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Art Rocks! Season 7

Art Rocks! - Episode 704

Meet Eddie Mormon, a self-taught artist from Lake Charles whose improvisational brushstrokes are his trademark. His vibrant works are all the more impressive given that Mormon is color-blind. Then, Calvin Arsenia of Kansas City, Missouri, creates connections with his audiences by marrying his classically trained voice with his talent at playing the harp. Plus, we visit the Brooklyn, New York studio of violin maker, Samuel Zygmuntowicz, and the Cincinnati Ballet, which has developed a very special partnership with that city’s children’s hospital.

Art Rocks! - Episode 703

Meet Shreveport-based ‘minimalist painter’ Joshua Chambers, whose use of saturated color gradients and fable-like imagery invoke a surreal quality inviting viewers to suspend disbelief. Next, see how the Rochester City Ballet creates a sensory friendly production of The Ugly Duckling. Then, a preservation society in New Mexico works to rediscover public art created in the 1930’s, as part of W.P.A. efforts.

Art Rocks! - Episode 702

Meet Baton Rouge artist Dr. Hye Yeon Nam, who creates interactive and kinetic art with environmental and social inferences. The South Korean native combines three-dimensional cityscapes with digital technology to reveal the threat rising sea levels pose to coastal cities. Dr. Nam and collaborator, Dr. Brendan Harmon, talk about their latest work. Saint Paul, Minnesota artist Lisa Friedrich uses smoke and flames to create representations of her surroundings. Plus, we’ll introduce you to Michigan-based singer-songwriter Olivia Millerschin, who blends genres from yesteryear to present day.

Art Rocks! - Episode 701

Meet Lake Charles artist Heather Ryan Kelley, who is inspired by the literary works of James Joyce, and has developed a vocabulary of symbolic images within her paintings. The Repertory Dance Theatre in Salt Lake City motivates children to express themselves through performance art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston receives a treasure trove of Dutch and Flemish paintings dating back to the 1600s. Plus, hear about ceramicist Ruth Rippon and her influence on the evolution of pottery vessels.

The Art of Food | A collaborative dining & art event presented by Country Roads & Louisiana Public Broadcasting

On Wednesday, November 6, Country Roads Magazine collaborates with Louisiana Public Broadcasting and Ann Connelly Fine Art to present the third annual The Art of Food—a showcase that teams internationally renowned artist, Francisco Diaz (aka "Pastel") from Buenos Aires, Argentina with highly-respected Louisiana chef, Jeffrey Hansell of OxLot 9 restaurant at Covington's Southern Hotel. Hansell will interpret Pastel's artworks in a series of unique dishes, which will be served at The Art of Food dinner to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience at the spectacular Lamar Corporate Headquarters in Baton Rouge. Click here for more information and for tickets. (Proceeds benefit the Friends of LPB)

Special thanks to our sponsors Lamar Advertising Company, Georgia-Pacific, Ann Connelly Fine Art and Martin Wine Cellar.

Art Rocks!

Art Rocks! is LPB’s weekly series, hosted by James Fox-Smith, publisher of Country Roads Magazine that explores the broad spectrum of art! The series spotlights artists, performance, culture, literature, history and the impact of art in our world. Art Rocks! features Louisiana stories as well as segments from across the country. Each week, the Louisiana Arts Calendar highlights current events throughout our state, and Louisiana Treasures – offering a glimpse of items, styles and themes that are unique to Louisiana. The series aims to capture your imagination, introduce you to new artists, and offer close-up views from communities around the country and our own backyard, places where art truly rocks!

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