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A World of Art: Works in Progress

A video instructional series on art appreciation for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 10 half-hour video programs and coordinated books

Now on DVD

Each program in this art appreciation series is devoted to a contemporary artist who takes one or more works of art from start to finish. Listening to the artists and observing their working process provides insight into the artworks themselves. The series emphasizes effective visual communication, problem solving, and critical thinking as large, often collaborative, projects are seen through to completion. The series includes painting, photography, sculpture, video, and performance art.

A World of Art videos are unavailable until further notice. We regret any inconvenience to users and will post an update on the Web site if/when the programs are available on the Web and on DVD. We invite you to look at our new art resource, Art Through Time, as an alternative.

Produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting in association with Oregon State University. 1997.

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Artist Hung Liu beside her work
Artist Hung Liu beside her work

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1. Lorna Simpson
Lorna Simpson, photographer, explores the ambiguous terrain connecting words and images in large-scale landscapes silkscreened on felt.

2. Guillermo Gómez-Peña
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Mexican performance artist, poet, journalist, and activist, calls attention to relations between the U.S. and Mexico.

3. Bill Viola
Bill Viola, video artist, combines video and sound in intriguing ways, as seen in The Greeting, a piece created for the Venice Biennale.

4. Hung Liu
Hung Liu, painter, comments on traditional Chinese society as she paints a series of works on the Last Emperor and his court.

5. Beverly Buchanan
Beverly Buchanan, photographer, sculptor, and painter, focuses on an important symbol of rural Southern culture: the shack.

6. June Wayne
June Wayne, printmaker and painter, reveals her interest in science and scientific discovery as she works on a new print in New York City.

7. Milton Resnick
Milton Resnick, one of the last living members of the New York School of painters, also known as the Abstract Expressionists, creates five large oil paintings over eight months.

8. Judy Baca
Judy Baca, painter and activist known for her mile-long mural in Los Angeles depicting Chicano history, works on two public art projects in Southern California.

9. Goat Island
Goat Island, a performance group that uses visual imagery, music, dance, and narrative, rehearses and performs a new piece on a U.K. tour.

10. Mierle Ukeles
Mierle Ukeles, artist-in-residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation, works on an installation at the Fresh Kills landfill.


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