Sneak preview of Arts InSight's upcoming show on Impressionist art and what role eye disease may have played in the creation of their masterworks.
Airs on Thursday, 5/30/2013 @ 7pm
In collaboration with the Public Television Major Market Group, HoustonPBS presents Arts InSight, a new weekly arts program hosted by Ernie Manouse on Channel 8. Each week Arts InSight stories will cover myriad aspects of the performing and visual arts both locally and nationally, and feature interviews with artists, writers, composers and performers. They will also be as geographically diverse and artistically broad as possible, allowing local arts and culture institutions to get their stories out to a national audience.
Arts InSight is a half hour program that airs locally on Channel 8.
Thursdays at 7:00 pm on 8.1
Sundays at 2:30 pm on 8.1
Fridays at 9:30 am on 8.2
Think of it as a bouncy castle for adults - UK team Architects of Air's luminous structure at Discovery Green called "Exxopolis".
University of Houston artist-in-residence Daniel Bernard Roumain's "participatory parade" breaks the boundaries between performer and audience in a fun, interactive performance at Discovery Green.
Everyone's familiar with the livestock auctions at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, but did you know that 16 year old Denisse Molina from Pasadena ISD's painting was also sold at auction for $210,000? Meet Denisse and find out all about the rodeo's School Art Competition on Arts InSight.
Meet Charan Po Rantan - sisters from Tokyo who put their own unique spin on classic pop songs from around the world. The sister duo performed for Arts InSight at The Orange Show, a Houston folk art treasure.
Arts InSight chats with Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos as he paints a large stand of crepe myrtle trees near downtown Houston blue, using biologically-safe mineral pigments, to bring attention to our trees and the extreme weather conditions that can harm them.
Arts Insight visits the exhibition "Fabergé: A Brilliant Vision" at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The House of Fabergé designed the renowned Imperial Easter Eggs for the Romanov family, as well as other luxurious for wealthy European patrons. Interviews with internationally-recognized experts including Tatiana Fabergé - great-granddaughter of Carl Fabergé - bring to life this dazzling exhibition.
Texas Designer Elaine Turner talks about the inspiration for her tropical designs as she rolls out her latest collection and on the cusp of big expansion plans.
Artist Michael Bise creates intricate, highly personal drawings that trace the narrative of his life and touch on the universal themes of family, love, loss, and hope.
World Championship jump roper Adrienn Banhegyi talks about making the "jump" from competition to performance as she tours the world with Cirque du Soleil.
Photographer Abrahán Garza spends his lunch hours roaming the streets of downtown Houston, finding the locations of old postcards and creating new images that blend the old with the new. His photographs remind us us that histroy is often hiding in plain sight... just an arm's length away.
Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg transforms Rice University Art Gallery with an installation that blends eastern spirituality with western consumerism.
A behind-the-scenes look at Houston Ballet's production of "Nutcracker", celebrating 25 years. Includes interviews with the artistic director, production team and a principal dancer.
John and Dominique de Menil moved to Houston in the 1940's and changed the cultural landscape here, beginning with the modern house that Philip Johnson built for them and culminating in the establishment of The Menil Collection.
Metal artist Jaydan Moore's evocative work deals with concepts of memory and personal history. Jaydan is a resident artist at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, where he deconstructs mass-produced metal trays and momentos from the early 20th century and reassembles them into haunting 3-dimensional works and prints that highlight their wear and usage.
Interviews with the curator and photographers who contributed to the groundbreaking exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
Art is everywhere - including some of your favorite restaurants. Discover the role art plays in prep and presentation at Uchi, a Japanese-insipired restaurant in Houston.
For 30 years The Art Guys have been surprising and sometimes confusing audiences with their brand of art that The New York Times called "a cross between Dada and David Letterman". In this profile they share some of the method to their madness.
Christine Ha inspired millions when the blind chef recently won the third season of reality show 'MasterChef'. But Christine's culinary skills are matched by her creative writing talent, as she reveals in this very personal profile.
East-meets-west at the Yoshio Taniguchi-designed "Asia Society Texas Center" - a sumptuous building whose occupants are building cultural bridges between Texas and Asia.