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Arts on WTVP | August 2021
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From photorealism and earthcasting, to the Chicano Art Movement, urban muralists and influential sculpture, WTVP brings fine art to life in diverse and vibrant color. Find your inspiration in these and other specials throughout August.

ACTUALLY, ICONIC: RICHARD ESTES
SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 6 PM 

With unprecedented access to the artist and his masterpieces, Actually, Iconic: Richard Estes invites viewers into the creative world of an icon of the photorealist movement. In the late 1960s, Richard Estes and other photorealists, including John Baede, Ralph Goings and Chuck Close, began to capture the essence of photographs on canvas. The documentary explores Estes’ iconic paintings of everyday city scenes, such as 1968’s Telephone Booth, and examines the painter’s techniques and inspirations.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/01/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Fri, 08/20/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Fri, 08/20/2021 @ 6 PM

THE CHEECH 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 6 PM

The Cheech explores Cheech Marin’s lifelong advocacy of the Chicano Art Movement and his journey to develop the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry. With original score by Grammy-nominated musician El Dusty, The Cheech takes a fascinating look at a national icon’s love affair with art and his incredible contribution to promote and preserve a vital part of American cultural identity.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/08/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Thu, 08/26/2021 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Thu, 08/26/2021 @ 11 PM

A LINE UNBROKEN: 
THE CHARLES FORRESTER STORY 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 6:30 PM

This retrospective documentary on the work and life of the prolific sculptor and educator Charles H. Forrester (1928-2010) examines his compelling life story and six decades of artwork. A university professor for 30 years in England and Kentucky, with roots in New York and the Pacific Northwest, he directly impacted generations of sculptors and artists.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/08/2021 @ 6:30 PM

 

CALLED TO WALLS 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 6 PM

Out of view of the high art world and the hip gallery scene comes this heartening story of unlikely partners in middle America working together to re-examine their histories, celebrate what makes their towns unique and imagine their futures in the form of monumental community murals. Called to Walls is a thoughtful and uplifting film that not only leaves viewers reassessing their notions of art, but also with an itch to go out and do it themselves!

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Fri, 08/27/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 - Fri, 08/27/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/29/2021 @ 6 PM

EARTHCASTER: THOMAS SAYRE
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 10 PM

Working out of a repurposed warehouse in Raleigh, North Carolina, artist and designer Thomas Sayre has been creating public art installations for decades in sites around the world. Through a process he calls earthcasting, Sayre explores the differences between forms made by nature and those made by humans.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 08/30/2021 @ 10 PM