Artists Working With Artisans

For many years, Paul Amaral of Amaral Custom Fabrications has been creating large-scale, outdoor sculpture for Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, Keith Haring, and others. Artist Nicole Chesney explains her attraction to the area due to this kind of support, and Drake Patten, Executive Director of The Steelyard, a creative industrial arts incubator and teaching facility which makes its’ home in a re-purposed steelyard, discuss the initiatives her organization is undertaking.


Hosted by: Martina Windels
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.
Producer: Richard Goulis
Director: Pablo J. Mijares
Audio: Joseph Brathwaite
Video: Andrew Gannon
Videotape: Daniel Alves
Lighting: Joseph Brathwaite
Cameras: Aaron Lubiner, Alejandro Flores, Nicholas Moraites
Production Assitant: Missy Whitelaw
Steel Yard Footage:
Robert Houllahan
Additional Footage: Michael Turecamo, Pete Ricci
Music: Keith Munslow, Mark Taber
Set Construction: Salvatore Mancini, Jeffrey Gagnon, Io Labs

For Rhode Island PBS:

Program Director: Kathryn Larsen
Production Manager: David Marseglia

Produced in association with Rhode Island PBS

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- A topical discussion program co-produced by NetWorks Rhode Island and Rhode Island PBS. It addresses issues facing artists in Rhode Island and is designed to heighten awareness of the artistic community within Rhode Island.

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