All eight episodes of Art RI will be aired on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm, starting August 8, 2012:
Staring with re-runs of the programs shown in January 2012:
#1 August 8: Public Art I
A discussion about the value and impact of public art, and the broader role public art plays.
Barnaby Evans, artist and creator of WaterFire
Elizabeth Keithline, manger of Public Art and Project Grants for Organizations at RISCA
Patricia Phillips, interim associate provost for Academic Affairs at RISD
#2 August 15: Public Art II
A continuing discussion about Public Art and it’s impact, focusing in part, on the public arts initiative at The Wheeler School in Providence, RI.
Joseph A. Chazan, M.D., executive producer of Art RI and Networks RI
Jonathan Bonner, artist
Dan Miller, head of school, The Wheeler School
#3 August 22: Artists Working with Artisans
A discussion about artists teaming up with local artisans to create large works of art, making use of a local resource and spurring economic growth in a niche market.
Nicole Chesney, artist
Paul Amaral, president, Amaral Custom Fabrications
Drake Patten, executive director, SteelYard
#4 August 29: Artists Residencies
A discussion highlighting the purpose and function of artists’ residencies.
Caitlin Strokosch, executive director, Alliance of Artist Communities
Nancy Friese, artist and Professor at RISD
Ellen Driscoll, artist and head of the Sculpture Department at RISD
Followed in September by four new episodes:
In addition to Wednesdays at 7pm, these episodes will rerun on Sundays at 9:30pm, starting September 9:
#5 September 5: Art as Economic Engine
A discussion about the role art, design and creativity play in Rhode Island, and whether art can and should be employed to stimulate the economy, and how.
Randall Rosenbaum, executive director at RISCA
Clay Rockefeller, co-founder of the SteelYard
Aidan Petrie, chief innovation officer and co-founder of Ximedica
#6 September 12: Art Education
A discussion of the role of art education and the problems resulting from the elimination of art education from school budgets across the state. Are non-profit organizations equipped to fill the gap created by these cuts and should they? Also, a look RISD resident John Maeda’s STEAM initiative.
Sarah Ganz Blythe, director of education, RISD Museum of Art
Barbara Wong, executive director at City Arts
Paul Sproll, professor at RISD, Department of Teaching and Learning in Art and Design
#7 September 19: Art Museums and Art Centers
Looking at the role art institutions and museums play in the community, as well as the role art plays in our lives and why is it important.
John Smith, director at the RISD Museum of Art
Lisa Goddard, director at the Newport Art Museum
Richard Fishman, Center for Creative Arts, Brown University
#8 September 26: Art Galleries
Looking at the role and function of galleries as a place to view and purchase art as well as the exchange of ideas and the relationships between gallerists, artist and collectors.
Sara Agniel, Gallery Buonaccorsi+Agniel
Brian Chippendale, artist and musician
Deb Dormody, Craftland
In addition these program will also be shown on LEARN
#1 and 2 Friday, August 17, at 10:00 and 10:30 pm
#3 and 4 Friday, August 24, at 10:00 and 10:30 pm
#5 – 8 Fridays at 9:00 pm, staring September 7.
Rhode Island PBS:
Broadcast 36.1, Cable 8 in Rhode Island, Comcast in MA various, Verizon Fios in MA, Ch. 18, Dish 7776, DirectTV 36
Broadcast 36.2, Cox Cable 808, Verizon Fios 478, Full Channel 109, Comcast MA 294