Wednesday, September 7

These ain't no Blue Velvet paintings: Isabella Rossellini hosts PBS' Art:21--Art in the Twenty-First Century.
These ain't no Blue Velvet paintings: Isabella Rossellini hosts PBS' Art:21--Art in the Twenty-First Century.

Unfortunately, contemporary art doesn't have much of a home when it comes to television. Cable channels might have select programs on art here and there, but when it comes to public broadcasting, the options dwindle greatly. PBS, however, honors the contemporary genre with Art:21--Art in the Twenty-First Century. Mary Medrick and Marilyn Waligore, faculty members of the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas, give the proverbial props to PBS and its show by hosting a prescreening of the Art:21 "Memory" segment Wednesday at 7 p.m. in UTD's Jonsson Performance Hall. Kathryn Evans, associate dean for the arts, explains that this particular segment would be helpful in showing how an artist (and, therefore, his or her creations) are affected by the past. Now that's contemporary, eh? The prescreening is free and open to the public. PBS will air Art:21 ("Memory" and other segments) on September 16, September 23, September 30 and October 7 at 10 p.m. UTD is located on 2601 N. Floyd Road at Campbell Road in Richardson. Call 972-UTD-ARTS.

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