Tuesday, August 23, 2011

In Case You Missed It.....

Thanks for watching artZONE: Volume3 last Thursday night on KACV-TV. Just in case you missed it, it is available on our website kacv.org. You can also watch it below.

The episode, packed with original poetry from the Amarillo Public Library’s “open mic” poetry reading, the elegant pas de deux from The Lone Star Ballet’s “Lone star Trilogy” and the fantastic work done by the “15 and one” photography group, celebrates life past and present in West Texas.

The show brings art straight to you from all walks of life and all from right here in the Texas Panhandle. Enjoy the program and take a look at artZONE: Volume 1 and 2 as well. There’s also more to come when artZONE: Volume 4 debuts in December.

Watch the full episode. See more artZONE.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

artZONE Volume 3 premieres tonight.....

artZONE on KACV presents a wide range of artists living in our area who thoughtfully express themselves through dance, photographs and the written word. Watch artZONE: Volume 3 tonight on KACV-TV at 8, the 30 minute program features 9 poets from last February’s “open mic night” at the Northwest Branch library.

The KACV production crew captured the event as it happened with a room full of poets taking turns reciting their original work to an enthusiastic crowd. Some poems rhymed, some did not, some were short and some were not and the subjects ranged anywhere from love and loss to the BP oil spill.

artZONE: Volume 3 also features the beautiful pas de deux between Cynthia Ann Parker and Comanche Chief Peta Nocona, performed by Lone Star Ballet dancers for last April’s “Lone Star Trilogy”.

KACV’s artZONE was there for the debut performance of the original ballet written composed and choreographed by Panhandle people. It tells the story of three of the Panhandle’s historical figures: Cynthia Ann Parker, Mary Ann goodnight and Frenchie McCormick.

And, you’ll never see downtown Amarillo the same way again after looking at the2nd installment of the “15 and one” photography exhibit. A group of local photographers come together with a common theme and interpret it in their own way. This time around they chose downtown Amarillo. They drew their assigned locations out of a hat and then set out to capture the people and places that make up downtown A-town. The result reflects the diversity of the area as well as the diversity of the people behind the lens.

KACV’s artZONE, capturing creative moments as they happen here at home.

Enjoy the show and “like” us on Facebook and let us know what’s happening.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

“Freedom Riders”, “Our Voices”… It’s Why We Are Here

One of my favorite shows on KACV is American Experience and I am so excited for the debut of “Freedom Riders” in May.

As a companion to Freedom Riders, KACV offers “Our Voices”. These are the memories, observations and perceptions of some of Amarillo’s most notable Black civic leaders. They talk about the issues that are relevant to the African American community then and now.

It’s the projects like “Our Voices" that set KACV apart from commercial media. We have the time and the opportunity to collect the stories of our citizens and present them to our viewers. You can watch these clips on our website. Thank you for supporting Public media in the Texas Panhandle.

Friday, March 25, 2011

KACV wants to hear your Dust Bowl stories....

Seventy six years after “Black Sunday”, the darkest day of the Dust Bowl era, people can still remember where they were and what they were thinking. If you, or someone you know, have memories of the “Dirty Thirties” the KACV-TV crew wants to hear from you. We are traveling to Hereford, Panhandle and Dalhart during the month of April, and we hope to collect as many stories as we can from area Dust Bowl survivors.

We want to add to our growing collection of interviews from area residents whose childhood recollections range from the humorous to the heartbreaking. These are stories that need to be documented and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to preserve this vital piece of our heritage. Here are the dates, times and locations for our road trips scheduled for April. More locations will be announced soon, Stay tuned.

Monday, April 11


Deaf Smith County Library


Tuesday, April 12


Carson County Square House Museum

Panhandle, TX

Wednesday, April 13

10:00am – 2:00pm

XIT Museum

Dalhart, TX

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Exploration and Growth Continues.....

It was an incredible experience for us to produce the program, “Can You dig It? Exploring and Growing at the Buried City”, and definitely one of the highlights was our final trip to Perryton when we visited KEYE radio for an interview with Sharon Ellzey. The KACV production crew was always warmly received by the residents of Perryton and the staff at Courson Archaeological Research and we were happy to present a DVD copy of the show to play at the premiere party for the 4-H group from Perryton and their parents. Special thanks go to Cathy Beal for putting the event together.

And, just in case you missed it on the air, it is now available on our website, kacv.org.

One of our goals in creating this program that focuses on the archaeological site near Perryton was to gear it for a younger audience in the hope that teachers will present the show in their classrooms. You will find an abundance of additional resources relating to the program on-line as well. Thanks for watching “Can you Dig It? And thanks for supporting Public Television in the Texas Panhandle.

Here's a clip of KEYE's Sharon Ellzey talking about the importance of KACV to the Texas Panhandle.

Friday, February 11, 2011

“artZONE” Volume 2 on KACV March 1st

The second installment of KACV’s artZONE will premiere on March 1. This time around the show includes three different kinds of artistic expression: photography, the written word and music.

“Beowulf”, the Old English epic has captured the imaginations of its readers for centuries includeing that of author and poet, Donald Mace Williams. On December 12, 2010, “artZONE” was there when Williams read his narrative poem, “Wolfe” to an audience at the Carson County Square House Museum in Panhandle, Texas. “Wolfe” is an updated take on “Beowulf”, set during the early days of cattle ranching on the High Plains. Staying true to the time and meter of the original,Williams offers a suspenseful and engaging adaptation with a more familiar setting: the early days of cattle ranching on the High Plains. See “Wolfe”in its entirety at www.kacv.org/artzone, Be sure to let us know what you think.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Art is all Around

There are so many reasons to love the Texas Panhandle, and the fact that we live among the talent we do is yet another.

The person behind you in the check out line at the grocery store enjoys fresh produce, and they are also an award winning poet. The guy who held the door open for you at the post office is a brilliant pianist or the couple sitting in front of you at church creates sculpture works out of metal.

When I interviewed James Gardner and Doug Storey at the recent FASO concert, they both noted the wealth of talent found right here in Amarillo and the surrounding communities. You don’t have to travel to Dallas or New York City to see quality art, you can find it easily here at home. And, if you can’t make it to an opening, a poetry reading or concert performance you can watch it on “artZONE”. Our goal, here at KACV, is to bring our viewers a sampling of what is out there in the arts community. With “artZONE”, we want to give everyone access to the abundant talent and creativity living and working here at home. Watch “artZONE” on TV, on your computer or on your mobile device, then become a part of the art and join us on Facebook.

Take a look at these clips from the recent FASO concert the KACV crew shot last September. Capturing expressive moments for all of us to share…”artZONE” is there.