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Vermillion Editions: Right to Print. As one of this country's most distinguished print studios, Vermillion Editions attracts artists from across the nation to Minnesota to work with master printer Steven Andersen. This program opens with a brief overview of modern American printmaking and then goes behind the scenes into the studio, where painters Sam Gilliam and T.L. Solien collaborate with the Vermillion staff to make highly complex prints on paper. Also included are interviews with New York artists Harmony Hammon, Red Grooms, and Arakawa, who all have experienced the intense creative stimulation offered by Andersen and Vermillion Editions. Related classroom materials can be found at the Walker Art Center. 55 minute video from The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Views of a Vanishing Frontier Features the art of Karl Bodmer. 58 minutes (collection of Joslyn Art Museum)

Vinnie Ream: Lincoln's Young Sculptor is a 1 hour video by Hi-Country Media Productions that has aired on PBS stations. Click here to view the script of the video and an image of the VHS cover from the vinnieream.com website, which says of the video: "Vinnie Ream was the first woman and the youngest artist to ever receive a commission from the United States Congress for a statue of the true-to-life marble figure of Abraham Lincoln that stands in the U.S. Capitol rotunda. The work and its artist generated a storm of controversy...Miss Ream was given the coveted job over many experienced competitors in 1866 when the art prodigy was only 18 years old. This video documentary presents Miss Ream's inspiring story and ardent philosophy of life. It surveys the fantastic career of one of American history's most gifted women. Based on the illustrated biography, A Labor of Love, by Glenn V. Sherwood."

Viola Frey: Memory Assembled. When Viola Frey died in 2004 she left behind a rich and complex legacy layered by the enigmatic quality of her person. Widely recognized as a leading figurative sculptor of the late 20th century, Frey's monumental achievement lies in successfully expressing her artistic vision through a highly personal iconography and in the extraordinarily rich diversity of her work. Viola Frey: Memory Assembled is an exploration of the life and work of this remarkable woman. Begun prior to her death, the film incorporates original footage of Frey, and interviews with her artistic peers, eminent art historians and curators. From her childhood in Lodi, California through her education as a painter and ceramicist and her career as an artist and educator, Frey's impact on the art world is discussed and lauded. Director, David Bransten. 2006. 36 min. DVD 6788 Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place is a one-hour documentary film that explores the life and art of Virginia Lee Burton who lived and worked on Cape Ann, MA Produced by Christine Lundberg and Rawn Fulton. The Cape Ann Historical Museum says of the artist:"Burton is recognized as one of the most significant children's book author-illustrators of the 20th century. Her now classic books, including Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (1939) and the Caldecott Award-winning The Little House (1942), are still in print and are currently embraced by a third generation of early readers. Approximately 4 million books have been sold worldwide. Burton's dynamic illustrations and innovative use of color, space, typeface and design were a dramatic departure from the European picture books that were prevalent in the 20th century.

In 1941, Burton established the Folly Cove Designers, a textile collective on Cape Ann. The work of the Folly Cove Designers was included in major arts and crafts exhibitions in the 1940s and 1950s. Based upon Burton's theories of design, these textiles were heralded as setting a new direction in American design and were recognized nationally and internationally. The design collective disbanded a year after Burton's death in 1968, but its legacy is very much alive. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Cape Ann Historical Museum, have Folly Cove Designers fabrics in their textile collections."

Visiones: Latino Art and Culture, is "The first documentary television series to look at the diverse contributions that U.S. Latinos have made to America's artistic and cultural landscape".according to Internet Movie Database Inc. Visiones: Latino Art and Culture, a production of The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture and Galán Incorporated, is a 180 minute six-part series is divided into themes that capture different art forms.

Episode 1: Museums of the streets -- Nuyorican spoken world -- Cartoonista; Episode 2: Miracle on 47th Street -- Santeros -- Remembering Selena; Episode 3: Born into theatre -- Ceremony of memory -- Dreams in 8 mm -- Soapbox artist. Captures contemporary Latino artists in the United States reinventing rich traditions and creating new art forms that challenge, provoke and entertain. Performers: Judith Baca, Amelia Mesa-Bains, Ray Patlan, Carlos Tortolero, Carlos Cortez, Gamaliel Ramirez, Raul Salinas, Piri Thomas, Juan Gonzalez, Pedro Pietri, Lalo Lopez Alcaraz, Miriam Colon, Jorge Merced, Sabine Ulibarri, Sylvia Rodriguez, Charles Carillo, Nicholas Herrera, Deborah Paredez, Selena, Luis Valdez, Cesar Martinez, Willie Varela, Carlos Cortez. 78 min. DVD 3095 from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.
 
Episode 4: Hip hop nation -- Miami sound -- Rudy Perez; Episode 5: Taco shop poets -- Carpas -- Art of performance; Episode 6: House of dreams -- Prima ballerina -- Lydia Mendoza -- Father of Chicano music. Performers: Raquel Rivera, Willy Chirino, Lissette, Raul Murciano, Rudy Perez, Sasha Anawalt, David Avalos, Evelyn Cruz, Amparo Garcia, Peter Haney, Paulina Sahagun, Tomas Benitez, Carolina Ponce de Leon, Amalia Mesa-Bains, John Santos, Evelyn Cisneros, Anthony Randazzo, Lydia Mendoza, Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez, Lalo Guerrero.78 min. DVD 3095 from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley

Visions of California: The Story of California Scene Painting, produced by Paul Bockhorst for KOCE Public Television in collaboration with The Irvine Museum, is the 1994 story of California Scene Painting 1925-1950. Bockhorst, working with scores of collectors and dozens of institutions and museums nationwide, has created a three-part series of artistic delight and intellectual insight that features almost 150 works of art. Each part is 28 minutes in length with a total viewing time of 84 minutes. Available through the Irvine Museum.

Visions of Warhol. Award presentation to Andy Warhol, 1963 / Jonas Mekas -- Andy Warhol's silver flotations, 1964 / Willard Maas -- Anthropological sketches : friendships and intersections : scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, 1963-90 / Jonas Mekas -- Andy Warhol, 1965 / Marie Menken -- Andy Warhol's exploding plastic inevitable, 1967 / Ronald Nameth. Scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by four pioneer avant-garde film-makers and close friends of the Pop-artist. Dist.: Electronic Arts Intermix. 82 min. Video/C MM1062. Available from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Visiting...With Huell Howser #404 - ARTISTS is a 28 minute 1996 video in which "Huell visits with Milford Zornes and Guillermo Bert, two L.A. artists with very different styles. We'll go to both artists studios and get a peak at their work." Text courtesy of Huell Howser Productions.

Visiting...With Huell Howser #1505 - DIORAMA is a 28 minute DVD/VHS video in which "Huell visits the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to discover the history of its famous animal dioramas... A visit with Robert Reid who has been the resident artist for 20 years at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum and the man responsible for creating all of the beautiful dioramas. From deserts to beaches, Robert captures the natural beauty with his paint brushes. Robert works closely with Tim Bovard who is the Taxidermist and the man responsible for making all those animals look so lifelike. Together, they make a unique team." Text courtesy of Huell Howser Productions.

Visiting...With Huell Howser #726 - GARDENA ART is a 28 minute video by Huell Howser Productions, which says on its Web site: "Beginning in 1919, the graduating classes of Gardena High School bestowed gifts of paintings upon their beloved school. This program lasted until 1956, and amassed more than 90 works. Soon after the program ended, many of the paintings were stored away and forgotten about. Along with several Gardena High School Alumni, Huell visits the Irvine Museum to see an exhibit of 31 fully-restored paintings from this important collection."

Visiting...With Huell Howser #1005 - MOSAICS is a 28 minute 2002 video by Huell Howser Productions, which says on its Web site: "You've seen his work all across the Southland. Meet Denis O'Connor master mosaic artist, who has created some of the largest and most amazing mosaics in America." In this video, Denis O'Connor creates a large glass mosaic mural for St. John Vianney Chapel on Balboa Island, in Newport Brach, CA. Huell follows the creation of the mural in O'Conner's two studios through to its installation in the chapel.

Visiting...With Huell Howser #738 - MURALS is a 28 minute 1999 video by Huell Howser Productions, which says on its Web site: "Huell visits a local elementary school to join a group of 5th graders on a field trip to some of LA's many murals. Along for the ride is the artists himself to discuss his art with the children. All in all it's a great LA day!"

Visiting...With Huell Howser #911 - PANORAMA is a 28 minute 2007 video by Huell Howser Productions, which says on its Web site: "Sara Velas is an artist with one passion--panoramas. On a drive through Hollywood, Velas looked past the round, kitschy, South Pacific design of the building at 5553 Hollywood Boulevard, and saw the perfect rotunda for a panorama. Velas shares her knowledge of this popular Victorian art form with Huell, as well as her inspired painting of the Los Angeles basin housed inside the Tswuun Tswuun Rotunda." .

Visiting...With Huell Howser #109 - WATTS TOUR is a 28 minute video by Huell Howser Productions, which says on its Web site: "Ride with members of the Los Angeles Conservancy on the Blue Line to the Watts Towers where they are met by young docents who conduct an inspiring tour of the Watts Towers Art Center."

Voyage of the Tin Man, T.L. Solien is a 30-minute video on the art of T.L. Solien who has received increasing national attention for his surreal, highly personal visions of the world. Drawing upon the struggles of daily life, the landscape and his imagination, Solien's work is interesting and full of surprise (quote courtesy Plains Art Msueum)

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