A very special thanks to
Artist/Photographer Eugene Bussey, Jr. and Artist Sarah
Hutt for providing us with the
tools, support and encouragement to set
us on our journey.
About The Arts, was televised in Boston,
Cambridge, Brockton and Springfield,
The half hour weekly cable television
program featured emerging and established visual, performing,
literary and media artists.
With over a 150 programs televised just a
few of our productions
included: Host Yvette Battle Leapheart's interview
with the late Elma Lewis.
A tour of
the Fitchburg Art Museum; performance by Brother Blue,
members of Ibbetson Stress Press, inside the working
studio of Photojournalist Lou Jones, a live performance by
Boston Children's Theatre, The Strand Teen Players (live
at the Strand Theatre) ,interview with members of the
Boston Photo Collaborative, studio performance by
Adrienne Hawkins, fashion and design with Randall Scott,
The Cambridge Chinese Choral Society, Sequential
Art: The Next Step 2 an Exhibition of Works by
Contemporary African American Comic Book Artists.
About the Arts
received funding from The City of Boston and The LEF Foundation,
producing and televising
the first Boston Open Studio Series.
series documented the works of 34 individual artists and seven
weekend art events and was televised to an audience of 350,000
combined Boston and Cambridge viewers.
Remembrances: The Poetry of Langston Hughes
written and performed by artist and vocalist Diane Richardson
was a finalist in the Massachusetts Community Television
Three Television Art Workshops were produced and aired. These
workshops provided demonstration and instruction on matting and
framing, dance and sculpting techniques. 1999
brought a yearlong focus on community and audience outreach,
establishing new contacts and collaborations.
In 2000, About the Arts hosted an Art-A-Fair.
This one-day event, free and open to the public included a group
art exhibit, refreshments, live music, children's art activities and a
"clothesline art exhibit" for the youngest artists who
attended. The event was held at the historic Dillaway-Thomas House in
Roxbury, MA. and featured local artists
and Ashanti Munir and her band.
and poets were
invited to submit their poetry for publication on the website. We
proudly introduced "Video Shorts", an opportunity for
video and filmmakers to gain exposure with art related 5-10 minute
Our new programs included a
profile on artist Guadulesa
a one woman show combining music,
poetry and performance art, Fiesta Flamenca
a look into
and background of Flamenco with
live performance footage at the
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and
local singer/songwriter Pamela
Ruby Russell who allowed us to
take a rather intimate look at the
artist and the person.
the Arts issued an open call for artists to submit their work for
possible inclusion in a series to be titled "Beyond the
| Read it here
|This documentary was to feature artists from the northeast,
rural south and the Midwest. Each artists' work was a deeply
genuine and heartfelt expression and powerful commentary on social
issues. This multimedia project along with these four
artists included paintings, poetry, fiber art all drawing upon
life beyond the canvas, that addressed homelessness, the effects
of AIDS, children and psychotropic drugs, The Great Depression,
breast cancer and racism.
2004 - About The Arts - The Studio was opened in July of 2004 in
a small studio located South of Boston. Our first exhibit was a
retrospective of original works by the artist Guadulesa.