Sculptor, painter, filmmaker and a founder of the legendary Aradia, Jere Van Syoc (1935-2018) shot Super 8 footage throughout her life as an artist and devotee of high play. She edited her footage into two finished films, the early “Lebisia” and the late “The Brothel, the Temple, and Art,” which she assembled from her footage
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Rare footage of an early Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival that particularly focuses on members of the Aradia Collective & also catches up with collective members at home in Grand Rapids and at play on the shores of Lake Michigan.
A memoir on film, “The Brothel, The Temple, and Art” tells the story of sculptor and filmmaker Jere Van Syoc’s life in art and high play.
Portrait of children’s book creators. Authors describe spending five years on Greek myths book. Travel with their children. One of their first books, Ola, about a Norwegian boy, preceded the birth of their own son, Ola. Contains home movies of Ola and Ingri’s family in her youth. Used color lithography process to create books during
Potter Connie Romero at work. She talks about relationship between her work and her cabin on the pond. Closeups of potters wheel, hands, pots being created. Fall at pond. Romero rolls pots in pine needles and pebbles.
‘A film by Jane Morrison.’ Made with funds from the Maine State Commission on the Arts during the filmmakers artist in residency at WCBB 1979 (per credits). Portrait of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. Voice overs including Fran Merritt, founding director. Opens with a man making a clay mask on his own
Rocks Nudes and Flowers: A Portrait of Henry Strater, American Artist (1896- ). ‘A portrait of life and works of prolific realist painter who has found in Maine the subjects he likes best,’ (Maine State Library description.) Father was a Louisville manufacturer of tobacco. 1931 Strater had his first one-man show in New York, sold
Date from edge code on film. // Pekinese dogs on lawn. Asian girl, about 5 years old, gestures, dressed in robe. Waters flowers. Goose. Boy does somersault on lawn, plays in sprinkler. Croquet. Fowl. Sea birds. Cats on footstool outside. Oxen and hay (poor exposure). River, fishing. Pig. Hummingbird. Cow. Calf. Fowl. Ducks in pond.
Filmed at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH, “Woman’s Place & Dance” features a group of young women and men running around and enjoying themselves on the grass outside. Among their activities are jumping rope, posing in different positions, and wearing colorful masks, but the film is primarily concerned with capturing the sense of free