About “art loft”

“Art loft” is a weekly 30-minute art program that showcases local and national artists, openings, installations, performances, and art organizations that are positioning South Florida as an emerging leader in the world of art. “Art loft” is designed to be a collaboration between WPBT2, local artists, producers and other PBS stations around the country.

For the artists…”art loft” is South Florida’s largest stage.The show propels their life’s work into every home with a television. It gives a voice and a home to the artists.

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has co-produced several segments on this Emmy Award-winning program, which airs on South Florida’s WPBT2 – Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.

To learn more, visit www.wpbt2.org/artloft

Maltz Jupiter Theatre

On April 29, “art loft” features a piece on Palm Beach County’s Maltz Jupiter Theatre. The building that houses the Maltz Jupiter Theatre used to be known as the “Burt Reynolds Theatre,’ but these days it’s known for producing a vibrant and eclectic mix of productions, a conservatory training the next generation of local talent and as a nationally recognized member of the ‘League of Regional Theatres.’ The current season ended with a production of ‘The King and I’ but let’s go behind the scenes to learn more about why the Maltz Jupiter Theatre is as much about community as it is about the arts. To learn more about the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, including upcoming productions and details on the conservatory, visit them online at http://www.jupitertheatre.org.

2014 Muse Awards

The April 22 episode of art loft features a story on the Cultural Council’s own Muse Awards ceremony from March 2014. Every year the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County recognizes arts and cultural excellence in the Palm Beaches with this amazing and entertaining award show. The evening’s program is produced by Andrew Kato of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and this year the theme was “Fusion” – the blending of two disparate elements to create something surprising and spectacular.

Arts Garage Radio Theater

The March 18 episode of “art loft” features a segment on the Arts Garage Radio Theater in Delray Beach. These performances revive the golden age of radio, and present live versions of classic film scripts, utilizing authentic sound effect devices. From Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre to Guy Noir and A Prairie Home Companion, it’s one of America’ most beloved art forms. Performances are recorded in front of a live audience at Arts Garage’s cabaret-style venue in Downtown Delray Beach, then are made available to listen to anytime online by Arts Radio Network.

To learn more Arts Garage Radio Theater, visit www.artsradionetwork.com.

Palm Beach Poetry Festival: Natasha Trethewey

On February 18, “art loft” features a segment on the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, held annually at Old School Square. The segment includes interviews with President, Chairman and Festival Director, Miles Coon, and several poets from the festival including special guest, United States Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey.

Palm Beach Poetry Festival: Tim Siebles

Later in March, “art loft” also features a poem from the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, by Tim Siebles.