WHYY's ArtWorks draws on performing and visual arts stories from its sister PBS stations to bring viewers a geographically diverse arts experience.



Featured artists: Justin Hayward, Samatha Lewis, Tom Ferderbar and John Covelli

In this edition of ArtWorks, we go on the road with rock royalty, experience a day in the life of a prima ballerina, take a photographic road trip spanning decades and meet a musician who has mastered a difficult combination.

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We start with a blast from the muscial past. As part of the iconic band, The Moody Blues, musician Justin Hayward has been entertaining rock fans since the mid-60’s. Then, we meet ballet dancer and Columbus, Ohio native Samantha Lewis. Lewis has been with the Balletmet Columbus, her hometown dance company, for six years and gives us a look at life as a ballerina, both on stage and off. Then, photographer Tom Ferderbar of Wisconsin, who studied with the legendary Ansel Adams, has spent the last 40 years focusing his lens on the landmarks of Route 66 and the landscapes of the American West. Ferderbar’s decades of work clearly capture his passion, photography. John Covelli has mastered the unique musical talent of both performing and conducting at the same time. This American pianist tells us about his musical passions and the evolution of his special talent.