Sculptor and Professor James White has been creating and exhibiting art using emitted light since the late 1960s. His art is simultaneously a playful interpretation of a dream, and a simple daily experience. For artist James White, emitted light from neon tubes is almost magical, bathing each creation in colorful, emotion-inducing light. Neon (orange-red) and its cousin argon (blue), force an intense conversation with the viewer, sometimes to the point of playfully screaming, “look at me!” Wood, steel, found objects, and an array of other materials also make their way into his sculptures. We’ll talk to James about his process and love for neon. See his work on jameswhitesculptor.com
"Mister Rogers: It's You I Like," a celebrity-filled hour-long special that celebrates the iconic PBS series "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," airs on Arizona PBS on Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. The pioneering PBS series premiered nationally more than 50 years ago and became an iconic and enduring landmark in the world of children’s television and beyond.
Delve into the mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet N. Scott Momaday on "American Masters," Monday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m.
Following the Civil War, a group of young ex-slaves in Nashville, Tenn., set out to save their bankrupt school by giving concerts. Throughout the North and in venues across Europe, they introduced audiences to the power of spirituals.