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Episode #100

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[Original Airdate: December 28, 2012]

Sandy Maxx visits the Rembrandt exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Curator William Keyse-Rudolph and Assistant Curator Catherine Sawinksi explain how they obtained "The Treasures of Kenwood House" from the Lord Iveagh Collection. Actor Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Broadway's The Heiress) traces his acting career from the UK to New York City. A fusion of traditional and avant-garde music is performed by Clarinetist David Krakauer. Award-winning dancer and Choreographer Jennifer Nugent's graceful and precisely executed techniques are highlighted. Writer Kao Kalia Yang didn't speak for years after living in a Thai refugee camp. Now, she's found her voice. She reads from her memoir. Photographer Terry Gydesen talks about her career photographing the country's iconic political and cultural figures. The magic of the New York Botanical Garden "Holiday Train Show" is brought to life, as the model train circles a miniature New York City and its bright decorations.

Episode #101

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[Original Airdate: January 12, 2013]

Jessica Fellowes, co-author, "The World of Downton Abbey" discusses key details about the story, characters and social history of the mesmerizing Masterpiece Classic series "Downton Abbey". A look is taken at the architecture of St. Josaphat's Basilica in Milwaukee; and, the Bel Canto Chorus performs. The art of Faith Ringgold is explored, including mosaics she created in Harlem subway stations. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #102

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[Original Airdate: January 19, 2012]

Actress Gloria Reuben discusses her role in the film "Lincoln". Poet Ed Bok Lee reads excerpts from "Ode to Bruce Lee". Landscape painter Gregory Euclide is profiled; and, Cowboy Photographer Scott Baxter's 100 Years Rancher project is highlighted. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #103

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[Original Airdate: January 26, 2013]

Shodekeh talks about being a beat box artist who performs for a ballet company. Alexander Heilner an aerial photographer discusses his work; and, Ukranian Kilims (exquisite rugs) from the Ukraine are featured; and, the Real Pirates exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum is explored. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #104

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[Original Airdate: February 2, 2013]

David Garibaldi, an artist who paints to music is profiled. Guitar-maker Charlie Hoffman talks about the craft of making guitars. Since its debut in London's West End, "War horse" has galloped away with a stream of accolades, including a Tony Award for best play in 2011. Jared Bowen meets with the company and gets a revealing look at the show's unique star. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #105

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[Original Airdate: Feburary 9, 2013]

First Stage Theater's "To the Promise Land" is explored. The production is about a young African American girl inspired by Golda Meir. Later, Artist Tom Otterness is visited; "Goosebumps" Author R.L. Stine is profiled; Lady Carnarvon talks about living in Downton Abbey; and, the stage play "Kite Runner" is highlighted. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #106

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[Original Airdate: February 16, 2013]

Door County Artist Arnold Alaniz is visited; Chaplin actor Rob McClure is interviewed; and, dancer Amy Sackett is profiled. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #107

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[Original Airdate: February 23, 2013]

A performance of the Intimate Opera Company is presented; a look is taken at the work of photographer Daniel Rebert, and the classroom of Tim Decker's Digital Life Drawing class at the Milwaukee Area Technical College is visited. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #108

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[Original Airdate: March 23, 2013]

Steve Adubato speaks with Emmy-Award winner Ed Asner about his long career and his role in the Broadway show "Grace". Cityscape painter Michael Birawer shows off his quirky signature paintings. Christopher Poor offers a tour of his shop, where he handcrafts Medieval and Renaissance replicas using old world methods. Folk singer David Drake talks about his latest project. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #109

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[Original Airdate: March 30, 2013]

The Quay brothers (twins) share their musical approach to making movies. Guitar-maker Jol Dantzig is profiled. He carves the past into every new instrument. Steve Adubato speaks with playwright Eve Ensler about her "Vagina Monologues" legacy, her activism and the musical "Emotional Creature". Local artist Jeff Ladow is profiled. He has no use of his arms and paints holding a brush in his mouth. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #110

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[Original Airdate: April 6, 2013]

Artist Danny Scheible takes masking tape to a new level; Photographer Ad Wheeler's subjects are in ruins; college student Aaron Casey uses music to navigate his future; a remastered room echoes of times past, as the Van Rensselaer Hallway is restored; and, local artist Donna Tronca finds a unique way to reuse old plastic bags. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #111

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[Original Airdate: April 13, 2013]

Photographer Rhea Pappas creates an underwater world; Eric Meek, a master glass blower puts his heart, soul and sweat into his work; Choreographer Rosie Herrera uses her life experiences, memories and emotions to create dance movies and performances that combine her eclectic interests; Chef Tyson Cole reveals the fine art of making sushi; and, multi-talented and multi-tasking musician Nathan Bell is profiled. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #112

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[Original Airdate: April 20, 2013]

Photographer Michael Eastman sees a canvas through his lens; Vocalist Audrey Chen takes a non-traditional approach to music; Artist Gunilla Klingberg uses logos to create intricate patterns; Animator Tom Schroeder's work requires the skill and discipline of another time; and, Farooq Hassan, an Iraqi painter talks about leaving his country in search of the American dream. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #113

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[Original Airdate: May 11, 2013]

THE ARTS PAGE is a 30-minute weekly series hosted by Sandy Maxx. Each episode features four to five segments on the arts and culture--short performances, interviews, profiles of well-known and not-so-well-known artists, and much more.

THE ARTS PAGE features segments intended to delight and inform viewers, and throw a spotlight on the arts and creative community in the Milwaukee area, the state and region, and the nation.

Episode #114

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[Original Airdate: May 18, 2013]

THE ARTS PAGE is a 30-minute weekly series hosted by Sandy Maxx. Each episode features four to five segments on the arts and culture--short performances, interviews, profiles of well-known and not-so-well-known artists, and much more.

THE ARTS PAGE features segments intended to delight and inform viewers, and throw a spotlight on the arts and creative community in the Milwaukee area, the state and region, and the nation.

Episode #115

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[Original Airdate: May 25, 2013]

THE ARTS PAGE is a 30-minute weekly series hosted by Sandy Maxx. Each episode features four to five segments on the arts and culture--short performances, interviews, profiles of well-known and not-so-well-known artists, and much more.

THE ARTS PAGE features segments intended to delight and inform viewers, and throw a spotlight on the arts and creative community in the Milwaukee area, the state and region, and the nation.

Episode #116

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[Original Airdate: June 15, 2013]

THE ARTS PAGE features short performances, interviews, profiles of well-known and not-so-well-known artists. The series highlights the arts and creative community in the Milwaukee area, the state and region, and the nation. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #117

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[Original Airdate: June 22, 2013]

THE ARTS PAGE features short performances, interviews, profiles of well-known and not-so-well-known artists. The series highlights the arts and creative community in the Milwaukee area, the state and region, and the nation. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #118

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[Original Airdate: June 29, 2013]

THE ARTS PAGE features short performances, interviews, profiles of well-known and not-so-well-known artists. The series highlights the arts and creative community in the Milwaukee area, the state and region, and the nation. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #119

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[Original Airdate: July 6, 2013]

THE ARTS PAGE features short performances, interviews, profiles of well-known and not-so-well-known artists. The series highlights the arts and creative community in the Milwaukee area, the state and region, and the nation. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #120

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[Original Airdate: July 13, 2013]

THE ARTS PAGE features short performances, interviews, profiles of well-known and not-so-well-known artists. The series highlights the arts and creative community in the Milwaukee area, the state and region, and the nation. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #121

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The Arts Page explores the abstract art of Allen Denny Smith; the music of ukelele player Jake Shimabukuro; and learns more abouT the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Sandy Maxx hosts.

[Original Airdate: 7/20/2013]

Episode #122

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Pixar artist Sanjay Patel talks about making Indian art. Nancy Mooslin explains how music inspires her art; and, John Wilson's African American paintings are introduced. Sandy Maxx hosts.

[Original Airdate: June 15, 2013]

Episode #123

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[Original Airdate: August 3, 2013]

Yarn artist Jo Hamilton is profiled. Avant garde architect Antoine Predock talks about her creative process. Mike Rivamonte talks about sculpting from common objects; and, a Caribbean folk art collection is explored. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #124

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[Original Airdate: August 10, 2013]

Kate Casanova's nature-based art on upholstery is featured. Sculptural jewelry designer Andrea Li's work is highlighted. Andrea Martin, a former biologist talks about her new passion-- paper cutting. Master stone carver Walter Arnold is profiled; and, Mel Brooks explains how "The Critic" came about. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #125

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[Original Airdate: August 17, 2013]

Master Stone Carver Walter Arnold is profiled. Jazz Mass is highlighted, Catholic Mass incorporating Jazz. James Reddington's photography of memory boxes is featured. Healing Art is explored--art made by and for cancer survivors; and, a look is taken at Bent Objects, humorous art of every-day objects. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #126

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[Original Airdate: August 24, 2013]

The Arts Page explores Exxopolis--an inflatable, interactive light installation; Cigar Box Guitars--homemade guitars as art; Vishniac--photography pre-WWII and the Jewish experience; Glass Menagerie, a classic play to reopen on Broadway; and, looks at the work of Abstract Expressionist Orazio Salati. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #127

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[Original Airdate: August 31, 2013]

A look is taken at the Harley-Davidson Museum exhibits for the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary. Julie Seltzer, a female scribe writing a Torah is profiled. Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis talks about reviving her favorite role as "Mother Courage". An excerpt from the Billy Jean King episode on American Masters is previewed; and, the work of Heidi Jung is featured. Her charcoal art is inspired by nature. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #201

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[Original Airdate: September 19, 2013]

The Arts Page profiles "Twenty1Five," a group of friends using reclaimed wood for artistic furniture. Modcott Piano, a family business specializing in piano restoration is profiled. A look is taken at Rustic Way--metal sculpture/public art made from junk; and, the BBC trailer for "Hollow Crown" is previewed. The new series on PBS is about lesser-known Shakespearan plays: Richard II, Henry IV parts 1 & 2, Henry V. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #202

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[Original Airdate: September 26, 2013]

Grammy-winning composer Gabriela Frank creates new work (Compadre Huashayo) for native instruments in Ecuador. Painter GC Myer talks about seeing colors, color harmony, and form in a unique way after a construction accident. In connection with the "American Masters" series, an intimate Q&A with Billie Jean King on her background in tennis. A look is taken at the creation of the Zarkana Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #203

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[Original Airdate: October 3, 2013]

A look is taken at the unique partnership of artists and farmers to encourage the creative spirit. Virko Baley, a Ukrainian music professor/composer talks about creating an opera about the 20th century genocide. Plus, an update on restoration of the famous Hollywood sign; and, Progress of Love is highlighted. This unique, 3-city exhibit, explores the idea of love. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #204

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[Original Airdate: October 10, 2013]

Giles Clement, a wet-plate photographer is profiled. He uses classic photographic techniques in modern photography. The "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is reviewed. The exhibit explores the influence of punk in high fashion. A tour of the Neon Museum features the iconic neon signs that illuminated the Las Vegas skyline. Allen Bellman, the artist behind the comic book superhero "Captain America," is interviewed. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #205

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[Original Airdate: October 17, 2013]

A local look is taken at the joint production of "Clybourne Park" performed by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and the Arizona Theatre Company. The work of Michael Bise is featured. The artist's highly personalized drawings express deep loss and hope. A look is taken at the impact of Chicano Art in America at the Museo de las Americas. And, a teaser for the 40th anniversary of the PBS landmark series Great Performances showcases art through education and inspiration. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #206

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[Original Airdate: October 24, 2013]

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston is interviewed. The University of Houston marching band deconstructs a parade performance for an audience. Artist Tom Balbo is profiled, as he dyes fiber to make paper for his art. Walt Pourier, a Native American painter/designer discusses the educational and inspirational opportunities of his culture. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #207

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[Original Airdate: October 31, 2013]

Timothy Westbrook is interviewed. The Milwaukee artist focuses on sustainable, wearable art. Jeff Ladow is profiled. The Great TV Auction artist's paintings draw attention to mouth artists. A look is taken at a photographic exhibition by Duran Duran's keyboardist Nick Rhodes that balances beauty and nightmares. And, Harley-Davidson Museum: a look is taken at the exhibits celebrating the 110th anniversary of the motor company. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #208

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[Original Airdate: November 7, 2013]

Paul Bialas, a Waukesha photographer explains how his interest in local breweries lead to two photographic books about the Pabst Brewery and Schlitz Brewery. The Mexican and Central American tradition "The Day of the Dead" is explored through its art. Arabella Tattershall, a self-taught welder talks about combining her love of metal with fashion. Bogart Fest, the first film festival focused on the work of Humphrey Bogart is highlighted. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #209

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[Original Airdate: November 14, 2013]

Gary Kandziora, a Wauwatosa metal sculptor, explains how his experience in the local welding industry has impacted his small- and large-scale metal creations. Jian Wang, an expressionist modern painter known for taking traditional methods and using them in a unique, "quick draw" style is profiled. James DeRosso, a ceramics artist discusses how his artistic creations exploded once he switched from making simple bowls to "monsters". Charan Po Rantan, a pair of Japanese sisters who have a unique take on global pop music are introduced. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #210

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[Original Airdate: November 21, 2013]

Local artist Colin Matthes, winner of the 2012 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for established artists is profiled. He developed an interactive mini demolition derby featuring solar-powered cars at the Inova Gallery. Tim Jaeger, an expressionist painter explains finding the intensity in life and expressing that through paint. Janie Hendrix, sister of legendary Jimi Hendrix talks about his legacy. And, a unique guitar exhibit featuring the history of the guitar is featured. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #211

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[Original Airdate: December 5, 2013]

Heather Henson, Jim Henson's (The Muppets) daughter, talks about her work in puppetry, her latest "environmental spectacle" called "Celebration of Flight," and her involvement with the International Crane Foundation's 40th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee. James Turrell, the visual artist who transformed the rotunda of the famed Guggenheim Museum with a unique light and space installation, is interviewed. A "historical look" is taken at the connection between common eye disease and the work of the Impressionist artists as a movement. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #212

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[Original Airdate: December 12, 2013]

Jane Alexander, the Academy-Award nominated actress talks about her work advocating for both the arts and conservation. She was in Milwaukee as part of the International Crane Foundation's 40th Anniversary Celebration. Matthew Wilson is profiled. The innovative clay artist intersects form and function through practical yet naturalistic styles. Don Mitchell, an abstract visual artist talks about his small and large-scale whimsically colored public art metal sculptures that inspire and make people smile. The Moanin' Frogs, a unique sextet of saxophone players from the University of Michigan are featured. They focus on the vaudeville-style of music and performance. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #213

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[Original Airdate: December 19, 2013]

Harry Wirth, a Salem, WI, artist and architect explains how his philosophy of simplicity permeates his work and lifestyle. Chholing Taha, a Native American painter and shawl maker talks about her focus on unique interpretations of her ancestral stories. Stephen Jones Hats, a British milliner to the royals, talks about elevating his hats from an accessory to art. Crochet artist Jo Hamilton is featured. She takes the simple skills her grandmother taught her to create large-scale yard portraits. Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #214

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[Original Airdate: January 9, 2014]

Chocolate Chisel: Port Washington-based artist John Reichert uses his sculpting skills to create art out of pewter as well as chocolate.

"Green" Mini Demo Derby: Milwaukee artist Colin Matthes, winner of the 2012 Mary L. Nohl Grant, creates an interactive art exhibit featuring solar power and mini demolition derby cars.

Arnold Alaniz: A Texas native whose education in Madison and summer home in Door County, WI, inspires his landscape paintings.

Paul Bialas: An Oconomowoc-based photographer who captured the beauty of the decaying Pabst and Schlitz breweries into two recently released books, which also includes rare brewery collectibles.

Episode #215

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[Original Airdate: January 16, 2014]

Donna Tronca: A mixed-media fiber artist from Palmyra, WI, whose fascination with plastic bags greatly inspires her to create wearable art.
Nicholas Harper: A surrealistic painter whose portrayals of faces and figures recall the influences of Dutch, German, and Italian Renaissance masters.
Alex de Grassi: A guitarist who is applying his musical expertise to bring silent films to life by creating modern musical scores.
Go Comedy!: A Detroit-based comedic improv group that inspires people to reach beyond the laughs.

Episode #216

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[Original Airdate: January 23, 2014]

Jason Rohlf, a Milwaukee-born abstract artist is profiled. His exhibit at the Tory Folliard Gallery focuses on layering of colors, surfaces, and textures to develop a collection of artwork entitled "Navigational Aids". Civic Morning Musicals, established in 1890, features a group of musical volunteers working to preserve the love and performance of chamber music. Michael Endo, a painter and glass artist focuses on post-apocalyptic storytelling through mixed media. A look is taken at Art Car Parade. A unique parade of cars that many consider to be "mobile masterpieces". Sandy Maxx hosts.

Episode #234

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[Original Airdate: June 5, 2014]

A Local Look at Arts 4

A unique exhibit at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee features the influence of Jews in rock and roll/popular music over the last 60 years. Timothy Westbrook, best known for his appearance on "Project Runway," focuses on sustainable fiber art, putting his mark on Milwaukee art and fashion. The restoration process of the Taddeus Kosciuszko statue in Milwaukee is explored. Sandy Maxx hosts.

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