www.CETconnect.org/cet-arts/.
SHOWCASE: Dressing Downton
The series may be over, but the characters of Downton Abbey live on at the Taft Museum at the Dressing Downton Exhibit: Changing Fashions for Changing Times exhibit. On this episode, Barbara interviews Tamera Muente, the curator of the exhibit, about what it took to make this fabulous showing possible. The exhibition highlights the progression of women’s fashions in the first part of the 20th century while also revealing important information on the social and economic classes of the time. Learn more about the exhibit, which closes on September 25: http://dressingdowntoncincy.com/tickets.html.
• August 14 at 8:30pm
• August 15 at 8:30am, 1:30pm and 5:30pm
• August 16 at 10:30am, 3:30pm and 10:30pm
SHOWCASE: Carl Solway and Holly Spraul
Carl Solway is a survivor. He opened Carl Solway Gallery back in 1962 and, even since, he has featured modern and contemporary art that can’t be found anywhere else in the city. His gallery is the only member of the ADAA in the Tri-State region and, with his son Michael Solway, now president and director of the gallery, has shown no signs of slowing down. Join host Barbara Kellar to learn about this art legend. Learn more about the gallery: http://www.solwaygallery.com/.
Holly Spraul is somewhat of a newer addition to the Cincinnati gallery scene, but has already made a name for herself. Her gallery, which sits three doors down from Music Hall, has been featuring pieces representative of the human form through art since 2013. Her upcoming exhibit STRANIERO: MAURICE MATTEI’S PICTURES OF ITALY can be seen September 30th – November 13th at Wash Park Art in OTR. Watch as Barbara gets the scoop from this up and coming exhibitor. Learn more about the gallery: http://www.washparkart.com/.
• August 21 at 8:30pm
Barbara Weeks Kellar has served Cincinnati as a volunteer for more than 44 years – dedicated to serving the arts, youth and education. She hosts public television's SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar on CET Arts, which features interviews on behalf of the arts community.
Mrs. Kellar's involvement with CET began in 1967 when she participated in the first Action Auction. She was one of the first Auction volunteers and has been a volunteer ever since, serving as honorary chair of the 30th Anniversary Action Auction. She was instrumental in organizing the Auction Week Committee. And served on the Auction Executive Committee, as Auction Week Chairperson, as Connoisseur chairperson, and as a volunteer solicitor.
Mrs. Kellar has served in key roles with CET where she has won numerous awards including the President’s Award, a key to the City of Cincinnati, the Ohio Broadcasting Award for Development, the National Award for Excellence in Public Television Leadership and was honored at a 2010 Gala for her over 44 years of service to CET. CET's annual "Barbara Kellar Award" is presented to volunteers who are dedicated to CET's mission to educate, enrich and engage.