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The Art Show

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.

December 9 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16
Season 7 - Episode 5

The stunning works of the husband-and-wife team behind Koverman Mosaic are part of the fabric of Cincinnati 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 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 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 portraitsFlorida wildlife artist Virginia Fifield creates realistic charcoal portraits: http://virginiafifield.com/

 

Season 9 - Episode 13
November 18 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

S.O.S. (Save Our Souls) Art Cincinnati promotes art as a vehicle for peace, justice and a better world S.O.S. (Save Our Souls) Art Cincinnati promotes art as a vehicle for peace, justice and a better world: https://sosartcincinnati.wordpress.com/.

Yellow Springs sculptor Jon Barlow Hudson creates public art on a monumental scale Yellow Springs sculptor Jon Barlow Hudson creates public art on a monumental scale: http://www.hudsonsculpture.art/.

Behavioral health centers in Southwest Ohio are embracing music therapy as a tool in addiction treatment and recovery Behavioral health centers in Southwest Ohio are embracing music therapy as a tool in addiction treatment and recovery: https://music-therapy-cincinnati.com/.

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Season 9 - Episode 12
November 11 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

Newly-resettled in Dayton, refugee artist Mohammed Hanif Esmaty paints images of his Afghan homeland from memory Newly-resettled in Dayton, refugee artist Mohammed Hanif Esmaty paints images of his Afghan homeland from memory: https://www.cranestudiosmarket.com/visiting-artists/.

Abstract landscape painter Laura Leigh Lanchantin works en plein air in the Catskill Mountains Abstract landscape painter Laura Leigh Lanchantin works en plein air in the Catskill Mountains: https://www.lauraleighlanchantin.com/

Learn about the Unsung Heroes Living History Project in Sacramento, which honors the service of African American military veterans Learn about the Unsung Heroes Living History Project in Sacramento, which honors the service of African American military veterans: https://www.unsungheroeslhp.org/.

Meet the soldier musicians of the 323D Army Band at historic Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TexasMeet the soldier musicians of the 323D Army Band at historic Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas: https://www.facebook.com/FortSamsOwn.    

 

Season 9 - Episode 11
November 4 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

Nate Freeland of Neusole Glassworks in Cincinnati demonstrates the art of glassblowing Nate Freeland of Neusole Glassworks in Cincinnati demonstrates the art of glassblowing: http://www.neusoleglassworks.com/.  

Visit The Messenger Wall, a sculptural mural in the Short North Arts District of Columbus Visit The Messenger Wall, a sculptural mural in the Short North Arts District of Columbus: https://www.columbusnavigator.com/messenger-wall-short-north/.

Minneapolis dancer Gadu Doushin performs Butoh, an avant-garde Japanese art form Minneapolis dancer Gadu Doushin performs Butoh, an avant-garde Japanese art form: http://doushinresonance.com/.

 

Season 9 - Episode 10
October 28 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus builds bridges of understanding through music The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus builds bridges of understanding through music: http://www.daytongaymenschorus.org/.

Travel to Columbus to meet Nikos Fyodor Rutkowski, who is both a special-effects artist and a fine art painter Travel to Columbus to meet Nikos Fyodor Rutkowski, who is both a special-effects artist and a fine art painter: https://www.columbusmakesart.com/artist/7628-nikos-fyodor-rutkowski.

Sacramento artist Pat Mahony refuses to let personal challenges stand in the way of her talent or her compulsion to create Sacramento artist Pat Mahony refuses to let personal challenges stand in the way of her talent or her compulsion to create: http://www.mahonyart.com/Home_Page.php..

Sacramento artist Pat Mahony refuses to let personal challenges stand in the way of her talent or her compulsion to createArtist Robin Cass of Rochester, New York, crafts otherworldly scientific specimens from hot-sculpted glass and metal: http://www.robincass.com/.

 

Season 9 - Episode 9
October 21 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

Cincinnati’s Art for All People uses artmaking to bring healing to those in crisis Cincinnati’s Art for All People uses artmaking to bring healing to those in crisis: http://www.artforallpeople.org/.   

Visit the humble cottage of writer Edgar Allan Poe Visit the humble cottage of writer Edgar Allan Poe: http://bronxhistoricalsociety.org/poe-cottage/.

Travel to Cocoa, FL to meet sixth-grade violinist Emma Brandenburg. Travel to Cocoa, FL to meet sixth-grade violinist Emma Brandenburg. 

Arizona video artist Steve Gompf turns thrift store finds into fictional Victorian-era TV sets.Arizona video artist Steve Gompf turns thrift store finds into fictional Victorian-era TV sets.

 

Season 9 - Episode 8
October 14 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

Renowned choir director Dr. Catherine Roma uses music to unite and inspire the incarcerated Renowned choir director Dr. Catherine Roma uses music to unite and inspire the incarcerated: https://worldhousechoir.org.

The innovative CANVASxDetroit arts platform is transforming their community through creative literacy and arts-centric problem solving The innovative CANVASxDetroit arts platform is transforming their community through creative literacy and arts-centric problem solving: http://canvasxdetroit.tumblr.com/.

Travel to South Florida a thousand years from now to check out Daniel Arsham’s Welcome to the Future installation Travel to South Florida a thousand years from now to check out Daniel Arsham’s Welcome to the Future installation: https://www.danielarsham.com/.

Meet young Milwaukee artist Gabriela Riveros, whose colorful illustrations are inspired by her Paraguayan rootsMeet young Milwaukee artist Gabriela Riveros, whose colorful illustrations are inspired by her Paraguayan roots: http://chanchitariveros.com/.

 

Season 9 - Episode 7
October 7 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

Erin Beckloff keeps alive the art of letterpress printing Erin Beckloff keeps alive the art of letterpress printing: http://www.erinbeckloff.com/

The third annual Contemporary Ceramics competition in Zanesville is profiled. Meet artist Doug Swift The third annual Contemporary Ceramics competition in Zanesville is profiled. Meet artist Doug Swift: https://www.facebook.com/dswift4.

The Lighthouse Guild in New York is the only community music school in the country for people who are blind or visually impaired The Lighthouse Guild in New York is the only community music school in the country for people who are blind or visually impaired: https://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/education/.

 

Season 7 - Episode 3
September 30 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

Cincinnati photographer Tina Gutierrez uses developmental movement to capture the authentic self of her subjects Cincinnati photographer Tina Gutierrez uses developmental movement to capture the authentic self of her subjects: http://www.tinagutierrezartsphotography.com/.

The ancient game of chess is flourishing all across the city of Columbus The ancient game of chess is flourishing all across the city of Columbus: http://www.centralchessclub.com/Site/Home.html.

Music creates a bond of brothers for the vocalists of Detroit’s Vision Male Ensemble. Music creates a bond of brothers for the vocalists of Detroit’s Vision Male Ensemble.

 

Season 7 - Episode 2
September 23 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

Dayton guitar maker Gearld Strickland builds the sound of music Dayton guitar maker Gearld Strickland builds the sound of music: http://www.gstrickland.com/.

Visit the Fantastic Food Garden Mural in Columbus Visit the Fantastic Food Garden Mural in Columbus: http://summerjamwest.org/fantasticfoodgarden/.

Houston street photographer Alonzo Williams Jr. steps out of his comfort zone with the Everyday Strangers project Houston street photographer Alonzo Williams Jr. steps out of his comfort zone with the Everyday Strangers project: http://www.everydaystrangers.net/.

Dancers in Minnesota share the meaning, history, and ceremonial dress of three unique Native American dances. Dancers in Minnesota share the meaning, history, and ceremonial dress of three unique Native American dances.

 

Season 7 - Episode 1
September 16 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

Cincinnati’s Nancy Hopkins creates one-of-a-kind ceramics and sculpture from terracotta earthenware Cincinnati’s Nancy Hopkins creates one-of-a-kind ceramics and sculpture from terracotta earthenware: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHopkinsDesigns/.

The Bodies@Work exhibit in Columbus reveals the creative collaboration between fashion designer Isabel Toledo and artist Ruben Toledo The Bodies@Work exhibit in Columbus reveals the creative collaboration between fashion designer Isabel Toledo and artist Ruben Toledo: https://www.columbusmuseum.org/art/bodies-at-work-the-art-of-ruben-and-isabel-toledo/.

Sacramento’s Artisan Mind engages the creative abilities of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia Sacramento’s Artisan Mind engages the creative abilities of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia: http://artisanmind.org/.

We travel to Texas to meet the glassmaking couple behind Houston Studio Glass We travel to Texas to meet the glassmaking couple behind Houston Studio Glass: http://www.houstonstudioglass.com/.

 

Season 6 - Episode 13
September 9 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

The artmaking process of Yellow Springs potter Naysan McIlhargey forges a unique bond

The artmaking process of Yellow Springs potter Naysan McIlhargey forges a unique bond: http://mvpottery.com/.

Composer and performer Eddy Kwon brings music education to the Price Hill neighborhood with MYCincinnati

Composer and performer Eddy Kwon brings music education to the Price Hill neighborhood with MYCincinnati: http://www.mycincinnatiorchestra.org/.

Explore the Covington, Kentucky, studio of fine art taxidermist Jeremy Johnson

Explore the Covington, Kentucky, studio of fine art taxidermist Jeremy Johnson: http://www.meddlingwithnature.com/about/people/jeremy/.

 

Season 6 - Episode 12
September 2 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

Dayton’s Gem City Ballet celebrates 25 years of producing professional dancersDayton’s Gem City Ballet celebrates 25 years of producing professional dancers: gemcityballet.org/.

Virginia Overton repurposes discarded marble for a sculpture at the newly renovated Columbus Metropolitan LibraryVirginia Overton repurposes discarded marble for a sculpture at the newly renovated Columbus Metropolitan Library: whitecube.com/news/virginia_overton_commission
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The Aspen Music Festival and School is a training ground for young classical musiciansThe Aspen Music Festival and School is a training ground for young classical musicians: aspenmusicfestival.com/.

Costumes make the leap from idea on the page to reality on the stage at the Arizona OperaCostumes make the leap from idea on the page to reality on the stage at the Arizona Opera: azopera.org/.

 

Season 6 - Episode 11
August 12 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

Russian-born Cincinnati artist Ivanka Lempitsky transforms found objects into fine jewelryRussian-born Cincinnati artist Ivanka Lempitsky transforms found objects into fine jewelry: https://www.facebook.com/ArtistIvanka/.

Artist Robert Buck reflects on highly-charged American experiences in his solo exhibit in Columbus, States of AmericaArtist Robert Buck reflects on highly-charged American experiences in his solo exhibit in Columbus, States of America: https://pizzuticollection.org/exhibition/robert-beck-robert-buck-states-of-america/.

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde teams up with a Colorado scientist to create a rainbow

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde teams up with a Colorado scientist to create a rainbow: http://www.berndnaut.nl/.

Travel to Detroit to meet fiber artist Carole HarrisTravel to Detroit to meet fiber artist Carole Harris: http://www.charris-design.com/.

 

Season 6 - Episode 10
August 5 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

Cincinnati photographer Steve Ziegelmeyer captures everything from rock concerts and events, to portraits and landscapesCincinnati photographer Steve Ziegelmeyer captures everything from rock concerts and events, to portraits and landscapes: http://ziegelmeyerphotography.com/.

Columbus artisan Larissa Boiwka creates a special corset for the PBS series Mercy StreetColumbus artisan Larissa Boiwka creates a special corset for the PBS series Mercy Street: http://www.wildehunt.com/.

Visit the studio of Cleveland portrait artist Judy CarducciVisit the studio of Cleveland portrait artist Judy Carducci: http://www.judithcarducci.com/.

The Listening Room Festival brings music performances into Tampa living roomsThe Listening Room Festival brings music performances into Tampa living rooms: http://www.listeningroomfestival.com/.

 

Season 9 - Episode 6
July 29 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

Learn about the unique Casavant Organ inside Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown DaytonLearn about the unique Casavant Organ inside Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Dayton: http://westminsterdayton.org/music/organ-history.html.

Travel to Milwaukee to check out the ‘Artists at Work’ exhibit at the Grohmann MuseumTravel to Milwaukee to check out the ‘Artists at Work’ exhibit at the Grohmann Museum: https://www.msoe.edu/grohmann-museum/.

Orlando student artist Brooke Hill tackles tough topics in her work.Orlando student artist Brooke Hill tackles tough topics in her work.

The California Art Club in Pasadena marks over a century of fellowship for traditional fine artistsThe California Art Club in Pasadena marks over a century of fellowship for traditional fine artists: http://www.californiaartclub.org/.

 

Season 9 - Episode 5
July 22 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

The Cincinnati Black Theatre Company celebrates African American theatre, culture, and history.The Cincinnati Black Theatre Company celebrates African American theatre, culture, and history: https://cincinnatiblacktheatre.org/.

Capital City Pipes & Drums brings the music and dance traditions of the Scottish Highlands to Central OhioCapital City Pipes & Drums brings the music and dance traditions of the Scottish Highlands to Central Ohio: http://www.capitalcitypipesanddrums.com/

The work of London-based conceptual artist Mona Hatoum explores the nature of homeThe work of London-based conceptual artist Mona Hatoum explores the nature of home: https://www.menil.org/exhibitions/247-mona-hatoum-terra-infirma

Former Cincinnati Enquirer political cartoonist Dwane Powell looks back on a lifetime of covering the newsFormer Cincinnati Enquirer political cartoonist Dwane Powell looks back on a lifetime of covering the news: https://twitter.com/dwanepowell

 

Season 9 - Episode 4
July 15 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

Retired Dayton pastor Yvette Walker Dalton returns to her artistic rootsRetired Dayton pastor Yvette Walker Dalton returns to her artistic roots. 

Travel to Minnesota to learn storytelling secrets from renowned biographer William SouderTravel to Minnesota to learn storytelling secrets from renowned biographer William Souder: https://www.facebook.com/williamsouderauthor/

Kansas City artist Jarrett Mellenbruch creates a haven for wild honeybeesKansas City artist Jarrett Mellenbruch creates a haven for wild honeybees: https://www.jarrettmellenbruch.com/

Get acquainted with the ‘sugar rush art’ of Sacramento painter Jared KonopitskiGet acquainted with the ‘sugar rush art’ of Sacramento painter Jared Konopitski: http://jaredkonopitski.com/

 

Season 9 - Episode 3
July 8 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

Newly resettled in Cincinnati with his family, Syrian refugee Ahmad Darouich continues to perfect his craft as a painterNewly resettled in Cincinnati with his family, Syrian refugee Ahmad Darouich continues to perfect his craft as a painter: https://www.cliftonculturalarts.org/exhibits/current-upcoming-exhibits/paintings-by-syrian-refugee-ahmad-darouich/.

Songwriter Lou Poster of the Columbus band Drift Mouth celebrates the sounds of coal countrySongwriter Lou Poster of the Columbus band Drift Mouth celebrates the sounds of coal country: http://driftmouth.com/.

Minneapolis visual artist Moira Bateman creates unique sculptural dresses inspired by the natural worldMinneapolis visual artist Moira Bateman creates unique sculptural dresses inspired by the natural world: http://www.moirabateman.com/

The paintings of Florida artist Jordan Senarens explore the intersection of math and timeThe paintings of Florida artist Jordan Senarens explore the intersection of math and time: https://www.jordansenarensart.com/.

 

Season 9 - Episode 2
July 1 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

The Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center opens its doors in downtown DaytonThe Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center opens its doors in downtown Dayton: http://www.thefunkcenter.org/.

Travel to Philadelphia and step back in time with a visit to the Museum of the American RevolutionTravel to Philadelphia and step back in time with a visit to the Museum of the American Revolution: https://www.amrevmuseum.org/.

Get a sneak peek of Human Flow from filmmaker Ai Weiwei, which illustrates the staggering scale and impact of the refugee crisisGet a sneak peek of Human Flow from filmmaker Ai Weiwei, which illustrates the staggering scale and impact of the refugee crisis: https://www.humanflow.com/.

 

Season 9 - Episode 1
June 24 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

From Black to Gold shares the journey of up-and-coming Cincinnati music artist Dayo Gold as he finds his true self through his words, his beats, and the culture of hip hopFrom Black to Gold shares the journey of up-and-coming Cincinnati music artist Dayo Gold as he finds his true self through his words, his beats, and the culture of hip hop: https://www.facebook.com/itsdayogold/

Travel to Cleveland to check out George Bellows’ famous and controversial 1909 boxing painting Stag at Sharkey’sTravel to Cleveland to check out George Bellows’ famous and controversial 1909 boxing painting Stag at Sharkey’s: https://www.clevelandart.org/exhibitions/stag-sharkey%E2%80%99s-george-bellows-and-art-sports

Storm chaser Stephen Locke uses his camera to capture the fury of mother natureStorm chaser Stephen Locke uses his camera to capture the fury of mother nature: http://www.stephenlocke.com

Each summer, Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 6x6 exhibition showcases thousands of original, small artworksEach summer, Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 6x6 exhibition showcases thousands of original, small artworks: http://roco6x6.org/6x6x2018_intro

 

Season 6 - Episode 9
June 17 at 5:30pm on ThinkTV16

Cincinnati’s cutting-edge performance group concert:nova performs chamber music with a visual twistCincinnati’s cutting-edge performance group concert:nova performs chamber music with a visual twist: http://concertnova.com/.

Travel to the Columbus shop of Beck & Orr Bookbinders, where precious books have been repaired and restored for more than 100 yearsTravel to the Columbus shop of Beck & Orr Bookbinders, where precious books have been repaired and restored for more than 100 years: www.beckandorr.com/.

Self-taught Cleveland artist Craig Mitchell Smith molds glass into three-dimensional shapesSelf-taught Cleveland artist Craig Mitchell Smith molds glass into three-dimensional shapes: www.craigmitchellsmith.com/.

Inspired by the Buddhist tradition, Tampa’s Paula Brett makes one-of-a-kind mandalas out of candyInspired by the Buddhist tradition, Tampa’s Paula Brett makes one-of-a-kind mandalas out of candy: http://paulambrett.com/.

On Air

Rodney Veal - Host of The Art Show


Rodney Veal, an independent choreographer and interdisciplinary artist, serves as adjunct faculity for Stivers School of the Performing Arts, Sinclair Community College and the University of Dayton. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a B.S in Political Science and Visual Arts and The Ohio State University with an MFA in Choreography. Rodney currently serves on the board of trustees of Ohio Dance and as chair of the Blue Sky Project. He is the recipient of several MCACD grants and fellowships. Several of his works have been performed as part of the Ohio Dance Festival. He was one of five artists chose nationwide to participate in the blue Sky Dayton Project Artist in Residency Program held in collaboration with the University of Dayton.