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KY Muse: Seasons 2013 – 2010

2013 Season

Of Hands and Hearts: The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen

A variety of artisans from across Kentucky discuss their work, the value of their membership in the guild, and the history and goals of Kentucky’s oldest art and craft organization. A 2013 KET production.

Frank X Walker: I Dedicate This Ride

Through poetry and drama, Kentucky writer and Affrilachian Poets founder Frank X Walker illuminates the life of 19th century African-American jockey Isaac Murphy. The program includes dramatic segments performed by Lexington Children’s Theatre.

Wendy Whelan: Moments of Grace

Interviews and performance segments take you into the life of New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan, a Louisville native who began dancing with the Louisville Ballet Company as a child.

Tracks of Imagination

Meet the creative team at the Alexandria, Kentucky-based studio Applied Imagination, whose holiday and seasonal train displays meld botanical design and architecture, delighting crowds at botanical gardens across the United States.

2011 Season

Julius Friedman: Picture This

A profile of Louisville graphic designer and photographer Julius Friedman explores his extensive body of work, including innovative posters for non-profit organizations, and shows him at work on current projects.

Tin Can Buddha: Shades of Blue

Tin Can Buddha (Mitch Ivanoff, Rodney Hatfield, and Lee Carroll) is joined by Caroline Dahl, Harry Pickens, Gail Wynters and other Kentucky performers in a blues- and piano-focused concert recorded at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

Harry Dean Stanton: Crossing Mulholland

Kris Kristofferson, Billy Bob Thornton, and critic Leonard Maltin are among those interviewed in this profile of Kentucky-born character actor Harry Dean Stanton. The documentary explores Stanton’s early life in Kentucky, his love of music, and his extensive work in films, including his leading role in “Paris, Texas.”

Guy Kemper: Painting with Glass

This documentary by Seattle independent producer Marc C. Pingry follows the creation of Kentucky stained-glass artist Guy Kemper’s large public art commission for a major light rail station in Seattle. From Kemper’s Woodford County design studio to German fabrication plant visits, to the installation and opening, the process is followed from conception to completion.

2010 Season

Encore Presentation: Ed McClanahan

Part of the acclaimed KET series Signature, this 1995 documentary profiles author and University of Kentucky professor Ed McClanahan, from his experiences as a member of the Merry Pranksters in California in the 1960s to his sprawling novel “The Natural Man” and his autobiographical work “Famous People I Have Known.”

Joe Molinaro: Hands in Clay

Meet a ceramics artist and Eastern Kentucky University professor whose hands transform clay into items of functionality; objects that inspire a sense of community; and pieces of fantasy.

Harry Pickens: In the Garden of Music

Enjoy a special performance by a Kentucky pianist and educator whose purpose in music is to bring people, ideas, and possibilities together.

Eighty-Eight Keys, Three Hundred Years

Dr. Diane Earle of Kentucky Wesleyan College and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra present a musical history of the piano.

Bonus section: PianoPedia

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