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.
This week (5/28 & 5/30) on ART ON THE AIR features Chicago based artist and illustrator Reine Marie Urban who reveals how her art aided her own struggles with depression. Next we have textile artist, art and yoga therapist, Lisa Nelson Raabe, whose work with repetitive forms is revealed stitch by stitch.
Our Spotlight is with Tom Byelickand Ms Michelle about Tomfoolery Fun Club’s returning to Whiting’s Mascot Hall of Fame on Ju...
This week (5/14 & 5/16) on ART ON THE AIR features Debra Silvert and Paul Bowman of Duo Sequenza discussing their Project Listen Up! which due to Covid is going virtual this year with the help of Lakeshore PBS and Art On The Air. Our episode will feature Jorge Muniz’ South Shore Suite composed for Duo Sequenza based on musical interpretations Northwest Indiana.
Our Spotlight is with Suzy Vance and Nancy Schwab about The Depot M...
This week (5/7 & 5/9) on ART ON THE AIR features, our conversation with the newly appointed music director for LaPorte County Symphony, Dr Carolyn Watson. Next we welcome back musician Michelle Shafer who will share excerpts from her new album coming out this summer.
Our Spotlight is with Porter County Library Director, Jesse Butz about the May 12th opening of the new Rotary Library Garden.
This week (4/30 & 5/2) on ART ON THE AIR features, Claudi, discussing her Puerto Rico to New York journey with busking in the subway then forming the Pink Louds, a gritty rock band with melodic sensibility of a 1920’s crooner mixed with the psychedelic danceability and bright harmonies.
Our Spotlight is with Artistic Director Gloria Tuohy and Indiana Ballet’s Theatre spring performance of Cinderella plus updates on the Classic ...
This week (4/23 & 4/25) on ART ON THE AIR features Chicago artist Diana Leviton Gondek discussing her own art and art education journey
Next we have Art 4 Theatre of South Bend director Mark Albin, Aaron Albin, and Patrick Brynes discussing their online-only production of the 1998 Tony Award-winning musical, “Ragtime”running through May 2nd.
Our Spotlight is with Trent Albert discussing Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club’s photograp...
This week (4/16 & 4/18) on ART ON THE AIR features the artesian woodworking of Michigan City’s Nicole Shaeffer creating custom design woodcraft pieces. Next we have FamFolk’s Meg Demakas talking about her innovative Mission to Mars project.
Our Spotlight is with Dale Popovich discussing his upcoming virtual watercolor workshop offered thought the Chesterton Art Center in April and May.
This week (4/9 & 4/11) on ART ON THE AIR features arts supporter, Karen Maravilla who is also the purveyor of unique items in her Downtown Hammond shop, It’s Just Serendipity. Next we have Chicago Street Theatre of Valparaiso discussing their renovations and their season opening show James, and the Giant Peach.
Our Spotlight with Tim King discussing LaPorte County Symphony’s April 17th concert featuring Gary Thor Wedow.
This week (4/2 & 4/4) on ART ON THE AIR features Cynthia Hedge discussing Northwest Indiana’s Center for Creative Solutions whose mission is to help people discover creative ways to solve problems. Next we feature Nashville-based country singer, Roger Adams discussing his journey and sharing his most recent music.
Our Spotlight with Dunes Arts Foundation sharing news about their Summer Youth classes with Tito Sanchez-Williams a...
This week (3/26 & 3/28) on ART ON THE AIR features Part Two of our two part Covid-19 2021 Update where we interview many of our previous artist guests about how they have coped with the year-long pandemic, and its impact on them and their artistic endeavors.
Our Spotlight is with Roy Krizek of Duneland’s own Schoolhouse Shop that features an eclectic assortment of items discussing his renovation and re-opening for the 2021 sea...
This week (3/19 & 3/21) on ART ON THE AIR features Part one of our two part Covid-19 2021 Update where we interview many of our previous artist guests about how they have coped with the year-long pandemic, and its impact on them and their artistic endeavors
Our Spotlight with Jennifer Bisonnette & Greg Coulter from the LaPorte Library discussing their various online and in-person programs including many art related activit...
This week (3/12 & 3/14) on ART ON THE AIR features two musicians first with Joel Morrison of Minneapolis and next with Joe Marcinek of Crown Point both sharing their life journeys and their original music.
Our Spotlight with Tim King, of the LaPorte County Symphony, sharing details about their March 14th concert with a belated 250th birthday Celebration for Beethoven.
This week (3/5 & 3/7) on ART ON THE AIR features Dr. Bradley Williard an expert in the field of breath and voice - creator of The Williard Method. Next we have the artistic director of the radio drama, Half Hour Audio Hour Podcast, Andrew Pond, discussing the next original radio drama
Our Spotlight is on the activities of the Porter County Library with its director, Jessie Butz.
This week (2/26 & 2/28) on ART ON THE AIR features an artist Karla Staley creating Handbags with Attitude from recycled items called Bagitude! Next we feature Indianapolis based, tree-hugging ceramics artist Jennifer Meeker creating pieces inspired from nature.
Our Spotlight is on Local Jazz legend, Billy Foster discussing his free online big band history classes from IU Northwest.
This week (2/19 & 2/21) on ART ON THE AIR features Wisconsin Northwoods writer, editor, teacher, director, actress, improviser, photographer, Parker Sterling, discussing her creative ventures. Next we have the creator of artisan cooking utensils using exotic woods, Tom O Reed.
Our Spotlight is with Kelly Freeman discussing IAC Grant Application process for fiscal year 2022.
This week (2/12 & 2/14) on ART ON THE AIR features Yoga instructor and wearable art designer Becky Morcarski of BeMo Designs describing her unique creations that features a crocheted piece. Next Lauren Pacheco and Wendy Marciniak discuss IUN School of Art’s February pop-up exhibit at Chesterton Art Center.
Our Spotlight is with Becky Jascoviak talking about directing the Geneisus Guild online production of "Galampolozza....
This Week (2/28/2020 UPDATED) on ART ON THE AIR, we will have photographer Carol Estes discussing her recent projects and exhibits.
Our Spotlight is on Whitney Reynolds.
Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our guests plus a look at the art and art happenings in the region or listen on the web at WVLP.org To support ART ON THE AIR go to WVLP.org/support - Listen to past ART ON THE AIR shows at brech.com/aot...
This week (2/5 & 2/7) on ART ON THE AIR features Peter Gaona, the creator of the Reformed School that combines art, fashion, using eco friendly materials to create unique items you can wear and for your home. Next we have emerging musician, Silvia Josefina with her newly released album of all original music, In the Now.
Our Spotlight is with Bill Hallier discussing the 2021 NW Indiana Poetry Showcase a juried event for all ages...
This week (1/29 & 1/31) on ART ON THE AIR features East Chicago born Jefferson Award-winning actress Sybyl Walker, who has appeared on and off Broadway, in several television network series, who is also a playwright and poet, and now creates her own wearable art.
Our Spotlight is with Cedar Lake Librarian Melissa Nowak discussing the many virtual programs from all over the country available to their patrons.
This week (1/22 & 1/24) on ART ON THE AIR features Chicago Danz Theatre’s Founder, Ellyzabeth Adler, discussing her multidisciplinary performance art form. Next we feature Gary, Indiana singer/songwriter, Kerry James Junior “KJ” - talking about his music.
Our Spotlight is with Dunes Summer Theatre Artistic Director Tito Sanchez-Williams announcing auditions for their summer season.
This week (1/15 & 1/17) on ART ON THE AIR features Award-winning Nashville-based Singer-songwriter Annemarie Picerno, whose musical style is diverse, incorporates country, pop, blues, soul, and rock along with her signature powerful vocal style and thought provoking lyrics talks abut her upcoming album.
Our Spotlight is with Michigan City Library Youth Specialist, Jonathan Lovett updating on happenings for young people includin...
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