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Art on the Air
Sundays at 7 PM

ART ON THE AIR is an hour-long radio show that opens with a short Spotlight Interview about local art events in Northwest Indiana's three county area, then continues with a long-form Feature Interview. Guests include individual artists, photographers, gallery owner/curators, festival sponsors, authors, musicians, the shakers and movers, and cultural features in NW Indiana, Chicago and beyond discussing the art, theater, and the music scene, plus much more.  Hosts are Larry A Brechner, long-time musical theater director, photographic artist, and arts organization board member, and Ester Golden, artist and gallery owner of The Nest in Michigan City.

ART ON THE AIR is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, South Shore Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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  • This week on ART ON THE AIR features a pair of fiber artists who will exhibiting at the 2024 For the Love of Art Fair, Laura Gutzwiller and Kent Epler, plus our Spotlight is on 59th presentation of Michigan City’s “The Messiah.”
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR we feature the award-winning host and writer for NPR's daily music program World Cafe, Raina Douris, Outstanding Midwest Series Artist James Jankowiak’s exhibit talk at South Shore Arts, and spotlight is on Chesterton Art Center’s December 2023 Member Exhibit.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra conductor, Carolyn Watson, well-known litigation attorney turned author, Larry Evans sharing his novel, “Unauthorized Practices,” spotlight is on Indiana Ballet Theatre’s annual production of the “Nutcracker,” plus a spotlight extra Memorial Opera House's musical, “White Christmas.”
  • This Thanksgiving weekend on ART ON THE AIR our whole program features composer, lyricist, voice-over artist, music producer, and recording artist for both TV and Film Emily Drennan, plus spotlight is on a one man-version of Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” with Jim LaPietra at the Towle Theater
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR our whole program features, Dr. Valerie Fridland, discussing her new book, “Like, Literally, Dude - Arguing for the Good in Bad English” exploring an array of ‘annoying’ language features. Our Spotlight is on LaPorte County Symphony’s 2023 Holiday Concert on December 9th.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR our whole show features American-roots singer-songwriter Leah Song, of Rising Appalachia, and Spotlight on Mark Edward Wilows re-released book, “Silas and Sophie” soon to be made into a cartoon.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR we feature longtime fixtures of the Northwest Indiana theater scene, Paul and Angie Lowe and their new show “1776.” Next encore visit with singer, songwriter, guitarist Michelle Shafer, and Spotlight is on Art Barn’s Holiday Shop running through December.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR we feature the executive director of Indiana Artisans, Rosalyn Demaree, discussing its mission, whimsical miniatures sculptor, Susan Scamihorn, and Spotlight is on 4 th Street theater’s production of “The Curious Savage.”
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR features documentary photographer, Kamal X's, new book “Black Astronaut,” the Chesterton-based improv troupe members, “The Train Rex,” Daniel Dunevant and Elena Vasilakis, and Spotlight is on The German Band.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR we celebrate our 5th anniversary and the start of our 6th season featuring Memorial Opera House’s new Executive Director, Megan Stoner, Indiana Arts Commission’s Artist Services Program Manager, Jordan Adams, spotlight on Memorial Opera House ’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” with Tony Summerville, running through October 22nd.