The newest film in our Portrait of the Artist series profiles painter John Baeder. "Baeder: Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats Along the Way" was produced in association with The Morris Museum of Art as a companion to its exhibit of the same name. John Baeder's passionate interest in diners has led him to become the preeminent chronicler of this uniquely American form of roadside architecture. As New York Times art critic John Russell noted, "John lives, dreams, and paints diners. He loves diners, and it shows." (more information, including how to purchase)
"Sylvia Hyman: Eternal Wonder" is the first film in our Portrait of the Artist series. Hyman was in her forties when she first began working in clay, quickly gaining international recognition. Five decades later she continues to re-invent herself as an artist as she pushes the boundaries of her medium. As a master of "Trompe L'oeil clay", Hyman's sculptures inspire both disorientation and delight when viewers realize that everyday objects that appear to be made of wood, cardboard and paper are actually superbly realized simulations made of clay. (more information, including how to purchase)
Film House documentaries have won awards at film festivals around the world. "Jubilee", a half-hour documentary commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Fisk University Jubilee Singers, and "Camp Horizon", a fund-raising film for the American Cancer Society, have been honored with the CINE Golden Eagle, the highest award in the non-theatrical film industry. The Camp Horizon film has helped raise over $1 million for Camp Horizon.