Season Four of “Artbeat Nation” on Arizona PBS to Feature Motorcycles, Bibles and Beatlemania
Sept. 24, 2015
"ArtBeat Nation" returns to Arizona PBS beginning Sunday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m.
PHOENIX – (Sept. 24, 2015)
Viewers will get an intimate look inside America’s diverse cultural landscape, when the Arizona PBS original series “ArtBeat Nation” returns this fall for an all-new season of artistic explorations.
The weekly series, which returns to Arizona PBS beginning Oct. 4 at 5 p.m., features in-depth profiles of arts and culture from across the country. This season ups the ante with stories ranging from motorcycle enthusiasts who showcase their love of riding through the first-ever exhibit of motorcycle photos in the Midwest called “Motophotoshow,” to the creative talents of Ohio-based bookbinders, Beck and Orr, who specialize in repairing and restoring precious books and heirlooms, such as antique bibles that have been passed down for generations.
“This season of ‘ArtBeat Nation’ features an incredibly diverse and fascinating collection of stories,” said Jennifer Burke, series producer for ArtBeat Nation at Arizona PBS. “I think viewers are going to really enjoy what this season has in store, from the inventive talents of multimedia artist Sherry Hill, who scavenges through software shops to find materials she can use to create three-dimensional masks, to the important work of acclaimed photographer Gordon Parks, who shot a series of photographs over 65 years ago that depict the harsh realities of life under segregation. This season has something for everyone.”
In addition, viewers will get a glimpse of what it was like to experience “Beatlemania” firsthand, learn more about the forgotten art of fire spinning, take a look inside the life and work of painter Brent Learned, who uses his contemporary perspective on art to capture the history and essence of the American plains Indians, and much more.
“ArtBeat Nation” covers a wide range of the arts, including theatre, dance, drama, fine arts, music, performance, sculpture and literature, and features a new 30-minute episode every Sunday at 5 p.m. on Arizona PBS. To learn more about the series or view past episodes, visit www.azpbs.org/artbeat.