Local Sculptor’s Work Tells Story of Native Americans
Tune in to GNAT Cable Channel 8 or 15, Thursday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. to watch Historically Speaking, when host Pamela Gilbert visits the Grafton studio of Jud Hartmann, a self-taught bronze sculptor who has never had any formal art training, whose monumental commission of a pair of seven and a half foot Iroquois lacrosse players can be found in front of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame Museum at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Hartmann has created over 50 bronze sculptures of the Iroquoian-Algonkin Indians who lived in the late 16th to 19th centuries. These Indians were rarely photographed; only intense research allowed Jud to conjure up what they looked like and what important part they played in the history of their time. Learn how a sculpture is made and hear the stories of the men and women who Hartman chose to do his research, bringing them to life in his work. Visit gnat-tv.org to stream the program.