The Art of Judith Schaechter

April 2nd, 2010

Produced by Michael O'Reilly
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Judith Schaechter is a Philadelphia-based artists known for her work in the medium of stained glass. Her work is in the collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She exhibits nationally and internationally and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Pew Fellowship of the Arts. Judith does not use typical stained glass themes of religion or flowers. Images of distorted faces and figures that dominate her work become beautiful works of art.

We go behind the scenes with Judith in her studio while she talks to us about the creative process and she details one of her most ambitious works to date: The Cold Genius. Judith indicates the impetus for the creation of this image and illustrates with still images the 3 full stained glass versions she made, and subsequently tore apart for this work. Producer Michael O'Reilly interest in telling Schaechter's story was piqued when she began posting images of The Cold Genius on her facebook page.

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Institute of Contemporary Art

April 2nd, 2010

Produced by Abby Gold
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ICA, located at Penn, is dedicated to showing, exhibiting and documenting contemporary art, both by emerging and established artists. It has no permanent collection, meaning that no matter how often you go, you're not likely to see the same thing twice. Here we see samples of several visiting exhibits.

Friday Arts Extra:

Extended interview
with Judtih Schaechter

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In this extended interview clip, Judtih posits how the art-rock stylings of the musical groups Kansas and Styx actually led to the rise of the punk-rock movement generally, and The Ramones, specifically. "Art movements are like organic processes", Judith continues, in footage that did not find a place in the finished show.

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