Barbara Kellar hosts SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar, an arts and cultural series airing on CET Arts and CET beginning June 17th. The weekly series, produced by CET, will highlight cultural luminaries, Cincinnati celebrities, the most important artists, and great performances. Each week enjoy in-depth interviews with the people who make this city move. Don’t miss sitting down with the Queen City’s cultural leaders and find out what’s happening around you. 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 Spectrum channel 987, on Cincinnati Bell Fiberoptics channel 297 and on Insight Cable channel 192. For more information, visit www.CETconnect.org/cet-arts/. CETHD is available over-the-air on channel 48.1, on Spectrum channel 1013, on Cincinnati Bell Fiberoptics channel 13 and on Insight Cable channel 916.
SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar: Tamara Harkavy and Ben Sloan
ArtWorks has been transforming Cincinnati buildings into breathtaking works of art since 1996. An award-winning non-profit organization, ArtWorks employs artistic youth to create beautiful murals throughout different parts of the city. The John Ruthven mural on 8th Street — ArtWorks; the Mr. Tarbell Tips His Hat on Vine and Central Parkway — ArtWorks; even the Singing Mural on the side of CET — all ArtWorks. Come get the scoop from the CEO & Artistic Director herself, Tamara Harkavy.
Then stick around for a conversation with Percussion Park visionary Ben Sloan. What once was an empty patch of grass in Price Hill is now a full on interactive drum set and percussion space made from paint cans, buckets, and other reused and recycled materials. Visually appealing, as well as functional, Percussion Park is one of the hottest new additions to Price Hill and drives dozens of children to musically pound on its surfaces every day.
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SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar: Jeff Ruby
Jeff Ruby has learned the ins-and-outs of the restaurant business since his time as a child in the kitchens of his mother and stepfather’s restaurants on the Jersey Shore. Since then, Jeff Ruby’s life has taken many twists and turns – leading him to a decorated football career, becoming a student at Cornell University, and ultimately as the founder and proprietor of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment. Since opening The Precinct in 1981, Jeff Ruby has crafted some of the finest steakhouses, not only in the Greater Cincinnati area, but the United States, according to Zagat, The Food Network, and USA Today. On this episode of SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar, Jeff Ruby sits down with Barbara to discuss his storied career as a restaurateur and personality in Cincinnati. Don’t miss this fascinating interview. Learn more at http://www.jeffruby.com/.
On CET Arts
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.