Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

It's a potpourri today, ranging from a sneak peek at a documentary about Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, to Green School in Bali.

✭ The talented Doug Landis is no ordinary illustrator. Be sure to watch this slideshow through to its end to learn why.

✭ At Images Without Borders, you'll find a slideshow of images from Haiti, post-earthquake. All of the works, which are from world-class photographers, are for sale (editions are limited to 10 prints and range from $50 to $100); the proceeds benefit Doctors Without Borders. Take a look at all of the collections and follow IWB's blog to keep up with developments in Haiti.

✭ Minneapolis is the setting for The Creative Connection Event scheduled September 16 -18. Designed to bring together women who are artists, bloggers or other networkers, cooks, entrepreneurs and business owners, and crafters, the event includes a Handmade Market; a book-signing and autograph party; panels on how to launch a business, use social media in marketing, make blogging matter, and the digital marketplace; and a wide variety of classes. More details are here. Follow on Twitter and FaceBook. Nancy Soriano and Jo Packham are the creative forces behind the scenes.

✭ I featured VeVeHaiti in an All Art Friday post in February. Since then, artist Erin Behr and her husband Christian have visited Haiti and launched a store showcasing handmade iron pieces from Haiti, as well as Haiti-inspired clothing, greeting cards, totes, candles, and bottles, with all proceeds benefiting Haitian relief efforts. In addition, the couple is making a film, a preview of which is here.

✭ By chance I stumbled across Green School Bali, a remarkable educational facility in Bali whose students include local Balinese children as well as boys and girls from around the world. The school aims to provide a holistic education with emphases on sustainability and creative arts. Studies there reflect the influential work of Rudolf Steiner, a holistic education pioneer whose insights led to the creation of Waldorf schools in the United States, Germany, and many other countries. A brief video on the main page of the school's Website explains how Green School Bali came to be and what it offers. 

✭ Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, which was published 50 years ago and still sells more than a million copies annually, is the subject of a new documentary by independent filmmaker and television writer/producer Mary Murphy. Titled Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird, the film celebrates how the book came to be written and what it means to its readers. Featured are Wally Lamb, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, and Anna Quindlen, among many others. Accompanying the film: Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper, June 2010). A trailer for the film is below.

The filmmaker's FaceBook page is here. An article about Murphy and her film is here.


Sandra Heska King said...

I'll never get to my Saturday chores.

Louise Gallagher said...

LOL -- me neither! I have to catch up on All Art Friday too!

My daughters went to the Waldorf School here and it was magical! I wanted to go back to kindergarten just to be able to explore the world from Steiner's perspective.

Thanks Maureen for, as always, inspiring me -- and yes, the ending of Doug Landis' slide show is quite amazing! Powerful.

Anonymous said...

doug landis does some interesting amimal portraits. he is very skilled with the pencil.

L.L. Barkat said...

That really is remarkable, about To Kill a Mockingbird. Some stories just want to stay with us.