Cameron University Professor of Art Katherine Liontas-Warren and retired faculty member Jack Bryan are two of the artists featured in a new documentary, "Earth Chronicles Project, The Artist's Process: Oklahoma.” The film will premiere on Saturday, March 17 at the Sarkeys Performing Arts Center, adjacent to the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art on the St. Gregory’s University campus in Shawnee. A 6:30 p.m. reception will precede the documentary, which will be shown at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public at no charge. Due to limited seating, reservations are required and can be made by calling 405-878-5300.
"Earth Chronicles Project, The Artist's Process: Oklahoma” includes 14 segments about the intersection of art, environmental sustainability and cultural preservation in the state of Oklahoma. Liontas-Warren and Bryan were filmed in the Wichita Mountains. Other artists and locations featured are Kim Baker, Oklahoma conservation photographer; Tulsa synthetic landscape painter Grace Grothaus; Jerri Redcorn, Caddo potter; Dr. Ian Thompson, Choctaw archaeologist, anthropologist and artist; Tallgrass Prairie Preserve; Four Canyon Preserve; Keystone Ancient Forest Preserve; Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art; St. Gregory's Abbey; James Stephen's Chahta Isuba Ranch and Fossil River Preserve; Museum of the Red River featuring co-founder Quintus Herron Little River National Wildlife Refuge; and Closer to Earth Youth Gardens;.
The documentary, produced by Fran Hardy, M.Ed., artist and educator, and Bob Demboski, filmmaker, will air on PBS stations across the country as well as at museums and botanical gardens. For more information, go to: www.earthchroniclesproject.com.
March 12, 2012