SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar

Showcase with Barbara Kellar

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 248 and on Insight Cable channel 192. For more information, visit 


Founders and Famous Families of Cincinnati

Founders and Famous Families of Cincinnati
On this episode, author Wendy Hart Beckman discusses her book Founders and Famous Families of Cincinnati, which recounts the rich history of the Queen City and how the contributions of many notable families have made Cincinnati a great place to live, visit and work. Through fascinating and intertwined stories, we discover how these visionaries helped to create the iconic skyline, world-class museums, idyllic parks and diverse neighborhoods. For more information about Wendy Hart Beckman, visit  

• July 5 at 8:30pm 
• July 6 at 8:30am, 1:30pm and 5:30pm 
• July 7 at 10:30am, 3:30pm and 10:30pm  


Spotlight on Wes Cowan

Spotlight on Wes Cowan
In the first half of this episode Barbara talks with Wes Cowan, founder, owner, and principal auctioneer of Cowan's Auctions, in Cincinnati. Wes talks about his travels all over the country appraising heirlooms on Antiques Roadshow and digging up clues on History Detectives.

On the second half of the program, Graydon Sikes introduces us to a rare and important piece of art history: a Cincinnati Art School painter's palette featuring miniature paintings by twelve prominent Cincinnati artists. These artists include: Avery Sharp (active late 19th century), Arthur Le Boutillier (active 1880s-early 20th century), Kataro Shirayamadani (1865-1925), Edward Potthast (1857-1927), Henry Farny (1847-1916), Thomas Corwin Lindsay (active 1858-early 20th century), Charles Webber (1825-1911), John Rettig (1858-1932), Albert Valentien (1862-1925), Martin Rettig (active late 19th-mid 20th century), Lewis Henry Meakin (1850-1917), and John Reilly (1858-1931).

These artists painted their individual scene in their style on one wooden artist’s palette. The only other similar palette known to exist resides in the Cincinnati Art Museum.  

• July 12 at 8:30pm 
• July 13 at 8:30am, 1:30pm and 5:30pm 
• July 14 at 10:30am, 3:30pm and 10:30pm  


Barbara Kellar 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.

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SHOWCASE With Barbara Kellar

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Watch Previous SHOWCASE Episodes Below

Showcase with Barbara Kellar | Music Therapy

Showcase with Barbara Kellar | Music Therapy

Peter Landgren & John Tew, MD discuss how Music Therapy can help people.

Showcase with Barbara Kellar | Carol Ann’s Carousel

Showcase with Barbara Kellar | Carol Ann’s Carousel

Tim Maloney,Tamara Harkavy,Willie Carden, and Jonathan Queen discuss Carol Ann's Carousel.