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Art on the Air
Sundays at 7 PM

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.

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  • This week 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.
  • This week 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.
  • This week 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 DeLeo.
  • This week 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.
  • This week 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.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR we feature the owner of Silver Moon Chicago, designer, Liz Meyer, who has spent her career dressing and designing for rock n…
  • This week 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…
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR we feature the new Chesterton Art Center President and Executive Director, Hannah Hammond-Hagman, about her background and…
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR our whole show features independent folk music performer, Kendra Swanson, known for her expressive vocals with original…
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR features our interview with the newly appointed executive director for the Indiana Art Commission, Miah Michaelsen. Next we…