Mavis Staples remembers performing “The Weight” for Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Waltz”: http://nyr.kr/1kKGgY8
“I don’t want to be gloatin’, you know, but anytime I watch it, it’s refreshing. It’s like the first time. You never get tired of it, you know. And I remember everything about it. I remember every moment that we had doing that.”
Above: Mavis Staples, in 1971. Photograph by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty.
This performance is now a half century old.
A Chance to Shine: The Value of Art Education
Students from the Anvil Studio in Pottstown, PA, discuss the importance of art education in their lives in this short film featuring youth from ages 5 to 18. Sharing some of their recent work, students reflect on their own artistic processes. Currently the Anvil Studio and other studios like it are able to expand on and enrich a child’s exposure to artistic creativity. In many schools throughout the United States, art education is being threatened or has been eliminated. This film aims to raise awareness at the importance of implementing art education as often as possible, and as part of a well-rounded education nourishing the creative and analytical mind.
Videography, Music, Editing, and Visual Effects by Elliott Christ
To learn more about Elliott and his work, visit www.elliottchrist.com
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