KCETLink and Online Education Company lynda.com Launch Visual Arts Documentary Initiative

KCET and Link TV to Air Documentaries from the lynda.com "Creative Inspirations" Series Profiling Notable Artists in Photography, Illustration and Storytelling


Burbank, Calif. - April 7, 2014 - National independent transmedia network KCETLink and online education company lynda.com have announced a new broadcast initiative featuring documentaries from the lynda.com "Creative Inspirations" series, a collection of films showcasing creative leaders, inventors and experts in their fields.


With introductions by lynda.com founders Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, the series will premiere on April 30, 2014 at 8 p.m. PST on KCET and 8 p.m. EST on Link TV.  The first documentary, "Jerry & Maggie: This Is Not Photography," features the surreal photography of groundbreaking husband-and-wife artists Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor. Upcoming documentaries will showcase the work of award-winning multimedia journalist/producer Richard Koci Hernandez and prolific designer/illustrator Stefan G. Bucher.


"We are thrilled to collaborate with lynda.com and bring our viewers on a journey of discovery by spotlighting the unique talent of these amazing artists," said Bohdan Zachary, vice president, Broadcast, Syndication & Production for KCETLink. "This initiative underscores our continued commitment to tell the stories of those who inspire and educate people through a unique lens."


 "The genesis of 'Creative Inspirations' was our desire to inspire people as they learn new skills by letting them watch these exemplary artists at work," said Lynda Weinman, co-founder of lynda.com. "We hope the KCETLink audience will be inspired by these films to go and learn something new themselves."


"Jerry & Maggie: This Is Not Photography" - April 30, 2014 @ at 8 p.m. PST on KCET and 8 p.m. EST on Link TV.

He experiments in a darkroom. She composes on a computer screen. Together, husband-and-wife artists Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor broke free of traditional notions of photography to create haunting, layered dreamscapes that challenge the medium's possibilities.  Step inside their Florida compound to see their complementary work and contrasting processes-and find out how they overcame the early skepticism of their art-world peers to become luminaries in their field.


"Richard Koci Hernandes, Multimedia Journalist" - May 28, 2014 at 9 p.m. PST on KCET and 9 p.m. EST on Link TV

Meet an Emmy@ award-winning video and multimedia producer at the forefront of the next generation of journalism. Retracing his steps, Richard Koci Hernandez shares how his passion for visual storytelling began with a trip to the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite as a child. Thirty years and three newspapers later, Koci is known for inventing techniques on the fly, often teaching himself new software moments before completing a project and incorporating fresh ideas with stunning results.


"Stefan G. Bucher, Designer, Illustrator, and Writer"- June 25, 2014 @ at 9 p.m. PST on KCET and 9 p.m. EST on Link TV

Thousands have watched Stefan Bucher create monsters out of ink blots on his Daily Monster website. Explore the unusual mind of an artist who was a published illustrator at age 12 and has designed for the prestigious Wieden+Kennedy ad agency and Madonna's Maverick Records. Frank, funny, and laser-focused, Bucher reveals his "monastic" work habits, which often find him walking the streets of Pasadena in the middle of the night, and explains how his work aims to "reverse the chaos of the world."


For more information on future broadcast dates, please visit kcet.org.


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On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 50-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a service of KCETLink. 



lynda.com is a California-based online education company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com library of engaging, top-quality video courses taught by recognized industry experts and filmed at the company's 12-acre, state-of-the-art campus in Carpinteria, California. The company also provides German-, French- and Spanish-language content under the video2brain brand name. Learn more about the lynda.com story at www.lynda.com/press and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lynda.




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