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


Program 818

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Friday, April 7, 2006
at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2

Saturday, April 8, 2006
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Saturday, April 8, 2006
at 6:00/5:00 pm CT on KET2

Friday, October 13, 2006
at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2

Saturday, October 14, 2006
at 6:00/5:00 pm CT on KET2

Monday night, October 16, 2006
at 12:30/11:30 pm CT on KET

Friday, March 23, 2007
at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2

Saturday, March 24, 2007
at 6:00/5:00 pm CT on KET2

Monday night, March 26, 2007
at 12:30/11:30 pm CT on KET

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Bob Douglas

This edition of Mixed Media begins with a visit to the RiverBend Sculpture Biennial in Owensboro, a milestone event in the effort to bring works of public art to Kentucky’s third-largest city. The project began with 1,008 proposals. As the selection process continued, the competition enlivened the community’s interest in public art. Project organizers discuss the benefits of modern sculpture in improving the physical aesthetic and cultural distinction of a city.

Our tribute to public art continues with a visit to the studio of Louisville painter Bob Douglas. More than 30 years ago, Douglas created a series of murals for display in the Louisville Parent Child Center, a nursery in the Park-DuValle neighborhood. As he restores the murals, Bob discusses the impact public art can have on identifying and addressing social problems like poverty.

Next, we encounter a world in miniature through the art of Karen Scates, a woodworker who has been creating miniature pieces for more than 20 years. An avid musician and birdwatcher, Karen often includes miniature instruments and examples of local wildlife in her pieces. One of her ornaments was displayed on the White House Christmas tree honoring the Year of American Craft in 1993.

Musical guests for this program are Tess Arkels, a singer/songwriter specializing in an original blend of rock, folk, and pop, and Louisville’s Walnut Street Blues Band, a hard-working blues group that’s been performing since 1989.





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