NCTV program shines spotlight on Century Walk
September 25, 2008 — Source: Naperville Sun, The (IL) — Author: Sun Staff
Naperville Community Television will premiere its newest documentary, "Moments in Time," which celebrates the work of the Century Walk in the television art form.
Produced in cooperation with the Century Walk Corporation and funded in part by the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise Foundation, "Moments in Time" will transport viewers through the artwork representing the stories of 20th century life in Naperville. The compelling production was led by Emmy Award-winning NCTV17 Executive Director Liz Spencer.
The program will begin airing at 7 p.m. Friday on Channel 17 and streaming at NCTV17.com. It can also be viewed at 1:30, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday and at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Additional times will be listed in the NCTV17 weekly programming schedule found at NCTV17.com.
In the half-hour documentary, Century Walk founder Brand Bobosky provides details about how the artwork came to be selected, funded and crafted. Each of the murals, mosaics and sculptures of the Century Walk are part of "Moments in Time." Viewers will get to see how some of the pieces were made and hear from some of the artists themselves about the process.
"Moments in Time" includes insight from familiar local art enthusiasts including Jini Clare, Rita Harvard, Steve Hyett and Stephanie Penick.
"This is a tremendous compilation of the Century Walk's first phase featuring all of the 30 pieces," Bobosky said in a news release. "We're very pleased and proud that NCTV in conjunction with the gift from the Sunrise Rotary Club would create such a visual portrayal of our artistic accomplishments."
Footage will include the unveiling of some pieces, including the "Veterans Valor" sculpture and "Officer Friendly" statue.
"We were very pleased to be able to capture the story of the Century Walk," Spencer said in the release. "This is a perfect project for us - truly celebrating this wonderful artwork."