Thursday, March 22, 2018

Mary Hambidge documentary

Mary Crovatt Hambidge is a name known by some and, I think, should be by others who are interested in art, weaving, and a life dedicated to the pursuit of creativity.  Mary Hambidge was quite a force to be reckoned with in her day and her influence is still felt through her legacy of the Hambidge Center in Rabun County, Georgia.

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Photo from Hal Jacobs' documentary
 Hal Jacobs, a documentary filmmaker, produced a video about Mary Hambidge that was released last year, showing first at film festivals and in several private viewings.  Our Penland Concentration class was fortunate to have one of the early private viewings last year and Jessica Green, a weaver who was one of those featured in the film, visited the class at the time.

Hal has now made the video available online.  Here's the link to that.  I hope seeing this will give you insight into how one small woman could have such an impact on the lives of many, even after all of these years.

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