Ovation Premieres Season 3 of THE ART OF Tonight

Ovation Premieres Season 3 of THE ART OF Tonight

Coming off two successful seasons of its hit original series The Art Of, Ovation, America's only arts network, kicks off Season Three tonight, March 2. Produced by OVATION Studios, the third season of The Art Of packs a punch with 12 new episodes and three "best of" specials, featuring a broad array of alternative and unique art forms and disciplines from an even greater mix of artists across the U.S. Topics explored this season include Brewing, Winemaking, Home Design, Comics, 3D Design, Photography and more. All new episodes air on Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m. ET, only on Ovation.

The Art Of is a weekly half-hour series that profiles three artists who are creating boundary-pushing work in media that are not part of the traditional definition of "art." Focusing on the celebrated, as well as the undiscovered, this series explores the creative process behind each featured art form and uncovers how and why these artists do what they do.

In its inaugural season, The Art Of explored art forms such as graffiti, tattoo, hip-hop, sushi, sneakers, animation and mixology. Season Two delved into such diverse topics as burlesque, dessert, hair, fashion, holidays and costume design.

Here's what's coming up on Season Three:

March 2 - The Best of The Art Of, Episode 1 - Missed an episode or two last season? Then check out this recap of some of the best moments from the series so far, including profiles of artists in such varied fields as hip hop, graffiti, fashion, sneaker design, mixology, dessert and burlesque. This special one-hour The Best of The Art Of kicks off the third season on March 2 at 7 p.m.

March 9 - The Art Of: Brewing - Toast various artists whose passion is creating the perfect beverage; from the experts at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to the team at The Dudes Brewing Company making craft beer, to a successful photographer turned founder of Kombucha Dog, which turns pooches into stars via their bottles' labels, and helps rescue-dogs in the process.

March 16 - The Art Of: Comics - Proving comics aren't just for kids, this episode looks at artists whose comic strips entertain adults and kids alike, including a political cartoonist whose work explores Latino culture, a beloved comics publisher, and the man behind our favorite super heroes - Marvel and POW! Entertainment's Stan Lee.

March 23 - The Art Of: 3D - This episode follows artists who take their work to another dimension - and help fellow creators do the same through innovative use of technology, digital design and a hefty dose of imagination.

March 30 - The Best of The Art Of, Episode 2 - This special episode looks at some of the most daring and pioneering artists to have appeared on the series, working in such varied fields as costume design, tattoo and animation.

April 6 - The Art Of: Wine Country - Artists take inspiration from, and perfect their tasty crafts in, the heart of Northern California wine country - from famed chef Cindy Pawlcyn whose signature dishes define The Taste of Napa, to the vineyards of Pixar's John Lasseter, to the sculpture gardens and exhibit spaces of Artesa Winery.

April 13 - The Art Of: Pop Ups - This week's episode features a card creator whose intricate architectural origami jumps off the page, a chef who surprises diners with elaborately composed meals served in secret locations, and a former fashion designer who stages one-night-only art shows in the most unexpected of places: the laundromat.

April 27 - The Art Of: Illusion - From tap dancing tricksters to time-traveling mediums, the artists profiled in this episode have perfected their craft to Reign as masters of illusion, despite great personal obstacles.

May 4 - The Art Of: Sound - Artists who work wonders with sound waves are given center stage, transforming the musical landscape and "tuning" into the world around us.

May 11 - The Art Of: Make Up - This episode looks at artists whose canvas is the human body.

May 18 - The Best of The Art Of, Episode 3 - This special episode looks at some of the most audacious and original artists who have appeared in the series, working in such varied fields as eco-friendly fashion, vintage hair styling and sushi.

May 25 - The Art Of: Rollercoasters - Hold on tight! This episode looks at the thrill-seeking artists whose unique mastery of physics and design produces some of our favorite amusement park attractions.

June 1 - The Art Of: Photography - Go behind the lens of some of the most intriguing photographers to discover how they tell the stories that define our world in a single shot.

June 8 - The Art Of: Ships - Set sail with adventure-seeking artists who build magnificent boats, hone their designs on deck and show off their style at sea.

June 15 - The Art Of: Home - Open the door to space-savvy artists, quirky creatives, and interior designers who transform dull living quarters into artistic abodes.

The Art Of, Season Three premieres on May 2 and airs every Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. ET, only on Ovation.

For more information, please visit www.ovationtv.com/theartof

About Ovation

Ovation is America's only arts network, whose mission is to inspire the world through all forms of art and artistic expression. OVATION programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated art-centric series, documentaries, films and specials. Ovation's signature programming includes The Art Of, A Young Doctor's Notebook, and The Fashion Fund. OVATION reaches a national audience of over 50 million homes and is available on cable, satellite, and telco systems, such as Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Comcast Cable/Xfinity, RCN, DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter, and Hawaiian Telcom. OVATION is also available on VOD (in both standard and high definition). Ovation's diversified viewer experiences extend across its linear network, the popular ovationtv.com, and active social presence on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and more. OVATION is a cause based-media company and is deeply engaged with the arts both nationally and locally, providing more than $15 million in contributions and in-kind support to community organizations, cultural institutions, and arts education programs. See the OVATION Facebook page for the latest information and conversations happening across the OVATION brand and the arts: www.facebook.com/OvationTV.