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NEW TIME SLOT FOR MPTV'S "THE ARTS PAGE"

September 11, 2013


Second Season to Continue Both Local and National Arts and Culture Stories

THE ARTS PAGE, Milwaukee Public Television's weekly look at the local and national arts scene, is moving to a new time for its second season, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. on Channel 10.1 HD and 36.2 beginning September 19.

Highlights of the second season include Wisconsin artists Timothy Westbrook, a fiber artist whose focus is on sustainable, wearable art; and Paul Bialas, a Wisconsin breweries photographer, who recently published "Pabst, An Excavation of Art" and a new book, titled "Schlitz, Brewing Art".

THE ARTS PAGE is a collaborative effort among 32 public television stations. MPTV segments are augmented with pieces about artists and topics from around the nation, and stories about the southeastern Wisconsin arts community are shared with partner PBS stations.

THE ARTS PAGE is hosted by Sandy Maxx, who is recognizable to Milwaukeeans from her work on radio and TV, and as a Milwaukee Brewers game day host. A Marquette University alumna, Maxx grew up dancing and attended the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville, KY. She is passionate about discovering and highlighting the creativity found here in the Milwaukee area and around the world.

Season two of THE ARTS PAGE will also have a new perspective with the addition of Tiff Pua as producer. Pua joined MPTV in February 2013 as the producer and director of OUTDOOR WISCONSIN, and she will continue to produce and direct its 30th season. She has a Master's degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication from Marquette University. Pua's previous experience includes directing news broadcasts in Rockford, IL. and Springfield, MO.

THE ARTS PAGE is re-broadcast each week on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on MPTV 36.1 HD. THE ARTS PAGE is open to segment topic ideas, and suggestions can be sent via its website at www.mptv.org/localshows/arts_page/.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
For more information, visit www.mptv.org.
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Contact:
Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
E: eatones@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-8229

Joe Bauer, Manager of Administration and Planning
E: bauerj@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-7660