The Making of Artisans’ EBRU-TV Artist Profile

EBRU-TV LogoThe Artisans of the Valley EBRU-TV artist feature is now in editing!

We’re expecting news soon as to the final decisions on the show’s title and the scheduled air times. this September RCN just announced the availability of EBRU-TV on channel 53 for their Mid-Atlantic region! Visit EBRU’s site to petition your cable provider to add this channel to their lineup.

Artisans of the Valley EBRU-TV - Artist Profile Shoot May 29, 2009 photo by Henry Schweber

Artisans welcomed EBRU TV’s Host Yakenda “Kenda” McGahee and her crew to our shop and homes back in May. Kenda’s day included a carving lesson, a series of interviews, and an assortment of discussions. Of course this was a filming day so the whole experience was captured and is now in editing.

Artisans of the Valley EBRU-TV - Artist Profile Shoot May 29, 2009 photo by Henry SchwebermArtisans of the Valley EBRU-TV - Artist Profile Shoot May 29, 2009 photo by Henry Schweber

Interview segments included a variety topics including Eric & Stanley’s apprenticeships and how each artist managed their training. We discussed our inspirations and visions for the future of Artisans of the Valley. Shown above left Eric and Kenda discuss his Master’s Papers. Above right they discuss “Shiloh Prairie,” Eric’s custom hand carved wildlife scene which incorporates his 1984 Shiloh Sharps rifle.

Stanley provided Kenda a grand tour of his master’s pieces, and we even had a few minutes to discuss our restoration work.

Artisans of the Valley EBRU-TV - Artist Profile Shoot May 29, 2009 photo by Henry SchweberArtisans of the Valley EBRU-TV - Artist Profile Shoot May 29, 2009 photo by Henry Schweber

Artisans of the Valley EBRU-TV - Artist Profile Shoot May 29, 2009 photo by Henry SchweberArtisans of the Valley EBRU-TV - Artist Profile Shoot May 29, 2009 photo by Henry Schweber

Eric & Stanley setup a timelapes wildlife scene using a Lora S. Irish pattern entitled “High Point Ridge” to provide a step-by-step demonstration of pattern development, outlining, background removal, layering, and the development of carved detail. The segment then moved on into woodburning and discussed the use of color to further enhance a carved scene.

Theresa Tonte joined the cast to discuss her transition into the business of woodworking and restoration while Cindy Saperstein was given the opportunity to provide her perspectives on the family of artists.

We’re excited to be a part of Ebru Television’s growing coverage and features from around the United States. Ebru is based in Turkey, and has an established worldwide audience.

“The mission of Ebru Television is to continually educate, inspire and entertain viewers of all ages through original first-rate programming in the sciences, sporting events, fine arts and every aspect of culture.

We strive to foster understanding among all people through intercultural dialogue and mutual respect, thus promoting peace and diversity with our neighbors here and throughout the world.” – EBRU-TV

Artisans of the Valley EBRU-TV - Artist Profile Shoot May 29, 2009 photo by Henry Schweber

Of course we’re not quite sure what will make the cut – so we’re looking forward to seeing the finished episode this fall. Keep checking our blog site, and we’ll also send a special announcement to our newsletter mailing list when we have more details!

Photography on this Page by Henry Schweber

Producer: Archana Mahalingam
Host: Yakenda McGahee
Cameraman: Tim McNanny
Production assistant: Akmal Hamid

EBRU TV SATELLITE PARAMETERS
Satellite: Galaxy 25 (97 W)
Frequency: 12.084 MHz.
Polarization: Vertical
Symbol Rate: 22.000

EBRU TV
300 Franklin Square Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873 USA
Phone: 1 (732) 560 0800 – Fax: 1 (732) 560 0801

www.ebru.tv

The mission of Ebru Television is to continually educate, inspire and entertain viewers of all ages through original first-rate programming in the sciences, sporting events, fine arts and every aspect of culture.

We strive to foster understanding among all people through intercultural dialogue and mutual respect, thus promoting peace and diversity with our neighbors here and throughout the world.

300 Franklin Square Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873 USA
Phone: 1 (732) 560 0800 – Fax: 1 (732) 560 0801

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