¡COLORES! Returns to New Mexico PBS

NM PBS News:

¡COLORES! returns to New Mexico PBS as a weekly local and national art series beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 on CH. 5.1.

The popular art series presents stories devoted to the creative spirit, featuring local and national stories about film, visual and performing arts, theatre, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance.

¡COLORES! provides an in-depth look at the inspiration, challenges and processes of a wide range of artists.

Descriptions of the first eight episodes are listed below with air dates:

Friday, Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. on Ch. 5.1
• One of New Mexico’s Favorite Authors, John Nichols talks about his 40-year career, including writing “The Milagro Bean Field War”;
• Documentary Photographer Terry Gydesen recounts her career following politicians and iconic figures; and
• MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens discusses his Broadway debut and the 3rd season of the beloved British series.

Friday, Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. on Ch. 5.1
• Legendary Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio shares the vision behind his films and insights into his new film “The Holysee”;
• Farooq Hassan, an artist from a broken country forges a new life for his art in the United States;
• Photographer Alexander Heilner views the world from a lofty perspective; and
• Tom Otternes takes on the challenge of turning a workday commute into a moment of art.

Friday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. on Ch. 5.1
• Veteran Hollywood Actor Ed Burns describes his journey with low budget film making;
• Asian American Author, best known for his book “Grandfather’s Journey,” Allen Say works his personal history through his artwork and stories; and
• Weaver James Koehler is inspired by New Mexico’s extraordinary landscape, the unique cultures, and an monastic aesthetic.

Friday, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. on Ch. 5.1
• A look at the lasting influence of Andy Warhol, one of the world’s most iconic pop artists;
• Real life shrinks down with Artist Gary Kachodourian;
• Since the mid-1970s Photographer Patrick Nagatani disregarded “Photographic Truth” and sought what he calls “The Façade Of Representation.” Defying convention, now Nagatani explores artwork made out of masking tape;
• Iraqi Poet, Dunya Mikhail, reflects on the country she fled; and
• Passion pays off not only for musicians but also for their visionary, David Geffen.

Friday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. on Ch. 5.1
• Laurence Sisson moves from painting the surf in Maine to painting New Mexico’s desert landscape;
• Costume Designer Susan Hilferty of the Broadway Revival of “Annie The Musical” takes us into her workshop and shows that it requires more than a good fashion sense to bring these characters to life; and
• Author of “The World Of Downton Abbey,” Jessica Fellowes discusses her new book “The Chronicles of Downton Abbey.”

Time/Air Date: To Be Announced
• Santa Fe’s Timothy Horn finds a meeting point between the natural and constructed worlds, and makes fantastic works of art;
• Fashion Icon Diane Von Furstenberg continues to evolve her style after decades in the business;
• Goosebumps readers have grown up and so has R.L. Stine with his new novel; and
• Infamous Guitar-Maker, Jol Dantzig Carves The Past into every new instrument.

Time/Air Date: To Be Announced
• Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Cartoonist, New Mexican Pat Oliphant shares his motivations;
• Architecture brings an airport to life with more than just Tarmacs and Terminals;
• World-Class Clarinetist David Krakauer makes a home among classical, funk, pop and more; and
• in the midst of conflict, one painter finds inspiration … Israeli Artist Ori Gersht creates paintings highlighting beauty among destruction.

Time/Air Date: To Be Announced
• Cochiti Pueblo Potter Diego Romero makes pottery that’s mixes tradition with pop culture;
• Oleg Vassiliev is a Russian Painter who found a new home in America, but didn’t forget his roots;
• Faith Ringgold, who makes elaborate painted story quilts, now gives back her community in a new way – A Subway Mosaic; and
• Renown Filmmaker John Sayles talks about the Korean War in his new book and film.

For more than 20 years, ¡COLORES! specials have explored the arts, music, history and culture of New Mexico and the American southwest.

¡COLORES! is presented through a collaboration between New Mexico PBS and the Public Television Major Market Group (MMG), a public television affinity group.

The MMG facilitates the sharing of video and web content produced by the participating MMG stations and some non-MMG stations, and is coordinated by THIRTEEN, the flagship New York station for PBS.



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