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Artworks: Season 6

All-new episodes! Premiering on October 5, 2017

Airing Thursdays at 8:30pm, Fridays 2:30am, and Sundays, 6:30am on MPT-HD

• Repeats Saturdays at 8:00pm on MPT2/CREATE

With host Rhea Feikin

Maryland Public Television's Artworks series returns for a sixth season on Thursday, October 5 at 8:30 pm. exclusively on MPT. The 30-minute weekly shows this fall feature a rich range of arts themes including music, tech art, creative genius, photography, urban art, surrealism and contemporary traditional arts. Some of the profiled artists are famous, some are just emerging; all showcase remarkable originality.

Rhea Feikin, host of the series, will be joined later (mid-December) in the new season by a distinguished roster of co-hosts, representing arts organizations from the greater Baltimore-Washington area.

Rhea Feikin interviewingThe kickoff show for Season 6 focuses on music and proudly profiles mostly area artists. We go behind the scenes of a recent production by the Bethesda-based Young Artists of America for their musical extravaganza: "The Songs Of Tim Rice" featuring favorites from Evita, The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar and more. This segment is followed by an in-studio interview with vocalist Emily Reed, one of YAA's rising stars. The premiere episode also features a profile of OrchKids, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's life-changing free after-school music program for city schoolchildren. Also showcased is award-winning, Baltimore-based avant garde pedal steel guitar player Susan Alcorn who performs all over the world. One non-local segment showcases the emerging alt-rock Portland band called Helio Sequence. They use improvisation and dynamic graphics to spellbind audiences across the country and launched a national tour this fall.

Tech ArtOther episodes feature a range of quirky, famous and fringe artists. Episode 2, Tech Art, includes a profile of Steven Gompf, who conjures fancy baroque (and fake) 19 th Century television sets. Episode 4 showcases photographers, including Baltimore - based – but internationally known – Connie Imboden. Episode 7, Surrealism, is a "producer's favorite with an interview with Rebecca Hoffberger, Director and founder of the American Visionary Art Museum.

Major funding for Artworks is provided by The Citizens of Baltimore County.

Episode 601
Airdate: October 5, 2017

Episode 601

YAA: Songs of Tim Rice, BSO’s OrchKids, Balto’s Susan Alcorn’s pedal steel guitar.

Episode 602
Airdate: October 12, 2017

Episode 602

Tech Art. “19th C. televisions. Prisms & rainbows. Techspressionism, “unvending” machines.