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... the Seattle area look for The Barefoot Artist at Wallingford Meaningful Movies Friday March 27th at 7pm Lily will join the discussion via Skype Fun Comments 0 LA Times reviews The Barefoot Artist Written by PLAYer in Ann Tegnell On the opening day of it s LA run Michael Rechtshaffen of the Los Angeles Times gave The Barefoot Artist a lovely review Dreaming doesn t cost anything contends Lily Yeh the passionate subject of The Barefoot Artist a poignant documentary about the transformative power of art The strikingly photographed film co directed by Glenn Holsten and Yeh s son Daniel Traub traces the life journey taken by a woman who combines art with social activism Born in China during the Second World War Yeh came to the United States in the early 1960s to study fine art But the exploding Pop art movement didn t exactly jibe with her focus on traditional Chinese landscape paintings After struggling to fit in Yeh eventually found her place creating permanent art installations in parts of the world eviscerated by war and poverty Her mission has taken her from crumbling abandoned lots in northern Philadelphia to a genocide survivors village in Rwanda to a sprawling garbage dump in Kenya but a far more personal trek proved the most challenging Yeh discovered that her late father had had another family before he married her mother Ridden with guilt Yeh traveled to Beijing to make amends on his behalf with her neglected half siblings Just as with her life s work Yeh s healing trip back to her ancestral home was all about finding a way to coax vibrance out of the darkness On the eve or our Winter Solstice let us all take that last phrase to heart Comments 0 Help us finish the Hollywood Beauty Salon movie Written by PLAYer in Ann Tegnell It is inevitable that we should be launching a crowdsource campaign for Hollywood Beauty Salon finishing funds It s the way of the Indie Doc funding model So thank you for reading and thinking about it and perhaps supporting us It is going to be a great piece And we will be finishing soon all things going to plan Take a look at our Hatchfund site for director Glenn Holsten s pitch along with our great funding trailer We ll be sending out short video reminders as the campaign progresses Thanks for your help Ann Comments 0 The Barefoot Artist profiled in SING TAO DAILY Written by PLAYer in Ann Tegnell Translation in the works Comments 0 PBS Newshour ART BEAT profiles The Barefoot Artist Written by PLAYer in Ann Tegnell Victoria Fleischer has put together a very nice piece for Art Beat on The Barefoot Artist After screening the film she conducted interviews with Glenn Daniel and Lily Below is an excerpt It awakens other people s creativity said Yeh We all have that power potential and that is really what my work and the film is that we all...

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