Monday, April 07, 2008

Blank Canvas?



I saw a surprising item in the WHYY newsletter. Here is how it reads.

"Coming in May on Y Arts: WHYY explores the Philadelphia region's diverse arts and culture community in On Canvas, a new weekly series premiering Wednesday, May 28 at 9 p.m. on Y Arts — WHYY's 24/7 digital Arts & Culture TV channel. Watch it on Comcast Digital Cable Channel 241; Verizon FiOS Channel 874; and over the air on Channel 12.2 on digital TVs."

This could be great but I suspect the use of the word "Canvas" in the title of this series. I doubt there will be many, if any painters. So far WHYY has not been much of an alternative to the local broadcast media when it comes to the visual arts. I don't know of any artists that have been contacted for interviews or studio visits yet. I hope I am wrong and that this turns out to be a truly diverse, inclusive series, with the visual arts and the artists themselves front and center as the title suggests.