Coming Together: A 20th Anniversary Film
This year The Carle is celebrating its 20th anniversary—a milestone even more poignant as we reflect on the last few difficult years, especially with the loss of our beloved co-founder Eric Carle in May 2021. In Eric’s honor, the Museum organized Celebrating Collage: a 20th Anniversary Exhibition, which explores his favorite medium—collage—with artworks by 20 masters of the form.
We asked former trustee Kate Geis if she could capture the spirit and importance of the exhibition’s opening day on June 25. An Emmy-award-winning documentary film maker, Kate has a deep and abiding respect for artists across many disciplines, with a gift for capturing on film the artistic process and the many ways it can unfold. Among her many projects, she produced Eric Carle: Picture Writer, The Art of the Picture Book in 2011 (available at The Carle bookshop).
For opening day, Kate interviewed six visiting artists whose work is on view in Celebrating Collage: Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Bryan Collier, Nina Crews, Thao Lam, Susan L. Roth, and Elizabeth Zunon. As you’ll see, their artistry, creativity, and the deep compassion they feel for their young readers—especially throughout the long pandemic—shine through in Kate’s film.