This Sunday, April 6, America’s only arts network, Ovation, presents the latest episode of “The Art Of:” Wine Country at 7:30 p.m. Eastern (4:30 p.m. Pacific)
A weekly half-hour series, Ovation’s The Art of: profiles three artists whose boundary-pushing work in media is not part of the traditional definition of “art.” Focusing on the celebrated, as well as the undiscovered, this series explores the creative process behind each featured art form and uncovers how and why these artists do what they do.
In its first season, The Art Of explored art forms such as graffiti, tattoo, hip-hop, sushi, sneakers, animation and mixology. Season 2 delved into the diverse topics of burlesque, dessert, hair, fashion, holidays and costume design. Tonight’s program looks at Artesa Vineyards & Winery in Napa, Chef Cindy Pawlcyn, and Lasseter Family Winery in Glen Ellen, California.
We asked Scott Woodward, Ovation’s Senior VP, Programming how Ovation chose the artists and wineries to highlight for tonight’s show.
“We wanted to feature a chef, as food and wine go hand in hand,” says Woodward, “so we looked at about ten of the most famous restaurants in the area.”
Woodward says Ovation chose famed chef Cindy Pawlcyn whose signature dishes define the taste of the heart of Northern California wine country. “She was excited to participate,” he continues.
Ovation looked at numerous celebrity-branded wineries, and chose Pixar’s John Lasseter Winery to highlight Lasseter Family Winery vineyards.
For “Where Art Meets Wine,” Ovation features the sculpture gardens and exhibit spaces of Artesa Winery.
“Artesa Winery was specifically chosen because of their wonderful artist-in-residence program,” says Woodward.
We sat down last week with Artesa’s affable Vice President of Production and Winemaking, Mark Beringer to taste his latest releases. We loved his elegant, expressive Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, and will post our reviews in an upcoming story.
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If you miss Sunday’s Premier of Season 3: The Art of: Wine Country, you can catch the re-broadcast on Tuesday, April 8, at 5:00 pm Eastern/3:00 p.m. Pacific.