KCETLink and Online Education Company lynda.com Launch Visual Arts Documentary Initiative | KCET
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
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
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schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a service of
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.