State of the Arts

2001, TV Show

A series spotlighting the New Jersey art scene.


Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

A conversation with actress Jane Alexander, director Edwin Sherin, and playwright Thom Thomas about the play 'A Moon to Dance By,' (The George Street Playhouse, November 2009). Alexander talks about her role as Frieda Weekley, based on the real-life widow of D.H. Lawrence. Weekley was the inspiration for his most controversial works including 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' and 'Women in Love.'

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

7 Steps to Freedom is an Underground Railroad cell phone tour and website focusing on Salem County, NJ. Photographer Wendel A. White explores how past and present collide in evocative location photographs, and actors bring to life the stories. Go on location to sites including the spot on the Delaware River where a young girl (who later became a poet) crossed in her escape from slavery.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

LaToya Ruby Frazier says her work is about finding a balance between the poetics and the politics of documentary photography. Her work is gripping and highly personal, often involving family members, and focusing on the old steel town of Braddock, PA where she grew up. Just 30, Frazier was chosen for the 2012 Whitney Biennial, where her work is attracting wide attention. She teaches at Rutgers.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Peter Jacobs is an artist who has made a collage from the daily newspaper every day since March 31, 2005. 'State of the Arts' visits Jacobs at his Montclair studio, and talks to him about the meditative aspect of his daily ritual and its relationship to his photography and painting.

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