Arts America Explores Grand Center’s Transformation

The Nine Network Arts Series Also Includes a Segment Featuring an Art Carnival


St. Louis, MO—July 29, 2014—The August 2 episode of Arts America, the Nine Network’s weekly arts series, spotlights Grand Center President and CEO Vince Schoemehl. He talks about how the arts are transforming Grand Center and what this transformation means to the region. This segment will air as part of the show on August 2 at 3:30 p.m. on Nine PBS. (Arts America will be broadcast again on August 3 at 1:00 p.m.)


Another Arts America segment introduces Sideshow of the Absurd, a traveling exhibit that offers an interactive art carnival in a museum setting. Although humorous and fun, the exhibit also takes on serious topics like the contemporary notions of female power.


Other segments feature multi-disciplinary artist Carlito Dalceggio, whose work combines pop imagery and mysticism; a Dayton fusion dance company pushing the boundaries of contemporary dance; and Los Angeles photographer Eric Anderson, who places real people in an imaginary world.


The Grand Center story is an Art Fusion segment, which is created by the Nine Network in partnership with the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) and the Radio Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Arts America is a weekly series showcasing arts stories from the Nine Network and PBS stations across the country. Nine’s St. Louis arts segments are also shown on PBS stations in 30 cities nationwide. Every episode spotlights local arts organizations. Arts America and all arts programming on the Nine Network are sponsored by PNC Bank. All Art Fusion segments can also be viewed online in the Art Fusion Gallery at or as part of Arts America programs at


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