February 28, 2013
A new, local program will be coming to WPBS this March:
Painting With Wilson Bickford. This greatly-anticipated show is hosted by North Country native, artist and author Wilson Bickford. Well-known in the North Country community for teaching art classes and painting scenes of the Adirondacks, Bickford will be sharing his knowledge, work and talent with the artistically-inclined viewers in WPBS’s broadcast community.
Painting With Wilson Bickford will premiere at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 2nd, 1:30 pm on Tuesday, March 5th, and 4:30 pm on Sunday, March 10th as part of WPBS’s Spring into March Member Drive. In the program, Bickford provides both instruction and entertainment through the art of painting. Primarily a self-taught artist, Bickford embodies his personal philosophy that “anyone can paint,” and has thousands of satisfied students and followers to show for it.
Bickford has numerous online painting tutorials and demonstrations available to anyone online, but Painting With Wilson Bickford will be a special program for his fan base in the North Country community. On the subject of Bickford’s new program, his student Helen Ziegler of Harrisville, NY stated: “Wilson is a great art teacher and has inspired many people to paint, who would never attempt it
otherwise! As one of his students, and I think most of us feel the same, we can’t wait for the opportunity to watch Wilson on a weekly basis on WPBS.”
Tracy Duflo, WPBS’s Director of Production, has been involved with the program since day one. “Painting With Wilson Bickford isn’t like any other locally-produced shows that we have on WPBS,” stated Duflo, “It’s great because our viewers can learn the techniques to create their own, unique works of art through watching Wilson. He’s really amazing at what he does.”
WPBS is hosting a special online fundraising initiative for Painting With Wilson Bickford on Kickstarter.com. All donations will receive thank-you gifts. Please check back on WPBS’s website after the premiere to find out how you can help support Painting With Wilson Bickford.
To learn more about Wilson Bickford, please visit: wilsonbickford.com
If you have any questions regarding the show or the Kickstarter.com drive, feel free to contact Tracy Duflo, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 782-3142 ext. 219.