Janire Najera, Stephanie Rond, Barry McGee, Fresh Artists

Airs Friday April 11, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1


Janire Najera


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Spanish photographer Janire Najera discovers another side of New Mexico’s nuclear history.

“I think it really inspired me. The Black Hole, kind of, told another story, another side of Los Alamos, and now that it’s gone, it doesn’t play that role.”


Stephanie Rond


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Feminist painter Stephanie Rond often incorporates 1950’s advertising in her work.

“Discussing gender and humor go together ’cause I want people to be comfortable with the artwork right away, and then…see that there’s an underlying topic there.”


Barry McGee

Graffiti artist Barry McGee, known for an anti-establishment perspective, breaks the mold at the institute of contemporary art in Boston.

“I think in his work there’s a sort of homage or an honoring of another culture that’s in the shadows, or a community, I should say, that’s in the shadows.”


Fresh Artists


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Fresh Artists, formed by a group of Philadelphia art teachers, introduces children to art inside and outside the classroom.

“I want to have my kids understand the connection between still life and food.”

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