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Airs Saturday October 3, at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1

Raymond Jonson

Over the course of his prolific career, Albuquerque’s Raymond Jonson championed abstract painting. He held the deep belief art could transform and uplift the world.

“I thought he was this incredible mystic. This picture of a 19th century romantic genius who was all about esoteric religion, and I couldn’t believe he was a modernist painter.”

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Comic book artist Jason Aaron is fast becoming known for turning Thor into a woman and co-writing the new “Star Wars” comic.

“I got a call from my editor in chief, Axel Alonzo, who said, ‘Do you want to write Star Wars?’ I just said ‘Yep, I’m down for doing Star Wars.’”

Textile designer Kate de Para believes in the power of simplicity in design. She walks us through her process.

“Each process has its own special sort of quirk or trademark and I like to celebrate those.”