SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar

SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar – Hope Taft and Jack Blosser

Season 11, Episode 14

Hope Taft and Jack Blosser

Fort Ancient Earthworks is the largest and best preserved hilltop enclosure in the United States. And if things go according to plan, it will soon become a UNESCO World Heritage site. On this episode, Barbara sits down with former First Lady of Ohio, Hope Taft and site manager Jack Blosser to discuss this historical treasure, as well as the Hopewell culture.

  • Saturday, March 28, at 6:30pm on CET
  • Sunday, March 29, at 8:30pm on CET Arts
  • Monday, March 30, at 8:30am, 1:30pm and 5:30pm on CET Arts
  • Tuesday, March 31, at 10:30am, 3:30pm and 10:30pm on CET Arts

SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar – Red Violin

Season 11, Episode 9

Red Violin

Built by Antonio Stradivari in 1720 and lost to history for over 200 years, perhaps no instrument holds as much allure and mystery as the Red Violin. On this episode, the instrument’s owner Elizabeth Pitcairn sits down for an interview with Barbara to discuss its creation and history. Pitcairn, a violin virtuoso, will play the instrument for three performance pieces you won’t want to miss.

  • Saturday, April 4, at 6:30pm on CET
  • Sunday, April 5, at 8:30pm on CET Arts
  • Monday, April 6, at 8:30am, 1:30pm and 5:30pm on CET Arts
  • Tuesday, April 7, at 10:30am, 3:30pm and 10:30pm on CET Arts

About SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar

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.

About Barbara Kellar

Barbara Kellar, host of SHOWCASE with 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.