State of the Arts features indie rock act Tapes ‘n Tapes at the historic Hoboken music club Maxwell’s. Also featured, the massive steel sculptures of artist Steve Tobin in “Aerial Roots,” an outdoor installation covering seven acres at Grounds for Sculpture – plus, “Trinity Root,” Tobin’s 9/11 memorial in Manhattan. Also on the show, a visit to the Lambertville studio of potter Katherine Hackl, and a visit to a technique class to meet two of the American Repertory Ballet’s newest professional dancers.
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State of the Arts goes on location with creative personalities and productions. It is recognized as one of the premier arts and culture programs on public television, with 29 Mid-Atlantic and New York Emmys to its credit. An in-depth documentary feature about an important artist or event anchors each half-hour episode. Short studio visits introduce viewers to the extraordinary range of New Jersey artists, musicians and poets at work today. The Venues segment takes viewers to performance spaces across the state including jazz clubs, opera houses, coffee houses and more. To comment or make story suggestions, contact the producers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State of the Arts debuted on NJN Public Television in 1981, and aired as a co-production of NJN and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts until 2011. Now airing as a cornerstone program of NJTV Public Media NJ, the new episodes are co-produced by the Arts Council and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Additional funding is provided by The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.