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:​​  

  • 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. 
  • Paul Schmidt | Airs February 3
    Broken lawnmowers, auto parts, rusty odds and ends – they’re all getting a second life in Minden, Nevada, where artist Paul Schmidt creates “junk art.”
  • Lisa Kurt | Airs February 10
    Get a look inside the whimsical artwork of local artist and illustrator Lisa Kurt and explore how her first illustrated children’s novel came to be.
  • Kimberly Allcock  | Airs February 17
    Henna enthusiast Kimberly Allcock of Reno creates art on human canvases. We’ll observe and perhaps gain an appreciation for her process as she pays attention to each intricate detail, large and small.
  • Tahoe Ice Sculptures | Airs February 24
    Enjoy the seasonal art of ice carving as we follow professional ice sculptor Chris Banovich, who carves and chisels beautiful sculptures out of 300 pound blocks of ice.  

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.