Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New Local TV Series Showcases Art In Our Backyard and Across the Nation - posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

New Local TV Series Showcases Art In Our Backyard and Across the Nation


ORLANDO, Sept. 24, 2013 -- A new weekly local television series debuts next month on WUCF TV, Central Florida's PBS station, highlighting arts and culture from our community and across the country.

"WUCF Artisodes" premieres Thursday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. with new episodes every week. The series is a partnership among 28 PBS member stations in different states with each half-hour episode featuring four to six stories from the performing and visual arts to every genre in between.

In addition to arts profiles from PBS stations around the country, each episode of "WUCF Artisodes" also will feature local stories, highlighting special arts initiatives or artists from Central Florida and a calendar of local events.

"Showcasing our dynamic arts and culture scene is part of WUCF TV's mission to inspire and entertain our audience," said Polly Anderson, WUCF TV's Executive Director. "We want to shine a spotlight on the great work that artists in our community are doing and give our viewers a front-row seat to the arts from coast to coast."

Next month's premiere will feature Orlando storyboard artist Mark Simon, whose work ranges from the recent horror film "You're Next" to national television shows and comic books, and upcoming events across Central Florida.

Other upcoming stories include a Spanish-inspired art gallery in Sacramento, Ca.; one Ohio man's journey to perfect the ancient art of papermaking; a look inside local digital media 3D animation and projection mapping company Ninjaneer Studios; an interview with the cast of the satirical sketch comedy television show "Portlandia;" and a feature on the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park's performance of Sir Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time as part of local efforts to commemorate Kristallnacht’s 75th anniversary later this year.

And beginning next month, viewers can visit the show’s new website with exclusive videos, a local arts calendar and the chance to submit story ideas for future episodes at

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