Four DVDs Celebrate Artists & Writers
These four DVDs, produced by Jocelyn Riley, celebrate creative women, including the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in Drama, an acclaimed glass artist, and an award-winning artist who considers her work folk art.
All of the DVDs are closed captioned . The DVDs are available from the Her Own Words® catalog, PO Box 5264, Madison WI 53705-0264; phone 608-271-7083; fax 608-271-0209; email email@example.com.
Audrey Handler, Glass Artist
15 minute DVD , $95.00. Order # 15003 ISBN 978-1-60118-031-5
Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00. Order # 15002 ISBN 978-1-60118-063-6
“Glass has that wonderful quality of glowing from within and from without. It’s an incredible medium,” glass artist Audrey Handler points out in a 15-minute DVD that showcases her distinctive works of art.
Handler creates sculptures that combine hand-blown glass, inlaid wood, and metals such as sterling silver and gold. “I really like the idea of the marriage between wood, sterling silver, and gold,” says Handler in the DVD. “I think it has a very wonderful compatibility with these media.” Gathering, blowing, manipulating, and coloring glass are at the heart of Handler’s art.
Handler’s distinctive sculptures often feature small metal figures against life-size blown-glass forms like apples and bowls. The tiny human forms make the bowls and apples look monumental. “I’ve always liked surrealism,” Handler says.
Ethel Kvalheim, Rosemaler
28-minute DVD , $95.00. Order #31003; ISBN 978-1-60118-032-2
Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00. Order #31002. ISBN 978-1-60118-048-3
The Art of Ethel Kvalheim
18-minute DVD , $95.00, order #11003; ISBN 978-1-60118-033-9.
Resource guide $45.00; order #11002; ISBN 978-1-60118-049-0.
Both DVDs weave together brilliant, full-color photography of Kvalheim and her work with soundtracks combining Kvalheim’s first-person narrative and Norwegian-American music. Kvalheim’s rosemaling (decorative painting on wood) is admired throughout the United States and Europe. She has received many awards, including prestigious citations from the American and Norwegian governments. "Breathtakingly beautiful with remarkable color saturation and exquisite detail; very high intellectual quality and production standards" --Practical Historian. "Beautifully presented" --School Library Journal. "Beautifully done" --Vesterheim Rosemaling Letter.
Zona Gale: 1874-1938
DVD , 15 minutes, $95.00, order #3003; ISBN 978-1-60118-034-6.
Resource guide 114 pages, $45.00; order #3002; ISBN 978-1-60118-055-1. A vivid, contemporary writer; the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in drama. "A pure delight to view." --Choice. "A beautiful interpretation of an artist's perception of the world." --Library Journal. "An arresting montage; charming." --Video Librarian. "The images transport the viewer back in time" --Video Rating Guide.