Host Michael Sprouse

WRDE Coast TV NBC Arts & Entertainment Reporter Michael Sprouse

WRDE Coast TV NBC Arts & Entertainment Reporter Michael Sprouse

The host of both the WRDE Arts & Entertainment Report and Coastal Cuisine, multimedia journalist Michael Sprouse has had a long and active career in the visual, performing, and culinary arts.

Like many in the arts, Sprouse spent many of his earlier years waiting tables and working catering gigs in Washington, DC. From high-end, Georgetown, linen tablecloth restaurants and Capitol Hill greasy spoon diners to elegant and exotic Embassy dinner parties and backyard barbecues, the Coastal Cuisine host has seen it all.

Though he has been working professionally in the arts for over 25 years, he began his foray onto the national art scene after becoming co-owner and curator of the acclaimed Eklektikos gallery of art in Washington, DC in 1993.

Over the next 10 years as curator of Eklektikos gallery, he organized hundreds of exhibits incorporating thousands of artworks from countless artists from across the nation and the globe. He also served as curator for off-site exhibitions for several embassies and various art organizations in the DC Metro area.

Himself an accomplished visual artist, works by Sprouse can be

A recent work by Michael Sprouse, “Wind II”, 36″ x 36″, acrylic on canvas, ©2014 Michael Sprouse

A recent work by Michael Sprouse, “Wind II”, 36″ x 36″, acrylic on canvas, ©2014 Michael Sprouse

found in private and public collections across the United States, Europe, Canada, and South America and his work has been called “evocatively beautiful” and “mesmerizing” by art critics and collectors alike in such publications as The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Baltimore Sun, Art and Antiques, and more.

Sprouse has also worked professionally as an actor, director and stage-manager, voice-over artist and musician. He is also a published Arts Critic and Journalist having written for such regional publications as The Delaware News Journal, The Cape Gazette, Letters Magazine and more.

To learn more about Michael Sprouse, visit his website at www.sprouseart.com