Documentary film - The Artist in Society: Talking with Hershell West
In this 50 minute documentary focused on an artist firmly committed to public art, award-winning filmmaker Eve A. Ma examines the life and work of San Francisco Bay Area artist Hershell West. A black man born and raised in the rural south in the days before the end of segregation, neither his family nor his community nor the larger society in which he was brought up expected him to become a professional artist. Defying these expectations, he triumphed over the odds and in this film, we examine both his art and the ways in which artists contribute to society - through their artistic creations, their teaching, and their advocacy for the arts. The documentary has won the award of Best Video/Film in the Fine Arts Category in the Black International Cinema of Berlin (GERMANY).
- Sunday, November 18, 2018
- 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Edith Stone Room
- Albany Library
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