Synopsis by Alice Day
American artists and craftsmen frequently take their inspiration from their surroundings, especially the scenic wonders that can be found throughout the land. Spirit of America: Art for Art's Sake visits some of the country's creative citizens, whose works range from painting, sculpture, writing, crafts, and performance arts. Interviews with these individuals reveal a colorful variation in interests and skills. In addition, the Mexican celebration, Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is the force behind some of the work displayed in the program.