THE VIDEO: "Triptych" is about three women in their seventies who've devoted their entire adult lives to making art. They show us what they do and how they do it. Lana Wilson is a mother and grandmother who has used her seemingly boundless energy to become a well known ceramic artist. Jeanne DuPrau, author of The City of Ember, is a New York Times best selling children's writer. And Nan Golub, a painter living in New York City, studied with Richard Diebenkorn and Deborah Remington and has been compared to Rufino Tomayo. What makes these women tick? What do they have to tell us about art and life and the importance of the creative spirit?
WHY WE WANT TO DO THIS: An overwhelming number of people don't understand why art and creativity are important. School boards cut it from curricula; governments balk at funding it. Too often we forget it is a basic part of a balanced, healthy life and one of the oldest activities on Earth, even predating science or math. Additionally, women and art rarely get serious attention in our culture, and older women in art are virtually ignored. We want Triptych to be used in classrooms, libraries and film festivals and on PBS and cable television so viewers can see how three very special women enrich our lives and theirs with a devotion to art and creativity.
WHAT THE MONEY IS FOR: We used our first Kickstarter campaign to finish production. In fall of 2011 we went to New York City to interview Jeanne DuPrau's editor at Random House and to finish shooting Nan Golub, our painter. Thank you again to all the generous people who made that happen. Now we need to raise money to complete post production. With the money we raise this time, we'll pay for final editing, color correction, music, audio sweetening, titles and credits, and DVD distribution.
YOUR DONATION IS CUMULATIVE: If you contributed to our first Kickstarter campaign in 2011, you can add it to your 2014 donation and collect more rewards! In other words, if you gave us $300 in 2011, and you donate another $300 now, we'll send you the rewards for the $500 or more contribution.
Risks and challenges
There aren't many risks left! We have a rough cut of "Triptych" and are simply waiting to raise the final funds to finish. After we finish, we'll begin our outreach to film festivals and our educational distribution to colleges and libraries.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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