|Audacious: Exhibit of Montalto Bohlen collection, Peabody Essex Museum|
AUDACIOUS documents the recent exhibit of the Montalto Bohlen collection of contemporary wood art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. The film includes interviews with Bob and Lillian Bohlen discussing their 20-year mission to help wood art become recognized as art rather than craft, and with PEM curator Dean Lahikainen discussing the wood art movement. Their commentary is illustrated by the stunning wood art on display in the PEM gallery in HD video. The work of 43 artists is featured--many of whom are or were AAW members--including Fraser Smith, Binh Pho, Curt Theobold, Frank Sudol, Cam Merkle, Cliff Lounsbury, Joey Richardson, Dick Codding, Dale Nish, Brad Sells, Ron Gerton, Donald Derry, Stuart Mortimer, Hans Weissflog, and Hal Melitzky, among others. Courtesy of Harbour Fraser Hodder and IWSC.