On Open Studio, WGBH’s Jared Bowen ventures inside the creative process of artists from across the country. Bowen takes viewers to the sets, studios, and stages of artists making a splash on the national scene and right here in Boston. Catch it Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on WGBH 2.

 

From "Love Story" to "Love Letters"—Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal reunite on stage. Then Boston Symphony Orchestra maestro Andris Nelsons on the soundtrack to Shakespeare. Plus impressions of an often overlooked artist. And some subway psychoanalysis.

 

Fashion’s Todd Oldham on his decade of design. Then the understated fashionista: former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on some of the best tools of diplomacy: her pins. Plus staggering stilettos become killer heels. And Mario Testino looks back at a career in fashion photography.

 

First up, we pay a visit to the historic Old Manse in Concord, one of the many sites where the Trustees of Reservations is bringing art outdoors and into the public sphere. Then, an interview with Broadway singer and “Smash” superstar Megan Hilty. Plus, one violinist bringing Boston police and the city’s youth together through music.

 

The ICA celebrates its 10th anniversary and reveals their new permanent exhibition, First Light:  A Decade of Collecting at the ICA.  Then an interview with The Boston Globe art critic, Sebastian Smee on his new book, The Art of Rivalry.  Plus how Minnesota Ceramic and sculpture artist Ernest Miller creates signature pieces and rock and roll photographer, Dan Fong on his career taking candid and intimate  photos of world famous artists throughout his career.

 

This week we explore the work of artist and writer Frances Stark in her new exhibit, UH-OH at the Museum of Fine Arts.  Then the funny and charismatic actor, Alan Cumming sits down with us to discuss his work and latest book, “You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams,” plus his upcoming PBS Special, “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs.”  Next we go outside.  Piano’s line the streets of Boston and Cambridge in a public art installation and in Reno, Nevada the streets turn into an outdoor art gallery for its annual sculpture festival.