New TV show for Detroit Artists:
Who are Detroit’s most interesting filmmakers, musicians and artists? Find out on “MetroArts Detroit,” a new TV series produced at Wayne State University’s Midtown studio. The program airs Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. on Detroit Public Television, WTVS, Channel 56. The Midtown Studio is a cooperative venture between WSU’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, the Department of Communication, and Detroit Public TV.
The goal of the show is to bring awareness to up-and-coming artists as well as support those artists who’ve worked their entire lives in the Metro Detroit area by being arts advocates and taking active roles in their communities.
Guests on the first show are film director, Christi Palmer; director of Matrix Theatre, Sean Neathercott; and artistic director of DDC dance Barbara Sellinger. Other guests in later shows include award winning vocal entertainer Stevie Soul; singer- songwriters Sky Covington and Monica Blaire; founder of Art of Motion Dance Theatre, Karen Prall; bluesman, Paul Miles; professor of jazz, Chris Collins; composer James Hartway; actor Steve Blackwood; artist Timothy Orikri; and musicians Rio and the Rockabilly Revival Band. For the complete line-up of guests, visit http://www.metroartsdetroit.com/.
This season’s host is Wayne State student Shayna Fields-Clark. The producers are Gary Cendrowski, Kelly Gottesman and Kim Piper-Aiken. Click here to watch online episodes.