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Calendar / The Art and Life of Judith Scott
Friday August 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Enjoy a screening of the film Outsider: The Life and Art of Judith Scott, followed by a lecture presented by the producer and director, Betsy Bayha.
Betsy has worked as a documentary producer for Lucasfilm and on a number of documentaries for PBS. She has a particular interest in films about the arts, creativity and social justice.
“For more than a decade, Judith Scott has been deeply involved in making large, colorful body-like sculptures out of found objects and yarn. Her works are abstract, dense, multilayered, and ultimately, a mystery. Judith cannot tell us what inspires her to create these objects. As a woman with Down syndrome, who is deaf and does not speak, these sculptures are Judith’s most complex means of communication.
Judith is an accidental artist. She spent 35 years institutionalized in her home state of Ohio with little or no creative outlet. It was only in the 1980’s when her twin sister Joyce regained custody of Judith and moved her to the San Francisco Bay Area that her creative life began to blossom.
Judith’s work is now in some of the most prestigious art collections in the world and has captivated the interest of collectors worldwide.”
For more information about Outsider: The Life and Art of Judith Scott, visit judithscottdocumentary.org.