“Bella Bella” is a documentary that explores 83-year-old Oakland artist and sculptor Bella Feldman’s studio and artistic process, and delivers an intimate and personal view into her life, health and relationships. This 30-minute documentary, produced by Elizabeth Sher, provides a unique and candid view of a vibrant artist whose contributions to Bay Area art extend beyond her work and include the many artists she taught during her 36 years as professor of sculpture at the California College of Arts (CCA). After the screening, viewers will have the opportunity to ask Bella Feldman and filmmaker Elizabeth Sher questions.
The artist talk & film screening with Bella Feldman & filmmaker Elizabeth Sher at the Richmond Arts Center will take place on November 2nd, 2013 and will be moderated by San Francisco writer Dewitt Cheng. It’s free and open to the public. This event is in conjunction with “Bella: A 50-year survey of the work of Bella Feldman”.
“Bella: A 50-year survey of the work of Bella Feldman” is the first major survey for this artist and the first time in which her various bodies of work have been shown together. Two galleries and a sculpture courtyard showcase her timeless work including impressive steel and blown glass sculptures alongside a smaller series “War Toys” and “Flasks of Fiction”, mixed-media collages and her latest explorations in painting. Feldman’s history with the Art Center goes back nearly 50 years when her work was exhibited in in 1955, 1957 and 1959. Bella’s work has shown internationally since 1976 and is in the permanent collection of the de Young Museum, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Oakland Museum of California. Funds for this exhibition were provided by the Zellerbach Family Foundation.
For more information on “Bella: A 50-year survey of the work of Bella Feldman” visit the Richmond Arts Center, Richmond CA.