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WUCF TV’s ARTISODES profiles police sketch artist

Posted by Jennifer Cook on

On this week’s edition of Artisodes, meet an Orlando police officer inspired by the work of PBS legend, Bob Ross.  Christopher Seggi now puts his talent to work to help catch criminals.

Being a crime victim is traumatic and it’s Seggi’s job to literally put a face with the crime as a sketch artist for the Orlando Police Department.

“My whole life, I wanted to be a police officer and I’ve always had a passion for art.  When I was 11 years old, and PBS Bob Ross was on.  So I saved up and bought a Bob Ross paint set,” said Seggi. 

Years later, Seggi was invited to the Longwood home of Bob Ross, where he painted for the artist.  “ That’s when I knew that this was something that I wanted to do.  So this has been something running parallel throughout my life; wanting to be an artist and wanting to be a police officer.”

See his work and how he helps victims recall their painful memories, tonight on Artisodes.

WUCF’s Artisodes airs each Thursday on WUCF TV at 8 p.m. 

About WUCF Artisodes

WUCF TV’s Artisodes is a collaborative effort of a group of innovative large market PBS stations to launch the “Major Market Group Arts Initiative.” This collaboration allows PBS stations like WUCF to share their local arts and culture features with one another. The weekly series features a myriad of performing and visual arts and cultural experiences both locally and nationally, allowing Central Florida’s arts and culture institutions to get their stories out to a national audience.