Spotlight: Inspire Your Heart with Art

    HEC Media’s Spotlight program airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11, and showcases St. Louis’ finest contributions to art, education, and culture. In this week’s episode we will be inspiring your heart with art with a World Peace Sand Mandala created by Buddhist monks, an ancient Navajo pottery technique, a behind the scenes look into the world of a choreographer, the music of a young guy playing very old tunes, a master hand jewelry engraver, and a furniture company changing lives.

    Buddhist Sand Mandala
    A World Peace Sand Mandala was created by Buddhist monks over three days at Webster University.

    Horse Hair Pottery
    Potter, Sandy Schulz, demonstrates the ancient art of horsehair pottery. This Navajo technique is still used today as a way of honoring horses through art.

    Washington University’s Professor of Dance Cecil Slaughter Discusses his Approach to Choreographing a New Piece
    Choreographer/Washington University Professor, Cecil Slaughter shares his creative process from original conception through the rehearsal to the stage.

    Something in the Water: A Saint Louis Rockumentary
    KSHE, Head East, Mama’s Pride, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, REO Speedwagon, Pavlov’s Dog and Mississippi River Festival are in this classic rock documentary.

    Schankman’s St. Louis: Young Guy, Old Tunes-St. Louis’s Arcadia Dance Orchestra
    A young Englishman moves to STL to play some very old music.

    Master Engraver
    Richard Neustaedter is one of only a couple Master Hand Engravers left in the U.S., engraving by hand, rather than by computer or stencil.

    Anew Nature
    Anew Nature furniture company provides hands-on training and job placement for former felons, teaching them carpentry, woodworking, welding and painting skills.