In the mid 1980's, his series of exclusive reports helped expose corruption and child prostitution among residents of New York City's welfare hotel system. Another series exposed a lack of fencing around Amtrak rail lines in upper Manhattan, which posed a danger to children who used the tracks as their playground. Art reported from South Africa on the political climate and the 1st anniversary of Nelson Mandela's election to the presidency.
He has received many awards for excellence in reporting from groups that include the New York State Broadcasters Association, various professional societies of the New York City Police and Fire Departments, the New York Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church, the New York area chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Art attended Tuskegee University and the University of Michigan where he studied history, speech and drama.