Written by: Emily Thompson
Date: August 20, 2018
The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences this weekend hosted the 54th annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards in Lawrenceberg, Indiana. Nominated for seven awards, WOSU Public Media won three Emmys.
Central Ohio’s arts and culture series Broad & High received the 2018 Magazine Program award — a distinction the show has now won four times in five seasons! Host Kate Quickel, producer Jackie Shafer and WOSU’s TV crew explore the culture and creativity of Columbus, with new episodes starting at 8pm Thursday, Oct. 4 on WOSU TV!
Broad & High also took home one of two Magazine Feature/Segment awards (we won this Emmy in 2015 and 2016, too). In Season 4, we told the story of The Wounded Warrior Dogs Project, an exhibition of wooden dog sculptures created by Central Ohio craftsman James Mellick.
This canine collection is meant to raise awareness of the sacrifice and needs of wounded veterans, with each dog representing a different military campaign, as well as the injuries that their human counterparts sometimes endure.
In October 2016, the Wounded Warrior Dogs won the coveted $200,000 ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a public vote. The exhibition was on display at the Ohio Craft Museum in spring 2017.
WOSU Public Media’s third Emmy Award of 2018 is for the Community/Public Service (PSAs) category, recognizing our production team’s work for Columbus Makes Art/Art Makes Columbus.
A Greater Columbus Arts Council initiative, Columbus Makes Art links the local creative community with the public through artist profiles, events and more. We also won an Emmy for our work on this campaign in 2016.
Broad & High received two additional nominations, including another for the Magazine Feature/Segment category: “Yarn Over Dublin.”
For months, volunteers from Dublin’s senior-living communities toiled to knit and crochet items to shroud part of the city’s public art collection in yarn, in celebration of last summer’s International Yarn Bombing Day. (Bonus: Check out drone footage of Dublin covered in yarn!)
Broad & High‘s profile on Columbus artist Jurate Phillips was nominated for the Arts/Entertainment – Feature/Segment award. Born in Lithuania and now living in Columbus’ Merion Village neighborhood, Phillips paints textured scenes both abstract and representational, rarely using a paintbrush.
WOSU TV’s Columbus Neighborhoods series also received two nominations for the 2018 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards. Our Columbus and World War I episode from Season 2 was a finalist for the Documentary – Historical category.
In Season 1 of the weekly Columbus Neighborhoods show, host Javier Sanchez sat down with the owner of Indian Oven, Murad Hossain, to talk about Hossain’s migration to Columbus and the inspiration behind his food. The jury nominated this segment for the Interview/Discussion Program category.
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