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New Local PBS Series “The Art Scene” To Premiere October 10

Mural by Matt Lively and Hamilton Glass
Partial image of mural by Matt Lively and Hamilton Glass, Regency Square, Richmond, Va., 2017

Half-hour weekly show will profile personalities and organizations representing the arts in Virginia.

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Richmond, Va. - It’s Artober in Virginia, and VPM is ready. The local public media organization will premiere its newest series, “The Art Scene,” October 10 at 8:30 p.m. on VPM PBS.

A co-production of VPM and 19RED, the original productions division of Fuel Creative, Inc., “The Art Scene” highlights unique personalities and organizations comprising Virginia’s art scene. Over the course of 13 episodes, the series will offer an inside look at local theatres, galleries, studios, concert halls and arts education groups.

“We are honored that VPM chose 19RED to produce a show that celebrates the people, and organizations that create art that inspires, educates and is inclusive of all Virginians,” said Managing Producer Pam Hervey. “Our mission with ‘The Art Scene’ is to capture the true spirit of these creative communities in our stories and help make their art accessible to all.”

Helping to facilitate this accessibility are the show’s four hosts - Haliya Roberts, Bianca Bryan, Noah Scalin and Douglas Powell, aka Roscoe Burnems. Both Roberts and Bryan have theatre backgrounds. Scalin is a visual artist. Burnems is a performer, a master of slam poetry.

"At VPM, we are focused on telling the stories that matter,” said Steve Humble, Chief Content Officer. “The arts community in central Virginia really is amazing. We are so excited to be able to bring this high-quality show to our viewers through the lens of our four hosts. All of them are accomplished artists, so this gives the show an added level of credibility.”

Watch the series premiere of “The Art Scene” October 10 at 8:30 p.m. on VPM PBS.

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About VPM

VPM is the largest locally owned and operated public media company in Central Virginia. As Virginia’s home for public media, VPM provides the best of PBS and NPR programming coupled with a strong set of community-based programs and services designed to make an important impact in the areas of arts, news, history, science and education. Each week, the stations in Richmond, Charlottesville and Harrisonburg are accessible to nearly 2 million people across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.

VPM includes public television stations VPM PBS, VPM Plus, VPM PBS KIDS, lifestyle channel VPM Create and international program channel VPM Worldview.

VPM also includes Richmond public radio stations VPM News (88.9 FM) and VPM Music (107.3 FM, 93.1 FM and 88.9-HD2). In the Northern Neck (89.1 FM) and Southside Virginia (90.1 FM), listeners receive a combination of the news and music stations.

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Media Contact:

Benae Mosby
(804) 560-8220
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Cover Image: From a mural by Matt Lively and Hamilton Glass, captured by 19RED for inclusion in "The Art Scene."

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