On April 16th, 2016 I pitched a show to Cable 14 Hamilton Limited called "The Artist's Toolbox".
I got the green light to go ahead with 6 episodes that were half hour. My concept was unique in the sense of the amount of segments in a episode, it was primarily shot outside of Cable 14's Studio and it included a sassy, fun cartoon version of myself to co-host. My team put a lot of work into this show and I'm so proud of the artists we were allowed to feature in this season.
CHECK IT OUT!
Join Host Shannon MacKinnon as she interviews Orphan Black Composer, Trevor Yuile, chats with Casting Director Brian Levy and encourages everyone to write their own artist's manifesto!
Join Shannon MacKinnon as she interviews Apollo's Crown, learns about how art is healing men who were formally incarcerated and Shannon shares a personal story with a Casting Director in New York.
Join Host Shannon MacKinnon as she interviews author Joanne Marlowe, learns about how to get into radio with AM900 CHML's Rick Zamperin and recommends art events to check out around the city!
In Episode 4 for "The Artist's Toolbox" Host Shannon MacKinnon sits down with celebrity photographer, Brent Perniac, shares local artist Laura Sorbara's story and gets advice on how to publish a book. Shannon also looks into if creativity and mental illness correlate with one another in Shannon's Story!
Join Host Shannon MacKinnon as she chats with Potter Scott Barnim, learns about the great programs at Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts and shares her experience with how beneficial art education is to children's growth.
In the season finale of "The Artist's Toolbox", Shannon interviews Aerialist and Restoration Artist, Lori Le Mare! She also learns how the Art Gallery of Hamilton is helping patients with dementia and inquires about getting into a career of animation.