Artist Cafe

Season 2 is here! Be sure to tune in Sunday's at 5:30pm for all new episodes, many episodes featuring local artists from right here in our own viewing area.

In collaboration with the Major Market Group Arts Initiative, WSKG presents Artist Café, a weekly half-hour arts program hosted by Jami Viengkham.  Each week, Artist Café stories will showcase an expansive variety of national and local artists including film, visual and performing arts, theater, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and more to bring viewers a unique and geographically diverse arts experience.  Join Artist Café to learn more about each artist's craft and how the arts contribute to our community. Want to ask a question about Artist Cafe? Send the producers an email at


Jami L Viengkham is a part time college professor, part time TV host, part time restaurant server, and a full-time lover of the arts. With a natural talent for TV and a passion for sharing the hard work of community artists, Jami was a perfect fit for WSKG’s Artist Café. 

September 18, 2014

Today's guests:

Jason Fiume from the Roberson Museum and Science Center talks about the upcoming RoberCon, expanded this year because of last year's unexpected success.


May 25, 2014

Featuring local artist Brian Keeler, Columbus Museum of Art puppet exhibit, the Grande Jete', a Veterans Memorial organ and a wildlife carousel.

View Brian's Artist Cafe segment...

May 18, 2014

Featuring local cartoonist Mason Mastroianni, light sculptor J. Turrell, rapid strokes artist Dan Dunn and a Phoenix botanical garden. 

View Mason's Artist Cafe segment here:

May 11, 2014

Featuring local Ithaca sculptor Momoko Takeshita Keane, Animator Mark Simon, Glassblower Michelle Kaptur and painter Joseph Watson.

View Momoko's Artist Cafe segment here:


May 4, 2014

Featuring local Conductor and Pianist John Covelli, Mosaic artist Dixie Friend, Sculptor Steve Liguori and Bruce Monro's Light-scapes. 

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April 27, 2014

Featuring Ithaca potter Tomas G. Black, blacksmith Dave Koeing, photographer Paul Piales, and sculptor Jonathan Latiano.

View Tomas' Artist Cafe segment here:


April 20, 2014

Featuring local Trumansburg artist Barbara Page, Barkitecture, Aerial dance and a textile exhibit.

Watch Barbara's Artist Cafe segment here:


April 13, 2014

Featuring a green demo derby, Sense and Sensibility, a Harley Museum and fire artist Kasia Billhartz.

April 6, 2014

Featuring local watercolorist Ted Whipple, artist Scott Hocking, Edgar Allen Poe exhibit, and graphic artist Michael Cina.

View Ted Whipples Artist Cafe segment:


March 30, 2014

Featuring local Rockwell Museum of Western Art in Corning, NY, Native American painter Chholing Taha, multimedia artist Sheila Ellias, and pinhole photographer Zeb Andrews.

Starring Kristin...