J. Fred Woell: An American Vision

In 1965 J. Fred Woell took his cast silver jewelry to New York City galleries and was turned down flat.  "Use gold or forget it," they said.  As a confirmed contrarian, Woell vowed to make jewelry from materials of no value -- and the term "anti-jewelry" was born.  Nearly 50 years later he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

This film  educates and engages audiences through interviews with historic and contemporary curators, artists and writers on topics that are timely and powerful. Experience J. Fred Woell’s politics through his art: protect the environment, fight against fascism, and respect for all people.

Directed by Richard Kane
Run time: 51 minuts
Rated NR

Presented in conjunction with the PMA exhibition In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969
Post-screening Q&A with director Richard Kane.

J. Fred Woell: An American Vision from Richard Kane on Vimeo.

Show Times

  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:00pm
  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 6:00pm
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$9 general admission
$7 for members and students w/ valid i.d.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Konkel Family Welcome Center, online, or by calling 207-775-6148.

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