WEDU Arts  Plus

WEDU Arts Plus

Individuals and cultural organizations that make Florida's Cultural Coast a vibrant region.

Episode Guide

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Bodycon (Episode 70)
    Episode 70:


    Artist Tim Hawkinson; opera explores American religion in the 1920s; Artist Robin Cass; annual cowboy festival.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Kaleigh Baker (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:

    Kaleigh Baker

    Musician Kaleigh Baker; behind the scenes of The Nutcracker; painter Brooke Hill; artist Craig Galentine.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Clearwater Jazz Holiday (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:

    Clearwater Jazz Holiday

    Behind the scenes of Clearwater Jazz Holiday; artists restore a carousel; experimental performance; artist Sister Corita Kent.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Asolo Evita (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:

    Asolo Evita

    The Asolo Repertory Theatre stages the musical Evita; art gallery hotel; children perform alongside principal dancers; immigration system through an artist's lens.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Making Guitar Strings (Episode 66)
    Episode 66:

    Making Guitar Strings

    Making orchestral and guitar strings; regional theater, Kansas City Rep; artist Xu Bing exhibition; photographer Rick Buchanan.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Pyramid (Episode 65)
    Episode 65:


    Arts program serves the local special needs community; Artist Steve Gompf; Borinquen Dance Theatre; Illustrator John Martel.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Hummingbirds (Episode 64)
    Episode 64:


    Husband-wife duo, The Hummingbirds; Artist Jimmy Kuehnle; Guadalupe Arts and Culture Center; Body Painter Sandra E. Artist.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Shinya and Justin Lin (Episode 63)
    Episode 63:

    Shinya and Justin Lin

    Musicians Shinya Lin and Justin Lin; sculptor Austen Brantley; visual artist Caitlin Warner; artist Connor Fogal.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Skyway (Episode 62)
    Episode 62:


    Skyway exhibition; Heartland Men's Chorus; behind-the-scenes of the series Victoria; Minneapolis artist Phillip Noyed.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Art of Parkour (Episode 61)
    Episode 61:

    Art of Parkour

    Parkour practitioners; Disney legend Marty Sklar; Blacksmith Erin Simmons; Hmong musician Lee.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - St. Pete Metalsmith Sloane Adams (Episode 60)
    Episode 60:

    St. Pete Metalsmith Sloane Adams

    St. Petersburg metalsmith Sloane Adams; Machine de Cirque; Artist Salma Arastu; Toyota City Youth Orchestra.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Saqa Dunedin (Episode 59)
    Episode 59:

    Saqa Dunedin

    Studio Art Quilt Associates; Tony Award winner Ben Vereen; Wisconsin artist Roy Staab; Ohio artist Toni Lipsey.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - African Children's Choir (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    African Children's Choir

    Local performing arts with international flair; metalsmith; painter Judith Carducci; musical fundraiser preserves the past.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Superheroes On Parade (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    Superheroes On Parade

    Superheroes on Parade raises awareness for Southeastern Guide Dogs; muralists The Walldogs preserve history through art; Woodturner Devon Palmer; artist Fawzia Khan.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Tampa Theatre (Episode 56)
    Episode 56:

    Tampa Theatre

    Inside the Tampa Theatre; recording process in making music; Weaver Clarissa Rizal; Mural Artist Timothy Haglund.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Samuel Bak (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    Samuel Bak

    Holocaust Survivor Samuel Bak reflects on being an artist through museum exhibit; conductor Andres Nelson of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; National Museum of Toys and Miniatures in Kansas City, Missouri; artist Lisa Garness Mallory.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Ybor Architecture (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Ybor Architecture

    Unique architecture of Ybor City; Artists Lawrence Schloss and Heather Swenson; The Infatuations.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Sarasota Mixed Media Artist Jill Krasner (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    Sarasota Mixed Media Artist Jill Krasner

    Mixed media artist Jill Krasner; The Old Manse in Concord, Mass.; Photographer Emily Peacock; Jewish Ensemble Theatre.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - East Tampa Outdoor Market (Episode 50)
    Episode 50:

    East Tampa Outdoor Market

    Outdoor market creates space catered to opportunities, health, redevelopment and community celebration; blind artist Jim Stevens; home art gallery for the works of artist Luis Nunez; artist Dan Bentley uses robot flare.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Tampa Museum of Art (Episode 49)
    Episode 49:

    Tampa Museum of Art

    Exhibition features artwork from across classical antiquity of Greece and Italy; Photographer James Meyer captures beauty; Retired art teacher Ramon Audley creates pop art sculptures; music brings together young male vocalists: Vision Male Ensemble.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - The Telling Project (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    The Telling Project

    Veterans share stories of service; Artist Terri Kern combines her passions for archaeology and clay; a film festival showcases voices and perspectives of women; photographer A. J. Meek combines clouds and children's poetry.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Lillette Jenkins (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:

    Lillette Jenkins

    Pianist Lillette Jenkins-Wisner; comic book writer Jason Aaron; textile designer; fine artist George Kovach.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Weeki Wachee Springs State Park (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

    Real-life mermaids; photographer Angela Vories; artist Michael Roque Collins.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Nomad Bus (Episode 43)
    Episode 43:

    Nomad Bus

    NOMAD Art Bus; ballet shoes; photographer Ian Ruhter; art exhibition.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Grant Jefferies (Episode 42)
    Episode 42:

    Grant Jefferies

    Nature photographer Grant Jefferies; special effects artist Ben Peter; fashion designer Anna Cohen; literary classic Alice in Wonderland exhibition in NYC.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Florida Craftart (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    Florida Craftart

    Story and beauty of fine craft art; glass sculptures; doll museum; student actors.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Big Heart for a Day (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    Big Heart for a Day

    Artistic mentors; printmaking; graphic design; textile weaving.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Painting for Good Causes (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    Painting for Good Causes

    Nonprofit organization enlists artists to paint portraits; an architect and artist revamp the Hearst Tower; wedding gown designer; Russian icon collection.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Got Jokes (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    Got Jokes

    Got Jokes? Comedy Troupe; ceramicist Rachel Sevier; musician Beau Bledsoe; skateboards.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - William Dean Chocolates (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    William Dean Chocolates

    William Dean Chocolates; Pablo Picasso exhibition; weaver Irvin Trujillo; photographer Suzy Taylor.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Jason Wooten (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Jason Wooten

    Broadway performer creates show; historic Piper's Opera House; artist teaches others to hone their craft; artists combine sound engineering with paint to create art on canvas.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Shawn Brown (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    Shawn Brown

    Local musician Shawn Brown blends gospel, jazz and R&B on stage; Reno Sculptural Festival; Potter Richard Aerni; interactive gallery installation works with artists who have developmental disabilities to send an environmental message.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Jon Hair (Sculptor) (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    Jon Hair (Sculptor)

    World-reknowned sculptor Jon Hair; artist Charlotte Belland creates miniature art; controversial history behind a mural created by Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros; interdisciplinary artist Michelle Lassaline.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Tampa's Tipsy Candle Company (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Tampa's Tipsy Candle Company

    New life to old wine bottles; author Ernest Hemingway exhibition; artist Marlene Lewis; journey of undocumented migrant youth to the U.S. dramatization.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Hammond Organ, Arabella Tattershell (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Hammond Organ, Arabella Tattershell

    Documentary filmmakers spend 8 years on a project about the Hammond Organ; art of welding merges with dress designs; photographer creates images using technology; contemporary painter.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Violins of Hope (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    Violins of Hope

    Violins of Hope, a special event to preserve the history and stories of the Holocaust; glassmaking couple; photographer Dan Fong shares images of history's musicians; art of Sir Winston Churchill.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Robyn Bell (Bradenton Orchestra) (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Robyn Bell (Bradenton Orchestra)

    Robyn Bell leads the Bradenton Orchestra; fiber artist Inna Schoeler shares her journey in fashion; Music Circus, a musical theater.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Alex E. Miller, Ed Haddaway (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    Alex E. Miller, Ed Haddaway

    Entertainer Alex E. Miller; metal sculptor Ed Haddaway, engaging the community through the arts.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Pencil Doc, Zalkind, Blanco, Hgo Costumes (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    Pencil Doc, Zalkind, Blanco, Hgo Costumes

    Film celebrates pencils; alabaster stone carver; unusual choice of mediums; process of transforming performers into characters.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Working Women in Uniform (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Working Women in Uniform

    Art Gallery exhibit; retro-pop recreations; dance lab; little neighborhood libraries.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Veterans Day (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    Veterans Day

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Artistas Cafe (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    Artistas Cafe

    Art-themed coffee shop run by young adults on the autism spectrum; Italian Futurism exhibition; Wisconsin artist Harry Wirth; pottery shop.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Dunedin Murals (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    Dunedin Murals

    Public murals; photographer Albert Ewing mystery; German painter Max Beckmann exhibition; Las Vegas opera singer Ingvar Estrada.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Bok Tower Gardens (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    Bok Tower Gardens

    Bok Tower Gardens' transformation; photographer Larry Sultan exhibition; Arbor Opera Theater helps emerging artists; painter Julie Wiegand.

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Jewish Photographer (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    Jewish Photographer

  • WEDU Arts  Plus - Philip Perstein (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Philip Perstein