Art on the Air

Sundays at 7 PM
  • Hosted by Larry Brechner
  • Local Host Ester Golden

Each week, co-hosts Ester Golden and Larry Brechner interview a variety of guests, exploring individual artistic practice, upcoming events and exhibitions, and the arts organizations that serve our community.

This project is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, South Shore Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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This week on Art on the Air, we feature Airbrush mural Artist Marco Salazar, next Plein Aire dunescape artist Ginny Takacs, and finally Chicago tour guide and author Adam Seltzer.  Our Spotlight is focused on nerd-rock singer Captain Ambivalent discussing his virtual show featuring his favorite characters.

This week on Art on the Air, we feature Rick Levine founder of the Improv Therapy Group, Chicago’s ACT ONE book store, and theater industry newspaper PerformInk. Next we have Chicago-based custom jewelry designer Sue Rosengard discussing her contemporary geometric shaped jewelry. Our Spotlight is on Lakeshore Community Concerts with president Carolyn Borchardt discussing cancellation of their current season and plans for next season.

This week on Art on the Air, we feature a special interview with three local art teachers about their return to teaching under Covid-19. Next we talk to artist and author Jessie Johnson and his self-taught journey in art.

This week on Art on the Air we feature Boston based vocalist, author, attorney, and stroke awareness advocate – Valerie Giglio with the release of her new single "RIO" – next mechanical motion kinetic Sculptor, author and photographer/videographer, Gary Justis.

This week on Art on the Air, music producer, composer (including numerous famous jingles), and virtuoso Guitarist Les Fradkin, who is also an innovator on the Starr Labs Ztar, plus he was in the Original Cast as George Harrison in the 1970s mega-hit Broadway show, "Beatlemania.”

This week on Art on the Air, we feature original and handmade Jewelry artist Jayde McAloon discussing her Pieces of Jayde Elemental Jewelry projects. Then, we feature Annemarie Marti and her "Mighty Mirth" series of cartoons reflecting uplifting messages of empowerment and healing. Our spotlight is with Amy Navardauskas about the re-opening of the Art Barn with Covid-19 precautions.

This week on Art on the Air we feature SHAM - an alternative rock band based in Mishawaka that includes Sarah, Happy, Abby, & Mel that has a sound is playful & irreverent, raw & mischievous, like the wig-headed child of Nirvana & the B-52s.

This week on Art on the Air, we feature contemporary artist Tom Torluemke and his studio manager and photographer Linda Dorman - next we hear from storyteller and author, Lisa Colleen retelling a very personal story. Our Spotlight is on MyPath Bibliotherapy founder,  Roger Batten discussing his upcoming storyteller workshop.

This week on Art on the Air, we feature two Crown Point based portrait photographers beginning with Michell Santelik discussing her Model Dance Team and once again the one-and-only Edda Taylor.  Our spotlight is with Chesterton’s Art Z Fine Artz and Antquez owners Bridget and Cathy and their reopening  under Covid-19 protocols.

This week on Art on the Air, Saugatuck, MI based artist Jill Chambers, owner of Jill Chambers Designs, who produces one of a kind handmade ornaments often with whimsical, nature, and holiday themes, is featured. Next, sculptor John J. Habela whose work is influenced by his trips abroad and the abundance of folk art as revealed in his “Family of Man” series of figurative abstracts, carved in wood and cast in bronze, embody a sense of heroic stoicism.

This Week we feature mixed media artist Sholo Beverly who draws inspiration from organic shapes in nature by embracing her mistakes, then we will talk with "Shanti" (Wendy Warnimont) who creates playful original Kirtan an Eastern Alternative music and stories as a means of contemplation.

This week we feature found-object Sculptor Laura Marie Panozzo of  L-M-P ECO STUDIO in Michigan City, and then award winning comedian, keynote speaker, and seminar presenter, Jeannie Rapstad. Our spotlight is with Philip Potempa updating us on Theatre At The Center.

This week on "Art on the Air," we feature Indiana Art Commission Executive Director, Lewis Ricci along with Indiana Humanities President Keira Amstutz discussing their mission under Covid-19.

Valpo University Jazz Professor Jeffrey Brown and art object musician Joe Rauen join "Art on the Air."

Provided by Rana Segal

On this week's episode of "Art on the Air," Rana Segal talks about her work on as producer/videographer for "Shifting Sands."

This week on "Art on the Air," Larry and Ester talk about the Jon Gnagy Exhibit at Stan Klein's Firecat Projects Gallery.

This Week we feature interviews with oil/pastel artist Jane Cowley and portrait photographer Edda Taylor, plus an update about The Art Barn School of Art.

This week we have interviews boxing glove artist Chris Guzman, artist educator Edwin Shelton, and fiber artist Laurel Izard discussing their current artistic pursuits and the impact of Covid-19.

This week on "Art on the Air," we have two interviews first with artist, professor, and musician David Criner,then with miniature sculpture artist Margie Criner both discussing their current artistic pursuits.

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Art on the Air looks into how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the art world of Northwest Indiana.

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Art on the Air looks into how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the art world of Northwest Indiana.

Art on the Air - COVID-19 Special with Donna Catalano

Apr 9, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a screeching halt, and it's impact among the local arts communities has not gone unnoticed. Larry Brechner, host of Art on the Air, talks with Donna Catalano, Special Projects Coordinator for South Shore Arts about the impact to South Shore Arts exhibits, classes grants, and more.

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Art on the Air looks into how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the art world of Northwest Indiana.

Art on the Air, March 13, 2020

Mar 13, 2020
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This Week on "Art on the Air," we will discuss 4th Street Theater's new play, "ART" with actor Alexander Bonner, opening March 13th.

Provided / LaPorte County Symphony

This week on "Art on the Air," Tim King of LaPorte Symphony returns to update us about their conductor search and the auditions for The Hoosier Star.

This Week on "Art on the Air," we will have photographers Paul Lawson discussing his recent photo excursion out west, and Carol Estes discussing her many recent projects including becoming president of Area Artists Association.

This week on "Art on the Air," we will have Tom Byelick of Tomfoolery Fun Club discussing an upcoming show at the Orak Shrine in Michigan City on Feb 29th.

Larry and Ester host this edition of "Art on the Air."