Arts America Visits Studio of St. Louis Painter Marlene Lewis

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The Nine Network Arts Series Also Reveals Work of Glass Artist Kathy Barnard

St. Louis, MO — July 27, 2015 — On the August 8 episode of the Nine Network’s weekly arts series Arts America, abstract expressionist Marlene Lewis displays her Central West End studio, where her paintings capture her love of color and shape along with a special energy. This segment will air as part of Arts America on August 8 at 3:30 p.m. on Nine PBS. (The show will be broadcast again on August 9 at 1:00 p.m.)

Arts America then travels to Kansas City, where Kathy Barnard left her job at Hallmark to focus her attention on glass art. She now creates art that adorns buildings, galleries and museums around the world. Next, Arts America visits B.C. cartoonist Mason Mastroianni’s studio to hear the story of his art and the legacy of his grandfather, B.C. and Wizard of Id creator Johnny Hart. Also on this episode, craft roasters and baristas of Tampa’s Buddy Brew Coffee demonstrate the artistic process that creates the perfect cup of coffee.

Arts America is a weekly series presented by the Nine Network on Nine PBS. Nine’s St. Louis arts segments are also shown on PBS stations in 30 cities nationwide. Every episode spotlights a St. Louis area artist or local arts organization. Arts America and all arts programming on the Nine Network are sponsored by PNC Bank. Arts America programs can be viewed online after broadcast at

About the Nine Network of Public Media

The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life, including four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, and the Public Media Commons. The Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our mission of bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.

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