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African Artist, The
Program 620
Original Airdate: 7/9/1976

Subject Keywords
Afro-American arts
Afro-American painters

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Ceesay, Momodou
White, Charles

Program Description
Program focuses on the painting of Gambian artist Momodou Ceesay, painting instructor at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts and at Roxbury Community College. Host Marita Rivero speaks with Ceesay about what we can expect from art and its function is, his ideas and techniques (which are often inspired by children's stories from Gambia), his efforts to preserve Africa's traditional landscapes via illustration, and the fact that much of his work is derived from memory. Ceesay works in watercolor and acrylic paint. Program includes numerous slides of the artist's work, accompanied by narrated explanations, and the "Community Calendar."

Producer
Marita Muhammad Rivero

Associate Producer
Barbara Barrow

Director
Conrad White

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Host
Marita Muhammad Rivero

Guests
Momodou Ceesay

Others
Lydia Allen (intern)
Wendell Bourne (intern)
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Kissette Bundy (intern)
Basil Chigas (stage manager)
Brian Clarke (intern)
David Crane (videotape editor)
June Cross (production assistant)
Michael Floyd (lighting assistant)
David Hutton (videotape editor)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Sharon Kramer (graphic designer)
Frank Lane (camera)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
John Plausse (lighting)
Lee Smith (assistant cameraman)
Jennifer Spangler (audio)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
Don White (video)
Bob Wilson (camera)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03316
Original footage 3/4" cassette 690-90
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette -2 (item number not yet assigned)



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