Nate Powell, Abby Gitlitz’s Glass Art, Indiana Realities

This week, graphic novelist Nate Powell, cranking the heat with glass art, and Indiana Regionalist painters from the 30s and 40s get their due.

Coming up on Artworks,

Think you’re sweating it out this summer? Try working in with molten silicon. Glassblower Abby Gitlitz invites us into her studio where it’s the hotter, the better.

Also on the program,

Graphic novels are in the middle of a huge resurgence, and Annie Corrigan talks to a local novelist whose work took him all the way to this year’s Comic-Con.

And we’ll learn about the Regionalist painters who are the focus of an exhibition currently on display at the Indiana State Museum.

Stories On This Episode

Nate Powell Builds His Graphic Novel ‘Empire’

graphic novel author Nate Powell sitting with a black and white comic

Bloomington was represented at this year's Comic-Con International by award winning graphic novel author Nate Powell who was peddling his new book "Any Empire."

Abby Gitlitz And The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

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A stained-glass jellyfish, a blown goblet on a chicken foot stem, and hundreds of blown glass pumpkins wrapped in newspaper, waiting for October.

Patrick Barlow’s ‘The 39 Steps’ At Shawnee

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Based on Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller and it’s another one of those plays that the Shawnee’s artistic director Brandon Bruce says, “I just had to direct.”

Indiana Realities: Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Floyd Hopper, The Red Farm, detail

Everyday life in the 1930s wasn’t a day at the beach, as these paintings bear out. We see train wrecks, shotgun shacks, and alleys draped with telephone wire.

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