Washington D.C. Premiere
BAREFOOT ARTIST, THE
The Barefoot Artist LLC
Directed by: Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub
Venue: National Museum of Women in the Arts
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THE BAREFOOT ARTIST (USA, 2013, 95 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere Lily Yeh is a global artist who is fueled by a belief that art is a human right and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change. Slight of frame, but large in spirit and vision, the 70-year-old artist was born in China, lives in Philadelphia and now, as a constant traveler, uses the world as her canvas. The film traces Lily’s evolution as an artist, from her first exposure to Chinese landscape painting as a young girl in China to the hauntingly beautiful memorial she designed to honor the victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. It details her methodology for community building – using art as the foundation – which she has developed over many years. Finally, this beautiful film reveals the source of her quest, and the personal costs of a life committed to the public. Co-directed by Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub.
Introduced by Deborah L. Gaston, Director of Education, National Museum of Women in the Arts. Discussion with Lily Yeh and filmmaker Glenn Holsten follows screening.
Tickets: $5, General Admission; $4, Members, Seniors and Students. Tickets at door only.