Art On The Air

Art On The Air

ART ON THE AIR is an hour-long radio show / podcast that opens with a short interview about local art events in Northwest Indiana's three county area, then continues to the long-form feature interview portion. Guests include individual artists, photographers, gallery owner/curators, festival sponsors, authors, the shakers and movers in NW Indiana, Chicago and beyond vibrant art, theater, and music scene, plus much more. Hosts are Larry A Brechner, long-time theater director, photographic artist, and arts organization board member, and Ester Golden, owner of The Nest in Michigan City.


May 31, 2023 58 mins

This week (6/6 & 6/18) on ART ON THE AIR features artist Janet Sienicki who combines found objects to create her 3-D substrates. Next we feature mystery novelist focused on the American Southwest, Mark Edward Langley, who incorporates Native American themes in his writing. 

Our spotlight is on Dunes Summer Theatre’s next production, “Tick, Tick Boom” opening June 29th.

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This week (6/9 & 6/11) on ART ON THE AIR features art historian and author Judith Turner-Yamamoto discussing her insightful novel “Loving the Dead and Gone” about growing through tragedy. Next Cynthia Hedge and Bill Hallier of the Center for Creative Solutions plus award-winning student poets sharing their work. Our spotlight is on this summer’s Chesterton’s Third Fridays with Hannah Hammond-Hagman and Rebecca Riley Vargas.


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This week (6/2 & 6/4) on ART ON THE AIR features Northwest Indiana landscape artist, Mark Vander Vinne, discussing his art journey, upcoming exhibits and workshops. Next we explore Canterbury Summer Theatre’s 55th Season with Artistic  Directors  Ray Scott Crawford and David Graham with returning CST alumni, Leah Mazur serving as company manager and scenic designer. Our spotlight is on Brian Krumm and his Barfly Friends June 2n...

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This week (5/26 & 5/28) on ART ON THE AIR features Indiana University Northwest Graphic Design students, Tyler Kaufman, Kris Kritiko, Jacob Meiss, and Tiana Brown. Next we speak with Valparaiso University digital media arts major, Ashley Vernon, about her goal toward being an art museum curator.  Our spotlight is on Dunes Summer Theatre’s production of “Boeing, Boeing” with actors Khyel Roberson and Lili Galluzzo who also will ...

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This week (5/19 & 5/21) on ART ON THE AIR features traveler, photographer Brian Keenan whose photography covers stunning scenic vistas and creatures. Next we feature adjunct professor and Multi-Media artist, Emily Casella whose works combine ceramic sculptures, photography, video and more.

 Our spotlight is on Footlight Players 74th Season featuring six productions with Lara West.

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This week (5/12 & 5/14) on ART ON THE AIR features world renown photographer and conservationist, Art Wolfe, best known for his color images of landscapes, wildlife, and native cultures.  Next we have Kuala Lumpur based artist, sharing his vibrant artistic career, Drew Harris, who is a storyteller in visual abstraction. Our spotlight is on virtuoso guitarist Marco Villarreal, sharing his many upcoming concerts.

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This week (5/5 & 5/7) on ART ON THE AIR features the power couple in the Chicago art scene, Dr. Yanina Gomez and Sergio Gomez, founders of Art Nxt Level, that guides artists on how build a productive art practice. Next we have Marla Showfer who curates artists from remote regions of the globe. Our spotlight is on The Depot Gallery and Museum’s 5x5 Exhibit plus a preview of its 2023 exhibit season with president Suzy Vance. Tu...

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This week (4/28 & 4/30) on ART ON THE AIR features the multitalented actor, broadcaster, author, and more, Mark Edward Wilows, sharing his storied career from child actor to versatile entertainment professional. Next we have novelist John Young sharing his life journey and readings from his newly released novel, “Getting Huge.”

Our spotlight is on the Friendship Botanical Gardens “Music Under the Stars” concert series.


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This week (4/21 & 4/23) on ART ON THE AIR features artist and academic known for his visually diverse paintings, David Klamen, who also serves as the Dean of Indiana University Northwest’s School of Arts. Next we have St Joseph Michigan’s Krasl Art Center’s  Executive Director and Chief Curator for, Tami Fauver.

Our spotlight is on the Dunes Summer Theater’s 2023 five-show season, and their May 20th soiree with Steve Scott and ...

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This week (4/14 & 4/16) on ART ON THE AIR features Chesterton based floral designer, Kris Livovich whose life-long love of flowers began in Central American as the daughter of missionaries. Next we have Ceramic Artist Thomas Harris, who works with traditional functional objects then alters them to create unique, sculptural forms. 

Our spotlight is on LaPorte County Symphony’s final concert of the season featuring the Three Texa...

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This week (4/7 & 4/9) on ART ON THE AIR features Chicago-based actor hailing from Munster, Indiana, Trey DeLuna, embarking on his professional acting career recently appearing in Drury Lane’s “A Chorus Line.” Next with have I U Northwest art student, senior Makayla Brooks on beginning her art practice.

 Our spotlight is on the return of the Chesterton Art Center’s Art After Dark Gala, “Shine” on May 6th with Hannah Hammond-Hag...

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This week (3/31 & 4/2) on ART ON THE AIR  features Chicago-based father / daughter artists and musicians, Michelle Lamis Akintola, sharing a track from her newly released EP on Apple Music Back In Motion, and her father Abiola Akintola originally from Nigeria, whose work is on exhibit at Gallery Guichard in Chicago’s Bronzesville neighborhood.

Our spotlight is on a storytelling event “Listen To Your Mother” on May 7th at...

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This week (3/24 & 3/26) on ART ON THE AIR  features two Chicago-based artists from Nigeria, Akin Olakunle and Mukaila Ayoade, both sharing their use of found objects to create their unique artistic creations on exhibit at Gallery Guichard in Chicago’s Bronzesville neighborhood.

Our spotlight is on Chicago Street Theatre’s  next productions, Rosemary with Ginger in March and the musical Rent in April.

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This week (3/17 & 3/19) on ART ON THE AIR  features powerhouse vocal trio Divas 3, featuring Crystal Alicia Garrett, Samantha Duval, and Charity Farrell, covering four decades of hit music. Next we have the long-time publisher of Panorama Now, Susie Young Baxter, who will also be discussing the March 23rd N-W-I Talent show.

Our spotlight is on Lubeznik’s Center for Arts exhibit, Citizen running through June 16th with execu...

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This week (3/10 & 3/12) on ART ON THE AIR  features ceramic pot artisan Kate Tremel, whose work with mixed media produces inspiring vessels for everyday use. Next we have the Michigan City Music Festival’s Nic and Sunny Garner-Orbovich Orb-O-vich discussing their collaboration with
Paladin’s Pal a Din Melissa Bohacek. Bo-HAA-check

Our spotlight is on Chesterton Art Center’s Summer Camps and classes with Program Directo...

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This week (3/3 & 3/5) on ART ON THE AIR features speaker and author Patti DeNucci whose new book More Than Just Talk explores improving your relationships through conversations. Next we have artist and art advocate Avin HannahSmith discussing his recent Lubeznik exhibit and position at South Shore Arts.

Our spotlight is on LaPorte County Symphony’s March 12 concert featuring Pictures at an Exhibition and guest artist Michael Ch...

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This week (2/24 & 2/26) on ART ON THE AIR features Herb Helm, a self-taught watercolor artist whose art journey began in his mid forties and is now teaching workshops. Next we feature the Indiana Dunes National Park’s Visual Information Specialist, Jeff Manuszak, discussing the Artist in Residence program and the current exhibit of past artists at Chesterton Art Center.

Our spotlight is on Footlight Players’s upcoming productio...

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This week (2/17 & 2/19) on ART ON THE AIR features long time region actor, Linda Wilczynski discussing her upcoming one-woman show, “Love, Linda” along with Towle Theatre managing director Jeff Casey. Next we have Rebecca Prowse, the founder of her Indianapolis-based studio, Gravesco Pottery, discussing her own creative art journey.

Our spotlight is on the Tomfoolerly Fun Club’s 2023 events with Tom Byelick and Ms Michele.


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This week (2/10 & 2/12) on ART ON THE AIR features Mexican-American children's book author and illustrator, Yuyi(Ju-viee) Morales, whose stories come from her own experience of coming to America and her life in Mexico. Next we have co-founder of Devi 2000, Chicago’s premier Kirtan group, musician, Debi Buzil, whose Sanskrit chanting has produced several albums including Planet One-Volume One.

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This week (2/3 & 2/5) on ART ON THE AIR features Andre and Frances Guichard discussing their recent trip to Africa and Brazil discovering the art and artists there, plus Gallery Guichard’s Black History Month’s exhibit, “Connecting The Dots.”

Our spotlight is on LaPorte County Symphony’s Side-by-Side concertat LaPorte High Schools Performance Centeron February 11th, plus audition details for the 2023 Hoosier Star.

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