You Call That Art?!….Seriously? Preeminent Public Art Authority, Professor John T. Young hops on his Harley and takes us on a journey to demystify prodigious, vibrant and often misunderstood works of public art. Broadcast on KCTS-9, Seattle, WA.
Have you ever seen a sculpture that as far as you can tell looks more like a car wreck than a modern masterpiece? Most people, whether from a teeming metropolis, a burg on the interstate or a small town in the heartland can answer yes to that question. In this series, Professor John T. Young hops on his Harley and takes us on a journey that will demystify works of public art. Some of the works you may have taken for granted, some of it you may have considered an eye sore, some works you may not even have known was art. To anyone who has ever muttered the words You Call That Art?!…this show’s for you.
Professor Young takes us on-location for an up close, hands on look at the public art in our parks, cities and towns. He will introduce us to the art, the stories, and the controversies surrounding public art. In personal interviews many of the artists will tell us how they see the world through their work. While exploring their studios or enjoying a beer with Professor Young at their favorite watering holes the artists will reveal their inspirations, intentions and the concepts surrounding their art. We’ll also meet the people behind the scenes who select and commission these works…Wait a minute… You Call That Art?!…Who’s paying for this stuff?
John T. Young, host and writer, is a renowned artist in his own right. He’s also Professor of Sculpture and Public Art at The University of Washington in Seattle.
Peter Rummel is our award winning HD videographer and editor with over 25 years of experience in television production.
Hayley Lauren Young is the assistant editor and a recent graduate of Whitman College.
Kevin Jones provided the original music. He is a Northwest based producer, singer songwriter, guitarist and vocalist. www.kevinjones.net
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You Call That Art?! airs on Seattle PBS station KCTS 9
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