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



Chalk art; poet Carlos Contreras; Kohler Company’s artist residency; and pianist Richard Glazier

Chalk artists are taking to the streets in Florida; poet Carlos Contreras helps his students by supplying the tools to write; Kohler Company’s artist residency program; and pianist Richard Glazier shares his love for American movie classics.

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For our first segment, we head to Florida, where chalk artists are taking to the streets. Watch as they complete their creations right before your eyes. Next, we meet a young poet working with those who hope to get their lives back on track. By supplying his students with the tools to write, Carlos Contreras is having a real impact. And for the last forty years in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Kohler Company gives artists unprecedented access to share studio space with its industrial workers. Now, over 300 of these artistic creations are on display in a first-ever retrospective. And finally, pianist Richard Glazier was only nine when he first saw the film “Girl Crazy.” And that was the moment when his lifelong passion for the Mmerican movie classics was ignited. Glazier takes us inside his Sacramento home to share his amazing collection of film history… and his love of music.


Chalk artists in action: