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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 the executive director of The Arts Federation, Teita Lee, author, Merry Clark's newest book, “Dandelion Roots Run Deep,” and spotlight on Books, Brushes, and Bands’ Youth Choir Concert.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR features a singing, songwriting, claw-hammer banjo player, Abigail Washburn, who is a 16-time Grammy award winner as a duo with her husband and banjo virtuoso, Béla Fleck. Our Spotlight is on Memorial Opera House’s production of “Beautiful, The Carole King Story”.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR features Béla Fleck, whose four-decade career has boldly gone where no banjo player has gone before with a musical journey that has earned him 18 Grammy awards discussing his newest project paying homage to George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Spotlight on Indiana Ballet Theatre’s production of “Cinderella.”
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR features the new curator for The Depot Museum and Art Galley, Meg Bero, next Chicago Tribune Art Critic, Lori Waxman, spotlight is on Chesterton Arts Center ’s summer classes and their April 27 Gala, and a Spotlight Extra - Listen to Your Mother .
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR features the new Towle Theater executive director, Emily Nelson, the Almost Fairytales filmmaker Jessica Renslow, and spotlight is on the LaPorte County Symphony ’s April 20th Beatlemania Concert.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR features Books, Brushes, and Bands for Education founder Michelle Golden with Communications and Development Manager, Ian Brundige , next South Shore Arts Neighbors exhibit artist Ashley January, and Spotlight on the Family Folklore’s play about the 1933 Homes of Tomorrow coming to the Dunes with Meg Demakas.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR our whole show features award-winning first-person interpreter of Thomas Jefferson, Clay Jenkinson, appearing as an expert commentator on numerous Ken Burns documentaries. Our Spotlight is on the Memorial Opera House April 6th presentation of the Echos of Pompeii.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR features an all poetry show with Gary native and Indiana’s new poet laureate, Curtis Crisler, and with 79 year old poet, Frances Jones, plus spotlight is on the Center for Creative Solutions 8th Annual Juried Poetry Showcase.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR features two artists in South Shore Arts Neighbor’s exhibit with David DeCesaris and Mary Porterfield, and Spotlight is on the Dunes Summer Theater’s 2024 Season with Artistic Director Steve Scott and Managing Director Elise Kemani.
  • This week on ART ON THE AIR features photographer JD Nolan, novelist Lisa Grozik, and Spotlight is on Melli Hoppe’s new free class, Mindful Movement for Seniors.