Synopsis by Sally Barber
The Artists of America series takes viewers into the personal world of some of the art community's most revered citizens. Ten programs delve into the life, philosophy, and works of the nation's greatest painters and sculptors. Artists of America: Rita Blitt is a two-part program introducing viewers to the work of the painter and sculptor. Blitt's career spans more than 60 years. "Dancing Hands" explores the evolution of her creative work. Said to "dance with her hands," viewers see the artist paint using both hands simultaneously. Blitt is also known for her large sculptures made of steel, bronze, acrylic, and wood. The program has a five-minute film showcasing Blitt's all-American Plexiglas flag sculpture.