KNPB brings viewers the exciting stories of our region, its artists and the power of their work in the series ARTEFFECTS. Join our host Beth Macmillan from Reno’s Artown Festival each week for an episode that features KNPB produced segments along with additional segments submitted by partner stations nationwide in conjunction with the public television Major Market Group.

Upcoming Episodes:

  • Twisted Steel | Airs December 9
    Local welder Jim Moffitt has transformed his passion for metal working into 360° works of art; see how he creates intricate fire pits and other metal creations with an artistic flair.
  • AVA Ballet | Airs December 16
    Alexander Van Alstyne, founder and executive director of the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the charming holiday classic, The Nutcracker.
  • Space Whale (Repeat) | Airs December 23
    An international collective of artists known as The Pier Group calls Reno home while they build massive pieces of installation art for the Burning Man festival in Black Rock Desert. See how they interweave 44,000 lbs. of steel and tiffany-inspired stained glass panels to create the illusion of a mother humpback whale and her calf in flight.
  • Connor Fogal (Repeat) | Airs December 30
    The inspirational story gives us an intimate glimpse into the life and art of Connor Fogal, a young artist who has found his own creative potential despite the challenges of living with cerebral palsy.
  • The Glass Studio | Airs January 6
    Visit the Glass Studio in Sparks, where artist Debbie Howell and her team create a variety of colorful glass works including layered landscapes, beads, stained glass and more.
  • Phyllis Shafer | Airs January 13
    Artist Phyllis Shafer creates a fanciful version of reality with her plein air landscape paintings. She dances between observation and invention to instill surreal sensibilities into recognizable local nature scenes.  
  • Ashley Follmer | Airs January 20
    Are we too dependent on our smartphones and social media? Reno painter Ashley Follmer opens our eyes to the possibility through her series Filtered, which explores how the digital landscape has altered our perception of the human experience.
  • Nicole Seaton | Airs January 29
    Artist Nicole Seaton focuses a lifetime of jewelry making skills and flame work into her passion for blowing her own glass to use in her artwork. See how her unique skillset results in the creation of one-of-a-kind glass sculptures. 

Airs Fridays at 8:30 pm and repeats Sundays at 6:30 pm on KNPB Channel 5.1.

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Funding for ARTEFFECTS is made possible by the Nell J. Redfield Foundation,
Carol Franc Buck and the annual contributions of KNPB members. 


Nell J Redfield FoundationCarol Franc Buck


With support from
Nevada Arts CouncilNational Endowment for the ArtsNevada HumanitiesNational Endowment for the Humanities
 and the Atlantis Casino Resort.