WILLIAMSTOWN -- WilliNet-TV presents Conver sations in the Studio daily on Channel 17 throughout No vember and December and online at willinet.org. Visit the studios of local artists Sean Riley, Ray Bub and Lisa Nilsson as they demonstrate and discuss their work with artist Tracy Baker-White. Conversations in the Studio is elegantly produced by videographer Julia Morgan-Leamon. The series is a delightful field trip into the creative process.
Sean Riley is a painter turned quilt maker who is currently working on a series of pieces made from his own father’s clothing. These masculine constructions reflect issues of identity, and the meaning of work in our society. Ray Bub creates fantastically abstract sculptural teapots in his studio, Oak Bluffs Cottage Pottery. And Lisa Nilsson is a trained illustrator who has turned to the medieval art of "quilling" -- a process that involves curling tiny paper strips and gluing them down. She uses the technique to create artworks based on cross sections of the human body. In the interviews, each of these artists talks about their materials, processes and inspirations.
This series was produced by Julia Morgan-Leamon and Tracy Baker-White in cooperation with WilliNet. Art direction, cinematography and editing were done by Julia Morgan-Leamon. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Conversations in the Studio can be seen daily on WilliNet’s Channel 17. For the program schedule and to view online, go to www.willinet.org.