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Beauty Is Embarrassing

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Wayne White is a nut. The current art-world darling got his big break when he helped create the unhinged children's show "Pee-Wee's Playhouse." His off-kilter style and self-deprecating sense of humor offer a peak into an imagination that refuses to grow up. This film chronicles the vaulted highs and the crushing lows of this Tennessean commercial artist as he struggles to find peace and balance between his work and his art.


Community Cinema Discussion

Vermont Public Television and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier have teamed up to present Community Cinema, a series of discussions featuring films that are part of VPT's program, Independent Lens.

Community Cinema participants viewed the film, then discussed it with a panel of area artists at the library. The panelists were: Delia Robinson, painter, sculptor and illustrator Daniel Barlow, photographer for Green Mountain Graveyards and founder of Trees and Hills Comics. Sam Talbot-Kelly, conceptual apparel and mixed-media painting/design James Secor, acrylic painting

Funding for the panel discussion video was made possible by ORCA Media. Recorded December 12, 2012.


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