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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, and cultural features 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 wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday with a special part 2 feature interview with the singer songwriter Kenny White. Our spotlight is on the Art Barn School of Arts Holiday Gift Gallery with Amy Navardaukas.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR we feature Tracy Dawson, whose first book, “Let Me Be Frank.” Next the president and interim executive director of Miller Arts and Creative District, Kathy Long. Our spotlight is on Meg DeMakas’ new book, “Maggie’s Not So Big Move.”
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR our whole show features award-winning New Age composer, Cheryl B Engelhardt, discussing her newest album, The Passenger. Our spotlight is on the LaPorte County Symphony’s 28th Holiday Concert with Maestro Dr Carolyn Watson and Associate conductor Chuck Steck.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR we feature two documentary photographers, Jon Lowenstein and Mariah Karson, who are part of South Shore Art’s exhibit. Our spotlight is on Footlight Players holiday production of “The Holiday Channel Wonderthon.”
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR our whole show features NPR music theme composer BJ Leiderman. Our spotlight is on Memorial Opera House’s holiday season events with Scot PJ MacDonald.
  • This week ART ON THE AIR features Chrissy Nicholson and Melissa Dalton of the Great Lake Sound Chorus, full-spectrum content producer, Michael Finney, and spotlight is on Chicago Street Theatre’s “Twas The Night Before Christmas.”
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR features mixed-media, sculptural textile artist, Susan Hensel. Our spotlight is on the Beach Boys tribute band, “Sail On” discussing their November 14th concert in Munster at 7pm for Lakeshore Concerts.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR features Ohio-based still life artist Brian Burt, whose award winning photo realistic oil paintings often feature whimsical portrayals. Our spotlight is on South Shore Arts Bachman Gallery’s documentary photography exhibit, “This Is It – A Human Center View of US” opening Nov 4th .
  • This week ART ON THE AIR features interdisciplinary artist Melli Hoppe, author David Hoppe and his most recent book, Midcentury Boy. Our spotlight is on Lubeznik Center for The Arts exhibit, “We are Us” s opening November 4th.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR all the way from New Zealand we feature Lillian Hetet Owen and Veranoa Hetet sharing their family’s traditional weaving arts from Hetet School of Māori Art. Our spotlight is on Diversified Visionaries “Red Yellow Blue” exhibit opening November 12th at Wildrose Brewing Company.