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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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

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 
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