Welcome to my brand new blog. I’m excited about it. It’s definitely something new for me. But it’s not a big leap from what I’ve been doing the last several years - producing programs about the arts and the people who make them possible.
In January of 2017 I retired from St. Louis Public Television after more than 30 years - to produce arts-related television programs as an independent producer - and pursue my love for making pictures with paint.
What I’d like to do with ARTsy STL is similar to what I did with the weekly TV show “Arts America” - introduce people who populate our local arts scene - the leaders of arts institutions, curators, gallery owners, philanthropists, and - above all - the artists.
Because these are the people who make St. Louis the vibrant Art Town that it is. These are the people who broaden the range of our experiences and bring life to our community. They touch us. And it’s worth knowing them.
So please, drop in when you can. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome.
Patrick Murphy has worked in St. Louis radio and television for the past forty years. He has produced a variety of arts-related programs for for St. Louis public television, including the series "Arts America" and "Night at the Symphony". He currently serves on the Webster Groves arts commission and is an aspiring water colorist.