Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Elaine Eff on CBS News Sunday Morning

Last Sunday, CBS reporter Jan Crawford explored the unique folk art tradition of painted screen doors in Baltimore. Featured prominently in her piece is UPM author Elaine Eff -- the authority on the subject on painted screens. 

Eff is the author of The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed. The book, published last year, offers readers an in-depth study of this beloved icon of one major American city through the words and images of dozens of self-taught artists.


Eff examines the roots of painted wire cloth, the ethnic communities where painted screens have been at home for a century, and the future of this art form. Eff provides an in-depth look at a community based folk art and an examination of resourceful people practicing home grown arts. 

The video featuring Eff's commentary is below. 

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