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Host - Mel Fisher
Kentucky's only weekly arts series Image from show

Program 733

No upcoming broadcasts of this program.
Past Broadcasts:

Tuesday, July 12, 2005
at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET

Saturday, July 16, 2005
at 6:00/5:00 pm CT on KET2

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Big Maracas

This edition of Mixed Media begins with the “urban folk art” of wood carver (and former University of Kentucky basketball player) LaVon Williams. His beautifully stained reliefs and figures capture stories of life in the urban African-American community and have been seen on film as well as in a national touring show.

Next, Dr. Lundeana Thomas, director of the University of Louisville’s African American Theatre Program, discusses her department’s commitment to staging works by new and established black dramatists and developing a broad audience for African-American theater.

We also visit the Louisville Free Public Library to tour a unique art exhibit called “Recovering Is a Beautiful Thing.” Organized by the Kentucky Art Therapy Association and the Center for Women and Families, it presents a dramatic and beautiful demonstration of the healing power of art through works created by more than 200 clients, staff members, and friends of the center.

The music for the week is supplied by the Big Maracas, whose vibrant Latin sounds have been entertaining audiences in Central Kentucky for years. Mel also talks with Venezuelan-born lead singer Enrique Gonzalez about his paintings, which have won several awards in both North and South America.

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