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.

Episodes

May 18, 2022 58 min

This week (6/3 & 6/5) on ART ON THE AIR our entire show features the Chicago-based La Tosca-Chicago (Italian Mambo Ensemble) with its founders Andrea Falcone and Stephanie Pielok with a musical repertoire often found in a Parisian or Neapolitan Café

Our spotlight is on the Dunes Summer Theatre next production “God of Carnage” with artistic director, Steve Scott, plus details about their June Fund-raising Gala.

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This week (5/27 & 5/29) on ART ON THE AIR features writer and film maker, who organizes public projects that connect communities to their cultural histories, Samuel Love. Next we have Chesterton based pottery studio, Good Earth Pots with its owner Amy Miller Hill.

Our spotlight is on Footlight Players production of  “The Sound of Music” with its director Debbie Bartholomew opening June 3rd.

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This week (5/20 & 5/22) on ART ON THE AIR features two dynamic authors, novelists, poets, who also are professors at Indiana University Northwest, William Allegrezza and Garin Cyholl, both sharing their literary journey and recent works.

Our spotlight is on Chesterton Art Center’s Programs Director, Jillian Bridgeman sharing about their classes,  Summer Art Camps, and activities of the Teen Art Group.

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This week (5/13 & 5/15) on ART ON THE AIR features freelance graphic designer and Valparaiso University Assistant Professor of Communication and Visual Arts, Laura Krepp, discussing her students current graphic design projects for WVLP.  Next we feature multi-talented artist Kevin Firme discussing his art journey and recent work in sculptures.

Our spotlight is on the Dunes Summer Theatre’s next production of “Next to Normal” op...

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This week (5/6 & 5/8) on ART ON THE AIR features the Chicago-based Americana quartet, The Empty Pockets, during their USA tour including The Acorn in Three Oaks on May13th. Next we speak with the hosts of local music scene podcast, Night of the Living Jam, with Nigel David and MK.

Our spotlight is on the Depot’s 5 by 5 exhibit and gallery opening on May 13th at 5pm.

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This week (4/29 & 5/1) on ART ON THE AIR we speak with the Indiana Arts Commission Deputy Director, Paige Sharp, about programs, grants, and her own art journey. Next we speak with Dave Mika, the new Executive Director for South Shore Arts. Our spotlight is on Alicia Hodges and her 40 by 40 photography exhibit featuring beautiful women over 40.

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This week (4/22 & 4/24) on ART ON THE AIR we interview Andrew Anderson and Ben Wedge, founders of the Lakeside Artists Guild in Cedar Lake. Next author and vintage fashion designer Sandy Young, discusses her novel “Divine Vintage” set in Michigan City.

Our spotlight is with Tim King, Executive Director for the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra's discussing their April 23rd Film Fest concert featuring the music of John Willi...

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This week (4/15 & 4/17) on ART ON THE AIR our entire show is focused on the storied career of the Chicago-based sculptor, Richard Hunt, whose numerous public works dot the Chicago-land region, the nation, and worldwide, including his work for the Obama Presidential Library.

Our spotlight is on the Lubeznik Center for Arts with Exhibition Director, Lora Fosberg discussing LatinXAmercian exhibit’s April 23rd Family Day.

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This week (4/8 & 4/10) on ART ON THE AIR we feature Cedar Lake Historical Association executive director, Julie Zasada discussing the the history of Cedar Lake and the Museum at Lassen’s Resort. Next we have contemporary artist David J Robertson discussing his artistic journey and current projects.

Our spotlight is on Birds of Paradise plus other art projects in the city with Valparaiso Creative Council president, Stephanie Swe...

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This week (4/1 & 4/3) on ART ON THE AIR we feature the revitalized Hobart Art Theatre with Shane Evans. Next local band Nomad Planets, with Mark Mybeck and John Carpenter who also is owner of Thunderclap Recording Studio.

Our spotlight is on the Indiana Ballet Theatre with artistic director Gloria Tuohy and the upcoming production of “Sleeping Beauty” plus progress on the Classical Arts Centre.

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This week (3/25 & 3/27) on ART ON THE AIR our whole feature is with electric violinist Cathy Morris, whose infectious enthusiasm and captivating presentation conveys her love of music and life by performing her original music with orchestras and jazz bands for world leaders and dignitaries.

Our spotlight is on Michigan City’s Footllight Players production of the Tom Smith comedy, “Drinking Habits” running April 1st through the ...

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This week (3/16 & 3/18) on ART ON THE AIR our whole feature is with the region’s own singer songwriter Kevin Friend, who fronted many local bands including Mammoth, and has been often heard on Tom Lounge’s Midwest Beat on Lakeshore Public Radio, telling his ongoing musical journey and sharing some of his music.

Our spotlight is on Dunes Summer Theatre’s 2022 season with Artistic Director Steve Scott and producer Elise Kermani.

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This week (3/11 & 3/13) on ART ON THE AIR we feature the dynamic award winning cellist Hannah Collins, with several tracks from her solo debut Album, Resonance Lines. Next we feature self described fairy artist, Alice Nebelsiek, whose artistry covers a variety of media.

Our spotlight is on the LaPorte County Symphony’s March 13th Verdi and Tchaikovsky Concert featuring cellist, Hannah Collins.

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This week (3/4 & 3/6) on ART ON THE AIR we feature a fiber artist who melds function and form in her fine art and in her garments, Debra Weiss. Next we feature a brush artist Michelle Hunt-Newham whose subjects are rendered with dreamy values called ‘art whimsy’ in her gallery, Maison de Michelle.

Our spotlight is on Chesterton Art Center’s two-day pastel workshop with master artesian Mary Ann Pals April 2nd-3rd from 9:30 AM-3:...

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This week (2/25 & 2/27) on ART ON THE AIR we feature two fiber artists. First we have Brenda Hutchings originally from Northwest Indiana and now residing in Georgia. Next from computer geek to artist, Susan Luks both sharing their unique artistic journeys and styles.

Our spotlight is on the Center for Creative Solutions 2022 poetry competition for poets of all ages from the three-county area with Cindy Hedge and Bill Hallier.

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This week (2/18 & 2/20) on ART ON THE AIR we feature the award winning author of the critically acclaimed young adult novels Sharon Biggs Waller who on Saturday February 26 will have a book signing at noon at Art Z on Valparaiso. Next an Art Z featured artist Jackie Kalin known as Jax Art discussing her art practice.

Our spotlight is on South Bend’s For the Love of Art Fair running March 5th and 6th with founder Shireen Johnson...

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This week (2/11 & 2/13) on ART ON THE AIR we feature the music from the highly acclaimed violinist and Michigan City Chamber Festival organizer, Nic Orbovich. Next we feature the subtle guitar stylings of Paul Schreiner from his new 30 track CD Couch Music.

Our spotlight is on Memorial Opera House’s February production of Matilda, the Musical, with its director, Mike Glorioso.

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This week (2/4 & 2/6) on ART ON THE AIR our entire feature interview is focused on the Lubeznik Center for Arts with its Executive Director, Janet Bloch, the new Education Director, Nelsy Marcano, and the Marketing Director, Samantha Bean.

Our spotlight is on Cathy Feeman discussing her solo exhibit at the Chesterton Art Center during February and March with a reception on February 5th.

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This week (1/28 & 1/30) on ART ON THE AIR we feature Exhibition and Project Coordinator for Indiana University Northwest, Cathy Feeman, discussing her own art journey, practice, and upcoming exhibit. Next we speak with Trina Jackson about exhibiting her late uncle Charles Buggs’ native masks in February at the Lake County Library.

Our spotlight is on Footlight Players presenting the musical revue, “Jerry’s Girls” opening Februa...

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This week (1/21 & 1/23) on ART ON THE AIR returns local jazz legend, Billy Foster, discussing his upcoming ZOOM class about Duke Ellington available through IUN’s Senior University. Next we have Chesterton Art Center’s new Program Director, Jillian Bridgeman, discussing her own art journey and classes at the art center.

Our spotlight is on Valparaiso Kiwanis Club once again hosting the Purdue Men’s Varsity Glee Club on February...

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