The Art Show – Season 12

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Season 12, Episode 1

Vulcan’s Forge Performing Arts Collaborative

Vulcan’s Forge Performing Arts Collaborative has been bringing challenged and unchallenged Cincinnati artists together in fellowship since 2016.

Lisa 'Liasi' Martin Smallwood

Tampa Bay artist Lisa “Liasi” Martin Smallwood paints portraits of jazz legends.

Boca Raton Museum of Art

Travel to the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida for an exhibit of contemporary art influenced by graphic novels and comic books.

Three Peak Designs

Three Peak Designs in California upcycles vintage ski lift chairs.

Season 12, Episode 2

The Contemporary Dayton

The Contemporary Dayton moves to its new home in the restored Dayton Arcade.

David McGee

Houston artist David McGee juxtaposes words and images to comment on the Black experience.

Art Deco tour of stylish buildings

Take an Art Deco tour of stylish buildings in sunny Miami Beach.

Corky Bennett

Meet The King of Reno, accordion player Corky Bennett.

Season 12, Episode 3

Tiffany Moyer

Cincinnati artist Tiffany Moyer mixes acrylic paint colors into unique fluid abstract creations.

The Center for Performance Arts and Learning

The Center for Performance Arts and Learning in Wixom, Michigan is an inclusive space to explore the arts.

Sarah Hambly

Reno artist and social media influencer Sarah Hambly crafts couture garments.

Museum of Graffiti

Visit the Museum of Graffiti, the world’s first museum dedicated exclusively to graffiti art.

Season 12, Episode 4

Walking with Words

University of Dayton graphic design students transform poems into visual art for Walking with Words at The Hub inside the Dayton Arcade.

Christian Faur

Granville, Ohio artist Christian Faur creates pixelated portraits from thousands of stacked crayons.

Caroline Young

Reno artist Caroline Young explores her Chinese heritage with paintings on silk.

enthusiastic community of roller skaters

Meet an enthusiastic community of roller skaters in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Season 12, Episode 5

Pull Club Studio

The printmakers of Pull Club Studio in Cincinnati find inspiration in nature, humor, and the Midwest.

Ari Christopher’s 'This Car Up'

Choreographer Ari Christopher’s “This Car Up” reinterprets the incident that triggered the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921.

Melvin Gomez

Ringling College of Art and Design student Melvin Gomez uses his talents to break the cycle of gun violence.

'Mrs. N’s Palace' Sculpture

Explore the monumental Louise Nevelson sculpture “Mrs. N’s Palace”.

Season 12, Episode 6

Quest Special Forces All-Star Dance Team

Meet the high-energy, special needs dancers of Quest Special Forces All-Star Dance Team in Beavercreek.

DonCee Coulter

Columbus artist DonCee Coulter crafts textured artworks using rugged textiles.

'Scarce' series by Ali Armstrong

The “Scarce” series by Ali Armstrong draws attention to endangered wildlife.

Frederick Hammersley

The Art1 computer program at the University of New Mexico gave abstract painter Frederick Hammersley a new way to make art in the 1960s.

Season 12, Episode 7

Padma Chebrolu

Ohio Heritage Fellow Padma Chebrolu teaches classical dance at the Cultural Centre of India in Cincinnati. A special thank you to the Hindu Temple of Dayton for assisting with this story.

Greenwood Imagine in Oklahoma

The artists of Greenwood Imagine in Oklahoma ask visitors to envision a world where the Tulsa Race Massacre never took place.

Martina Bruno

Meet “The Angel of New York”, subway singer Martina Bruno.

Kenny Jones

U.S. Coast Guardsman Kenny Jones creates an award-winning design for Nike sneakers.

Season 12, Episode 8

Cincinnati Art Museum’s Black Futures Series

The Cincinnati Art Museum’s Black Futures Series reflects on the past, present, and future of Black creativity.

Mark Sisson

Oklahoma printmaker Mark Sisson contemplates his lifetime of work both in and out of the classroom as he prepares to retire from teaching.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland

Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland for the exhibit “The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be”.

Season 12, Episode 9

Ben Carlson-Berne Scholarship music lessons

The Ben Carlson-Berne Scholarship provides high-quality, private music lessons for underserved youth in Cincinnati.

Sarasota High School in Florida

Historic Sarasota High School in Florida is transformed into an art museum and visual arts education center.

Chama Canyon Wilderness in New Mexico

Take a trip to the Chama Canyon Wilderness in New Mexico to visit a monastery designed by architect and woodworker George Nakashima.

Season 12, Episode 10


The Brightside in downtown Dayton launches their new music series.

Joel Daniel Phillips

Tulsa artist Joel Daniel Phillips creates life-size drawings of censored WPA-era photographic negatives that document the Great Depression.

Lisa Lee Herman

Florida artist Lisa Lee Herman demonstrates the traditional Japanese method of fish printing known as gyotaku.

Lewis Miller

Lewis Miller creates stunning pop-up floral flash art around New York City.

Season 12, Episode 11

Will Wilson

New Mexico photographer Will Wilson creates studio portraits of indigenous individuals that reflect the past.

Derin Fletcher

Akron artist Derin Fletcher creates vibrant colored pencil drawings.

Siobhan Monique

Meet singer Siobhan Monique, who comes from a talented St. Petersburg, Florida music family.

Jackson Pollock's drip painting 'Autumn Rhythm'

Visit New York City for a close-up look at Jackson Pollock’s drip painting “Autumn Rhythm”.

Season 12, Episode 12

Renee Wormack-Keels

Columbus fiber artist Renee Wormack-Keels creates art quilts that are rich with meaning.

Dinara Mirtalipova

The gouache illustrations of Dinara Mirtalipova are inspired by the culture of Uzbekistan.

Audubon Mural Project

The Audubon Mural Project in New York City brings awareness to birds threatened by climate change.

Learn why a campus stairwell covered in art is important to students and faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Season 12, Episode 13

Paul Laurence Dunbar House in Dayton

Visit the Paul Laurence Dunbar House in Dayton as the community celebrates the poet’s 150th birthday.

Sewah Studios foundry in Marietta, Ohio

Take a tour of the Sewah Studios foundry in Marietta, Ohio, which creates historic markers from coast to coast, including the new National Votes for Women Trail.

Mallory Feltz

Cincinnati artist Mallory Feltz builds an interactive display for BLINK.