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.

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

This week on ART ON THE AIR features Andre & Frances Guichard's Black History Month’s exhibit, “Connecting The Dots," spotlight is on LaPorte County Symphony’s Side-by-Side concert on February 11thh

1/25/2023
This week (2/3 & 2/5) on ART ON THE AIR features Andre and Frances Guichard discussing their recent trip to Africa and Brazil discovering the art and artists there, plus Gallery Guichard’s Black History Month’s exhibit, “Connecting The Dots.” Our spotlight is on LaPorte County Symphony’s Side-by-Side concertat LaPorte High Schools Performance Centeron February 11th, plus audition details for the 2023 Hoosier Star. Tune in on Sunday at 7pm on Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1FM for our hour long...

Duration:00:58:30

This week on ART ON THE AIR features papermaking artist, Don Widmer, jewelry artist Amy Butts, and spotlight on The Everly Set appearing January 30th in Munster.

1/18/2023
This week (1/27 & 1/29) on ART ON THE AIR features book and papermaking and artist, Don Widmer, whose work features structures that explore movement and light. Next jewelry artist Amy Butts, who uses found objects and crystals that inspires her special creations. Our spotlight is on The Everly Set appearing January 30th in Munster. Tune in on Sunday at 7pm on Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1FM for our hour long conversation with our special guests or listen at...

Duration:00:58:28

This week on ART ON THE AIR features Grammy nominated Judy Carmichael. Next Chad Clifford of Front Porch Music the Crawpuppies, and the MegaBeatles, spotlight on Memorial Opera House’s 2023 season

1/11/2023
This week (1/20 & 1/22) on ART ON THE AIR features Grammy nominated pianist, vocalist, songwriter, radio host, Judy Carmichael, who is one of the world’s leading interpreters of stride and swing piano. Next we have Chad Clifford of Front Porch Music who fronts his solo act, the Crawpuppies, and the MegaBeatles. Our spotlight is on Memorial Opera House’s January 21st concert featuring...

Duration:00:58:28

This week on ART ON THE AIR features artist D. Lammie-Hanson, photographer, George Kassal, spotlight on the South Shore Arts new exhibit, "Sense and Sensibility – Poetry in Painting"

1/4/2023
This week (1/23 & 1/25) on ART ON THE AIR features self-taught artist D. Lammie-Hanson, whose ever-customary form of painting plus the use of a15th-century technique of silver and metal point is depicted in her work. Next returning to Art on the Air is photographer, George Kassal whose new work explores man-altered landscapes. Our spotlight is on the South Shore Arts new exhibit, "Sense and Sensibility – Poetry in Painting" with curator Tom Torluemke. Tune in on Sunday at 7pm on Lakeshore...

Duration:00:58:28

This week on ART ON THE AIR features the new curator for the Brauer Museum, Jonathan Canning, the new Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus Director, Thomas Nichols, and spotlight on Chesterton Art Center

12/28/2022
This week (1/6 & 1/8/2023) on ART ON THE AIR features the new curator for the Brauer Museumat Valparaiso University, Jonathan Canning. Next we feature the new Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus Director, Thomas Nichols. Our spotlight is on the Chesterton Art Center’s new exhibit coming January 17th called, Sense of Place: Works from the Artists in Residence of Indiana Dunes National Park. Tune in on Sunday at 7pm on Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1FM for our hour long conversation with our...

Duration:00:58:29

This week ART ON THE AIR wishes you a Happy New Year and features film director Dan Meyer, Internationally acclaimed, Sophia Agranovich, and spotlight on the For the Love of Art Fair

12/7/2022
This week ART ON THE AIR wishes you a Happy New Year and features film director Dan Meyer discussing his upcoming motion picture “Bulls,” to be set and filmed in Michigan City. Next we feature Internationally acclaimed pianist, recording artist, and educator, Sophia Agranovich. Our spotlight is on the For the Love of Art Fair coming March 2023 with its founder Shireen Johnson. Tune in on Sunday at 7pm on Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1FM for our hour long conversation with our special guests...

Duration:00:58:29

This Christmas week on ART ON THE AIR features a special part 2 feature interview with the singer songwriter Kenny White and spotlight is on the Art Barn School Holiday Gift Gallery

11/23/2022
This week (12/23 & 12/25) on ART ON THE AIR wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday with a special part 2 feature interview with the singer songwriter Kenny White, sharing more details about his storied career and the several of his heartfelt songs. Our spotlight is on the Art Barn School of Arts Holiday Gift Gallery with Amy Navardaukas sharing the many last minute great gift ideas made by local artisans. Tune in on Sunday at 7pm on Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1FM for our hour...

Duration:00:58:28

This week on ART ON THE AIR we feature Tracy Dawson, book, “Let Me Be Frank," next from Miller Arts & Creative District, Kathy Long, and Spotlight on Meg DeMakas’ book, “Maggie’s Not So Big Move.”

11/23/2022
This week (12/16 & 12/18) on ART ON THE AIR we feature an award-winning actress, TV writer, Tracy Dawson, whose first book, “Let Me Be Frank,” explores women who masquerade as men to do things they were not allowed to do. Next the president and interim executive director of Miller Arts and Creative District, Kathy Long updates us on the happenings there. Our spotlight is on Meg DeMakas’ new book, “Maggie’s Not So Big Move.” Tune in on Sunday at 7pm on Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1FM for our...

Duration:00:58:28

This week on ART ON THE AIR features New Age composer Cheryl B Engelhardt, discussing her newest album, The Passenger. Spotlight on LaPorte County Symphony's Holiday Concert

11/23/2022
This week (12/9 & 12/11) on ART ON THE AIR our whole show features award-winning New Age composer and a #1 best-seller on iTunes and Amazon, Cheryl B Engelhardt, discussing her newest album, The Passenger, a first of its kind album completely created on her cross-country train journey from New York to Los Angeles and back. Our spotlight is on the LaPorte County Symphony’s 28th Holiday Concert under the baton of Maestro Dr Carolyn Watson and Associate conductor Chuck Steck. Tune in on Sunday...

Duration:00:58:28

This week on ART ON THE AIR we interview two documentary photographers, Jon Lowenstein and Mariah Karson, and spotlight on Footlight Players holiday show, “The Holiday Channel Wonderthon”.

11/9/2022
This week (12/2 & 12/3) on ART ON THE AIR we interview two documentary photographers, Jon Lowenstein and Mariah Karson, who are both are part of South Shore Art’s current multi-artist exhibit in the Bachman Gallery THIS IS IT: a human-centered view of US running through January 8th. Our spotlight is on Footlight Playersholiday production of “The HolidayChannel Wonderthon” with director Denise Barkow. Tune in on Sunday at 7pm on Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1FM for our hour long conversation...

Duration:00:58:28

This week on ART ON THE AIR our whole show features NPR music theme composer BJ Leiderman, and our spotlight is on Memorial Opera House’s Holiday events with Scot PJ MacDonald.

11/9/2022
This week (11/25 & 11/27) on ART ON THE AIR our whole show features our follow up interview with singer songwriter and NPR music theme composer BJ Leiderman, sharing more about his storied career and more of his music. Our spotlight is on Memorial Opera House’s upcoming events with the Mich 11/27) on ART ON THE AIR our whole show features our follow up interview with singer songwriter and NPR music theme composer BJ Leiderman, sharing more about his storied career and more of his music.ael...

Duration:00:58:01

This week ART ON THE AIR features the Great Lake Sound Chorus, content producer, Michael Finney, and spotlight on Chicago Street Theatre’s “Twas The Night Before Christmas.”

11/9/2022
This week (11/18 & 11/20) ART ON THE AIR features Chrissy Nicholson and Melissa Dalton of the Great Lake Sound Chorus a regional chapter of Sweet Adeline’s International discussing their upcoming activities. Next we feature a full-spectrum content producer, Michael Finney, whose body of work over his twenty year career includes music, audio, video, photography, and writing. Our spotlight is on Chicago Street Theatre’s holiday production of “Twas The Night Before Christmas” with director...

Duration:00:58:28

This week on ART ON THE AIR features mixed-media, sculptural textile artist, Susan Hensel. Our spotlight is on the Beach Boys tribute band, “Sail On” discussing their November 14th concert in Munster

10/18/2022
This week (11/11 & 11/13) ART ON THE AIR features mixed-media, sculptural textile artist, Susan Hensel, whose embroidery reaches across digital and manual platforms to exploit the physics of light producing playful and beautiful works of art. Our spotlight is on the Beach Boys tribute band, “Sail On” with band member Mike Williamson discussing their November 14th concert in Munster at 7pm for Lakeshore Concerts. Tune in on Sunday at 7pm on Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1FM for our hour long...

Duration:00:58:30

This week on ART ON THE AIR features Ohio-based still life artist Brian Burt, and his award winning photo realistic oil paintings. Spotlight is on South Shore Arts exhibit, “This Is It"

10/18/2022
This week (11/4 & 11/6) on ART ON THE AIR features Ohio-based still life artist Brian Burt, whose award winning photo realistic oil paintings often feature whimsical portrayals of food and kitchen implements rendering them in small and large formats. Our spotlight is on South Shore Arts Bachman Gallery’s documentary photography exhibit, “This Is It – A Human Center View of US” opening November 4th with a reception on November 17th with cursor Linda Dorman. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our...

Duration:00:58:30

This week ART ON THE AIR features interdisciplinary artist Melli Hoppe, author David Hoppe and his most recent book, "Midcentury Boy." Spotlight is on Lubeznik Center for The Arts exhibit, “We are Us"

10/18/2022
This week (10/28 & 10/30) ART ON THE AIR features interdisciplinary artist Melli Hoppe, using dance to inspire young students. Next we have author David Hoppe whose writing explores the intersection of politics and culture, and his most recent book, Midcentury Boy, is a memoir about growing up in a Chicago suburb in the 1950’s and ‘60s. Our spotlight is on Lubeznik Center for The Arts exhibit, “We are Us” that explores the human condition through the works of 24 artists opening November...

Duration:00:58:30

This week on ART ON THE AIR features composer BJ Leiderman. singer-songwriter, Kenny White, spotlight on Footlight Players' “Four Old Broads”

10/8/2022
This week (10/14 & 10/16) on ART ON THE AIR features composer BJ Leiderman whose theme music is heard throughout NPR programs along with singer-songwriter, Kenny White, whose film and commercial music are easily identifiable, discuss their October Midwest tour together. Our spotlight is on Footlight Players closing weekend of “Four Old Broads” with director Bobby Kommendera. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special guests or listen on the web at WVLP.org...

Duration:00:58:30

This week on ART ON THE AIR from New Zealand we feature Māori artists Lillian Hetet Owen and Veranoa Hetet, and spotlight is on Diversified Visionaries “Red Yellow Blue” exhibit opening November 12th.

10/6/2022
This week (10/21 & 10/23) on ART ON THE AIR all the way from New Zealand we feature Lillian Hetet Owen and Ver-a-no-a Hetet who share their family’s traditional weaving arts from Hetet School of Māori Art whose classes have gone international on the internet and features a new online exhibit. Our spotlight is on Diversified Visionaries “Red Yellow Blue” exhibit opening November 12th at Wildrose Brewing Company. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special...

Duration:00:58:29

This week on ART ON THE AIR we feature the acoustic duo known as Steve and Mary E, local watercolor artist, Pat Herman, spotlight on LaPorte County Symphony Drayton Children’s and Americana Concerts

9/25/2022
This week (10/7 & 10/9) on ART ON THE AIR we feature the husband wife acoustic duo known as Steve and Mary E – Steve and Mary Elizabeth Champagne sharing some of their original music. Next award-winning local watercolor artist, Pat Herman, discussing her current exhibits inspired by sycamore trees (at The Ellen Firm Gallery and The Depot in Beverly Shores). Our spotlight is on the LaPorte County Symphony 34th Annual Drayton Children’s Concert in October and November’s Americana...

Duration:00:58:28

This week on ART ON THE AIR Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter- Composer-Producer Eric Alexandrakis and spotlight on the Northwest Indiana Symphony's concert featuring West Side Story s

9/21/2022
This week (9/30 & 10/2) on ART ON THE AIR our entire show features Singer-Songwriter- Composer-Producer, and Grammy Nominated artist for Best Spoken Word Album, Eric Alexandrakis whose has worked with a virtual whose who of music artists. Our spotlight is on the Northwest Indiana Symphony music director, maestro Kirk Muspratt, discussing the first concert featuring West Side Story celebrating its 65th anniversary. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special...

Duration:00:58:28

This week on ART ON THE AIR our entire show features photographer Bobby Talamine, and spotlight on artist, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr at Chesterton Art Center

9/8/2022
This week (9/23 & 9/25) on ART ON THE our entire show features Chicago based Bobby Talamine, who shares his over 45 year storied career of photographing some of the world's top rock music acts, while befriending many of them along the way. Our spotlight is on the October / November Exhibit featuring paper maker, printer artist, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr including prints by other regional artists opening October 3rd at the Chesterton Art Center. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long...

Duration:00:58:28