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Summary: "Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words- direct, accessible, and unfiltered ... This unique four-hour series spotlights 17 artists working in the United States today, and invites viewers behind the working in scenes to see artists at work in their homes, communities, and unexpected sites- from an old-growth forest to a military base to a film set. The artists,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Art21, Inc. 2007

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ART

Summary: The team from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art crisscrossed the nation to find contemporary art happening in unexpected places.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Bill Traylor was born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in rural Alabama, and continued to farm the land until the late 1920s when he moved to Montgomery and worked odd jobs in the thriving segregated black neighborhood. A decade later, in his late 80s, Traylor became homeless and started to draw and paint, devising his visual language to depict his memories of slavery and scenes of a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BIL

Burgess, Matthew

Summary: Truly devoted to the idea of public art, Haring created murals wherever he went. Often seen drawing in white chalk on the matte black paper of unused advertising space in the subway, Haring's iconic pop art and graffiti-like style transformed the New York City underground in the 1980s. A member of the LGBTQ community, Haring died tragically at the age of thirty-one from AIDS-related...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enchanted Lion Books 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HAR

Summary: "Go behind the scenes to meet today's most fascinating contemporary artists in Season Three of the Emmy-nominated ART:21--ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY documentary series. Unparalleled in access to today's young artists, this unique series takes viewers into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Art 21, Inc. 2005

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ART

Krull, Kathleen.

Summary: A picture book biography highlighting the life and accomplishments of magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HOU

Davis, Lynn

Summary: Presents the story of how an eccentric young artist became the inventor of the first telegraph system.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MOR

Scott, Joyce (Joyce Wallace)

Summary: "An introduction to the life and art of Judith Scott, a renowned artist"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Painter, Nell Irvin

Summary: A Princeton University historian describes her post-retirement decision to study art, a venture that compelled her to find relevance in the undervalued masters she loves, the obstacles faced by women artists, and the challenges of balancing art and life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 700.92 PAI

Draplin, Aaron James

Summary: The story of Aaron James Draplin and his graphic design company, Draplin Design Company. "Esquire. Ford Motors. Burton Snowboards. The Obama Administration. While all of these brands are vastly different, they share at least one thing in common: a teeny, little bit of Aaron James Draplin. Draplin is one of the new school of influential graphic designers who combine the power of design, social...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams, an imprint of ABRAMS 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DRA

Summary: In this film essay, multimedia artist Laurie Anderson presents a monologue touching upon her relationship with her rat terrier Lolabelle, the death of her mother, the heightening of surveillance following 9/11, and other topics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF HEA

Burleigh, Robert

Summary: "Iconic American artist Norman Rockwell's life is told in episodes based in American history of the late 20th century"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROC

Summary: International art sensation Keith Haring blazed a trail through the legendary art scene of '80s New York and revolutionized the worlds of pop culture and fine art. Haring's message targeted the underlying threat of violence, sexual exploitation, and political oppression. His art was shown in over one hundred group and solo exhibitions during his lifetime and he continues to be celebrated today.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV AME

Summary: Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborative projects in hangar-like studios to those working in the quiet of more intimate studio settings.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Art21 Inc. 2009

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ART

Summary: The first feature-length appreciation of Eva Hesse's life and work, makes superb use of the artist's voluminous journals, her correspondence with close friend and mentor Sol LeWitt, and archival interviews with fellow artists who recall her passionate, ambitious, tenacious personality.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC EVA

Summary: An icon of Pop Art and the first modern art superstar, Andy Warhol loved the limelight. And, in this delightful animated video, he loved telling viewers the story of his life and works -- from his blue collar birth in Pittsburgh to his (much more than) 15 minutes of world-wide fame.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Getting to Know 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: J DVD 700 Warhol 2007

Summary: At 88-years-old, Audrey Flack holds a unique place in the history of contemporary art in America. Feminist, rebel, mother, painter, sculptor, and teacher, Audrey's often controversial 40-year career evolved from abstract expressionism in the '50s to photorealism in the '70s. One of the first women ever included in the famed Janson's History of Art, Audrey continues to create, explore, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC QUE

Polly, Matthew

Summary: "The most authoritative biography--featuring dozens of rarely seen photographs--of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian-Americans"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEE, BRUCE POL

Summary: Kenny Scharf arrived in New York City during the early 80s and quickly befriended Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, forming a trio that would take the creative yet depressed downtown art scene by storm. Unlike his friends who died tragically young, Scharf lived to face setbacks while remaining true to his high-tone Technicolor artistic vision which has cemented his place as a pop art icon.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Brown, Tami Lewis

Summary: "...a... picture book biography of modern art icon Keith Haring, celebrating the ways his life embodied the message: art is for everyone."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HAR

Houts, Michelle

Summary: "When you look at a bird, do you see feathers and a beak? Or do you see circles and triangles? Artist Charley Harper spent his life reducing subjects to their simplest forms, their basic lines and shapes. This resulted in what he called minimal realism and the style that would become easily recognized as Charley Harper's. Art fans and nature lovers around the world fell in love with Harper's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ohio University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HARPER, CHARLEY HOU

Seidner, David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rizzoli 1999

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709.73 SEI

Kahn, Wolf

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harry N. Abrams 2003

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.13 KAH

Khor, Shing Yin

Summary: "An illustrated comic travelogue about an American immigrant driving alone through all that's left of "The Mother Road," Route 66"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zest Books 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 KHO

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