We generally think of skillets as utilitarian objects, the work horses of the kitchen. But they can also be works of art. Producer Erin Clune brings us the story of a Madison artist making something beautiful out of the functional.
For more than forty years, Wisconsin-born artist Dennis Pearson’s brightly-colored “Beasties,” fiberglass make-believe animals, have been spreading cheer in yards around Wisconsin. Producer Nancy Camden found out the story behind the beasts.
If you take a stroll through the streets of downtown Appleton, be sure not to miss the unusual manhole covers on College Avenue. Designed by a Lawrence University artist and his students, and cast by Neenah Foundry, the manhole covers are an example of public art with a social purpose.