NATURE

NATURE features artists who explore the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Artists include sculptor Patrick Dougherty, fiber artist Mary Merkel-Hess, woodcarver Michelle Holzapfel, book artist Catherine Alice Michaelis, and glass artist Preston Singletary. PBS premiere Friday, April 21, 2017.

 
FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE:

Patrick Dougherty Michelle Holzapfel carving Mary Merkel-Hess

Preston works with assistant Joseph A. Benvenuto Catherine Alice Michaelis

 

Preston Singletary
In this lesson, students will view the Preston Singletary segment from the NATURE episode of the PBS series Craft in America. Students will hear from the artist, the team of assistants that help with his glasswork, and independent curator Miranda Belarde-Lewis, who is curating a show of Singletary’s work. The program features the Tlingit origin story Raven and the Box of Daylight as well as information about traditional Tlingit art, customs, and philosophy. After viewing the episode, students will discuss Singletary’s work and the Tlingit people’s connections to the natural world. Students will also examine the ecology of art materials. In the studio portion of the lesson, students will choose a traditional tale and rewrite it as an ecological fable. Students will share the tale by crafting a diorama that includes found materials.

 

CREDITS
Executive Producer & Director CAROL SAUVION ∙ Executive Producer PATRICIA BISCHETTI ∙ Producer ROSEY GUTHRIE ∙ Editor GILLIAN MCCARTHY ∙ Director of Photography SIDNEY LUBITSCH ∙ Music by LAURA KARPMAN ∙ Associate Producer DENISE KANG ∙ Senior Advisor JACOBA ATLAS ∙ Production Coordinator BEVERLY FELDMAN ∙ Production Controller JUDY J. HING ∙ Sound Recordists JIM GILCHRIST, DEREK HANSON, DUG MARA, ASHLEY MARIA SULLIVAN, JEREMIAH SHEETS ∙ Assistant Camera ROBERT W. FAISON, JASON MITCHNECK ∙ Gaffer MARK MARKLEY, PETER HORWITZ ∙ Main Title Crew CAMERA CONTROL INC., ELIZABETH CLAFFEY, KENNETH MARC, ALFREDO ROSADO, CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS, SIMON WAKLEY ∙ Assistant Editors DESTINY PINEDA, HEATHER TRAWICK, TYLER WRIGHT ∙ Music Mixer NORA KROLL-ROSENBAUM ∙ Station Relations DE SHIELDS ASSOCIATES, INC. ∙ Post Production Video SHAPESHIFTER ∙ Colorist DEAN CHU ∙ Online Assistant Editor CINDY FANARA ∙ Post Production Sound WILD WOODS ∙ Re-Recording Mixer JONATHAN IGLECIAS ∙ Archival Materials Courtesy of MIRANDA BELARDE-LEWIS, BETTY A. CHASE EVANGEL UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES, CHUNGHI CHOO, DOYLE DEAN, DI PINHEIRO/HUGO SOSKIN, PATRICK DOUGHERTY, RAYNA HOLTZ, MICHELLE & DAVID HOLZAPFEL, PAUL KODAMA, GREGG MCPHERSON, MARY MERKEL-HESS, CATHERINE ALICE MICHAELIS, PRESTON SINGLETARY/RUSSELL JOHNSON, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, DUNCAN PRICE, UNC-TV/OUR STATE MAGAZINE ∙ Special Thanks AYR MOUNT HISTORIC SITE, DOROTHY BANKS, LINDA JOHNSON DOUGHERTY, HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL, FORREST & ALTHEA HOLZAPFEL, CLARE LILLISTON, JEFFREY MEYER TURNTABLES, KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN LLP, MUSEUM OF LIFE AND SCIENCE, NORTH CAROLINA BOTANICAL GARDEN, OAKNOLL RETIREMENT RESIDENCE, ORNAMENT MAGAZINE, JANE MILOSCH, STEVEN POSTER, CÉLINE RABAGO, NOAH REITMAN, RACHAEL REITMAN, SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION ∙ This program was produced by Craft in America, Inc. which is solely responsible for its content. © 2016 CRAFT IN AMERICA All Rights Reserved