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

This week (6/14 & 6/16) on ART ON THE AIR features Lassen’s Resort Executive Chef, Erik Hinds, who developed a menu inspired by Potawatomi Heritage. Next we have two Northwest Indiana based artists, Tony Bianco, who is focused on a variety of subjects, and Mixed-media artist and instructor, Anna Beres of Stargirl Crafts. Our Spotlight is on Canterbury Summer Theater’s "Love is a Many Splintered Thing" running June 19...

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This week (6/7 & 6/9) on ART ON THE AIR features mystery/adventure novelist, Christopher Greyson, who has written over twenty novels that include his detective, Jack Stratton series. Next we have theater professional (Actor, director, producer, designer, dramaturge), Morgan McCabe, whose latest project is directing Dunes Arts Foundation’s summer production of, “Talley’s Folly” opening June 28th. Our Spotlight is on Canterbury ...

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This week (5/31 & 6/2) on ART ON THE AIR features region artist, Lynn Buckmaster, whose charming landscapes are part of the permanent collection at Indiana Dunes National Park. Next we have commercial food photographer, Chris Cassidy, sharing his travel photography in a June exhibit at The Depot. Our Spotlight is on Dunes Art Foundation’s “Blythe Spirit” director Michael Lasswell and “Talley’s Folly” actor Robert Morris. Tune...

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This week (5/24 & 5/26) on ART ON THE AIR features folklorist and educator, Susan Eleuterio, who has conducted fieldwork and exhibits with artists and arts organizations across the United States. Next we have glass fusion artist Tom Sourlis, who has pioneered "thin fusing" that allows for the creation of featherweight pieces without the loss of depth or detail. Our Spotlight is on The Lake County Library’s 3rd Annual...

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This week (5/17 & 5/19) on ART ON THE AIR features fourth generation furniture maker, Loran Bohall, whose small team of hard working craftspeople design and fabricate pieces that last generations. Next SCUBA Dive Professional, drone and professional photographer Lauren Connelly, shares her love for painting pet portraits. Our Spotlight is on Dunes Arts Foundation 2024 Summer Youth Theater Classes with instructors Danielle Ker...

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This week (5/10 & 5/12) on ART ON THE AIR features the chief executive director of The Arts Federation in Lafayette, Tetia Lee, discussing her role and challenges as an arts administrator also serving as IAC Region Arts Partner. Next comedian, landscape photographer, and author, Merry Clark, whose newest book, “Dandelion Roots Run Deep,” co-authored with her mother about their family crusade for organic livestock farming. Our ...

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This week on ART ON THE AIR features a singing, songwriting, Illinois-born, Nashville-based claw-hammer banjo player, Abigail Washburn, who blends venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds in her music, and is a 16-time Grammy award winner as a duo with her husband and banjo virtuoso, Béla Fleck. Our Spotlight is on Memorial Opera House’s production of “Beautiful, The Carole King Story” opening April 29th with executive directo...

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This week (4/26 & 4/28) on ART ON THE AIR features Béla Fleck, whose four-decade career has boldly gone where no banjo player has gone before with a musical journey that has earned him 18 Grammy awards in nine different fields, including Country, Pop, Jazz, Instrumental, Classical and World Music. His newest project pays homage to George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” plus he will be sharing a preview of his next album coming i...

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This week (4/19 & 4/21) on ART ON THE AIR features the new curator for The Depot Museum and Art Galley, Meg Bero, who brings a wealth of experience to Beverly Shores’ exhibit space. Next we have Chicago Tribune Art Critic, Lori Waxman who also serves as a senior lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago. Our Spotlight is on Chesterton Arts Center’s summer classes and camp plus info about their April 27 Gala. And a Spotlight E...

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This week (4/12 & 4/14) on ART ON THE AIR features the new Towle Theater executive director, Emily Nelson, discussing their 2024 season. Next the Almost Fairytales filmmaker Jessica Renslow, discussing her Lifelong Arts grant for Silver Screen Filmmakers, for 65 plus aged students. Our Spotlight is on the LaPorte County Symphony’s April 20th Beatlemania Concert with executive director Emily Yiannias. And a Spotlight Extra, T...

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This week (4/5 & 4/7) on ART ON THE AIR features Books, Brushes, and Bands for Education founder Michelle Golden and Communications and Development Manager, Ian Brundige discussing its mission and it upcoming events. Next South Shore Arts Neighbors exhibit artist Ashley January discussing her deeply personal art journey. Our Spotlight is on the Family Folklore’s play about the 1933 Homes of Tomorrow coming to the Dunes with Me...

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This week (3/29 & 3/31) on ART ON THE AIR our whole show features the nationally-acclaimed humanities scholar, author, and award-winning first-person interpreter of Thomas Jefferson, Clay Jenkinson, who portrays other historic figures as well plus has appeared as an expert commentator on numerous Ken Burns documentaries. Our Spotlight is on the Memorial Opera House April 6th presentation of the Echos of Pompeii with executive ...

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This week (3/22 & 3/24) on ART ON THE AIR features an all poetry show first with Gary native and Indiana’s new poet laureate, Curtis Crisler, and next with 79 year old poet, Frances Jones with her new book of poems. Our Spotlight is on the Center for Creative Solutions 8th Annual Juried Poetry Showcase with submissions due by March 28th for World Creativity and Innovation Week. Tune in on Sunday at 7pm on Lakeshore Public Med...

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This week (3/15 & 3/17) on ART ON THE AIR features two artists in South Shore Arts Neighbor’s exhibit with David DeCesaris whose art is about filling space with form, line, shape and color, and Mary Porterfield whose work reflects the individual narratives by her work in healthcare. Our Spotlight is on the Dunes Summer Theater’s 2024 Season with Artistic Director Steve Scott and Managing Director Elise Kemani. Tune in on Sun...

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This week (3/8 & 3/10) on ART ON THE AIR features large format, black and white photographer JD Nolan, whose works in still life and landscapes. Next local novelist Lisa Grozik sharing her writing journey about her series of two supernatural based novels with a third in development. Our Spotlight is on Melli Hoppe’s new free class, Mindful Movement for Seniors starting March 11th at Long Beach Community Center. Tune in on Sun...

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This week (3/1 & 3/3) on ART ON THE AIR features two artists featured in the Valparaiso Creative Council winter exhibit. First with self-taught artist Maria Overlay and next woodworking artist Mary Rooney whose work will be on exhibit at Lower Lincoln and Roots Cafe through April 13th. Our Spotlight is on LaPorte County Symphony’s Sunday March 10th concert featuring the work of composer, Ingrid Stoelzel at Holdcraft Performing...

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This week (2/23 & 2/25) on ART ON THE AIR features two artists featured in South Shore Arts “Neighbors” exhibit, representational artist Gwendolyn Zabicki, whose work reflects daily life with hidden contradictions, and Tim Lowly, who creates highly emotional and spiritual work surrounding his profoundly disabled daughter, Temma. Our Spotlight is on Footlight Players radio play “Alien Invasion” running March 10th through the 17t...

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This week (2/23 & 2/25) on ART ON THE AIR features two artists featured in South Shore Arts “Neighbors” exhibit, representational artist Gwendolyn Zabicki, whose work reflects daily life with hidden contradictions, and Tim Lowly, who creates highly emotional and spiritual work surrounding his profoundly disabled daughter, Temma. Our Spotlight is on Footlight Players musical production of the “Unsinkable Molly Brown” running ...

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This week (2/16 & 2/18) on ART ON THE AIR features the Director and Professor at Marshall W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Dr. Rob Quicke, discussing his new book, “Finding Your Voice in Radio, Audio, and Podcast Production.” Next award winning contemporary artist Dorothy Graden’s, new exhibit at South Shore Arts Atrium gallery through February 25th whose art is inspired by Ancient Visions. Our Spotli...

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This week (2/9 & 2/11) on ART ON THE AIR our whole show features a visit with Brian Byrn, the Curator of Exhibitions and Education for Elkhart, Indiana’s Midwest Museum of American Art, sharing his over 40 year career there and as a practicing artist. Our Spotlight is on The Starlets who will be featured February 13th by Lakeshore Community Concerts at Munster Auditorium with founder and show producer Amy McAndrew. Tune in on Su...
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