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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

Billy Foster's class about Duke Ellington, Chesterton Art Center's Jillian Bridgeman, spotlight on Valpo presenting Purdue Glee Club

1/12/2022
This week (1/21 & 1/23) on ART ON THE AIR returns local jazz legend, Billy Foster, discussing his upcoming ZOOM class about Duke Ellington available through IUN’s Senior University. Next we have Chesterton Art Center’s new Program Director, Jillian Bridgeman, discussing her own art journey and classes at the art center. Our spotlight is on Valparaiso Kiwanis Club once again hosting the Purdue Men’s Varsity Glee Club on February 6th. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation...

Duration:00:58:28

Natalie Heath, Director of Education for South Shore Arts, singer songwriter, LeAnn Stutler, spotlight is on Art 4 Theater's "RENT"

1/5/2022
This week (1/14 & 1/16) on ART ON THE AIR we speak with the new Director of Education for South Shore Arts, Natalie Heath, about the class offerings and her own art practice. Next with have Crown Point based singer songwriter, LeAnn Stutler, about her music plus previewing her new EP release on January 28th . Our spotlight is on Art 4 Theater of South Bend with their production of the musical, RENT, opening January 10th trough the 30th. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long...

Duration:00:58:21

Special Podcast Edition - Remembering John "Brabant" Lenting

12/31/2021
This week (12/30/2021) ART ON THE AIR presents a special podcast edition saluting the life and legacy of the very definition of an Artist, John Brabant Lenting, who lost his courageous battle with cancer on December 26. Known for his unique brand of abstract expressionism (that he practiced since 1975), Brabant has a storied life that he readily shared in his two Art On The Air interviews from Episode 6 (Nov 23, 2018) and Episode 68 (Feb 7, 2020). Tune in to our weekly radio shows on Friday...

Duration:01:01:04

Rick Valicenti, founder and design director of Thirst, and Spotlight on Art Z and Company in downtown Valparaiso

12/15/2021
This week (1/7 & 1/9) on ART ON THE AIR our entire show features Rick Valicenti, founder and design director of Thirst, a communication design practice providing design and immersive environments for high profile clients in the architectural, performing arts, and education communities. He also is as an adjunct professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Our spotlight is on Art Z and Company rebranded and relocated to downtown Valparaiso with owners Bridget Nadolski and Cathy...

Duration:00:58:28

Long-time Chicago Tribune photographer Charles Osgood, spotlight on Duneland Photography Club's Art Barn exhibit in January

12/8/2021
This week (12/31 & 1/2) on ART ON THE AIR our entire show features former Chicago Tribune photographer who collaborated with Rick Kogan on his column, “Sidewalks” about interesting people and places in the greater Chicago area, Charles Osgood who continues his career as a freelancer. Our spotlight is on the Duneland Photography Club with its president Steve Bensing about their Jan 15 exhibit opening at Art Barn. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special...

Duration:00:58:27

Andre and Francis Guichard owners of Chicago's Gallery Guichard, Spotilght on IAC grant application process with Kelly Freeman

12/8/2021
This week (12/24 & 12/26) on ART ON THE AIR our entire show focuses on the Bronzeville exhibit and artist loft space in Chicago, Gallery Guichard, with its owners, artists Andre and Francis Guichard, discussing their unique gallery and their artistic life together. Our spotlight is on the Indiana Art Commission2022-2023 grant application process for Region One with South Shore Art’s Kelly Freeman. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special guests or listen on...

Duration:00:58:27

Fashion Designer Liz Meyer, of Silver Moon Chicago, Executive Director Jenifer Okamura for Miller Beach Arts, Spotlight on South Shore Symphony

12/1/2021
This week (12/17 & 12/19) on ART ON THE AIR we feature the owner of who has spent her career dressing and designing for rock n roll's elite. Next we interview the new executive director for Miller Beach Arts and Creative District, Jenifer Okamura. Our spotlight on South Shore Symphony with maestro Troy Webdell about their Holiday Pops Concert on December 17th . 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 past...

Duration:00:58:28

Indiana State Museum Senior Curator Mark Ruschman, South Shore Orchestra conductor, Troy Webdell, spotlight on LaPorte County Symphony's Holiday Pops Cincert.

12/1/2021
This week (12/12 & 12/14) on ART ON THE AIR we feature senior curator of art and history for the Indiana State Museum, Mark Ruschman. Next we have the founder, music director, and conductor of South Shore Orchestra, maestro Troy Webdell. Our spotlight on The LaPorte County Symphony with conductors Carolyn Watson and Check Steck about the Holiday Pops Concert on December 11th. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special guests or listen on the web at WVLP.org...

Duration:00:58:27

Chesterton Art Center's, Hannah Hammond-Hagman, Art Barn Artist in Resdience Samanta Purze, and spotlight on Memorial Opera House's "Holiday Inn"

11/24/2021
This week (12/3 & 12/5) on ART ON THE AIR we feature the new Chesterton Art Center President and Executive Director, Hannah Hammond-Hagman, about her background and plans for the center. Next we feature ceramicist Samantha Purze, discussing her experience as an Artist-In-Residence at the Art Barn. Our spotlight is on the Memorial Opera House’s production of Irving Berlin’s “Holiday Inn – The Musical” running through December 12th. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation...

Duration:00:58:27

Our whole show features, Kendra Swanson, independent folk music performer and spotlight on Tomfoolery Fun Club events.

11/10/2021
This week (11/26 & 11/28) on ART ON THE AIR our whole show features independent folk music performer, Kendra Swanson, known for her expressive vocals with original compositions written about the American heartland featuring energetic instrumentation on banjo, guitar, and fiddle, Our spotlight is on the return of live performances of the Tomfoolery Fun Club with emcees Tom Byelick and Ms Michele Piskol. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special guests or...

Duration:00:58:26

Miah Michaelsen, Indiana Art Commission, , Richard McCoy, Landmark Columbus Foundation, Spotlight on Lubeznik’s Holiday Artisan Market

11/10/2021
This week (11/19 & 11/21) on ART ON THE AIR features our interview with the newly appointed executive director for the Indiana Art Commission, Miah Michaelsen. Next we discover the cultural heritage of Columbus , Indiana with Richard McCoy executive director of the Landmark Columbus Foundation. Our spotlight is on Lubeznik’s Holiday Artisan Market opening November 20th running throughJanurary 9th with Rose Tejeda. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special...

Duration:00:58:27

Radio broadcasters Ric Federichi and Michael Puente, and spotlight is on The Depot’s Holiday Sale - November 20th and 21st

10/27/2021
This week (11/12 & 11/14) on ART ON THE AIR features two radio broadcasters beginning with WIMS owner and morning host, Ric Federichi and next longtime region reporter for Chicago’s WBEZ and Off Mic on Lakeshore Public Radio, Michael Puente. Our spotlight is on The Depot’s Holiday Sale Nov 20th and 21st with Nancy Schwab and Suzy Vance. 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 past ART ON THE AIR shows at...

Duration:00:58:26

Artist Lauralee Sikorski, Greening of the Arts exhibit at Calumet College, spotlight on LaPorte County Symphony’s A Jazzy American Salute concert

10/27/2021
This week (11/5 & 11/7) on ART ON THE AIR features Connecticut-born artist, Lauralee Sikorski who works in Murals, Fine Art Paintings, Sculpture & Large Scale Public Works Projects. Next we discuss the current Greening of the Arts exhibit at Calumet College. Our spotlight on LaPorte County Symphony’s Carolyn Watson and Tim King with "A Jazzy American Salute" concert on Nov 13th. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special guests or listen on the web at...

Duration:00:58:27

The Great Crusades front man, Brian Krumm, spotlight on Footlight Players’ November play

10/11/2021
This week (10/29 & 10/31) on ART ON THE AIR our whole interview features lead singer and guitarist for the Chicago-based rock band, The Great Crusades, Brian Krumm, who has been performing well over 20 years who will be both sharing about the band, and his own upcoming solo music projects. Our Spotlight is on Michigan City’s Footlight Players’ upcoming production, “Miracle on South Division Street,” running November 5th through the 14th. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long...

Duration:00:56:41

Canadian Born music conductor, Maestro Kirk Muspratt, jewelry artist Steven Shaikh, Spotlight on Diversified Artists Visionaries’ November exhibit

10/11/2021
This week (10/22 & 10/24) on ART ON THE AIR we explore the life and musical journey of the Canadian Born music director and conductor for the Northwest Indiana Symphony, Maestro Kirk Muspratt, now in his 20th season, Next we speak with fine jewelry artist from India to the USA, Steven Shaikh. Our Spotlight is with Carol Estes for Diversified Artists Visionaries’ November exhibit at Wild Rose Brewery. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special guests or listen...

Duration:00:52:20

ART ON THE AIR Spotlight on Lubeznik Center for Arts Fall 2021 Exhibits

10/10/2021
Our ART ON THE AIR Spotlight is on Lora Fosberg discussing the fall exhibits at Lubeznik Center for the Arts.

Duration:00:03:24

ART ON THE AIR Spotlight is on LaPorte County Symphony's Drayton Family’s Children Concert Series

10/8/2021
ART ON THE AIR Spotlight is on LaPorte County Symphony with Executive Director Tim King discussing the Drayton Family’s Children Concert Series now in its 33rd year. 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 past ART ON THE AIR shows at brech.com/aota. Rebroadcast on WVLP - Monday at 5pm and Sunday (10/10) on 7pm on Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1FM or lakeshorepublicradio.org/programs/art-air Please have your...

Duration:00:06:44

Calumet Region born Nashville singer songwriter, Kiely Connell, Spotlight on Lubeznik Center for Arts Fall Exhibit

10/5/2021
This week (10/15 & 10/17) on ART ON THE AIR we celebrate our 3rd anniversary with Calumet Region born Nashville singer songwriter, who writes and performs songs that have a gothic western aesthetic, Kiely Connell, discussing both her personal and musical journey with the release of her new LP, Calumet Queen on November 12th. Our Spotlight is on Lora Fosberg discussing the fall exhibits at Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long...

Duration:00:58:18

Documentary producer Cynthia Biestek, sculptor Bonnie Zimmer, spotlight on LaPorte County Symphony's Children Concert Series

9/28/2021
This week (10/8 & 10/10) on ART ON THE AIR features documentary producer Cynthia Biestek and her new film about Cuban guitar sensation, Eliades Ochoa, airing in October on Lakeshore PBS. Next we have sculptor Bonnie Zimmer who creates vessels and works from natural and found materials. Our Spotlight is on LaPorte County Symphony Executive Director with Tim King discussing the Drayton Family’s Children Concert Series now in its 33rd year. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long...

Duration:00:52:41

Region jazz musician, Patti Shaffner, the band Theyrgy, Spotlight 2021 Michigan City Video Fest & Chesterton Art Center’s October Exhibit opening October 3rd.

9/15/2021
This week (10/1 & 10/3) on ART ON THE AIR we feature region jazz musician, Patti Schaffner, shares her new album, From The Left Side of My Heart. Next Chicago’s Post-Punk electronic band Theyrgy and their second EP Interrupteur on August 21st. Our Spotlight is on the 2021 Michigan City Video Fest accepting entries through October 15th at MCvideofest.com and Chesterton Art Center’s October Exhibit Through Our Eyes opening October 3rd. Tune in on FrSpotlight is on the 2021 Michigan CityVideo...

Duration:00:57:05