Airs Friday, November 15, at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1
During the Vietnam War, New Mexican sculptor Michael Naranjo was blinded. For the last 40 years, he has produced works of splendid artistry.
“If you want to do it, I guess you have to sit down and do it. When I could see, I always wanted to be a sculptor and I thought I would never be able to do that. But then I suddenly discovered I could do that with one hand, creating a very simple piece, and the moment I made that, I knew that I had my life, I had my purpose.”
Still life painter Marc Rubin shares how using techniques borrowed from Renaissance masters is a way to connect to the past and keep a lineage alive.
“I paint from life. Painting from life you see the three dimensions; they aren’t flattened out by a photograph. It’s not fake; the shadows have depth and color.”
Bill T. Jones
Dance pioneer Bill T. Jones pushes the boundaries in dance.
“We are the paint on the canvas. We’re not at the service of drawing on the vase of flowers anymore, but the act of painting, the act of the body moving and gravity.”
From “Shakespeare Uncovered,” Trevor Nunn looks at “The Tempest,” in which an old blood feud resurfaces for a shipwrecked father and daughter.
“You have to see how nature or nurture, how embedded is it in humanity.”