Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45pm

Visual and performing arts, literature and the people that create them are the subject of Musings.  This is Kenn Michael.  Please join me each week for an in-depth look at artists and their art forms.  Musings features local and visiting artists revealing the inner passion that sparks their artistic life.  Learn more about the Lehigh Valley’s vibrant cultural community on Musings Tuesday at 5:45 during NPR’s All Things Considered and Thursdays at 3:30 during the Blend on WDIY. 

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Dr. Daniel Haxall, Associate Professor of Art History at Kutztown University and co-curator, about "Interventions in Printmaking: Three Generations of African-American Women," an exhibit at the William B.

Philadelphia Photographers: 1975 - 1985

Nov 14, 2014

Host Kenn Michael speaks with gallery director Santa Bannon about "Philadelphia Photographers: 1975-1985."  Featuring works from 49 Greater Philadelphia area photographers, this current exhibit chronicles a dynamic ten-year period in Philadelphia's history when many nationally and internationally known photographers made creative and collaborative contributions to the medium and photography community as a whole.  These photographers' works are recognized for their historical value and continue to be collected by major art museums and patrons worldwide.

Greg Weaver: Urban American Folk Artist

Oct 28, 2014

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Ann Lalik, Gallery Director and Arts Coordinator at Penn State Lehigh Valley, about a current exhibition showcasing late Allentown artist Greg Weaver's work. "Greg Weaver: Urban American Folk Artist," on display at the Ronald K.

Joe Billera's "A Few Hang Ups"

Oct 23, 2014

Host Kenn Michael speaks with artist Joseph D. Billera about his latest exhibition "A Few Hang Ups," on view until November 16 at Civic's Theatre 514, 514 N. 19th Street in Allentown.  More information available at

Curlee Raven Holton Prints 1987-2013

Sep 29, 2014

Host Kenn Michael speaks with teacher, artist, and scholar Curlee Raven Holton about a current exhibition of Holton's works at Lehigh University.  The exhibit includes a collection of graphic work that spans Holton's nearly 30-year career in art, from his first lithograph to his current etchings.  His prints, described as both evocative and provocative, speak to our human experience and engage the viewer in a shared dialogue about significant personal, political, and cultural events.

Movies at the Mill Easton

Sep 12, 2014

Host Kenn Michael speaks with filmmaker and festival director Gershon Hinkson about Movies at the Mill Easton (MME), a film festival created to aid in the redevelopment of the city of Easton.

Movies at the Mill will be held this Saturday, September 13 at The State Theatre in downtown Easton,  543 Northampton Street.  Film screenings begin at 5PM.  Tickets, directions, and more information are available at

Rise Together Allentown

Aug 25, 2014

Host Kenn Michael speaks with artist Charlie Brouwer about "Rise Together Allentown," a large-scale, community-based temporary  installation to be built in the Arts Park, located at Fifth and Linden Streets in Allentown, across from the Allentown Art Museum.

Michelle Neifert's "Vehicle for Color"

Jul 22, 2014

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Michelle Neifert about her latest exhibit "Vehicle for Color," on display now until August 26 at Connexions Gallery in Easton.

Amaya Espinoza's "Man of the Future"

Jul 15, 2014

Host Kenn Michael speaks with internationally acclaimed artist Amaya Espinoza about her exhibit at Re:find gallery.  Amaya, who is visiting from Spain, is a Scholar/Artist in Residence at the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) at Lafayette College.  Her show runs until August 1.


Jun 17, 2014

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Doppelskope co-artistic directors Ora Fruchter and Christopher Scheer about their new family musical Gruff!, on stage in the Studio Theatre of the Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance at Muhlenberg College June 18 - July 26.