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Rowland Ricketts: The Most Meaningful Shade of Blue

Yael Ksander speaks with an artist who not only creates with natural indigo but raises the crop himself.

A large empty room with sheets dyed various shades of blue hanging from the ceiling.

Photo: coutesy Rowland Ricketts

Rowland Ricketts' Bandai warehouse installation, December 2012.

This week on Artworks, artist Rowland Ricketts talks about his work with natural indigo, which he grows and processes according to traditional Japanese methods. Ricketts’ i am ai—we are ai project is one of many reasons he was the first Indiana resident to be awarded a $50,000 grant as a United States Artists Fellow.  Yael Ksander will speak with Ricketts and IU Telecommunications senior lecturer Norbert Herber.

Also on the program, one last look back at the 2012 holiday season, as Adam Schwartz reports from the Meadowood retirement community’s annual Christmas concert featuring singers aged 75 to 95.

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At Meadowood, You’re Never Too Old To Sing

The Meadowood Singers

The Meadowood Singers' voices may be dimmed by age, but at the annual Christmas concert their spirits are bright.

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