Doc Shorts: Artistic Expressions
An exploration of the many varieties of art, from tattooing to quilting to cartooning to beading to painting.
In a gentrifying New Orleans, Demond sacrifices to be Big Chief in a secret 200-year-old culture known as the Mardi Gras Indians: African-American men who spend all year sewing feathered suits they’ll wear only once in a battle to be declared "the prettiest."
A profile of Myron Dyal, a California artist with temporal-lobe epilepsy who creates striking paintings, drawings, and sculptures inspired by the visions he has during his seizures.
A look at mixed-media visual artist and poet Joachim Waibel and the creation of his Stalingrad painting series.
A chronicle of artist Lily Renée’s heroic journey from Nazi-controlled Austria to New York, where she became a pioneering woman cartoonist during the Golden Age of comics.
A lively look at the world of quilting through the lens of Quilt Week in Paducah, Ky., with brief profiles of both celebs and ordinary but passionate practitioners.
Indigenous tattoo artists from across Canada are reviving ancestral traditions that disappeared during colonization.
Ulysses Davis has produced an extraordinary body of work that speaks vividly to his experience as an African-American artist and barber in the American South.