Brown County Artists: Expanding the Legacy (2002)
DVD; approx. 62 minutes
Brown County, Indiana has a reputation as an artistic refuge and subject matter dating from the early 1900s. That early artist colony included T.C. Steele, Adolph and Ada Walter Shulz, Will Vawter, Gustave Baumann, and many others.
Brown County Artists: Expanding the Legacy documents the legacy left by these early artists and then visits the studios of several current Brown County artists who are still drawn to the area. These artists demonstrate their skills, share their work and relate their vision and philosophy of art. In the process, they reveal why they, like so many artists before them, are attracted to this hilly woodland of Indiana.
The present-day artists include Fred Rigley, landscape artist; Larry Spears, potter; Charlene Marsh, fiber artist; William Root, sculptor; and William Zimmerman, wildlife artist.