A new episode of LOUPE, the broadcast portion of AETN's statewide arts initiative, will premiere Friday, April 11, at 9 p.m.
Additional broadcasts are:
April 18 at 6:30 p.m.
April 24 at 6:30 p.m.
April 27 at 3:30 p.m.
April 30 at 6:30 p.m.
LOUPE magnifies Arkansas artists, arts organizations and art events through the broadcast, as well as this companion website!
The LOUPE initiative curates a gallery of information, visuals and events from across Arkansas. The initiative will also feature new stories about the arts in Arkansas, in addition to revisiting classic films from the AETN archives. The LOUPE broadcasts share these video segments on-air, while "artisodes" will be presented alongside articles, events and educational resources on aetn.org/loupe, an engaging aggregate website highlighting various topics related to arts and culture in Arkansas.
Films to be broadcast in part two of LOUPE include:
Leenora Parlor, produced by Hop Litzwire. Leenora Parlor is a self taught folk artist from Arkansas. Her paintings are inspired by her ancestors and reflect glimpses into their lives to depict "who I really am." Memories of her childhood spent on the outskirts of Camden drew her back as an adult to once again live in the country. Her decision to return to the South has enhanced her ability to produce the quality of work she desired and art that is healing.
Jerry Phillips, produced by Hop Litzwire. Jerry Phillips is an Arkansas-based contemporary artist whose work can be found in the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In this film, he describes his unique method of graphite drawing and discusses how this abstract work comes from a variety of inspirations, including found objects, photographs and his own scribbles. Using a variety of technologies in the process, from the newest image-editing software to old, barely-working photocopiers, he extracts the essence of existing images and his own drawings and discovers something new and profound.
Carousel, produced by Mark Wilcken. Little Rock artist Becky Witsell has become an expert in historic restoration over the past 30 years, and her work can be seen all around Arkansas, including the State Capitol, Lakeport Plantation in Lake Village and the Old State House Museum. In this piece, Witsell explains the process of restoring the horses on the historic carousel at the Little Rock Zoo to their original colors and design.
Part one of LOUPE will air at 9:30 p.m. April 11, immediately after the new episode.