Sunday Arts on Nine PBS Features Highlights From The Arts Are Alive at Nine

The Nine Network’s Gathering of Area Arts Organizations Celebrates Collaboration


St. Louis, MO—May 22, 2013—More than 100 St. Louisans who create, foster, curate and support the arts gathered at the Nine Network of Public Media in April to discuss and share their thoughts about strengthening arts in the community. The ideas generated at this annual event, The Arts Are Alive at Nine, will be featured on the half-hour series Sunday Arts, broadcast Sunday, May 26 at 1:00 p.m. on Nine PBS.


This year, area arts leaders focused on the challenges and rewards of collaboration. Patrick Murphy moderated the discussion with a diverse panel of arts innovators that included Gene Dobbs Bradford, executive director, Jazz St. Louis; Fred Bronstein, president, St. Louis Symphony; Rick Dildine, executive director, Shakespeare Festival; Joel Emery, executive director, Circus Flora; Timothy O’Leary, general director, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Brien Seyle, The Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra; Kristina Van Dyke, director of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts; and Agnes Wilcox, artistic director, Prison Performing Arts. Nine Network President and CEO Jack Galmiche and PNC Bank Regional President Rick Sems talk about their organizations’ commitment to arts in the region.


The arts are one of the Nine Network’s primary focus areas. As a public media organization, Nine uses resources on air, online and in the community to expand awareness, understanding, support and participation in the arts.


PNC Bank sponsors arts programming on Nine and The Arts Are Alive at Nine. Brown Shoe Company is also a sponsor of The Arts Are Alive at Nine.


About the Nine Network of Public Media

The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted public media 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 the Nine Center for Public Engagement, nineAcademy, and four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids). 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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