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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

Artist Nick Bridge, Canterbury Summer Theatre's 2021 Season, Spotlight on Dunes Summer Theatre's "A Midsummer's Night Dream."

6/19/2021
This week (6/25 & 6/27) on ART ON THE AIR features artist Nick Bridge who uses the urban environment combined with aspects of the native prairie to inspire his work exhibited at Chicago’s Springboard Arts Gallery. Next we speak with Canterbury Theatre’s Artistic Directors about their 2021 summer season. Our Spotlight is on Dunes Summer Theatre’s June 26th Cabaret Night, and details about their next production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long...

Duration:00:55:44

Front porch Americana solo musician Lou Shields' new album Calico Blue, Spotlight on Nancy Natow Cassidy and Kevin Firme's new exhibit

6/9/2021
This week (6/18 & 6/20) on ART ON THE AIR features Lou Shields a musician and artist reviving traditional front-porch, Americana style music with his solo-performance sharing songs from his newest album, Calico Blue released in June 2021. Our Spotlight is on artist Nancy Natow Cassidy and Kevin Firme discussing their June exhibit opening at the Ellen Firme Gallery on US12 in Beverly Shores. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special guests or listen on the...

Duration:00:59:14

Chesterton Tribune's Don Hurd, Lubeznik Center’s Lora Fosberg, artist Phyllis Bramson, Spotlight on Chicago Street Theatre's "Heathers"

6/2/2021
This week (6/11 & 6/13) on ART ON THE AIR features the new owner/publisher of the Chesterton Tribune, Don Hurd sharing his storied career saving local newspapers. Next Lubeznik Center’s Exhibition Director Lora Fosberg discusses her art and the new exhibit opening June 14th also featuring our talk with Chicago artist Phyllis Bramson in the exhibit. Our Spotlight is with Chicago Street Theatre director, Michael Glorioso discussing the June 11thopening of Heathers, The Musical. Tune in on...

Duration:00:50:02

Dunes Summer Theatre's "Forever Plaid," Phillip Potempa is "Winchell – On The Air" and Spotlight on Porter County Library's Summer Reading Program

5/27/2021
This week (6/4 & 6/6) on ART ON THE AIR features Tito Sanchez-Williams, Elise Kermani, and Steve Scott talking about Dunes Summer Theatre season premier musical, Forever Plaid opening June 4th. Phillip Potempa discuses his one-man show, Winchell – On The Air on June 10th at The Center for Visual & Performing Arts. Our Spotlight is with Porter County Library Director, Jesse Butz about their summer reading program. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special...

Duration:00:55:57

Artist and illustrator Reina Marie Urban, textile artist Lisa Nelson Raabe, spotlight on Tomfoolery Fun Club at the Mascot Hall of Fame

5/25/2021
This week (5/28 & 5/30) on ART ON THE AIR features Chicago based artist and illustrator Reina Marie Urban who revels how her art aided her own struggles with depression. Next we have textile artist, art and yoga therapist, Lisa Nelson Raabe, whose work with repetitive forms is revealed stitch by stitch. Our Spotlight is with Tom Byelick and Ms Michelle about Tomfoolery Fun Club’s returning to Whiting’s Mascot Hall of Fame on June 5th. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long...

Duration:00:57:01

Our Whiting Themed show Sally Selwan & John Buranosky's new podcast, Arts Alive at Studio 659, and Spotlight on The Art Barn's Juried Exhibit

5/17/2021
This week (5/21 & 5/23) on ART ON THE AIR features Sally Selwan and John Buranosky’s podcast about growing up in Whiting Indiana called, Cigarettes, TAB, and Tampons. Next we feature Jeanni Wilkening and Kathleen Ulm of Arts Alive reviving Whiting’s Studio 659 with their June 4th exhibit called Pandemic. Our Spotlight is with Amy Navardauskas discussing Art Barn’s 27th Annual Juried Exhibit running May 15 through July 8th with an Artist Reception on June 5th. Tune in on Friday at 11am for...

Duration:00:28:16

Artist and illustrator Reine Marie Urban, textile artist Lisa Nelson Raabe, spotlight on Tomfoolery Fun Club at the Mascot Hall of Fame

5/14/2021
This week (5/28 & 5/30) on ART ON THE AIR features Chicago based artist and illustrator Reine Marie Urban who reveals how her art aided her own struggles with depression. Next we have textile artist, art and yoga therapist, Lisa Nelson Raabe, whose work with repetitive forms is revealed stitch by stitch. Our Spotlight is with Tom Byelickand Ms Michelle about Tomfoolery Fun Club’s returning to Whiting’s Mascot Hall of Fame on June 5th. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long...

Duration:00:57:01

Duo Sequenza's "Project Listen Up" with Debra Silvert and Paul Bowman plus our spotlight on The Depot's 5 x 5 Exhibit

5/4/2021
This week (5/14 & 5/16) on ART ON THE AIR features Debra Silvert and Paul Bowman of Duo Sequenza discussing their Project Listen Up! which due to Covid is going virtual this year with the help of Lakeshore PBS and Art On The Air. Our episode will feature Jorge Muniz’ South Shore Suite composed for Duo Sequenza based on musical interpretations Northwest Indiana. Our Spotlight is with Suzy Vance and Nancy Schwab about The Depot Museum and Gallery June 11th opening and their 5 x 5...

Duration:00:58:39

Dr Carolyn Watson, LaPorte County Symphony's new music director, musician Michelle Shafer, Spotlight on Porter County Library Garden

4/30/2021
This week (5/7 & 5/9) on ART ON THE AIR features, our conversation with the newly appointed music director for LaPorte County Symphony, Dr Carolyn Watson. Next we welcome back musician Michelle Shafer who will share excerpts from her new album coming out this summer. Our Spotlight is with Porter County Library Director, Jesse Butz about the May 12th opening of the new Rotary Library Garden. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long conversation with our special guests or listen on the...

Duration:00:56:24

Claudi, Lead singer for rock band Pink Louds and Spotlight on Indiana Ballet Theatre's Cinderella

4/16/2021
This week (4/30 & 5/2) on ART ON THE AIR features, Claudi, discussing her Puerto Rico to New York journey with busking in the subway then forming the Pink Louds, a gritty rock band with melodic sensibility of a 1920’s crooner mixed with the psychedelic danceability and bright harmonies. Our Spotlight is with Artistic Director Gloria Tuohy and Indiana Ballet’s Theatre spring performance of Cinderella plus updates on the Classic Arts Centre. Tune in on Friday at 11am for our hour long...

Duration:00:58:11

Artist Diana Leviton Gondek, Art 4 Theatre's musical "Ragtime," Chesterton-Porter Rotary's photo contest

4/16/2021
This week (4/23 & 4/25) on ART ON THE AIR features Chicago artist Diana Leviton Gondek discussing her own art and art education journey Next we have Art 4 Theatre of South Bend director Mark Albin, Aaron Albin, and Patrick Brynes discussing their online-only production of the 1998 Tony Award-winning musical, “Ragtime”running through May 2nd. Our Spotlight is with Trent Albert discussing Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club’s photography contest with entries being accepted through June 30th. Tune...

Duration:00:57:25

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