Monday, May 28, 2012

SPOTLIGHT: Digital Art!

The first International Digital Arts Biennial in Montreal is helping bring North America into a whole new era of art:  the digital age.

Just like painting, sculpture, photography, film and video, digital art is now allowing artists to express their views using the technology of their own time.

It was fascinating to interview artists Matthew Biederman and Peter Flemming for the story, as well as Digital Arts Researcher Lynn Hughes.

The piece I'm producing features works by Philom√®ne Longpr√©,  Matthew Biederman, Peter Flemming, Zimoun, Florian Grond, and other artists.

The nationally award-winning "Spotlight" airs on Mountain Lake Journal Extra.  

The "digital art" piece premieres Thursday, May 31 at 8:30pm.  Repeat airings include Friday at 6am & 12:30pm, Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 6am & 10:30am.

Photo courtesy of Matthew Biederman, from his piece Event Horizon.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

SPOTLIGHT: Jean-Jacques Duval

I had the pleasure of interviewing Keeseville, New York artist Jean-Jacques Duval at the site of his exhibit in Montreal.  Stained glass installations by artist Jean-Jacques Duval decorate churches and other buildings in countries such as the U.S, Japan and Germany.  

The French-born artist who’s lived in the U.S. most of his life has earned an international reputation for his abstract art glass windows, but he’s equally skilled in painting. That’s the main focus of the “Harmonic Spectrum” exhibit in Montreal.  It lasts until May 13 at Beaux-Arts des Ameriques, 3944 rue St-Denis, Montreal, Quebec.  

This "Spotlight" airs on Mountain Lake Journal Extra Thursday night at 8:30 on Mountain Lake PBS. It repeats on Friday at 6am and 12:30pm, and Sunday at 10:30am.