Thursday, November 6, 2008

Spotlight is on Rhode Island Artists Tonight

At 8 PM tonight, Struggle in Steel features the monumental works of Donald Gerola, the signature sculptor of the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative. Shot on location at various places throughout Rhode Island, the film explores Gerola’s idiosyncratic creative and working process, fabricating pieces that range from intimate atrium accents to monumental monsters upwards of 40 feet.

Then at 8:30, NetWorks2008: Rhode Island Artists profiles three visual artists: Walter Feldman, Timothy Philbrick, and Toots Zynsky. NetWorks 2008: Rhode Island Artists is collection of short films featuring selected contemporary RI artists, including their works and interviews in their studios.

NetWorks 2008 is actually an exhibition platform curated by Dr. Joseph Chazan and Umberto Crenca, of AS220. This exhibit highlights the work and achievement of these diverse and influential RI artists. This unique project brings together an unprecedented and diverse range of collaborating art institutions to celebrate the rich creative energy of Rhode Island.

Keep an eye out for additional episodes; there were 15 artist profiles recorded.