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The Arts on TV: 'Work of Art'; 'In the Heights'; Alan Menken

October 6, 2011 |  5:00 am

"Work of Art: The Next Great Artist"
“2501 Migrants: A Journey” 9:30 p.m. Thursday, KCET: Oaxacan artist Alejandro Santiago creates 2,501 life-size clay sculptures, with each statue symbolizing migrants who left their native homes.

“American Masters” 2 a.m. Thur./Fri.; 2 p.m. Sunday, KVCR: "Good Ol' Charles Schulz": The Peanuts characters represent facets of cartoonist Charles Schulz's personality as well as his perspectives on the 20th century.

“Theater Talk” 1:30 a.m. Friday, KVCR; 6 p.m. Sunday, KLCS: "Alan Menken Sings Again" (Part 2 of 2)

“Grand Canyon Serenade” 2 a.m. Fri./Sat.; 1 a.m. Sat./Sun.; 1 a.m. Wed./Thu., KOCE: A visual tour of the Grand Canyon is set to classical music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Dvorak.

“Vine Talk” 5 p.m. Saturday, KLCS: Basking in Bordeaux From the Left Bank: Chef Marcus Samuelsson; Patricia Clarkson and Michael Shannon; playwright Warren Leight.

“The Artist Toolbox” 8:30 p.m. Saturday, KLCS:  German violinist David Garrett.

“Big Voice” 10:30 p.m. Saturday, KVCR: "Tyla": Tyla transitions into grown-up chic, just in time for her performance.

“Great Performances” Midnight Saturday, KVCR: "In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams": A Latin, hip-hop-infused Broadway musical that has won five Tony Awards.

“Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” 9 and 11 p.m. Wednesday, Bravo: "Kitsch Me If You Can": (Season premiere) The artists must use pieces of “bad” art.

-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

Photo: "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist" Sarah, left, and Michelle. Credit: David Giesbrecht / Bravo