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arts IN focus

arts IN focus

The arts are all around us! Join host Emilie Henry each week for stories and discoveries from our region’s vibrant and growing arts scene.


  • Abstract Painter: Thomas Leffers
  • Musician: Alicia Pyle

Show Details:

This episode features abstract painter Thomas Joseph Leffers and his stunning work, as well as the amazingly talented musician & vocalist, Alicia Pyle.

Each week, arts IN focus airs on channel 39.1 Thursdays at 7:30pm with an encore/repeat airing on channel 39.4/ 39 Explore Sundays at 10:30pm.

Want to see what's happening in the arts scene throughout the greater Fort Wayne area?

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Title Episode Description Length Premiere Date Recurring Dates Link Blog Posts
Abstract artist Thomas Leffers | Musician Alicia Pyle S5-E501 Local Arts 26:46 9/14/17 https://vimeo.com/233900469
Morrison Agen - Audiophile and owner of Neat Neat Neat Records | Musician Fernando Tarango S4-E413 Local Arts 26:46 6/8/17 https://vimeo.com/220865639
Painter Terry Ratliff | Musician & Graphic Artist Nate Utesch S4-E412 Local Arts 26:46 5/25/17 https://vimeo.com/219141831
Mason Thomas(West Central Microcreamery and Cafe) | Artist & Radio Host Julia Meek S4-E411 Local Arts 26:46 5/18/17 https://vimeo.com/218058880
Pastry artist Hetty Arts | Playwright & Director Gregory Stieber S4-E410 Local Arts 26:46 5/5/17 https://vimeo.com/216232926
Furniture Restoration Expert Bruce Schroeder | Artist Katherine Rohrbacher S4-E409 Local Arts 26:46 4/27/17 https://vimeo.com/215064684
Recording Engineer Miles Fulwider | Actor & Educator Gloria Minnich S4-E408 Local Arts 26:46 4/20/17 https://vimeo.com/214039600
Gallery Owner Jennifer Ford | Multimedia Artist JJoshua S4-E407 Local Arts 26:46 4/13/17 https://vimeo.com/213122023
Sculptor Cary Shafer | Conductor Andrew Constantine S4-E406 Local Arts 26:46 3/2/17 https://vimeo.com/206482134
Elizabeth Mikautadze - Mikautadze Dance Theatre | Costume Designer Craig Humphrey S4-E405 Local Arts 26:46 2/23/17 https://vimeo.com/205415235
Jonah Crismore - Executive Director, Cinema Center | Graffiti artist Ryan Evans S4-E404 Local Arts 26:46 2/16/17 https://vimeo.com/204388977
Fused glass artist Kathy Watson | Musician Scotty Knepple S4-E403 Local Arts 26:46 2/9/17 https://vimeo.com/203363212
Justin Lim - Old 5 and Dime Sign Company | Storyteller Lou Ann Homan S4-E402 Local Arts 26:46 2/2/17 https://vimeo.com/202262135
Mike Woodruff - Owner, Old Crown Coffee Roasters | Performer Josh Zacher S4-E401 Local Arts 26:46 1/26/17 https://vimeo.com/201201567
Singer/Performer Christopher Kale Jones | Bakery Artist Krysta Walsh Young S3-E313 Local Arts 26:46 12/22/16 https://vimeo.com/196783987
Drum Maker Bernie Stone S3-E312 Local Arts 26:46 12/15/16 https://vimeo.com/195832580
Mixed Media Artist Chuck Springer | Performer Leslie Wood Beauchamp S3-E311 Local Arts 26:46 12/8/16 https://vimeo.com/194873210
Painter Jerrod Tobias | The Narwhal and the Manatee | Photographer Rob Borel S3-E310 Local Arts 26:46 11/17/16 https://vimeo.com/192127290
Painter Nazar Harran | Newman's Psychedelic Liquid Light Show S3-E309 Local Arts 26:46 11/3/16 https://vimeo.com/190145409
Winemaker Eric Harris | Lighting Designer Cory Lee S3-E308 Local Arts 26:46 10/27/16 https://vimeo.com/189206898
Printmaker Julie Wall | Filmmaker Scott Carelli S3-E307 Local Arts 26:46 10/20/16 https://vimeo.com/188202128
Alexandra Hall | Shakespearemachine S3-E306 Local Arts 26:46 10/13/16 https://vimeo.com/187249538
The Golden Owners/Chefs | Fatima Washington S3-E305 Local Arts 26:46 10/6/16 https://vimeo.com/185855594
Stylist Terra Soto | Architect Michael Gouloff S3-E304 Local Arts 26:46 9/29/16 https://vimeo.com/184897221
Taste of the Arts | Candy Pease | Linn Bartling S3-E303 Local Arts 26:46 9/22/16 https://vimeo.com/183889438
Dick Stoner | Renee Gonzales S3-E302 Local Arts 26:46 9/15/16 https://vimeo.com/182908738
John Leavell | DJ Barrage & DJ Polaris S3-E301 Local Arts 26:46 9/8/16 https://vimeo.com/182134464
Sweets So Geek | Musician Sunny Taylor S2-E213 Local Arts 26:46 5/19/16 https://vimeo.com/167324093
Mike Hebor of Cabot Guns | Artist Frank Louis Allen S2-E212 Local Arts 26:46 4/28/16 https://vimeo.com/164625705
Woodworker Bill Steffen | Author Claire Ewart S2-E211 Local Arts 26:46 4/7/16 https://vimeo.com/161989686
Glass Artist Marcia Gabet | Gary Birch & Hagan Amburgey of Old Fort Soap Company S2-E210 Local Arts 26:46 3/31/16 https://vimeo.com/161089822
Takaoka of Japan Manager John SeCheverell | Graphic Designer Brandon Peat S2-E209 Local Arts 26:46 3/24/16 https://vimeo.com/160389316
Sculptor Sayaka Ganz | Former Indiana Poet Laureate George Kalamaras S2-E208 Local Arts 26:46 3/3/16 https://vimeo.com/157636102
Natalie Bell-Kearney | Cueca Dancers Francisco & Julie Townsend S2-E207 Local Arts 26:46 2/25/16 https://vimeo.com/156762167
David Tomaszewski - Summit City Brewerks | Musician Staci Stork S2-E206 Local Arts 26:46 2/18/16 https://vimeo.com/155878973
Musician Derek Brown | Kinetic Artist Jim Merz S2-E205 Local Arts 26:46 2/11/16 https://vimeo.com/155040090
dAnce.Kontemporary | Fiddler Sean Ellsworth-Hoffman S2-E204 Local Arts 26:46 2/4/16 https://vimeo.com/154226492
Charles Shepard | Maxamillian Meyer S2-E203 Local Arts 27:16 1/21/15 https://vimeo.com/152631923
Eran Park, The Glass Park | Kristine Papillon, Crumpet the Trumpet | Patrick Tanesky, Hops and Harvest S2-E202 Local Arts 26:46 1/14/16 https://vimeo.com/151817984
Jane Applegate, TekVenture | John Byrne, Fort Wayne Dance Collective S2-E201 Local Arts 26:46 1/7/16 https://vimeo.com/151068585
Jennifer Dodds Fox, FoxSea Skin | Matthew Katinsky, FW Traditional Music & Dance Society S1-E113 Local Arts 26:46 12/10/15 https://vimeo.com/148522242
Amber Foster, Artlink | Stacey Kuster, FW Traditional Music & Dance Society S1-E112 Local Arts 26:46 12/3/15 https://vimeo.com/147757364
Eunice Wadewitz - Music & Education Director, FW Civic Theatre | Jen Schafer - Henna Artist, Henna Muse S1-E111 Local Arts 26:46 11/19/15 https://vimeo.com/146310606
Bryant Hinsch, Jeweler | Maurice Papier, Mixed-Media Artist S1-E110 Local Arts 26:46 11/12/15 https://vimeo.com/145571967
Moscow Ballet - Olena Nalyvaiko & Mariia Skoruk | Cartoonist Steve Smeltzer S1-E109 Local Arts 25:46 11/5/15 https://vimeo.com/144805922
Cathy Brand-Beere | David Kirk | Lois Levihn S1-E108 Local Arts 26:46 10/29/15 https://vimeo.com/144050237
The Gift of Hope; Short Film | Robert Shoquist, Technical Director, IPFW Department of Theatre S1-E107 Local Arts 26:46 10/22/15 https://vimeo.com/143296784
Allison Ballard, Fort Wayne Taiko | Audrey Riley, Mixed-Media Artist S1-E106 Local Arts 26:46 10/15/15 https://vimeo.com/142540623
Kevin Eubanks, Jazz Guitarist and Composer S1-E105 Local Arts 26:46 10/08/15 https://vimeo.com/141813712
Steve Perry, Scenic Artist | Chia-Hsuan Lin, Assistant Conductor FW Philharmonic S1-E104 Local Arts 26:16 10/01/15 https://vimeo.com/141087482
Studio 13 Tattoo | Anna Lee Huber S1-E103 Local Arts 26:46 9/23/15 https://vimeo.com/140333061
Wunderkammer Company | Diane Allen Groenert S1-E102 Local Arts 25:25 9/17/15 https://vimeo.com/139641263
Taste of the Arts | Adam Strack | Karen Gibbons-Brown S1-E101 Local Arts 26:46 9/10/15 https://vimeo.com/138904013