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Arts Toolkit: Visual Arts Video Clips

The Artist’s Point of View (Part 2)

Description:

Curator Brian Clinkingbeard and ceramic artists Sarah Frederick and Wayne Ferguson discuss pieces at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft that were selected for the Kentucky Virtual Art Museum. Clinkingbeard talks about the nature of folk art while discussing Noah’s Ark, a work of wooden sculpture by Minnie and Garland Adkins. He talks about how the difference between works of craft, art, and folk art rests in the notion of why the work was created. Frederick reveals how a technique she learned for making pottery in an African style transformed her work and tells how she strives for beauty in pieces such as Gold Calabash Bowl. Ferguson tells how and why he makes pieces such as Daniel in the Lion’s Den.

Suggested Uses:

  • Use to spark a discussion about artists’ methods and intentions.
  • Use as a model of how to look at and respond to a work of art.
  • Use in conjunction with the “Art of Craft: Rude Osolnik” segment to initiate a discussion about the definitions of art, craft, and folk art.
  • Show to spark a “What is art?” debate.
  • Use in conjunction with student analysis of artworks found in the Kentucky Virtual Art Museum.

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