The Art Show - Previous Guests
Our local arts program – The Art Show – presents profiles and features from the worlds of music, theater, dance and art in the Miami Valley along with national arts and cultural highlights. See who we’ve featured so far this season.
May 19 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
The Levitt Pavilion Dayton prepares for their second season of free outdoor concerts. https://levittdayton.org/
Meet world-class sitar player and Ohio Heritage Fellow Hasu Patel. https://hasupatel.com/
Travel to Albuquerque where We Are This City engages the community through artmaking experiences and exhibitions. http://wearethiscity.com/
May 12 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati entertains and educates audiences of all ages. https://www.thechildrenstheatre.com
Students from the Columbus College of Art & Design exhibit their flair for fashion. https://www.ccad.edu/fashion-show
Meet a fancy flock of chicken footstools crafted at The City Girl Farm in Kansas City. https://thecitygirlfarm.com/
May 5 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) celebrates fifty years of excellence and cultural diversity by hosting the 2019 International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference and Festival. https://www.dcdc.org/
Learn about the art of Japanese drumming from the performers of Tampa Taiko. http://www.tampataiko.com/
Artist Scott Hagan’s painted barns illustrate Ohio history. http://barnartist.com/
April 28 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
Reconnecting with art helps Cincinnati military veteran Russell Nelson on his path to recovery. https://guide.artswave.org/event/russell-nelson-pop-up-exhibit/
Traditional folklore dance brings generations together with Folclor Hispano’s annual performance in Columbus. https://www.facebook.com/OSUFolclor/
Astronaut Scott Kelly gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a photographer on the International Space Station. http://www.scottkelly.com/#home-section
PLUS – a performance by Cincinnati singer/songwriter Lauren Eylise. https://www.laureneylise.com/
April 21 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
Learn about the fine art of scratchboard from Cincinnati artists John Agnew and Rich Schafermeyer. http://scratchboardsociety.org/
There’s nothing old-fashioned about the sound of Kansas City jazz pianist Eddie Moore. https://www.eddiemooremusic.com/
Travel to Minneapolis to explore General Delivery, an installation by artist Emily Stover that allowed visitors to play the role of postman. http://northern.lights.mn/projects/emily-stover-general-delivery/#archive1
Meet Jon Juravich - an art teacher who earned the distinction of being the 2018 Ohio Teacher of the Year. http://education.ohio.gov/Media/Extra-Credit-Blog/Jonathan-Juravich
April 7 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
BLINK transforms downtown Cincinnati with light displays and interactive exhibits: http://www.blinkcincinnati.com/.
Portraits by photographer Tariq Tarey introduce Columbus residents to their new Bhutanese-Nepali neighbors: http://www.tariqtarey.com/neighbors.
Rochester, New York artist Andrea Durfee finds inspiration in ancient mythology: http://www.andreadurfee.com/.
Travel to Detroit to meet world champion ice sculptor Tajana Raukar: http://ice-sculptures.net/.
March 31 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
The Pens to Pictures collaborative teaches incarcerated women at Dayton Correctional Institution how to make their own short films, from script to screen: http://www.penstopictures.org/.
Cuban-born Cervilio Amador finds freedom as a principle dancer of the Cincinnati Ballet: https://www.cballet.org/.
Watercolor artist Ken Landon Buck is also an educator who enjoys sharing the lessons he’s learned: http://kenlandonbuck.org/.
March 24 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
ReImagining Works commissions new, original artwork for branches of the Dayton Metro Library: http://www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/works.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to MMELO Boutique Confections in the Short North Arts District of Columbus: http://www.mmelo.co/.
The one-man show “Bond: A Soldier and His Dog” by Iraq War veteran Logan Black captivates audiences at the Kansas City Fringe Festival: http://fishtanktheater.blogspot.com/2015/09/bond-soldier-and-his-dog-by-logan-black.html.
February 24 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
The Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton provides a variety of programs and unique arts experiences to Butler County residents. https://www.fittoncenter.org/
Also known as Mama Fasi, Ohio Heritage Fellow Linda Thomas Jones shares her passion for African drumming. https://www.drumwomanproductions.net
Oklahoma portrait artist Reian Williams is given a golden opportunity at the Academy Awards in Hollywood. https://www.reianwilliamsfineart.com/
February 17 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
Dayton’s Caitlin Cartwright uses art as a tool for peace and social change. https://www.caitlincartwright.com/
Reno printmaker Katherine Case combines poetry and art. http://meridianletterpress.com/
Students at the Columbus College of Art & Design create enrichment items for animals at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
PLUS – a performance by Cincinnati hip-hop artist Dayo Gold. https://twitter.com/itsdayogold
February 10 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
The King Records story is brought to life in a new musical at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. https://www.cincyplay.com/productions/cincinnati-king
Hear Jane Roar provides a safe platform for women in Columbus to share their stories and become empowered. https://www.hearjaneroar.org/
Cleveland author Keith Allen creates pop-up storybooks. https://www.messypopup.com/
Artists and volunteers bring the full-scale Space Whale sculpture to life in the desert for Burning Man. http://www.thespacewhale.com/
February 3 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
Great creative ideas are born at The Collaboratory in Dayton. http://www.daytoncollaboratory.org
One of their success stories, the Dayton Sewing Collaborative, uses sewing as a common thread to bring people together. https://daytonsewing.com/
Get a sneak peek of the new work commissioned by Opera Columbus and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra based on the Great Flood of 1913. https://www.operacolumbus.org/events/the-flood/
Colorado artist Greg Vigil shares his woodworking process.
January 27 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
Cincinnati’s TRIIIBE is a group of artists who stand together at the intersection of art and activism, challenging the boundaries of society. http://triiibeworldwide.com
A chance encounter inspired Cairo-born abstract painter Bassmi Ibrahim to follow his passion. http://www.bassmi.com/
Nevada welder Jim Moffitt transforms metal into 360-degree works of art. https://twistedsteelnv.com/
Travel to the North Market in Columbus to sample creative treats at Coco Cat Bakery & Chocolates. https://www.cococatbakery.com/
January 20 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
Cincinnati woodworker Jeff Vollmer reveals some of the secrets of his puzzle boxes: http://merchantsofmirth.weebly.com/.
A Columbus exhibit of work by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Max Desfor gives us a look back at the Korean War: http://www.ohio.org/events/exhibit-tour-the-forgotten-war-korea-1950-photographs-by-max-desfor.
Travel to New York City for a ride on Jane’s Carousel - a lovingly restored, historic jewel that once called Youngstown, Ohio home: http://janescarousel.com/.
Meet Arizona sculptor Bobby Zokaites, who uses a Roomba robot vacuum as a paint brush: http://www.bobbyzokaites.com/work#/roomba-paintings/.
January 13 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
A conceptual wall drawing by the late Sol LeWitt is reinstalled on the Wright State University campus: https://liberal-arts.wright.edu/art-galleries.
Columbus artist Mandi Caskey brings the spirit animals of Compton Construction employees to life: http://comptonllc.com/spirit-animal-sightings/.
The magic of the midway is celebrated at the Showmen’s Museum near Tampa, Florida: http://showmensmuseum.org/.
California’s Sandra E. Artist uses the human body as the canvas for her walking works of art: http://www.seartiststudio.com/sandra-e-artist.html.
January 6 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
Chase Public brings artists and audiences together in Cincinnati’s Northside: https://www.chasepublic.com/.
Travel to Columbus to meet special-effects makeup artist Janae Smith: http://www.rawartists.org/janaesmithart.
British artist Philip Worthington combines graphic design and technology to create shadow monsters: https://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/shadow-monsters/.
Videographer Thomas Ashcraft documents rare atmospheric phenomena at his New Mexico lab: http://www.heliotown.com/.
December 30 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
New Carlisle artist Jean Koeller enjoys painting en plein air: http://www.jeankoeller.com/.
Worthington, Ohio’s historic Trondlin fortepiano undergoes a complete restoration: http://worthingtonhistory.org/.
Ensemble Ibérica brings the music of Spain and Portugal to Kansas City audiences: http://www.ensembleiberica.org/.
Minneapolis photographer Sarah Beth Ernhart specializes in modern and unique pet portraits: http://sarahbethphotography.com/.
December 23 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
Visit the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio: https://www.ohiohistory.org/visit/museum-and-site-locator/national-afro-american-museum.
Woodworker James Mellick crafts a special collection of wounded warrior dogs at his Union County, Ohio workshop: http://jamesmellick.com/home_005.htm.
Travel to Arizona to meet alabaster sculptor Susan Zalkind: http://www.alabaster.net/.
Minnesota artist Kurt Seaberg creates lithographs of mysterious and haunting landscapes: http://www.kurtseaberg.com/.
December 16 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
Dayton artist Annie Lee-Zimerle creates playful images with a powerful message: http://www.annieleezimerle.com/.
Check out the free-flowing style of Columbus fashion designer Voszi Douglas: https://www.facebook.com/voszi.douglas.
The Butterfly Project of Houston’s Holocaust Museum connects generations: http://butterflies.hmh.org/.
Flophouse Skateboards creates hand-painted and custom decks in Ann Arbor, MI: https://www.facebook.com/flophousesk8boards/.
December 9 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
The stunning works of the husband-and-wife team behind Koverman Mosaic are part of the fabric of Cincinnati: http://koverman-mosaic.com/.
Meet the members of the Columbus tap-dance company Movement Afoot: http://movementafoottap.com/.
New Mexico photographer Kirk Gittings finds a sense of presence in abandoned and unpopulated places: http://www.gittingsphoto.com/.
Florida wildlife artist Virginia Fifield creates realistic charcoal portraits: http://virginiafifield.com/.