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: David Fankhauser
Dr. David Fankhauser is a true renaissance man who played an important role in our country’s civil rights struggle. At 19 years of age, Dr. Fankhauser rode with the Freedom Riders — a group of activists who took a series of bus trips throughout the southern United States in protest of racial segregation of interstate bus terminals. During one such ride, Fankhauser was arrested and spent 42 days in jail. His time supporting this cause allowed him to cross paths with some American icons, including Martin Luther King Jr. In 2014 he was inducted into the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame and today he serves as a UC professor with interests in education, biology, chemistry, and traveling. Learn more: https://fankhauserblog.wordpress.com/.
• July 24 at 8:30pm
• July 25 at 8:30am, 1:30pm and 5:30pm
• July 26 at 10:30am, 3:30pm and 10:30pm
SHOWCASE: Peg Valentine, Thom and Beth Mariner, Otto Budig and Lynn Meyers.
Barbara’s first guest is Peg Valentine, the Vice President of Valentine Research Inc., a company that designs and manufactures consumer electronics. Her ongoing support of the University of Cincinnati has led to such honors as the “Circle of Excellence Benefactor,” the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumna Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Join us to discover what’s next for this local leader. Learn more about her here: https://www.uc.edu/trustees/trustees/m_valentine.html.
Next up, meet the Movers & Makers of Cincinnati. For more than two decades, Thom and Beth Mariner have been raising awareness about the work of local non-profit arts, culture and philanthropy groups in our area. More recently, their rebranded publication has grown to include the stories of individuals who make things happen in our community. Tune in for an exclusive interview with this buzzing pair. Learn more: http://moversmakers.org/.
Earlier in the season, Otto Budig gave SHOWCASE viewers a look into the renovation of Music Hall. Back by popular demand, viewers will now get to see his full extended sit down interview covering such topics as Mr. Budig’s service in the U.S. Airforce, the evolution of his business and his additional thoughts on the Music Hall project. Learn more about Otto: http://www.spmhcincinnati.org/.
Finally, Barbara pays a visit to Lynn Meyers, the Producing Artistic Director at the Ensemble Theatre, for an amusing “rapid fire” segment. The idea is to ask as many questions as possible, as quickly as possible, and Lynn has to answer them all without thinking. It’s a fun an exciting look into one of Cincinnati’s best artistic assets. Learn about the Ensemble Theatre: http://www.ensemblecincinnati.org/.
• Sunday, July 31, 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.