Airing on MPT-HD on Thursdays at 8:30pm, repeats Sundays at 12:30pm
Maryland Public Television is excited to launch the third season of Artworks, MPT's weekly arts series. The lively series is hosted by Rhea Feikin, a cultural icon in her own right. The show features intriguing profiles of established and emerging artists from across the country working in all creative categories: musicians, performers, visual artists, writers, designers, artisans - and experimental others who defy definition. Each program gives viewers insider access to outstanding artists they would never see otherwise, including many from our own area.
What's new this season for Artworks? There are innovations ensuring that every episode includes works by creative talent from across the Greater Baltimore- Washington, DC area and Maryland. These include "Pop-Up Exhibits" showcasing compelling visual and performing artists. And viewers might recognize a favorite band or musician playing under the closing credits – an inventive way to showcase regional musicians by exploiting existing video "real estate" each week.
Artworks has kept the fun in from last season too. "So we'll be welcoming a series of Guest Co-Hosts who are the shakers-and-movers of our regional arts scene," says Series Producer Susanne Stahley. "These are the names everyone knows; this is the chance to meet them."
Season 3 kicks off with Co-Host Aaron Henkin, WYPR Host & Producer of' The Signal. The fall schedule includes Artistic Directors and Curators from the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Strathmore Music Center, Studio Theatre, and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.
More information about Artworks
Fundraising efforts are underway to produce more full segments about area artists. The series is an innovative format whereby an Arts Consortium of 34 PBS stations share arts segments. Segments produced by MPT are uploaded to the central Archive have been widely distributed across the country, giving area artists national exposure.
Each episode is a feast for the eyes and ears, showcasing artists across the creative spectrum. In Season One, we met photographers of amazing range, musicians of extraordinary talent, discovered gifted dancers, showcased exiled poets and writers who have discovered a new voice through art. Tuned in for a fashion designer, a medieval sword craftsman, a subway mosaic maker, and guitar maker to the stars. And...this was just the beginning.
In Artworks Season 2, we met intriguing artists from across America - and included profiles of many local artists. MPT's Rhea Feikin and a series of Guest Co-Hosts from arts organizations in the Baltimore-Washington, DC presented this lively showcase of the arts.
Artwork's is made possible in part by the People of Baltimore County, and by the generous contributions of MPT Members.