Art Rocks! is LPB’s weekly series, hosted by James Fox-Smith, publisher of Country Roads Magazine that explores the broad spectrum of art! The series spotlights artists, performance, culture, literature, history and the impact of art in our world. Art Rocks! features Louisiana stories as well as segments from across the country. Each week, the Louisiana Arts Calendar highlights current events throughout our state, and Louisiana Treasures – offering a glimpse of items, styles and themes that are unique to Louisiana. The series aims to capture your imagination, introduce you to new artists, and offer close-up views from communities around the country and our own backyard, places where art truly rocks!
Fridays at 8:30pm and encores Saturdays at 5:30pm
This week on Art Rocks!, we’ll preview Opéra Louisiane’s upcoming original production of Ulysses: An American Mythology, which will debut on February 10. The production marries the traditional baroque opera with modern rhythm & blues and gospel supplanting the Ulysses couple based on Homer’s Odyssey with a 1960’s couple in the deep south. We visit a New Mexico ceramicist, who tells us why she views her work as reverse archeology, and a physicist who turns to the arts to explain Einstein’s theory of relativity. Plus, our Louisiana Treasure this week is the magnificent Grace Episcopal Church in West Feliciana Parish.
Art Rocks! airs Friday, January 20 at 8:30PM and Saturday, January 21 at 5:30PM. Current and past ART ROCKS! episodes are also here: http://www.lpb.org/artrocks. Major production funding for Art Rocks! The Series is provided by Georgia-Pacific Port Hudson Operations. Special thanks to media partner Country Roads Magazine.