Arizona ArtBeat

Arizona ArtBeat is an ongoing multi-media project that will tell the local stories about the people, ideas, venues and artists that are shaping Arizona's cultural past and present. Each segment will present enlightening and entertaining human stories from our arts & culture scene. Arizona ArtBeat takes viewers behind the scenes, into theaters, performance venues, recording sessions, and more to see how Arizona is embracing this arena. Segments will include frank discussion with artists and other professionals about the impact and challenges they face on a daily basis.  

In this episode: – Marco Werman, the host of “Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders” talks about the PBS series that explores the world through music.

– A profile of Bob Boze Bell, executive editor of True West magazine, looks at the artist who paints the West's most notorious outlaws and legendary lawmen with colorful commentary and striking illustrations.

– ASU's School of Art showcases the work of metalsmiths in an inspiring new exhibition.

Arizona ArtBeat airs on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. on Eight, Arizona PBS.

Media Contact:  Colleen O’Donnell Pierce
(602) 496-0579
(602) 478-3867 (cell)

About Arizona PBS

Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource.  For over 52 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Arizona PBS achieves its mission through the power of non-commercial television, the Internet, educational outreach and community-based initiatives. Its signal reaches 80 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Arizona PBS consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest or Tumblr.

Arizona PBS is a member-supported community service of Arizona State University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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