Meet artists who challenge us to see and think differently about the world around us
The Worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Airs Monday, October 17th at 7pm on WVIA TV
Pennsylvania has long been home to science fiction and fantasy writers and artists. For example, the Milford Science Fiction Writers Conference originated in Milford, PA, in 1956 and continues annually with a lasting effect on sci-fi writing. Keystone Edition: Arts will ask what inspires artists to create worlds different from ours, why these genres remain popular and look for correlations between science fiction, fantasy, and "real" life.
See how the people and organizations in Tamaqua improved their community's well-being.
Keystone Edition Arts will talk with Native American artists and educators
What role did northeast Pennsylvania play in the early years of movies?
We introduce you to some of the Hispanic artists that now call NE & Central PA home
Learn how medical professionals and educators incorporate the arts in their work.
Explore jazz through the experiences of different generations in northeast and central PA
We celebrate the power of arts and the imagination in the lives of children.
Featuring women in our region who are involved with the arts in unexpected ways
We'll explore how those with disabilities create and perform
Explore the work of past and present Black artists in our region
Explore the struggles & unique ways arts organizations have responded during the pandemic
About the Show
Witness first-hand the creativity of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania as WVIA Radio Program Manager and afternoon classical music host, Erika Funke interviews area artists, musicians, performers, authors, and more each month. Erika’s award-winning program, “ArtsScene” introduces you to the creative minds of your community. Now, she’ll get in-depth about what motivates those artists, as they share their passions, techniques, and inspirations with our viewers at home and on-the-go.
About the Host
Morning host of Classical Music, Art Scene, Early Birds, and other WVIA programs, Erika Funke is a Senior Producer and Classical Music Host at WVIA Radio. “ArtScene”, her award-winning daily arts program, features interviews with creative individuals from the region, the United States and abroad. She has produced many programs about the history of northeastern Pennsylvania and its residents.