I Want My M* TV! (*= Michael Janis)

WGS' Michael Janis gets mic'd up for a taping of Maryland Public Television (MPT)  "Artworks" taping.

WGS’ Michael Janis gets mic’d up by Jim Bigwood, MPT audio engineer for a taping of Maryland Public Television (MPT) “Artworks” episode while host Rhea Feikin reviews the script.

Maryland Public Television (MPT) will launch the fifth season of Artworks, MPT’s weekly arts series. The lively series is hosted by Rhea Feikin, a cultural icon in her own right. The show features intriguing profiles of established, emerging and experimental artists from across the country working in all creative categories: musicians, performers, visual artists, writers, designers, and artisans.

Michael Janis will be the guest Co-Host on two action-packed episodes – the first airing December 29, 2016 and the second airing January 5th, 2017.

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde's monumental rainbow prism  featured on Artworks Episode 513.

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde’s monumental rainbow prism featured on MPT’s Artworks: Episode 513.

Artworks: Episode 513

Premiere date: Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 8:30pm on MPT-HD (repeats Sundays at 12:30pm, MPT-2 Sundays at 12pm)

Description:¬†Co-Host Michael Janis, Co-Director, Washington Glass School. Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde’s monumental rainbow prism; Houston Grand Opera’s lush costumes; Fawzia Khan, surgeon turned sculptor; and pageantry of the Rose Parade meets Downton Abbey on New Year’s Day.

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A (TV) Star is Born! Michael Janis on Maryland Public Television’s “Artworks”

mptlogoMaryland Public Television is getting ready to launch season 5 of Artworks, MPT’s weekly arts series. The lively series is hosted by Rhea Feikin, a cultural icon in her own right. The show features intriguing profiles of established, emerging and experimental artists from across the country working in all creative categories: musicians, performers, visual artists, writers, designers, and artisans. Each program gives viewers insider access to outstanding artists they would never see otherwise, including many from our own area.

Washington Glass School Co-Director Michael Janis was invited to be Co-Host of the show, filming two episodes (AIRDATES:  Episode 5013 Dec. 29, 2016; Episode 5014 Jan 5, 2017)

Michael Janis chats with MPT Artworks host Rhea Feikin during the taping of the episodes.

Michael Janis chats with MPT Artworks host Rhea Feikin during rehearsal of the episodes.

Michael Janis gets mic'd up by MPT audio engineer, Jim Bigwood.

Michael Janis gets mic’d up by MPT audio engineer, Jim Bigwood. Beyond, host Rhea Feikin reviews the script for the episodes.

Jim Bigwood, audio engineer and Tracy Gaspari, MPT floor director, discuss glass and art with WGS' Michael Janis.

Jim Bigwood, audio engineer and Tracy Gaspari, MPT floor director, discuss glass and art with WGS’ Michael Janis on the Artworks set.