Art on the Air

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

ART ON THE AIR is an hour-long radio show that opens with a short Spotlight Interview about local art events in Northwest Indiana's three county area, then continues with a long-form Feature Interview. Guests include individual artists, photographers, gallery owner/curators, festival sponsors, authors, musicians, the shakers and movers in NW Indiana, Chicago and beyond discussing the art, theater, and the music scene, plus much more.  Hosts are Larry A Brechner, long-time musical theater director, photographic artist, and arts organization board member, and Ester Golden, artist and gallery owner of The Nest in Michigan City.

ART ON THE AIR is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, South Shore Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This week on ART ON THE AIR our Second Anniversary show features Globe-trotting, South African, classically-trained flutist, whose focus is on World and Roots music. “ Flute Painter” Wouter Kellerman, is an award winning, composer, producer, whose 2014 album Winds of Samsara won the Best New Age Album Grammy Award, and numerous other awards. Our Spotlight is with Dustin Richea and film maker Thad Donovan discussing a fundraising première at the 49er Drive-In of the new documentary, Indiana Dunes: Nature’s Masterpiece.

This week on ART ON THE AIR our 100th episode features South Shore Arts Executive Director, John Cain, discussing his nearly 30 year career at its helm. Next we talk with Chicago based physician Kuhn Hong whose dramatic works as an artist are now being produced from his Michigan City Studio. Our Spotlight is with weaver Chris Acton discussing National Spinning and Weaving week including her own move into full time weaving.

This week on ART ON THE AIR our entire show features New York City based artist, Sadie Bridger, who by using photography, sculpture, and other unique art offerings creates her own unique artistic statement. Our Spotlight is with Edwin Shelton and Kuhn Hong discussing a 3-day Plein Aire artist-in-residence event at St Mary’s Angela House, a convent converted into an artist hostel in Michigan City

This week on ART ON THE AIR  We feature folk-pop artist Lisa Sniderman, Aoede, and her new The Grieving Project release, then cellist Josh McClain with Somatic Movement therapist Rosario Sammartino.

Our Spotlight is with Trisha Hernandez of South Shore Arts discussing their upcoming virtual Beaux Arts Ball also heard Wed (9/16) on Lakeshore Public Radio.

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.”

Our Spotlight is with Dave Mueller of Hammond’s Paul Henry's Art Gallery telling about their famous Thursday Night Acoustic Jam now seen virtually.

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.

Provided / Art on the Air

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
Provided / Art on the Air

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

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 photographer Carol Estes discussing her many recent projects including becoming president of Area Artists Association.