Regional Programs — The Arts
Along Water Street at the Akron Art Museum

Along Water Street at the Akron Art Museum

Columbus artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson’s exhibit at the Akron Art Museum is featured in this Western Reserve PBS production. Premiered in 2009.

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Clyde Singer: An American Artist

Clyde Singer: An American Artist

Western Reserve PBS presents a documentary that celebrates the centennial birthday year of Ohio artist Clyde Singer. Premiered in 2008.

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Dean Mitchell at the Canton Museum of Art

Dean Mitchell at the Canton Museum of Art

This Western Reserve PBS special features Dean Mitchell’s exhibit, “Space, People and Places.” Premiered in 2010.

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Detroit Disassembled at the Akron Art Museum

Detroit Disassembled at the Akron Art Museum

This Western Reserve Public Media production features Andrew Moore’s exhibit. Premiered in 2010.

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If You're Not Dead, Play!

If You're Not Dead, Play!

This Western Reserve PBS production documents the second wave of Akron "garage bands" that continued in the tradition of "the Akron sound" that began with bands like Devo, Tin Huey and The Waitresses. Premiered in 2005.

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Interactive Art: The New Age of Holography

Interactive Art: The New Age of Holography

This Western Reserve PBS production reveals the art and science of holograms by touring a unique exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art and by watching holographic artist Douglas Tyler at work. Premiered in 2000.

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It’s Close at Akron Art Museum

It’s Close at Akron Art Museum

This Western Reserve Public Media production showcases Chuck Close and his art. Premiered in 2009.

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It’s Everything, and Then It’s Gone

It’s Everything, and Then It’s Gone

This Western Reserve PBS production takes a look back at the Akron "garage band" movement of the 1970s and 80s that launched the national careers of several rock bands, including Devo. Premiered in 2003.

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Jean-Pierre Gauthier: Machines at Play

Jean-Pierre Gauthier: Machines at Play

Western Reserve PBS and the Akron Art Museum present Montreal artist Jean-Pierre Gauthier’s ingenious kinetic sculptures. Premiered in 2008.

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Joseph O’Sickey: The Art of Life

Joseph O’Sickey: The Art of Life

Acclaimed artist Joseph O’Sickey has spent seven of his more than nine decades painting and teaching. In Joseph O’Sickey: The Art of Life, we visit the artist’s Ohio home and garden that serve as the inspiration for many of his paintings. We learn about the love affair that he had with his belated wife, Algesa, that continues today. It’s a touching story of the beauty and the brush. Premiered in 2013.

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Kaleidoscope Quilts at the Akron Art Museum

Kaleidoscope Quilts at the Akron Art Museum

Western Reserve Public Media showcases the Akron Art Museum's exhibition "Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Art of Paula Nadelstern." Nadelstern's intricate and colorful quilts capture the dazzling patterns of a kaleidoscope. Along with her quilts, some contemporary and historic kaleidoscopes are also on display. Premiered in 2011. 

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Lasting Impressions: The Wendell August Forge Story

Lasting Impressions: The Wendell August Forge Story

The Grove City, Pennsylvania-based Wendell August Forge is the single remaining survivor of what was once the flourishing industry of handcrafted aluminum giftware. Discover the history of this famous forge and meet the men and women who pound out their living in aluminum. A Western Reserve PBS production. Premiered in 2000.

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Pattern ID at the Akron Art Museum

Pattern ID at the Akron Art Museum

Enjoy this Western Reserve PBS production about the Pattern ID exhibit at the Akron Art Museum. The program visits the museum’s original exhibit that showcases how culturally diverse artists use pattern and dress to create their art. Premiered in 2010.

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Paul Stankard Glass at the Akron Art Museum

Paul Stankard Glass at the Akron Art Museum

This documentary captures the essence of Stankard's intricate glass art objects and features discussion with him about artistry. It also includes a visit to the Akron Art Museum to view the world's largest public collection of Stankard's work. Premiered in 2012.

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Radio Daze: Cleveland’s FM Air Wars

Radio Daze: Cleveland’s FM Air Wars

Follow the dramatic rise of Cleveland’s FM rock scene, from its early days to its rise to a billion-dollar entertainment industry. Produced by Mike Olszewski. Premiered in 2008.

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Studio C Sessions

Studio C Sessions

Recorded live in a subterranean bunker of a studio on the backstreets of Akron, Studio C Sessions are live performances that capture artists and audiences connecting in the closest of confines. To experience these unique concerts live, you have to be a member of The Summit FM, a public radio station serving Akron, Canton and Youngstown. But now Western Reserve PBS and The Summit are teaming up to share highlights of these intimate music moments on Western Reserve PBS. 2015-Current.

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Who Shot Rock & Roll: Akron Art Museum

Who Shot Rock & Roll: Akron Art Museum

Western Reserve Public Media goes behind the scenes of the Akron Art Museum's current exhibition, Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present, which tells the story of the photographers whose works helped to define the musical genre of rock 'n' roll. Premiered in 2010.

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William Wegman: Fay at the Akron Art Museum

William Wegman: Fay at the Akron Art Museum

Western Reserve PBS visits the Akron Art Museum to showcase the talent, humor and artistry of William Wegman. Premiered in 2009.

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