June 28, 29 & July 2, 2015

On the next State of the Arts, artist Bennett Bean on life, luck, pots, rugs, and Buddhism. In 1970, he left the New York art world for rural Johnsonburg, New Jersey. He'd had solo exhibits, sold a sculpture to the Whitney Museum, yet found himself being drawn in another direction. We visited his studio and got a look at how he creates his signature ceramic vessels. A portrait of the great sculptor George Segal, by his friend and studio assistant, photographer Donald Lokuta. He met George Segal in 1984. The photographer began by taking a portrait of the sculptor - but soon he was assisting him in the studio. It was the beginning of a friendship spanning 16 years, until George Segal's death in 2000. During all this time, Donald Lokuta was taking pictures. And, the New Jersey Festival Orchestra and conductor David Wroe tackle one of classical music's most popular and dramatic works, Carmina Burana, with help from Newark Arts High, the Pro Arte Chorale and the Ridge High School A Capella Honors Choir. Plus, we meet the man behind the blockbuster Lego art exhibit "The Art of the Brick", Nathan Sawaya.

Upcoming State of the Arts Air Dates

  • NJTV Thursday, Jul. 2 11:30pm
  • NJTV Art & Healing/Lego Artist/Spirituals & Gospel Sunday, Jul. 5 8:00pm
  • NJTV Art & Healing/Lego Artist/Spirituals & Gospel Monday, Jul. 6 5:30am
  • NJTV Art & Healing/Lego Artist/Spirituals & Gospel Thursday, Jul. 9 11:30pm

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