Arts in Context Episodes

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Arts in Context episodes

Classical Undead Season 5, Episode 6

The Season 5 finale features the alternative-classical ensemble Golden Hornet Project. read more

The Influencers Season 5, Episode 5

Graphic designers Chris Bilheimer and Michael Sieben are profiled. Bilheimer has created album covers for such bands as R.E.M. and Green Day; Sieben, in addition to being a graphic designer, is the managing editor of Thrasher Magazine. read more

Rude Mechs Season 5, Episode 4

Rude Mechs, an experimental theater troupe based in Austin, Texas, is featured. read more

Here and Beyond Season 5, Episode 3

Blue Lapis Light, an aerial dance troupe, is featured. read more

In Face Season 5, Episode 2

Drag queens in Austin, L.A. and Atlanta are profiled. read more

Rebirth Season 5, Episode 1

The Season 5 premiere features singer-songwriter Lauren Bruno and her experimental folk band, Les Rav. read more

The Best Little Art House in Texas Season 4, Episode 12

The Season 4 finale examines the efforts of the Austin Film Society in Austin, Texas, to establish an art house in order to help foster future generations of film lovers. read more

Tiny Puppet Season 4, Episode 11

A look at "Once There Were Six Seasons" by the Glass Half Full Theatre in Austin, Texas, which uses puppets in an examination of climate change and its impact on traditional farming societies around the world. read more

Let Me Tell You About The Octopus Project Season 4, Episode 10

The Octopus Project, a band that integrates multimedia elements into its act, is featured. read more

TransFIGURATION Season 4, Episode 9

A look at a collaborative art project in which artists destroy their photographic portraits and then recreate them. read more

InkArt Season 4, Episode 8

A look at tattooing. Included: advancements in electric needle machines and pigments. read more

Perception Unfolds Season 4, Episode 7

Experimental dancer Deborah Hay's collaboration with the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, "Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay's Dance," is featured. read more

The Art of Playing Season 4, Episode 6

Independent video-game developers. read more

Mother Falcon Season 3, Episode 12

The Season 3 finale spotlights Mother Falcon, an indie rock band with chamber music sensibilities. read more

Not Alone Season 4, Episode 5

Shakey Graves is spotlighted. read more

Marching to Nowhere Season 3, Episode 11

The efforts of a low-income high-school marching band in Texas to prepare for the University Interscholastic League State Marching Band Contest. Also: the financial challenges that face all music programs in the state. read more

THIRST Season 4, Episode 4

An art installation about water shortages is examined. read more

Out of Your Head Season 3, Episode 10

The improv scene in Austin, Texas, is spotlighted. read more

There Will Be Fun Season 4, Episode 3

How the Austin, Texas, music festival known as the Fun Fun Fun Fest is put together. read more

All My Friends Are Vampires Season 3, Episode 9

A behind-the-scenes look at the Fantastic Fest, an annual film festival in Austin, Texas. read more

PowerUP Season 4, Episode 2

Choreographer Allison Orr's "PowerUP" performance, which was influenced by and featured a power company's technicians, linemen and machines. read more

Young Composers Season 3, Episode 8

How compositions are selected for the Texas Young Composers Concert at the Long Center in Austin, Texas. The event features the Austin Symphony Orchestra performing works by Texas students who are younger than 18. read more

Masters of Ceremony Season 4, Episode 1

The Season 4 premiere features Riders Against the Storm, a husband-and-wife hip-hop duo. read more

The Intergalactic Nemesis Season 3, Episode 7

A look at "The Intergalactic Nemesis," a stage show that bills itself as a live-action graphic novel. read more

Schubertiad Season 3, Episode 6

The Miró Quartet perform the music of Franz Schubert. read more

Hold My Hand Season 3, Episode 5

Performance artist Sharon Marroquin, whose work expresses her struggle with breast cancer. Also: the documentary "Mijo (My Son)" from filmmaker Chithra Jeyaram. read more

Sky Candy Season 3, Episode 4

Sky Candy, an aerial arts collective, is spotlighted as it produces a performance based on Matthew J. Pallamary's novel "Land Without Evil." read more

La Junta Season 3, Episode 3

Remembering West Texas artist A. Kelly Pruitt (1924-2009). read more

Peligrosa Season 3, Episode 2

The Peligrosa collective of deejays, producers and visual artists is spotlighted. read more

Tardeadas Season 3, Episode 1

The Season 3 premiere features Los Pinkys, a conjunto music band. read more

Opera Odyssey Season 2, Episode 8

The Season 2 finale spotlights an annual opera camp for kids that's run by the Austin Lyric Opera in Austin, Texas. read more

Producing Light Season 2, Episode 7

A chronicle of the Ballet Austin's staging of "Light/The Holocaust Humanity Project." read more

Bill Carter & the Blame Season 2, Episode 6

Bill Carter and the Blame perform. Also: an interview of Carter and his wife-songwriting partner Ruth Ellsworth. read more

The Art of Dia de los Muertos Season 2, Episode 5

Dia de los Muertos art is spotlighted. read more

Graham Reynolds Season 2, Episode 4

Graham Reynolds compositions and Duke Ellington classics are performed. read more

Fusebox Festival 2012 Season 2, Episode 3

Spotlighting contemporary and performance art at the Fusebox Festival in Austin, Texas. read more

Artist-in-Residence Season 2, Episode 2

University of Texas Visual Arts Center artist-in-residence Diana Al-Hadid collaborates with students, faculty and staff to construct a large sculptural installation. read more

Trouble Puppet Season 2, Episode 1

The Season 2 premiere spotlights the Trouble Puppet Theater in Austin, Texas. read more

Judge's Choice Season 1, Episode 8

The Season 1 finale features artists who reflect reality in their work. Included: Hawkeye Glenn; Todd Kurtzman. read more

Earth; Hands Season 1, Episode 7

Potter Kathy Riggs; puppeteer Greg MacNaughton; sculptor Jackie Hurlbert. read more

Pain, Design, Find, Reassemble Season 1, Episode 6

Graphic designer Chip Kidd; Patricia Chapman, who makes art from discarded objects; Paul Reimert, who uses a hot-glue gun to create art; artist and art teacher Jacob Collins. read more

Old School Season 1, Episode 5

Old-school artists. Included: Patricia Harding, whose egg artwork is inspired by the birds that roam her property; master tailor Martin Greenfield; Venetian mask maker Setti Carlo. Also: how Texans from thousands of years ago used art in their lives. read more

Woman Season 1, Episode 4

Female artists are featured. Included: painter Heather Gorham; Lisa Portland, who paints with paper towels and cotton swabs; collage creator Angelika J. Trojnarski; Mary Beth Shaw, whose work features found photography, captions and painting; and the aerial dance company Blue Lapis Light. read more

Metal and Rust Season 1, Episode 3

A look at art made from found materials features the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, and Noguchi Museum in New York. Also: artists Catherine Lee and Sayaka Gans. read more

Light Season 1, Episode 2

Artists who use light. Included: Linda Beaumont, who wants her works to resonate; James Armstrong, who uses rejected glass from his father's glass factory; Chel White, whose films focus on environmental stewardship; and glass artist Charles Miner. read more

Design Season 1, Episode 1

The series about art and design opens with Hank Louis, who's building houses with running water for the disadvantaged near the Navajo reservation in Bluff, Utah; Coleman Coker, a designer who didn't receive his degree in architecture; Peter Eisenman, who believes architecture opens the world through questions; and Steve Badanes, who understands that architecture has the power to shape people's lives. read more

New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch

The Austin Museum of Art's "New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch" exhibition, which spotlights emerging artists in Central Texas. read more

Women Artists of Texas

Artists Jenny Hart, Heather Gorham, Catherine Lee and Patricia Hardin; Blue Lapis Light, an aerial dance company. read more

In Context

Charles Miner's glass sculptures; Ballet Austin's 50th anniversary. read more

In Context

Bridge painter Roland Kulla; the pigeons of Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy. read more


The Forbidden Gardens of Katy are featured. read more


A visit to the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo. Also: artist Brian Joseph, creator of the Bydee People. read more

Best of In Context

Previously aired segments are featured. read more

In Context

Special-effects creator Ray Harryhausen is profiled. Also: machinima (machine cinema) artists of Austin's Rooster Teeth Productions. read more

Cat Swanson; Larry Speck; Stephen Mills

Fashion designer Cat Swanson; architect Larry Speck; Ballet Austin's Stephen Mills. read more

Noguchi Museum; World Party

The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, N.Y., is visited. read more

Sally Jacques; Miro Rivera; Anthony Nak

Choreographer Sally Jacques; Miro Rivera Architects; jewelry designer Anthony Nak. read more

Graphic Designer Chip Kidd; Mass Ensemble

Chip Kidd, a graphic designer, is profiled. read more

Corning Museum of Glass; Sigur Ros

The Corning Museum of Glass; the Icelandic pop band Sigur Rós. read more

Installation Artist Catherine Lee

Catherine Lee, an installation artist and sculptor, is profiled. read more

E. Moises Diaz; Bavu Blakes

Sculptor E. Moises Diaz; writer Bavu Blakes. read more

Metalsmith Hawkeye Glenn

Metalsmith Hawkeye Glenn, whose Blacksmith studio features artwork, furniture and architectural and outdoor accessories, is featured. read more

Contemporary Figurative Sculpture Todd Kurtzman

Sculptor Todd Kurtzman is profiled. read more

Best of Fall 2005 Season

Highlights from the show's 2005 season are featured. read more

Studio Santanova; Fall Creek Vineyards

A tour of Studio Santanova, which features metal creatures; a visit to Fall Creek Vineyards. read more

Arts in Context Episode: "In Context"

Episode Synopsis: Special-effects creator Ray Harryhausen is profiled. Also: machinima (machine cinema) artists of Austin's Rooster Teeth Productions.
Original Air Date: Feb 23, 2007

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