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Rockford Renaissance –

Scope out the scene as Rockford artists Marlene McCauley and Robert McCauley guide us through the city's galleries and discuss the civic pride that keeps arts alive in the "Forest City."

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A River Runs Through It – A Flood of Memories

Explore the Mississippi River with James Butler and his panoramic paintings.

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Native Sons – A Haven for Heritage

Join David Spencer, a member of the Chata and Dine tribes, as he guides us through the early years of the American Indian Center of Chicago.

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Paper Trail – A Home for Paper Junkies

Explore the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College.

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The Art of Science – A Positive Diagnosis

Learn more about the International Museum of Surgical Science and its creator, Dr. Max Thorek – founder of the prestigious International College of Surgeons.

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Evanston Arts – Accommodating Art

Drop by the Evanston Art Center and see a bit of Mark Arctander's work before taking a tour of the grounds with former center director Peter Gordon.

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A Fiery Relationship – All Fired Up

See Caroline Bottom work with glass in her furnace.

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Black Aesthetics – American Skeptic

Explore the world of Kerry James Marshall whose work, whether it be a painting, a sculpture or a comic book, always deserves a closer look.

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Carbondale Renaissance – An Active Artist

Learn more about Najjar Abdul-Musawwir and what compels him to create.

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Prairie Paradise – Artists in Residence

Stay a while at Ragdale - where painters, photographers, poets, dancers and musicians have sought refuge from the distractions of the modern world.

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Beauty Rises: Four Lives in the Arts – Beauty Rises, an Introduction

Meet the subjects of Beauty Rises: Four Lives in the Arts.

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Pilsen Profile – Break It Down

Drop in on a breakdancing class at Pros Arts Studio.

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Dessa Kirk – Central Casting

Dessa Kirk casts Allen Turner's face while entertaining her captive audience with the story of her upbringing.

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Black Aesthetics – Colorblind Art

Join artist Kerry James Marshall as he talks about race and the misguided attempt to encourage "color-blindness."

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Dessa Kirk – Dessa and Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan talks with Dessa Kirk about the set pieces she created for his stage show.

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Pigging Out – Etched in his Mind

Watch Arthur Geisert at work preparing and etching for another of his books.

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Art in the Open – Everyday Art

Join us in Joliet as we take a tour of this ever more colorful city with Friends of Community Public Art co-founder Kathleen Farrell.

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What's the Big Idea? – Exquisite City

Watch artist Sean Culver describe his work, inspired by the old Riverview Amusement Park.

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Fine Twine – Family Entwined

Join fiber artist Ann Coddington Rast as she explains her work and her technique.

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Native Sons – Finding a Balance

Then listen as Spencer reflects on the difficulties modern-day Indians face as they hold on to their heritage while eschewing stereotypes.

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Homecoming King – Home of Original Art

See how Decatur is turning its downtown around.

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Here Comes the Sun – Into the Woods

Visit the Upper Illinois River Valley for a peek at Art and Science in the Woods.

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Spirits That Soar – Irrepressible Spirit

Join Kathy Kane, one of the artists whose work was on display during the three month "Spirits That Soar" exhibit, as she talks about the great joy she gets from creating her artwork.

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A Fiery Relationship – It's Uncanny

Visit Dan Anderson's studio, where he's busy fashioning clay into replicas of old oil cans.

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Pilsen Profile – Lessons from the Big Top

Clown around a bit with the Kids Circus at Pros Arts Studio.

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A River Runs Through It – Man Versus Nature

Listen as painter James Butler contemplates one of his favorite subjects, the Mississippi River, and its future.

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Dessa Kirk – Meet Dessa Kirk

Dessa Kirk tells the story of Daphne while hanging lights on her sculpture at the entrance to Chicago's Grant Park.

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A Public Treasure – Neighborhood Make-Over

Join Archi-treasures volunteers as they collaborate with residents of Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood to liven up their once drab "L" plaza.

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Green Museum – Organic Art

Take a tour of the grounds of Cedarhurst Sculpture Park in Mt. Vernon, IL.

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Field Trip – Out In The Country

Watch as the Fields Project artists turn farms into canvasses and let city residents experience close encounters of the artistic kind.

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Homecoming King – Overwhelming Art

A few words about Decatur Arts from reknowned artist Preston Jackson.

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A Cut Above – Paper, Cut

Watch as Doris Sikorsky and her student, Meggie Sorensen, tear into-er, cut into their work, adapting the traditional art of paper cutting to their individual aesthetics.

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Art Activist – Peace of Art

Tour Indira Johnson's studio and find out what drives her to be an artist and an advocate for peace.

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The Art of Science – Restoration Through Art

Join artists Janette Maley and Arthur Hand as they discuss their 2003 exhibit at the International Museum of Surgical Science. The show, featuring collages by Maley and photographs by Hand, focused on Maley's fight against and eventual victory over breast cancer.

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Paper Trail – Sacred Texts

Take a tour of the Center for Book and Paper Arts' 2003 exhibit, Only On Paper: Six Centuries of Judaica from the Gross Family Collection.

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Sculptural Wonderland – Scenic Sculpture

Join us as we explore Daniel Johnson's outdoor art museum, where each piece is part of a journey of self-exploration.

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Pilsen Profile – The Art of Empowerment

Learn more about how Pros Arts Studio is involving kids in the arts in the Pilsen community.

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Dessa Kirk – The Cadillac series

Dessa Kirk explains why she creates sculpture from old Cadillacs.

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Pigging Out – The Simple Life

Learn about what drew artist Arthur Geisert to his quiet corner of northwest Illinois.

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Evanston Arts – Unique Perspective

Join Chicago poet Cin Salach as she explores the work of Evanston artist Annette Barbier.

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