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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

Episode 608
Airdate: December 14, 2017

Episode 608

CO-HOST Howard Shalwitz, Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Phoenix: Xu Bing's fantastical sculptures. Cameron Carpenter, rock star organist; Alastair Bruce, Downton Abbey historic advisor.

Episode 607
Airdate: November 16, 2017

Episode 607

Surrealism. Magic "trick," Retro-Pop and American Visionary Art Museum.

Episode 606
Airdate: November 9, 2017

Episode 606

Urban Art. Filmmaker’s subway. The Rat Film. Carousel & street photography.

Episode 605
Airdate: November 2, 2017

Episode 605

Creative Genius: Joel Grey & Cabaret. Picasso’s sculpture. Tribute to Dorothea Lange, Norman Lear.

Episode 604
Airdate: October 26, 2017

Episode 604

Photography. Balto’s Connie Imboden. Flashbulb photography, fantasy photos, MPT ‘s “Art Talk.”

Episode 603
Airdate: October 19, 2017

Episode 603

Contemporary Traditional Arts. Navajo jewelry, Chinese Hmong music, Tlingit weaver, Haitian art.

Episode 602
Airdate: October 12, 2017

Episode 602

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

Episode 601
Airdate: October 5, 2017

Episode 601

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

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.