Eric William Carroll and Hmong Breaker Leadership Council

Eric William Carroll tests the limits of photography, creating work without the use of a camera. Musician Aby Wolf performs an acoustic version of Alone. Author/illustrator Michael Hall’s work is known for its bright, expressive imagery and clever word play. The Hmong Breakers Leadership Council is an organization focused on bringing diverse communities together through the art of break dancing.

Air Date 1/29/17

 
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