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. 

February 24, 2013

Season 1, Episode 12

Featuring local abstract painter Allen Denny Smith, writer RL Stein, Lady Carnarvon of the real Downton Abbey and VanRensselaer....

February 17, 2013

Season 1, Episode 11

Featuring local painter Marc Rubin, Downton Abbey writer Jessica Fellows, airport designers Architecture of Flight, and subway sculptor Tom...

February 10, 2013

Season 1, Episode 10

Featuring Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens, drummer Michael Spiro, painter David Garibaldi and micro artist Karen Gustafson.

January 27, 2013

Season 1, Episode 9

Featuring violinist Elmar Oliveira, singer Melinda Watts and Soultime Apollo.


January 20, 2013

Season 1, Episode 8

Featuring Producer David Geffen, musician David Krakauer, filmmaker John Sayles and artist Uzma Mirza take center stage in...

January 13, 2013

Season 1, Episode 7

Featuring local audio engineer/Grammy Award-winner Robert Hunter, guitar maker Jol Dantzig, the...

January 6, 2013

Season 1, Episode 6

Featuring sculptor Tony Furtado, painter Oleg Vassiliev, mosaic artist Faith Ringgold and songwriter Richard Sherman.

December 30, 2012

Season 1, Episode 5

Featuring musician Joe Powers, violinist Itzak Perlman, fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg and cattle ranch photographer Scott Baxter.

December 23, 2012

Season 1, Episode 4

Featuring political photographer Terry Gydesen, musician Nathan Bell, Iraqi artist Farooq Hassan and author Patty Farmer.

December 16, 2012

Season 1, Episode 3

Featuring local glass artist Eric Meek, illustrator Allen Say, midieval armor maker Christopher Poor, and beatboxer Shodekah.