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Ed Wierzbicki

Reporter

Ed is an Emmy Award-winning producer and arts writer.

For Connecticut Public Television, he's created unique and timely programs such
as Kids Speak Out On Terrorism, Voices In Conflict, and Horton Foote: At Home In Hartford. His long time efforts to promote and report on cultural programming continue to bring New England viewers inside the creative process of today's leading artists, performers, and arts organizations. Since 2009, his Spotlight On The Arts series has appeared on the TV magazine All Things Connecticut, and he is currently a contributing producer to CPTV’s new Connecticut's Cultural Treasures series. Ed’s regular visits to the state's leading arts and history organizations take viewers behind- the-scenes, including the Goodspeed Opera House, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Wadsworth Atheneum, Eric Sloane Museum, Westport Country Playhouse, and numerous state cultural centers. His previous producing assignments include news magazines Connecticut Journal and Main Street. He’s earned two regional Emmy Awards and eight nominations for his producing projects in arts & entertainment, history & culture, and education categories.

In addition to television and web stories Ed writes articles on the arts including pieces for American Theatre Magazine and Connecticut Magazine. His numerous media
and writing projects for industry include scripting and producing corporate and educational videos, most recently for the Center for Children's Advocacy. Previously he’s created scripts and communications programs for Dunkin’ Donuts, the Bose Corporation, Massachusetts General Hospital, and other Boston based companies and non-profits.

Ed is also a long time educator. He teaches performance for TV & Film, screenwriting, acting, and various courses in theatre and film in both college and pre-professional arts settings; previously at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts and as Associate Professor of Fine Arts/Theatre at Naugatuck Valley College. He currently contributes at Middlesex Community College.

Ed is a graduate of Boston University. College of Communications (MS) and Theatre School (BFA)

Ways to Connect

Robert Whitman

Regarded as one of the most imaginative and athletic dance companies on the planet, Pilobolus thrives on taking audiences where the rest of the dance world dares not.

GHAA

Nearly 20 years ago, I made my first visit to the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts at its original site, just past Colt Park in Hartford, heading south on Wethersfield Avenue.

I pulled into a parking lot protected by a tall, chain-linked fence. It acted like a divider between a worn-out apartment building in the deteriorating neighborhood, and the old funeral parlor that had been resurrected as Hartford’s arts magnet high school.

The school has come a long way since then. Last month, it was honored as the nation’s top arts school by the Arts Schools Network.

Credit Christopher Gardner Photography

Packed inside a small travel bag and tucked away on a shelf in her cozy New Haven studio, artist Corina Alvarezdelugo keeps her precious scraps of fabric protected. Beyond valuable, these throwaways come in various textures, colors, and playful patterns, gathered long ago in her homeland of Venezuela. 

Juan Colon / Art Connection Studio

As his collection of paintings was spread across two tables, I asked artist Juan Colon about the large watercolor that’s become the postcard image for "Cityscapes: Uncommon and Familiar Beauty," an exhibition opening this Friday at the Art Connection Studio in Hartford.

Mark Ostow

At age 83, Ming Cho Lee knows the difference between a world that works and one that doesn’t, certainly when it comes to the stage. For the past six decades, the National Medal of Arts recipient and Tony Award winner has conjured up some of the most memorable scenic worlds of the American theater.

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