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Art On The Air

Arts & Culture Podcasts

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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

219 746-6609


Episodes

Woodcraft artist Nicole Shaeffer, Meg Demakas Mission To Mars Project, and Spotlight on Dale Popovich's watercolor classes

4/16/2021
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. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special guests or listen on the web at...

Duration:00:53:34

Karen Maravilla of It’s Just Serendipity, Chicago Street Theatre, and LaPorte County Symphony’s April 17th concert

4/9/2021
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. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our...

Duration:00:57:23

Cynthia Hedge of Center for Creative Solutions, Country Singer Roger Adams, spotlight on Dunes Arts Foundation's Youth Classes

4/2/2021
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 and Amber Zangarini Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long...

Duration:00:50:07

Episode 2 of 2 - Artists Update their Covid-19 Experience - Spotlight on Roy Krizek's Schoolhouse Shop

3/26/2021
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 season. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation...

Duration:00:47:28

Episode 1 of 2 - Artists Update their Covid-19 Experience - Spotlight on the LaPorte County Library

3/19/2021
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 activities. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with...

Duration:00:46:15

Musicians Joel Morrison and Joe Marcinek Spotlight on LaPorte County Symphony's March 14th concert

3/12/2021
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. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special guests or listen on the web at WVLP.org Listen to...

Duration:00:51:12

Dr Bradley Williard of The Williard Method, radio drama director, Andrew Pond, and spotlight on the Porter County Library

3/5/2021
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. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special guests or listen on the web at...

Duration:00:50:37

Bagitude! artist Karla Staley and ceramics artist Jennifer Meeker. Spotlight on Billy Foster's History of Jazz class

2/26/2021
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. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special guests or listen on the web at...

Duration:00:45:28

Director, actress, improviser, Parker Sterling and artisan utensil creator, Tom O Reed. Spotlight on Kelly Freeman IAC Grants

2/19/2021
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. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special guests or listen on the web at WVLP.org...

Duration:00:47:45

Becky Morcarski of BeMo Designs, IUN School of Art’s February pop-up exhibit, Spotlight on Becky Jascoviak and Galampolozza

2/11/2021
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." Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our...

Duration:00:47:21

Photographer Carol Estes with Spotlight on Whitney Reynolds

2/6/2021
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/aota and rebroadcast on Monday at 5pm at Sunday at 7pm on...

Duration:05:06:07

The Reformed School creator Peter Gaona, emerging musician, Silvia Josefina, spotlight NW Indiana Poetry Showcase

2/5/2021
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. Cedar Lake Librarian Melissa Nowak discussing the many...

Duration:00:50:09

Photographer Carol Estes & Spotlight on Whiney Reynolds

2/5/2021
This Week (2/28/2020) on ART ON THE AIR, we will have photographer Carol Estes discussing her recent projects and exhibits. Our Spotlight is on Whitney Reynolds. Here is the link to the show: http://brech.com/aota/images/AOTA-200228.mp3 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...

Duration:00:55:29

East Chicago born Jefferson Award-winning actress Sybyl Walker and Spotlight on Cedar Lake Librarian Melissa Nowak

1/29/2021
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. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special guests...

Duration:00:44:49

Chicago Danz Theatre’s, Ellyzabeth Adler, singer/songwriter, Kerry James Junior “KJ” and spotlight on Dunes Summer Theatre 2021 auditions

1/22/2021
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. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special guests or listen on the web at...

Duration:00:47:42

Annemarie Picerno, Nashville-based Singer-songwriter, Spotlight on Jonathan Lovett Michigan City Library

1/15/2021
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 including their Dungeons and Dragons group. Tune in on Friday at 11am...

Duration:00:49:51

Bay-Area Singer-Songwriter Monica Pasqual and spotlight on The Art Barn with Amy Davis Navardaukas

1/8/2021
This week on ART ON THE AIR features Monica Pasqual, Known for two decades as a member of Blame Sally. She is a Bay Area folk-pop singer-songwriter, using much of her previous recorded work with this, her sixth solo album, adding ten more songs that speak from both painful experience and optimistic resistance. Our Spotlight is with Art Barn Executive Director Amy Davis Navardaukas updating what is happening in the new year with exhibits, classes, and even plans for Art Blizt. Tune in on...

Duration:00:50:01

Mosaic artist, Robin Brailsford and Chesterton Art Center's Wendy Marciniak

1/1/2021
This New Year’s weekend on ART ON THE AIR (1/1 & 1/3) features a mosaic artist, Robin Brailsford, who creates large award-winning and complex public art projects for more than two decades, and is a pioneer in the field and co-inventor of LithoMosaic process for setting mosaics in monolithic concrete. Our Spotlight is with Chesterton Art Center president Wendy Marciniak updating about the current member show running through January 13th and upcoming classes at the center. Tune in on Friday...

Duration:00:49:05

TV Host - Whitney Reynolds & Region Radio Personality -Tom Lounges, and Annemarie Percerno's "Mr Santa"

12/25/2020
This week on ART ON THE AIR (12/25 & 12/27) features Emmy nominated television host, Whitney Reynolds whose passion for people has inspired her to create a show that is a safe space for delicate life stories and is seen on Lakeshore PBS. Next we have region radio personality, music journalist, entertainment promoter, founder of Midwest Beat magazine, Tom Lounges who produces and hosts Midwest Beat on Lakeshore Public Radio twice a week, Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long...

Duration:00:49:52

Dunes Art Foundation's Elise Kermani and Tito Sanchez-Williams, scarf designer Isabelle Gougenheim, Dungeon Master, Dustin Richea Roll Seekers

12/18/2020
This week on ART ON THE AIR (12/18 & 12/20) features Dunes Art Foundation leadership Elise Kermani and Tito Sanchez-Williams about their holiday plans. Next we feature Isabelle Gougenheim who creates eye-catching luxury silk scarves with colorful artworks and images . Our Spotlight is with Dungeon Master, Dustin Richea talking about Roll Seekers, a live Dungeons and Dragons tabletop role-playing show on Twitch. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special...

Duration:00:46:56